Superman March

This is the quintessential telling of the legend that truly made us believe a man could fly. Richard Donner’s take is one of great affection and humour, and his casting of an unknown Christopher Reeve in the title role was truly inspired. Reeve brought great warmth and humility to both Clark Kent and Superman, a … Read more

Jarre: Lawrence of Arabia

This overture is used in the movie in the way that a traditional theatre or opera overture would have been, using all the main themes to give a flavour of what is to come. In the movie it is played against a black screen, after which the opening titles are shown. We hear Jarre’s Arabic … Read more

Williams: Schindler’s List – I Could Have Saved More

While Jurassic Park was in post-production, Steven Spielberg was already in Poland shooting Schindler’s List. This film was always very close to the director’s heart and when it picked up seven Oscars, including Best Director and Best Picture, it was clear Spielberg had achieved something very special. The story is of course a real one … Read more

Williams: The Terminal – Viktor’s Tale

In The Terminal, the largely fictitious character of Viktor Navorsky left his home in the imaginary Eastern European country of Krakozhia, arriving at a U.S. airport where he is denied entry, but also cannot return home due to a military coup. As a result, Viktor must stay in the terminal building, literally living out of … Read more

Williams: Hook – The Flight to Neverland

‘What if Peter Pan grew up?’ That was the question answered by Steven Spielberg’s Hook, a delightfully colourful tale starring the late Robin Williams as the grown up ‘boy who could fly’. Forty-something and fat, Peter has forgotten about his past and has lost not just his own inner child but also his two children, … Read more

Williams: Jurassic Park – Theme from Jurassic Park

It’s hard to believe that it’s nearly twenty-five years since Steven Spielberg convincingly brought dinosaurs back to life. The film, based on the late Michael Crichton’s complex novel, sees an ageing entrepreneur build a theme park on a remote island where, through stupefying scientific DNA wizardry, he has successfully recreated living, breathing dinosaurs – even … Read more

Williams: Superman – Prelude & Main Title

This is the quintessential telling of the legend that truly made us believe a man could fly. Richard Donner’s take is one of great affection and humour, and his casting of an unknown Christopher Reeve in the title role was truly inspired. Reeve brought great warmth and humility to both Clark Kent and Superman, a … Read more

Williams: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial – Flying Theme

Of all the films Steven Spielberg has given us, it is the story of a boy’s unlikely friendship with a marooned alien that will forever be held in the hearts of audiences. It is perhaps the director’s greatest cinematic achievement, perfect on every level, and a film that will enchant many generations to come. It … Read more

Williams: Munich – A Prayer for Peace

The gunning-down of eleven Israeli athletes prior to the 1972 Munich Olympics shocked the world. George Jonas’ novel Vengeance provided the source material for Spielberg’s weighty drama about the elite Israeli task force who were assigned to hunt down those responsible for the murders. The resulting film, which starred Eric Bana and Daniel Craig, is … Read more