Celluloid Tunes # 75: The Complete John Williams Television Music Walkthrough, Part 2 (25th International Edition)

As a celebration of John Williams‘ 90th birthday year (and beyond), we continue our ambitious journey through the composer’s obscure television music from the 50s onwards. This second part covers Markham, Checkmate and especially Alcoa Premiere, which boasts some of his most impressive work for the medium — all of it unreleased.

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  1. Thor Joachim Haga says:

    For those of you who have already listened to the episode, here are some additions, as of August 24th, 2023, with time code:
    – One additional episode of Alcoa Premiere Episode found, “George Gobel Presents” (01:06:13)

  2. It’s nice to hear in Williams’ early works the variety for which Goldsmith remained so well known. Johnny got pigeonholed – and good for us with most of that, as he was great at what he was good at – but in these shows, he’s all over the map, in the best of ways.

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