John Williams and the universal language of film music

Contemporary film scores tend to lack one crucial quality of great scores—they don’t evolve over the course of a film. In this video essay, Dan Golding takes a look at composer John Williams’s talent for telling a story from start to finish, paying particular attention to his score for Steven Spielberg’s 1977 sci-fi, Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

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