This is a YouTube-heavy post (five). What would this blog be without them? So, if YouTube is down, or you visit me from work, and your employer has chosen to filter out things such as YouTube (as does mine; it's as if they expect us to be working, as opposed to watching videos), you're going to see a lot of white space.
Fiddler on the Roof, Jaws, Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind , Superman: The Movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Born on the Fourth of July, Jurassic Park, and Schindler's List are among the many films for which John Williams has conducted, composed, and/or arranged the music.
To coincide with the release of The Hollywood Sound, an album on which Williams conducted the London Symphony Orchestra through an assortment of classic movie soundtracks, the PBS program Evening at Pops featured interviews with Williams and showed him conducting the Boston Pops as they played choice selections from the CD.
Here Williams, being interviewed by Gene Shalit (I tried to edit him out as much as possible), discusses working with Steven Spielberg, and the music from Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jaws, and E.T. the Extra-