John Williams the five time Academy Award winning composer will be the recipient of the AFI (American Film Institute) lifetime achievement award. This is the first time that AFi will honor a composer for his body of work.
“John Williams has written the soundtrack to our lives,” Howard Stringer, Chair of the AFI Board of Trustees, said in a statement. “Note by note, through chord and chorus, his genius for marrying music with movies has elevated the art form to symphonic levels and inspired generations of audiences to be enriched by the magic of the movies.”
If you are not familiar with John Williams work here are some clips of his Oscar Award winning work:
E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL
John Williams is also know for his collaboration with Stephen Spielberg spanning over 40 years.
The 44th annual AFi awards will be held in 2016.