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The original reviews of some of the finest film music ever written / GRAMOPHONE

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John Williams has – remarkably – been nominated for an Academy Award more than 50 times. Everyone will have a favourite film score by Williams, and doubtless many of these will not be included here. Nonetheless, it is interesting to return to our original reviews of a few of Williams's most highly regarded scores, featuring music which has gone on to achieve a unique status in modern cinema, and to see what Gramophone's critics made of them when they were first released.

The original reviews of some of the finest film music ever written, including Jaws, Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind