John Williams and the modern movie soundtrack

Last night the BBC showed a special 2-hours Proms programme, dedicated to the music of John Williams. It was a mixture of his most and less-known music, with some odd choices and omissions (Rey’s Theme and no Imperial March? No Home Alone or Jurassic Park?).

I love movie music but I find some of the older composers, such as Williams, a bit “samey” at times, albeit they know how to do a cracking tune. And then there’s the question of sexism…

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