Check out ‘geeky’ tribute on YouTube for John Williams


When you think about great film music composers, what names come to mind? If you’re a fan of the modern day epic, maybe you’re a fan of Hans Zimmer. If you’re a fan of light-hearted, feel-good movies, maybe you’re a fan of Randy Newman, or even Danny Elfman. From Thomas Newman to Howard Shore, Michael Giacchino to James Horner, the ambience of a movie is definitely the thumbprint of the composer, setting the mood for a scene that inlays the emotions before a single word is spoken. Great composers in the film industry have conducted masterpieces for films, but rarely get recognition, but we here at Nerd Reactor know where the heartbeat of a movie lie: between the notes of each chord performed during a scene.

One of whom stands out, not only with accolades, but in respect and admiration, above the rest is none other than the man behind famous themes such as Jaws, Superman, Schindler’s List, and many, many more: John Williams. As a film composer, Williams has created a new standard in the industry. Winner of 5 Academy Awards, 3 Emmy’s, and over 20 Grammy Awards, Williams has definitely set the bar to strive for many composers in the field. With films under his belt like The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno, 1979’s Dracula, to works he did with close friend Steven Spielberg such as Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the Indiana Jones saga, Schindler’s List, even the iconic theme song from Jurassic Park, and George Lucas’s Star Wars saga, one can definitely see why he has shaped the industry with each turn of a decade.

Multi-talented musician Ace Waters, with his love for geek culture, has released a video on YouTube giving kudos to the man behind the music of cinemas greatest films, paying tribute to the legacy of John Williams in his latest episode of his channel, Geektronica. The specific selections that he chose were music from Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Hook, and Star Wars. Take a look at the video down below, and leave a comment on what you think!

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