On June 16, 2010, Academy Award-winning composer/conductor John Williams conducted the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra in front of Hogwarts Castle at a special celebrity event commemorating the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure theme park.
LIAM NEESON introduces honoree STEVEN SPIELBERG at the 29th KCH awards ceremony, 2006. TOM HANKS talks about Steven’s love of making movies, beginning as a child. Tom introduces five World War II heroes, who come on stage – they thank Steven for putting their stories on film. He introduces RENEE FIRESTONE, one of the people liberated from the Concentration Camps by the American troops – she thanks Steven for the movie, Schlinder’s List, which tells the story of the Holocast. Tom introduces JOHN WILLIAMS (2004 honoree), who conducts “Make Our Garden Grow”
In this clip we hear from Film Director and Producer Stephen Spielberg during an interview taken from the Thames Television coverage of the Royal Premier of ‘Close encounters of the third kind’ First transmitted by Thames Television 13/03/1978
I love this film. I never tire of watching it- Rach
You may have Avatar which grossed over $2billion worldwide but the movie cost hundreds of millions to make. Movie studios always like a good return on their movies but fronting the big budget up front can be a risky decision. What if the movie bombs at the cinema? That’s why movie studios like financing low-budget movies. Sometimes those movies will take the world by storm and bring a huge low risk return for the studio.
Here are five examples of movies that did just that:
This is a video of a lighting show performed to the song ‘Wild Signals’ by John Williams from the movie ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind.’
The light show opened a concert for the Berkshire Symphony Orchestra at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.