John Williams Admits to Not Seeing Star Wars Movies
The Oscar winner, who has won plaudits for his compositions for iconic themes such as The Imperial March, Rebel Fanfare and Overture, reckons his tunes are “not very memorable.”
John said: “I let it go. I have not looked at the Star Wars films and that’s absolutely true.
“When I’m finished with a film, I’ve been living with it, we’ve been dubbing it, recording to it, and so on. You walk out of the studio and, “Ah, it’s finished.”
“Now I don’t have an impulse to go to the theater and look at it. Maybe some people find that weird, or listen to recordings of my music very, very rarely.
“I’m not particularly proud of that, I have to say, but it’s also part of the fact that I finished Star Wars now and I’m already working on Spielberg’s new film and I don’t want to listen to music or see films.”
The 83-year-old says that while his Star Wars themes are revered around the world, he doesn’t consider them classics.
He went on: “I don’t know. A lot of them are not very memorable and so on. It’s probably the most popular music that I’ve done.