“Harrison Ford — who’s quite a bit younger than I am — I think has announced will be his last film. So, I thought: If Harrison can do it, then perhaps I can, also.”
John Williams, the most successful film composer of all time and the artist standing behind some of the most important film scores of all time, announced in a recent interview with the Associated Press, that Indian Jones 5 will likely be his final film score.
For over half a century John Williams has helped shape the history and sound of cinema, dramatically improving and supporting everything from Indian Jones, Star Wars and Superman, to Harry Potter, Home Alone and ET with his instantly memorable themes and consummate orchestrations.
“At the moment I’m working on ‘Indiana Jones 5,’ which Harrison Ford — who’s quite a bit younger than I am — I think has announced will be his last film,” Williams told the Associated Press. “So, I thought: If Harrison can do it, then perhaps I can, also.”
“I don’t want to be seen as categorically eliminating any activity. I can’t play tennis, but I like to be able to believe that maybe one day I will.”
It should be noted that, to date, neither Harrison Ford nor his representatives have confirmed the claim that Indian Jones 5 will be his final film.
While Williams, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday, is taking a step away from scoring films, the five-time Oscar winner has assured fans that he will still be involved in music for as long as he’s up to the task.
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He is reportedly currently writing a piano concerto for Emanuel Ax following his release of the album ‘A Gathering of Friends’ with cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
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