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Album Review

Steven Spielberg and John Williams are as inseparable a team as any in the industry, so it comes as no surprise that the soundtrack to the director's adaptation of the famed Orson Welles radio play is a near-perfect study in tension, release, and more tension. Williams plays with elements from many of his previous scores, most notably the dissonant brass that he introduced in Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Jaws. The pace is relentless, with dread building like the inevitable invasion itself, pausing only to offer ambient moments of familial warmth, concern, and agony through the soft strings that have become a Williams staple since A.I. It's a tough listen, as even the normally calming voice of Morgan Freeman, whose narration bookends the score, can't seem to get out of the depths from which it has fallen. In the context of the film, Williams' vision for War of the Worlds more than matches the apocalyptic dread of Welles' original vision, but as a stand-alone listening experience, only those with a true fanboy masochistic streak will be able to withstand such a continuous and ominous barrage of sci-fi dissonance.

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The effect of music

John Williams was one of my favorite since Star wars I have made a conclusion that this movie is John Willams best yet. Without the music the movie would not be as exciting. I think George Lucas and Steven Spielberg chose the right guy to do the music. Many sences in War Of The Worlds where incrediable, but the music made me sit back in my seat and enjoy the thrills and chills this movie has to offer. Good job to Spielberg,John williams,and his crew!!

Just like all John Williams Music. PERFECT!

I loved the movie. One of the features that adds the effect is the Music. One of the best John Williams since Star Wars

Great Album

This is a great album. A true John Williams masterpiece! Great job, John Williams. This music really went with the movie, and really added a lot to it.

Biography

Born: February 8, 1932 in Flushing, NY

Genre: Soundtrack

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

The most popular film composer of the modern era, John Williams created music for some of the most successful motion pictures in Hollywood history — Star Wars, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, and Jurassic Park are just three of the credits in his extensive oeuvre. Born February 8, 1932, in Long Island, NY, he was himself the son of a movie studio musician, and he followed in his father's footsteps by studying music at UCLA and Juilliard; initially, he pursued a career as a jazz pianist, later working...
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