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Nicolas Cage To Star In Butcher's Crossing

Nicolas Cage is set to star in 'Butcher's Crossing'.The 57-year-old actor is attached to the adventure film, which is adapted from John Williams' 1960 novel about the rugged frontier of the American West.Gabe Polsky will...

Mads Mikkelsen Cast In Indiana Jones 5

Mads Mikkelsen has joined the cast of 'Indiana Jones 5'.The 55-year-old actor will star alongside Harrison Ford and Phoebe Waller-Bridge in the latest installment in the iconic film series.Harrison will reprise the role of the...

Hans Zimmer's Inception Soundtrack Is The Most Streamed Film Score On Spotify

Hans Zimmer's 'Inception' soundtrack is the most streamed film score on Spotify.The music from Christopher Nolan's sci-fi blockbuster topped the study conducted by the music streaming service, conducted to mark the reopening of cinemas across...

John Williams Greets Musical 'Star Wars' Fans Outside His Home

Celebrities and iconic popular figures have got to be used to elaborate fan moments occurring almost every day of their lives, but it's always heart-warming to see a little appreciation for it. John Williams proved...

'Star Wars' Composer John Williams To Receive Afi Lifetime Achievement Award

Composer John Williams is being honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award by the American Film Institute. The five-time Academy Award winner, who scored the soundtracks to Star Wars, Jaws, Schindler's List and E.T. among many...

John Williams Named First Composer Honoured With Afi Lifetime Achievement Award

The revered musician will be presented with the coveted prize at a ceremony in June (16), making him the 44th recipient of the trophy. "John Williams has written the soundtrack to our...

John Williams Not Scoring Steven Spielberg Movie

The star has scored the music for all of the iconic moviemaker's feature films bar 1985's The Color Purple, but he will not be involved in Bridge of Spies, which is due for...

Steven Spielberg And Tom Hanks' Cold War Thriller Is Titled 'Bridge Of Spies' But It Won't Include A John Williams' Score

DreamWorks Pictures has announced Bridge of Spies as the title of Steven Spielberg's upcoming Cold War thriller, which will reunite the director with actor Tom Hanks after nearly a decade. But the film will sadly...

Alexandre Desplat Taking Over As Star Wars Composer

Just weeks after winning his first Oscar for his work on The Grand Budapest Hotel, Desplat has revealed Star Wars: Rogue One director Gareth Edwards has recruited him for the much-anticipated film, due...

Stars Wars Theme Is Officially The Best, According To Radio 3 Listeners Anyway

The iconic Star Wars theme was voted by BBC Radio 3 listeners as the UKs favourite from a selection of twenty classics. Star Wars dominated nearly a quarter of the vote, with Ennio Morricone's The...

John Williams Confirms His Place On Upcoming Star Wars: Episode Vii

Last Saturday (27 July), John Williams became the latest name to be tied down to the upcoming re-boot of the beloved Star Wars franchise. The composer, who has written the score for all six of...

John Williams To Score Upcoming Star Wars: Episode Vii & Fans Get First Glimpse At New Animated Series In An Eventful Star Wars-themed Weekend

There is still an air of apprehension surrounding the planned re-boot of the Star Wars franchise - which is now owned by Disney - however a recent interview with the great John Williams has given...

Barry Manilow & Neil Diamond Win Hearts In A Glittering July Fourth Dc Performance

In a display of unrivalled patriotism, timeless icons Barry Manilow and Neil Diamond graced Washington DC's National Mall to help celebrate Independence Day, performing in front of thousands of fans and TV viewers.Singer Barry Manilow...

John Williams To Score New Star Wars Movie? Jj Abrams Suggests It May Be So

JJ Abrams – like many a Star Wars fan – is struggling to envisage a Star Wars movie without the music of John Williams, the Hollywood Reporter have revealed. During a press conference in Berlin...

Stunning 'Sam Wanamaker Playhouse' To Open In 2014 (Lit Entirely By Candles)

The new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, an indoor Jacobean counterpart to Shakespeare's Globe, will open to the public on January 9, 2014 with a season of plays, opera and one-off concerts. The opening of the visually...

James Taylor: 'Composer Wanted Me For Lincoln'

Beloved singer/songwriter James Taylor was briefly considered for the lead role in Steven Spielberg's Abraham Lincoln biopic after composer John Williams insisted he was a dead ringer for the late U.S. president.Taylor reveals he was...

John Williams Celebrates Double Win At Classical Brit Awards

Oscar-winning composer John Williams was the big winner at the Classical Brit Awards in London on Tuesday night (02Oct12), taking home a lifetime achievement honour and one of the evening's most sought-after prizes.Williams, the man...

Phillip Phillips Staging Live Comeback At July Fourth Celebrations

Since winning American Idol, Phillip Phillips has been plagued with problems. Firstly, he was hospitalized with kidney problems and forced to undergo surgery. Then, the Phillips' family business was broken into and burglarised. Not exactly...

Charlie Simpson Not Excited By New Heavy Music

Charlie Simpson doesn't get "excited" by "new heavy music".The Fightstar singer has recorded his debut solo album, 'Young Pilgrim', which moves away from the band's heavy roots to a more folk and Americana influenced sound,...

Pal Lifts Lid On Hutchence And Yates' Animal Sex Life

Tragic rock couple MICHAEL HUTCHENCE and PAULA YATES enjoyed a night of passion involving a hamster, oysters and a prostitute on their very first date - according to a new book. The deceased INXS...

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