1900 - 2000
Music in Films
John Williams, (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor, and pianist. With a career spanning over six decades, he has composed some of the most popular, recognizable, and critically acclaimed film scores in cinematic history, including those of the Star Wars series, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Superman, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the Indiana Jones series, the first two Home Alone films, Hook, the first two Jurassic Park films, Schindler's List, and the first three Harry Potter films. Williams has been associated with director Steven Spielberg since 1974, composing music for all but three of his feature films. Other works by Williams include theme music for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, NBC Sunday Night Football, "The Mission" theme used by NBC News and Seven News in Australia, the television series Lost in Space and Land of the Giants, and the incidental music for the first season of Gilligan's Island. Williams has also composed numerous classical concertos and other works for orchestral ensembles and solo instruments. From 1980 to 1993 he served as the Boston Pops's principal conductor, and is currently the orchestra's laureate conductor.
Williams has won 24 Grammy Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards, five Academy Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards. With 51 Academy Award nominations, Williams is the second most-nominated individual, after Walt Disney. In 2005, the American Film Institute selected Williams's score to 1977's Star Wars as the greatest American film score of all time. The soundtrack to Star Wars was additionally preserved by the Library of Congress into the National Recording Registry, for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Williams was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl's Hall of Fame in 2000, and was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004 and the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2016. Williams composed the score for eight of the top twenty highest-grossing films at the U.S. box office (adjusted for inflation).
Steven Allan Spielberg KBE OMRI (born December 18, 1946) is an American filmmaker. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era and one of the most popular directors and producers in film history.
After gaining traction in Hollywood with directing television and several minor theatrical releases, Spielberg became a household name as the director of Jaws (1975), which was critically and commercially successful, and is considered the first summer blockbuster. His subsequent releases focused typically on science fiction and adventure films, with Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), the Indiana Jones series, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), and the Jurassic Park series seen as archetypes of modern Hollywood escapist filmmaking. Spielberg transitioned into addressing humanistic issues in his later work via the films The Color Purple (1985), Empire of the Sun (1987), Schindler's List (1993), Amistad (1997) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). He has largely adhered to this practice during the 21st century, with Munich (2005), Lincoln (2012), Bridge of Spies (2015), and The Post (2017).
Spielberg co-founded Amblin Entertainment and DreamWorks Studios, where he has also served as a producer for several successful films, including the Back to the Future, Men in Black, and Transformers series. Spielberg later transitioned into producing several games within the video-game industry.
Spielberg is one of the American film industry's most critically successful filmmakers, with praise for his directing talent and versatility,[ and has won the Academy Award for Best Director twice. Some of his movies are also among the highest-grossing movies of all-time, while his total work, unadjusted for ticket-price inflation, makes him the highest-grossing film director in history. His net worth is estimated to be more than $3 billion.
John Williams - Film Music - I
-1- Harry Potter
1966 How to steal a million
1967 Valley of the Dolls
1970 Jane Eyre
1971 Fidler on the Roof
1974 The Towering Inferno
1987 The Witches of Eastwick
1988 The Accidental Tourist
1990 Home Alone
1992 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
1999 Angela’s Ashes
2000 The Patriot
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
2005 Memoirs of a Geisha
2013 The Book Thief
John Williams and Steven Spielberg - II
1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind
1982 E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial
1987 Empire of the Sun
1993 Schindler’s List
1998 Saving Private Ryan
2001 A.I.: Artificial Intelligence
2002 Catch Me If You Can
2002 Minority Report
2004 The Terminal
2005 War of the Worlds
2011 The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn
2011 War Horse
2016 The BFG
2017 The Post
John Williams and Steven Spielberg - III
-2- Jaws -3- Indiana Jones -4-Jurassic Park
1978 Jaws 2
1983 Jaws 3 (Directed by Joe Alves - Music by Alan Parker)
1987 Jaws: The Revenge (Directed by Joseph Sargent - Music by Michael Small)
1981 Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
1993 Jurassic Park
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park
2001 Jarassic Park III (Directed by Joe Johnston - Music by Don Davis)
2015 Jurassic World (Directed by Colin Trevorrow - Music by Michael Giacchino)
2018 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona - Music by Michael Giacchino)
ohn Williams - IV
-5- Star Wars
1977 Star Wars - Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
1980 Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
1983 Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi
1999 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
2002 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
2005 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
2015 Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
2017 Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi
2019 Star Wars. Episode IX
Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's 1974 novel of the same name. In it, a giant man-eating great white shark attacks beachgoers on Amity Island, a fictional New England summer resort town, prompting police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) to hunt it with the help of a marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a professional shark hunter (Robert Shaw). Murray Hamilton plays the mayor, and Lorraine Gary portrays Brody's wife. The screenplay is credited to Benchley, who wrote the first drafts, and actor-writer Carl Gottlieb, who rewrote the script during principal photography.
Shot mostly on location on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, Jaws had a troubled production, going over budget and past schedule. As the art department's mechanical sharks often malfunctioned, Spielberg decided to mostly suggest the shark's presence, employing an ominous and minimalistic theme created by composer John Williams to indicate its impending appearances. Spielberg and others have compared this suggestive approach to that of thriller director Alfred Hitchcock. Universal Pictures gave the film what was then an exceptionally wide release for a major studio picture, on over 450 screens, accompanied by an extensive marketing campaign with a heavy emphasis on television spots and tie-in merchandise.
Considered one of the greatest films ever made, Jaws was the prototypical summer blockbuster, with its release regarded as a watershed moment in motion picture history, and it won several awards for its music and editing. It became the highest-grossing film of all time until the release of Star Wars in 1977. Both films were pivotal in establishing the modern Hollywood business model, which revolves around high box-office returns from action and adventure pictures with simple high-concept premises released during the summer in thousands of theaters and heavily advertised. It was followed by three sequels, all without Spielberg or Benchley, and many imitative thrillers. In 2001, it was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
JOHN WILLIAMS - JAWS - FULL SOUNDTRACK
Jaws 2 is a 1978 American thriller film directed by Jeannot Szwarc and co-written by Carl Gottlieb. It is the sequel to Steven Spielberg's Jaws, and the second installment in the Jaws franchise. The film stars Roy Scheider as Police Chief Martin Brody, with Lorraine Gary and Murray Hamilton reprising their respective roles as Martin's wife Ellen Brody and mayor Larry Vaughn. It also stars Joseph Mascolo, Jeffrey Kramer, Collin Wilcox, Ann Dusenberry, Mark Gruner, Susan French, Barry Coe, Donna Wilkes, and Gary Springer. The plot concerns Chief Brody suspecting another great white shark is terrorizing the fictional sea side resort of Amity Island following a series of incidents and disappearances. Music by John Williams.
JOHN WILLIAMS - JAWS 2 - SOUNDTRACK
00'00 Finding the Orca (Main Title)
02'24 The Menu
04'09 The Water Kite Sequence
05'50 Attack on the Water Skier
07'21 Ballet for Divers
10'12 The Catamaran Race
12'17 The Big Jolt
15'28 End Title
Jaws 2 (1978) - Movie Trailer
Jaws 3-D (also known as Jaws 3 or Jaws III) is a 1983 American horror thriller film directed by Joe Alves and starring Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Lea Thompson and Louis Gossett, Jr. It is the second sequel to Steven Spielberg's Jaws and the third installment in the Jaws franchise. The film follows the Brody children from the previous films at SeaWorld, a Florida marine park with underwater tunnels and lagoons. As the park prepares for opening, a young great white shark infiltrates the park from the sea, seemingly attacking and killing the park's employees. Once the shark is captured, it becomes apparent that it was a second, much larger shark who also entered the park, that was the real culprit. Music by Alan Parker.
The film made use of 3D during the revived interest in the technology in the 1980s, amongst other horror films such as Friday the 13th Part III and Amityville 3-D. Cinema audiences could wear disposable cardboard polarized 3D glasses to create the illusion that elements penetrate the screen. Several shots and sequences were designed to utilise the effect, such as the shark's destruction. Since 3D was ineffective in home viewing until the advent of 3D televisions in the late 2000s, the alternative title Jaws III is used for television broadcasts and home media. Despite commercial success, Jaws 3-D received negative reviews and was followed by Jaws: The Revenge in 1987.
Jaws 3-D - Soundtrack - Alan Parker
Jaws 3 (1983) - Trailer
Jaws: The Revenge
Jaws: The Revenge is a 1987 American horror thriller film produced and directed by Joseph Sargent, and starring Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest, Mario Van Peebles and Michael Caine. It is the third sequel to Steven Spielberg's Jaws, and the fourth and final installment in the Jaws franchise. It was the final theatrical film to be directed by Sargent. Music by Michael Small.
The film focuses on a now-widowed Ellen Brody (Lorraine Gary) and her conviction that a great white shark is seeking revenge on her family, particularly when it kills her son and follows her to the Bahamas. Jaws: The Revenge was shot on location in New England and in the Bahamas, and completed on the Universal lot. Like the first two films, Martha's Vineyard was the location of the fictional Amity Island for the opening scenes. Although preceded by Jaws 3-D, The Revenge ignores plot elements introduced in that film.
Jaws: The Revenge received negative reviews from film critics. While production of the other three films in the series took around two years for each film, Jaws: The Revenge was made in less than nine months. According to associate producer and production manager Frank Baur during the sequel's filming, "This (Revenge) will be the fastest I have ever seen a major film planned and executed in all of my 35 years as a production manager." The film was nominated for seven Golden Raspberry Awards, and won one.
Jaws The Revenge (1987) - Soundtrack Suite -
Jaws: The Revenge (1987) - Trailer
Dr. Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones, Jr
Dr. Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones, Jr. is the title character and protagonist of the Indiana Jones franchise. George Lucas created the character in homage to the action heroes of 1930s film serials. The character first appeared in the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark, to be followed by Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in 1984, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 1989, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles from 1992 to 1996, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in 2008.
Directed by Steven Spielberg. Story by George Lucas. Music by John Williams. Starring Harrison Ford.
Jones is most famously portrayed by Harrison Ford and has also been portrayed by River Phoenix (as the young Jones in The Last Crusade) and in the television series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles by Corey Carrier, Sean Patrick Flanery, and George Hall.
Since his first appearance in Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones has become one of cinema's most famous characters. In 2003, the American Film Institute ranked him the second greatest film hero of all time. He was also named the 1st Greatest Movie Character by Empire magazine.Entertainment Weekly ranked Indy 2nd on their list of The All-Time Coolest Heroes in Pop Culture. Premiere magazine also placed Indy at number 7 on their list of The 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
1981 Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
2021 Indiana Jones 5
Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders of the Lost Ark (later marketed as "Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark") is a 1981 American action adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, written by Lawrence Kasdan from a story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman. It was produced by Frank Marshall for Lucasfilm Ltd., with Lucas and Howard Kazanjian as executive producers. Music by John Williams.
The first installment in the Indiana Jones film franchise, it stars Harrison Ford as archaeologist Indiana Jones, who battles a group of Nazis searching for the Ark of the Covenant. It co-stars Karen Allen as Indiana's former lover, Marion Ravenwood; Paul Freeman as Indiana's rival, French archaeologist René Belloq; John Rhys-Davies as Indiana's sidekick, Sallah; Ronald Lacey as Gestapo agent Arnold Toht; and Denholm Elliott as Indiana's colleague, Marcus Brody.
It was nominated for eight Academy Awards in 1982, including Best Picture, and won for Best Art Direction, Film Editing, Sound, and Visual Effects with a fifth Academy Award: a Special Achievement Award for Sound Effects Editing. It is often considered one of the greatest films ever made. In 1999, it was included in the U.S. Library of Congress' National Film Registry as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
John Williams - Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Raiders March -
The Basket Chase -
Boston Pops Orchestra and the Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles conducted by John Williams.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1/10) -
The Boulder Chase (1981)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (2/10) -
Nepal Shootout (1981)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (3/10) -
Sword vs. Gun (1981)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (4/10) -
The Well of Souls (1981)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (5/10) -
Nazi Mechanic Fight (1981)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (6/10) -
Truck Chase (1981)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (7/10) -
Taking the Ark (1981)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (8/10) -
It Not the Years, It's the Mileage (1981)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (9/10) -
Face Melting Power (1981)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (10/10) -
Top Secret (1981)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is a 1984 American action-adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is the second installment in the Indiana Jones franchise and a prequel to the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark, featuring Harrison Ford reprising his role as the title character. After arriving in North India, Indiana Jones is asked by desperate villagers to find a mystical stone and rescue their children from a Thuggee cult practicing child slavery, black magic and ritual human sacrifice in honor of the goddess Kali. Music by John Williams.
John Williams - Indiana Jones And the Temple Of Doom.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1/10) - Nightclub Brawl (1984)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (2/10) - Raft Jump (1984)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (3/10) - Chilled Monkey Brains (1984)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (4/10) - Spikes and Bugs (1984)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (5/10) - Ritual Heart Removal (1984)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (6/10) - Rock Crusher Fight (1984)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (7/10) - Mine Cart Chase (1984)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (8/10) - Water! Water! Water! (1984)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (9/10) - The Rope Bridge (1984)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (10/10) - The Stones Are Mine! (1984)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a 1989 American action-adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, from a story co-written by executive producer George Lucas. It is the third installment in the Indiana Jones franchise. Harrison Ford reprises the title role and Sean Connery plays Indiana's father, Henry Jones, Sr. Other cast members featured include Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott, Julian Glover, River Phoenix, and John Rhys-Davies. In the film, set largely in 1938, Indiana searches for his father, a Holy Grail scholar, who has been kidnapped by Nazis. Music by John Williams.
After the mixed reaction to Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Spielberg chose to tone down the gore in the next installment. During the five years between Temple of Doom and Last Crusade, he and executive producer Lucas reviewed several scripts before accepting Jeffrey Boam's. Filming locations included Spain, Italy, West Germany, Jordan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
The film was released in North America on May 24, 1989 to mostly positive reviews . It won an Academy Award for Best Sound Effects Editing.
John Williams - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1/10) - Young Indy (1989)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (2/10) - Boat Chase (1989)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (3/10) - Fiery Escape (1989)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (4/10) - Motorcycle Chase (1989)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (5/10) - Hitler's Autograph (1989)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (6/10) - No Ticket (1989)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (7/10) - An Army of Birds (1989)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (8/10) - Tank Battle (1989)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (9/10) - I've Lost Him (1989)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (10/10) - He Chose Poorly (1989)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is a 2008 American action-adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and the fourth installment in the Indiana Jones series. Released nineteen years after the previous film, the film is set in 1957, pitting Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) against Soviet agents—led by Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett)—searching for a telepathic crystal skull. Jones is aided by his former lover, Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen), and her son, Mutt Williams (Shia LaBeouf). Ray Winstone, John Hurt, and Jim Broadbent are also part of the supporting cast. Music by John Williams.
Screenwriters Jeb Stuart, Jeffrey Boam, Frank Darabont, and Jeff Nathanson wrote drafts before David Koepp's script satisfied the producers. The filmmakers intended to pay tribute to the science fiction B-movies of the 1950s era. Shooting began on June 18, 2007, at various locations in New Mexico, New Haven, Connecticut, Hawaii, and Fresno, California, as well as on sound stages in Los Angeles. To maintain aesthetic continuity with the previous films, the crew relied on traditional stunt work instead of computer-generated stunt doubles, and cinematographer Janusz Kamiński studied Douglas Slocombe's style from the previous films.
The film premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2008, and was released worldwide on May 22, 2008 to generally positive reviews from critics, although audience reception was more mixed. There was significant praise for the performances, action scenes, John Williams' musical score, and the costume design. Criticism, however, focused on the dialogue, storyline, pacing, and overuse of CGI. It was also a financial success like the previous three films in the series, grossing over $786 million worldwide, becoming the franchise's highest-grossing film when not adjusted for inflation, as well as the second-highest-grossing film of 2008. The film is scheduled to be followed by an untitled fifth film, planned for release on July 9, 2021, with both Spielberg and Ford returning.
John Williams - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Indiana Jones 4 (1/10) -
Warehouse Escape (2008)
Indiana Jones 4 (2/10) -
Saved By the Fridge (2008)
Indiana Jones 4 (3/10) -
Get Out of the Library (2008)
Indiana Jones 4 (4/10) -
The Crystal Skull (2008)
Indiana Jones 4 (5/10) -
Marion is Your Mother? (2008)
Indiana Jones 4 (6/10) -
Henry Jones III (2008)
Indiana Jones 4 (7/10) -
Jeep Sword Fight (2008)
Indiana Jones 4 (8/10) -
Mutt and the Monkeys (2008)
Indiana Jones 4 (9/10) -
Giant Ants (2008)
Indiana Jones 4 (10/10) -
I Want to Know (2008)
Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Gerald R. Molen. The first installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, it is based on the 1990 novel of the same name by Michael Crichton and a screenplay written by Crichton and David Koepp. The film is set on the fictional island of Isla Nublar, located off Central America's Pacific Coast near Costa Rica. There billionaire philanthropist John Hammond and a small team of genetic scientists have created a wildlife park of de-extinct dinosaurs. When industrial sabotage leads to a catastrophic shutdown of the park's power facilities and security precautions, a small group of visitors, and Hammond's grandchildren, struggle to survive and escape the perilous island.
The film won more than twenty awards, including three Academy Awards for its technical achievements in visual effects and sound design. Music by John Williams.
In 2018, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
John Williams - Jurassic Park - Soundtrack
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
The Lost World: Jurassic Park is a 1997 American science fiction adventure film and the second installment in the Jurassic Park film series. A sequel to 1993's Jurassic Park, the film was written by David Koepp, loosely based on Michael Crichton's 1995 novel The Lost World, and directed by Steven Spielberg. Gerald R. Molen and Colin Wilson produced the film. Actor Jeff Goldblum returns as the chaos-theorist and eccentric mathematician Ian Malcolm, leading a cast that includes: Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Vince Vaughn, Vanessa Lee Chester, and Arliss Howard. Goldblum is the only actor from the first film to return with a major role. Cameos feature return appearances by Richard Attenborough as John Hammond and a brief appearance by Joseph Mazzello and Ariana Richards as Hammond's grandchildren Tim and Lex. Music by John Williams.
The story is set four years after the events of the original film. It centers on the fictional Central American island of Isla Sorna, off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, where the dinosaurs cloned by John Hammond's InGen have been roaming freely in their own ecosystem. Learning that his nephew, who took control of InGen, is planning to capture the Isla Sorna dinosaurs and remove them to the mainland, Hammond sends an expedition led by Dr. Ian Malcolm to arrive there before InGen's squad. The two groups confront each other in the face of extreme danger and then team up to survive.
After the original book's release and the first film's success, fans pressured Crichton for a sequel to his novel Jurassic Park. Following the book's publication in 1995, production began on a film sequel. Filming took place from September to December 1996, primarily in California, with a shoot in Kauai, Hawaii, where the first film was shot. The Lost World's plot and imagery is substantially darker than Jurassic Park. It makes more extensive use of computer-generated imagery to depict the dinosaurs, along with life-sized animatronics.
John Williams - The Lost World Jurassic Park
Jarassic Park III
Jurassic Park III is a 2001 American science fiction adventure film and the third installment in the Jurassic Park film series. The film stars Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni, Alessandro Nivola, Trevor Morgan, and Michael Jeter. It is the first film in the series Steven Spielberg did not direct; neither was it based on a book by Michael Crichton, although numerous scenes in the film were taken from Crichton's novels Jurassic Park and The Lost World. Events depicted in the film take place on Isla Sorna, an island off Central America's Pacific coast, where a divorced couple have tricked Dr. Alan Grant into helping them find their son. Directed by Joe Johnston. Music by Don Davis.
After the success of Spielberg's film Jurassic Park, Joe Johnston expressed interest in directing a sequel. Spielberg gave Johnston permission to direct a third film in the series, if there was to be one. Production of Jurassic Park III began on August 30, 2000. Despite mixed reviews from critics, the film was successful at the box office, grossing $368 million worldwide. A sequel, Jurassic World, was released on June 12, 2015.
JURASSIC PARK 3 - Soundtrack by Don Davis
Jurassic World is a 2015 American science fiction adventure film, the fourth installment of the Jurassic Park film series, and the first film in a planned Jurassic World trilogy. It was directed by Colin Trevorrow, written by Derek Connolly and Trevorrow, produced by Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley, and stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Omar Sy, BD Wong, and Irrfan Khan. Music by Michael Giacchino.
Set 22 years after the events of Jurassic Park, Jurassic World takes place on the same fictional Central American island of Isla Nublar, which is located off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, where a theme park of cloned dinosaurs has operated for nearly a decade. The park plunges into chaos when a genetically-engineered dinosaur escapes from its enclosure and goes on a rampage.
Universal Pictures intended to begin production of a fourth Jurassic Park film in 2004 for a mid-2005 release but development stalled while the script underwent several revisions. Following a suggestion from Spielberg, writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver explored the idea of a functional dinosaur park. Once Trevorrow was hired as director in 2013, he followed the same idea while developing a new script with Derek Connolly. Filming lasted from April to August 2014 in Louisiana and at the original Jurassic Park locations in Hawaii. The dinosaurs were created by Industrial Light & Magic using CGI and by Legacy Effects using life-sized animatronics.
Production was completed on May 10, 2015, and Jurassic World was released in over 60 countries beginning on June 10, 2015. After a record-breaking opening weekend during which it became the first film to gross over $500 million, Jurassic World generated $1.6 billion in box office revenue, ranking fifth among the highest-grossing films of all time. It was also the second-highest-grossing film of 2015 and the highest-grossing in the franchise. A sequel titled Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was released in June 2018.
Jurassic World - SOUNDTRACK -
Michael Giacchino - 2015
2018 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ()(Music by Michael Giacchino)
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a 2018 American science fiction adventure film and the sequel to Jurassic World (2015). Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, it is the fifth installment of the Jurassic Park film series, as well as the second installment of a planned Jurassic World trilogy. Derek Connolly and Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow both returned as writers, with Trevorrow and the original Jurassic Park director Steven Spielberg as executive producers. Music by Michael Giacchino.
Set on the fictional Central American island of Isla Nublar, off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, it follows Owen Grady and Claire Dearing as they rescue the remaining dinosaurs before a volcanic eruption destroys it. Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, B. D. Wong, and Jeff Goldblum reprise their roles from previous films in the series, with Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, Isabella Sermon, and Geraldine Chaplin joining the cast.
Filming took place from February to July 2017 in the United Kingdom and Hawaii. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures, Fallen Kingdom premiered in Madrid on May 21, 2018, and was released internationally in early June 2018 and in the United States on June 22, 2018. The film grossed over $1.3 billion worldwide, making it the third Jurassic film to pass the billion-dollar mark. It is the third-highest-grossing film of 2018 and the 12th-highest-grossing film of all time. It received mixed reviews from critics, who praised Pratt's and Howard's performance, Bayona's direction, the visuals, Michael Giacchino's score and the "surprisingly dark moments", while others suggested the series had run its course, criticizing the screenplay and lack of innovation. An untitled sequel is set to be released on June 11, 2021, with Trevorrow returning to direct.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Soundtrack)