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Composer John Williams to Receive Classic Brit Award for Lifetime Achievement

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Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 21, 2012, 01:02 PM

John Williams, the famed composer behind Hedwig's Theme, will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at this year's Classic Brit Awards in October.

Williams composed the soundtrack for the first two "Harry Potter" films, but is also well known for composing the soundtracks to "Star Wars," "Schindler's List," "Jurassic Park" and "ET."

Dickon Stainer, co-chairman of the Classic Brit Awards committee, said:

"John Williams has crafted some of the most memorable film scores for over half a century and we are delighted that he has kindly accepted the Lifetime Achievement award in honour of his fine work."

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He composed the soundtrack for the first three Harry Potter films. We have him to thank for that lovely setting of ‘Double, Double Toil and Trouble’ in PoA.

Posted by Valeria-Johanna on August 21, 2012, 04:49 PM report to moderator
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80435 Points

Thoroughly well deserved… Williams is a treasure!

Posted by Won_Two on August 21, 2012, 06:03 PM report to moderator
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This guy deserves this award beyond anything! His music is truly wonderful! Good Job and Congrats Mr. Williams.

Posted by HarryLover on August 21, 2012, 07:49 PM report to moderator
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4686 Points

John Williams’s work is amazing, and will continue to be enjoyed for years to come. Congratulations Mr. Williams!

Posted by Owlet on August 21, 2012, 10:56 PM report to moderator
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Very well deserved, there are so many films which have iconic themes thanks to John Williams.

Posted by moglet [ITC!] on August 23, 2012, 02:33 AM report to moderator
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