ByMark Newton, writer at
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Mark Newton

As we all know, John Williams is as much Star Wars as lightsabers, TIE Fighters and text scrolling through space. So, it was with great enthusiasm that last year we heard Williams would return to score J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII.

While composing at the Milwaukee Symphony in Wisconsin on Friday night, Williams made a brief announcement concerning his work on the Star Wars sequel. The musical maestro, who is responsible for such iconic movie tunes as the Imperial March and the Jurassic Park theme, explained he was due to begin work on Episode VII in two weeks.

It's unclear if he meant he would simply commence composing, or whether he would actually record with an orchestra, but in either case it sounds like good news to me.

If you need any proof regarding Williams' importance in the Star Wars universe, you need to look no further than this rather amusing video of the Star Wars IV: A New Hope throne room scene with Williams' music removed. It's certainly a lot more awkward, and a lot less epic.

And now, compare it to the original:

Big difference, right?


Which is your favorite John Williams movie theme?



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