American composer John Williams will turn 86 in a few weeks on February 8. Among his many notable film scores are Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Superman, Indiana Jones, and the themes for early Jurassic Park and Harry Potter films. He’s clearly a national treasure. Of course, Williams also wrote the score to the original Star Wars movie in 1977 and every other Star Wars film except Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Michael Giacchino had that honor). It was recently revealed that Williams will return to the Star Wars franchise to compose the themes for Episode IX, which is being directed by JJ Abrams.
Earlier this week, Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson released a short clip of Williams conducting the opening recording fanfare for the film on December 15, 2016 at Sony Studios in Los Angeles.
Anyone else have goosebumps right now?
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