I bet you $5 RIGHT NOW that you know AT LEAST five John Williams pieces without even knowing it's his work. Scroll through this list and if you don't know 5 of these themes, you can come to the store and I won't give you $5 but I will give you some musical listening/movie watching homework. Or we can just chat about movie soundtracks in general. He has seriously written so many iconic movie soundtracks that it makes me so, so, so... EXCITED.

I really love what John does. I saw him when he came to Pittsburgh in 2011 to perform with the PSO and I HAD SO MUCH MUSICAL FRISSON GOING ON IT WAS UNREAL. It was such a treat to breathe the same air as someone so accomplished and fantastic. I'm a total movie soundtrack nerd so you'll have to forgive the utter CAPS LOCK EXCITEMENT in this post. I'm just so captivated by how transforming a soundtrack can be for a film (or even TV show.) Think about how blank a scene would be without music. Ponder that for a moment.  ANYwho. Take a listen to these tracks and enjoy the diversity and awesomeness filling your head.

Exhibit A.

Exhibit B.

Exhibit C.

Exhibit D.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCNHVMIYqiA

Exhibit E.

Exhibit F.

Exhibit G.

Exhibit H.

Exhibit I.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ImPGu0VO_g

Exhibit J.

Exhibit K.

Exhibit L.

So, what do you think?