Happy Birthday, John Williams!

The. Man.

I don’t care what his detractors say, I don’t care that I can hear stunningly similar thematic treatments between Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Return of the Jedi.

When your body of work is nearly every noteworthy film score for several decades’ worth of film, it’s OK to have repetitive moments.

Especially when your music is what elevates a whole lot of those movies from “cool” or “terrific” into memorable.

He changed the way music was done for film, forever and for good.

So happy birthday to John Williams. You’ve had as much influence over my artistic tastes as anyone else.

And thank goodness, otherwise I might have become a Philip Glass or Elliot Goldenthal fan, which would have been sad.

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