In celebration of the recent theatrical release of Steven Spielberg's Munich, MovieWeb is giving away Academy Award Winner, John William's score of the film!
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Steven Spielberg directs an international cast in Munich, a suspense thriller set in the aftermath of the massacre of eleven Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.. The film stars Eric Bana (Black Hawk Down), Daniel Craig (Layer Cake), Geoffrey Rush (Shine), Mathieu Kassovitz (Birthday Girl), Hanns Zischler (Walk On Water) and Ciarán Hinds (Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera). Five-time Academy Award®-winner, John Williams lends his musical talents to the film by composing and conducting the magnificent soundtrack to be released on Decca/UMG Soundtracks December 27th.
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Williams has created some of the most powerful and enduring film music of our time. With this sweeping score, he puts forth a feeling of intense emotion that takes the listener on thought-provoking journey. The overall theme of the soundtrack seems to be one of desperation and despair- a plea for world peace. "The Tarmac at Munich" showcases Lisbeth Scott's beautiful vocals which drip of desolation and loneliness. Many of the tracks feature authentic Palestinian sounds for which Williams employed the oud- a Middle Eastern lute, the cimbalom- a Hungarian zither, as well as clarinet and strings for the feel of the Orient.
With a career spanning over four decades, Williams has received 46 Oscar® nominations (more than any living person), and has won 5 Oscars®, 18 Grammy® Awards, 4 Golden Globes, 4 Emmy® Awards and 6 BAFTA Awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. His first Oscar® was for 1971's Fiddler on the Roof. He reached a turning point in his career when Steven Spielberg approached him to score his early movies. In quick succession, this led to Williams' second Oscar®, for Jaws, and his introduction to George Lucas, who then hired him to score the Star Wars saga, bringing him his third Oscar®. He later went on to compose music for a host of blockbusters, including Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Superman, E.T. (winning Oscar® number 4), and the Indiana Jones movies. After his 5th Oscar® win (for Schindler's List), John maintained an extraordinary creative pace composing with scores for nine films in just four years including Saving Private Ryan and The Patriot. On June 23, 2000, he became the first inductee into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame. Williams also served as musical director for the 74th annual Academy Awards® in March of 2002, where he received his 40th and 41st nominations for his scores for the films Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and A.I. Artificial Intelligence. Williams received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor in December of 2004 and most recently received 2 Grammy nominations for his Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith score and 1 nomination for War of the Worlds in the Best Instrumental Composition category.
Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures present an Amblin Entertainment-Kennedy/Marshall-Barry Mendel Production, a Steven Spielberg film, Munich. This dramatic exploration inspired by true events follows a secret Israeli squad assigned to track down and kill the eleven Palestinians suspected to have planned the Munich attack -and the personal toll this mission of revenge takes on the team and the man who led it. The film opens in limited release on December 23rd and goes wide on January 6th.