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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (Film Score)

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 with Henry Mancini to compose the score for the hit television series Peter Gunn. Williams then went solo to pen a number of TV soundtracks for series including Playhouse 90, Wagon Train, and Bachelor Father; in 1959 he ventured into film with Daddy-O, and spent the majority of the 1960s alternating between the silver screen (The Killers, The Plainsman) and its smaller counterpart (Gilligan's Island, Lost in Space).

In 1968 Williams earned his first Academy Award nomination for his work in Valley of the Dolls; in 1970, he garnered nods for both The Reivers and Goodbye, Mr. Chips, and two years later finally won for Fiddler on the Roof. A slew of Oscar nominations followed, for features including The Poseidon Adventure, Images, Tom Sawyer, and The Towering Inferno. In 1974 he first teamed with a young filmmaker named Steven Spielberg on a movie titled The Sugarland Express; the two frequently reteamed over the years to come, with often stunning results -- Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., Jurassic Park, and Schindler's List were just a few of the Spielberg/Williams pairings, with Jaws, E.T., and Schindler's List all winning the composer Academy Awards.

Williams' other most frequent collaborator was George Lucas; beginning with 1977's Star Wars -- yet another Williams Oscar winner -- they later teamed for 1980's The Empire Strikes Back and 1983's Return of the Jedi, with the composer agreeing to score Lucas' subsequent Star Wars films as they went into production in 1997. He even celebrated his 30th anniversary of working with Steven Spielberg with 2002's Minority Report soundtrack. Other scores of note included 1979's Superman, 1987's The Witches of Eastwick, 1988's The Accidental Tourist, 1991's JFK, and 1995's Nixon. In 1980, Williams also took over for the late Arthur Fiedler as the conductor of the Boston Pops. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
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Track List: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Disc 1
Composer: Alfred Newman
Title: Twentieth Century-Fox Fanfare

1. Twentieth Century-Fox Fanfare: 20th Century Fox Fanfare

Composer: John Williams (Composer)
Title: Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Film Score

2. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Film Score: Main Title / Ice Planet Hoth

3. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Film Score: The Wampa's Lair/vision Of Obi-wan/snowspeeder

4. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Film Score: The Imperial Probe/aboard The Executor

5. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Film Score: The Battle Of Hoth

6. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Film Score: The Asteroid Field

7. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Film Score: Arrival On Dagobah

8. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Film Score: Luke's Nocturnal Visitor

9. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Film Score: Han Solo And The Princess

10. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Film Score: Jedi Master Revealed/mynock Cave

11. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Film Score: The Training Of A Jedi Knight/the Magic Tree

Disc 2

1. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Film Score: The Imperial March

2. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Film Score: Yoda's Theme

3. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Film Score: Attacking A Star Destroyer

4. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Film Score: Yoda And The Force

5. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Film Score: Imperial Starfleet Deployed/city In The Clouds

6. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Film Score: Lando's Palace

7. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Film Score: Betrayal At Bespin

8. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Film Score: Deal With The Dark Lord

9. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Film Score: Carbon Freeze/darth Vader's Trap/departure

10. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Film Score: The Clash Of Lightsabers

11. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Film Score: Rescue From Cloud City/hyperspace

12. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Film Score: The Rebel Fleet/end Title

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did yoda ever listen to this
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oh yeah 2nd best movie ever(Jack)
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STAR WARS IS THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME!!!!!
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Best movie ever!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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My whole family loves STAR WARS
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Star Wars the phantom menace
Star Wars attack of the clones
Star Wars the clone Wars
Star Wars revenge of the sith
Star Wars A new hope
Star Wars the empire strikes again
Star Wars return of the Jedi
Star Wars rebels
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Who ever doesn't know what Star Wars is is seriously missing out
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We ares watching star wars Wes wills watch the empire strikes back tonight
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Me and my dad love Star Wars so much that are hole house is full of Star Wars things.�� we also have a third floor!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! . ��
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I love Star Wars so much my dad watch it dents he was born and he is 10090 and steel alive
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Star wars is thebest
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Thank you so much for composing music for the best movie series ever.....STA R WARS
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Hi me and my dad are a big fan of Star Wars! Love Sophie��❤️
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The most versatile composer I have ever heard and my favorite.
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BEST SONG EVER ON EARTH!!!!!!! !
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Best song ever!!!!!!
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Can't wait to see the next stat wars movies they already planed episode 8 and it's gunna have a different director than episode 7
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Star Wars Is my jam
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I LOVE STAR WARS!!!!!!!!
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I thought alfred newman was the mad mag. character.
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Awesome but it is 13 mins long
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F**k this is good s**t
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Ummmm... Alfred Newman DID NOT compose this score. Last I checked it was John WIlliams....

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