Some of the most beloved film scores in history were composed by John Williams, one of the most famous composers of all time. Whether it be Star Wars or Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park or Superman, it is difficult to imagine a world without his iconic music.
Fans are eagerly awaiting his return for the fifth installment of Indiana Jones, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, but Williams recently hinted that the movie could be his last. However, at an event dedicated to the latest film from Williams and his longtime collaborator Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans, Williams walked back on the claim, saying "Steven is a lot of things.
He's a director, he's a producer, he's a studio head, he's a writer, he's a philanthropist, he's an educator. One thing he isn't is a man you can say 'no' to." Williams, who turns 91 next month, also explained that music is a part of his life and he can't retire from it, "So I've got 10 more years to go.
I'll stick around for a while!" He added, "Also, you can't 'retire' from music. It's like breathing. It's your life. It's my life. A day without music is a mistake." Spielberg seemed surprised by William's announcement and added, "I'd better get to work to find out what the hell I'm doing next!"
When asked about their collaboration, Williams said
"I've enjoyed his company and the pleasure and the gift of his inspiration.
Can a muse be a man? He's certainly been a muse for me." Spielberg, who has worked with Williams for over 50 years, added with a laugh, "I don't think we've ever had a disagreement, ... I mean, what am I going to do? Sit down and write the music myself?" He went on to say, "In the art form that we've both chosen, he has been the most steadfast brother and collaborator that I've ever had in my life.
And that's how I would sum up how much I love you." The mutual admiration between the two was clear as they took the stage together, with Williams choking up at Spielberg's words of love and admiration. The event was a reminder of the incredible partnership between these two legends and the magic they have created together on the big screen.