Flicks in Five: John Williams

by Lynne Warfel
February 23, 2013

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Flanked by composer Leonard Slatkin and soprano Jessye Norman, John Williams takes a bow during his 80th-birthday celebration at Tanglewood in August. (Stu Rosner)


This weekend's Oscars ceremony marks John Williams' 48th nomination for best score and his 26th collaboration over 40 years with Steven Spielberg. In an interview in the New York Times, Williams recalls having his first meeting the shy, inexperienced young director in a Beverly Hills restaurant. And the rest is Hollywood history.