John Williams – American Film Institute
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HOOK (1991) – AFI Movie Club

Ambitious and magical on a scale worthy of the source material that served as its inspiration, HOOK (1991) features the artistic contributions of three AFI Life Achievement Award honorees – director Steven Spielberg, composer John Williams and, as the villainous pirate from whom the film derives its title, Dustin Hoffman. Produced by AFI Board of...
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SABRINA (1954) – AFI Movie Club

Co-written, produced and directed by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Billy Wilder and named by the American Film Institute among the art form’s greatest love stories, SABRINA (1954) features a romantic triangle between Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and William Holden – all included among the stars named by AFI as cinema’s great screen legends. Visit...
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TO CATCH A THIEF (1955) – AFI Movie Club

Featuring incomparable pairing of Cary Grant and Grace Kelly – both named among the art form’s greatest stars – TO CATCH A THIEF (1955) is directed by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Alfred Hitchcock and was named by the American Film Institute among the most romantic films of all time. Visit the AFI Catalog to...
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AFI Movie Club: LINCOLN

To bring the historic story of President Abraham Lincoln to life, AFI Trustee and Life Achievement Award recipient Steven Spielberg teamed up with producer and AFI Chair Kathleen Kennedy, AFI Alum cinematographer Janusz Kaminski and AFI Life Achievement recipient John Williams. The Los Angeles premiere of LINCOLN was held at the 2012 AFI FEST presented…
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AFI Movie Club: JURASSIC PARK

JURASSIC PARK appears on AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 THRILLS list as one of the most thrilling American films! Two AFI Life Achievement Award recipients helped bring JURASSIC PARK to life – director Steven Spielberg and composer John Williams.   Watch Daveed Diggs announce the film!   Movie Trivia about JURASSIC PARK -DID YOU KNOW that a…

Watch: Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Kobe Bryant & More Salute John Williams

Back in June, movie maestro John Williams took to the Dolby Theatre stage in Hollywood to accept the AFI Life Achievement Award before an audience of his closest friends and collaborators — including award presenter Steven Spielberg, who has collaborated with the composer on more than 25 projects. The night’s starry guests and speakers also included actors Drew…

LISTEN: Our John Williams Playlist on Spotify

As AFI gets ready to salute John Williams for the 44th AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute on June 9, look back at the storied sounds from the great film composer. From classic tracks from the STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES films, to highlights from Williams’ E.T. The EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL, SCHINDLER’S LIST and SUPERMAN scores and themes…

Tune in for the AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute to John Williams

This year, Steven Spielberg will present the 44th AFI Life Achievement Award to his longtime collaborator, composer John Williams. This is the first time in the history of the American Film Institute that the award will go to a composer. Williams’ career will be celebrated at a private Gala Tribute on June 9, 2016, at the…

Composer John Williams to Receive the 44th AFI Life Achievement Award

For the first time in AFI history, America’s highest honor for a career in film will be bestowed upon a composer. John Williams will receive the 44th AFI Life Achievement Award in 2016. “John Williams has written the soundtrack to our lives,” said Sir Howard Stringer, Chair, AFI Board of Trustees. “Note by note, through...
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