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SYFYWIRE's Debate Club tackles John Williams 5 best movie scores

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Welcome to Debate Club, where Tim Grierson and Will Leitch, the hosts of the Grierson & Leitch podcast, tackle the greatest arguments in pop culture.

In this week's installment, we salute one of cinema's mightiest composers: five-time Oscar-winner John Williams. Narrowing down the man's best film scores is exceedingly, excruciatingly hard. He's been working steadily since the 1960s - back then, he recorded under the name Johnny Williams - and he's been paired with some of Hollywood's biggest directors, including Robert Altman, Oliver Stone, Ron Howard, Brian De Palma, George Lucas and Richard Donner.

But, of course, it's his decades-long collaboration with Steven Spielberg that's been Williams' most fruitful, as he's provided the emotional and dramatic spine to so many of the director's finest movies. So believe us when we tell you that it killed us to leave a few of Williams' biggest scores off this list. Seriously, how could Jurassic Park and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (or, hell, even Schindler's List) not make the cut?         Because these five are even better and more iconic.  

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