At 90 years old, John Williamshas deservedly earned a prominent place in the world of cinema for its classic soundtracks like the entire saga starwarsShark, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Indiana JonesSuperman and so many more.
Lately the American composer has been working for the series of Disney Plus: Obi-Wan Kenobi.
However, his prolific career could be about to have its last score, since in AP interview slipped that his last film work could be indiana jones 5.
“Right now I’m working on ‘Indiana Jones 5,’ which Harrison Ford, who is quite a bit younger than I am, has announced, I believe, to be his last film,” says Williams. “So, I thought: If Harrison can do it, then maybe I can too.”
Along the same lines, Williams acknowledges that working on a project as ambitious as Star Wars brings its costs.
A “Star Wars” movie requires six months of work, which he notes, “at this point in life it’s a long commitment to me.”
But the most important thing for him is that music has given him an opportunity to reach states of the soul never before explored.
“It has given me the ability to breathe, the ability to live and understand that there is more to bodily life,” says Williams. «Without being religious, which I am not especially, there is a spiritual life, an artistic life, a kingdom that is above the mundanities of everyday realities. Music can raise one’s thinking to the level of poetry. We can reflect on how necessary music has been for humanity. I always like to speculate that music is older than language, that we were probably beating drums and blowing reeds before we could speak. So it is an essential part of our humanity.
“He has given me my life,” concludes the composer.
Lastly, he revealed what it has meant to him to work with a director of the stature of steven spielbergwho is also a great friend.
“50 years have passed. We may be starting in the next 50,” Williams says with a laugh. “Whatever our connections are, whether it’s music or working with him or just being with him, I think we’ll always be together. We are great close friends who have shared many years together. It’s the kind of relationship where neither of us would say no to the other.”