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Harrison Ford and Sean Connery star in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack composed and conducted by John Williams is available on Warner Bros. Records, tapes and compact discs.
TONY DAWE (Sound Mixer) has received Academy Award nominations for "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "Empire of the Sun," and "Return of the Jedi." He is the winner of a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for "Empire of the Sun." He has worked on more than 45 motion pictures, including "We Think the World of You," "Consuming Passions," "A Month in the Country," "Young Sherlock Holmes," "Highlander," "National Lampoon's European Vacation," "The Sender," and "Murder on the Orient Express."
GEORGE GIBBS (Special Effects Supervisor) received Academy Awards as mechanical effects supervisor for "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit." His other films include "A Fish Called Wanda," "Ishtar," "Labyrinth," "Brazil," "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life," "Conan the Barbarian," "Trail of the Pink Panther," "Britania Hospital," "Eye of the Needle," "Ragtime," and "Flash Gordon."
Gibbs began his career as an apprentice electrician with the Strand Electric Company, specializing in theatrical lighting. In the late '50s he worked at Pinewood Studios working on traveling matte and other special effects work, first as an electrician.
In 1964 Gibbs worked with Gerry Anderson on the science fiction puppet series "Thunderbirds" (also "Captain Scarlet" and "Joe 90"). He made his motion picture debut working with Wally Veevers for "The Battle of Britain." Gibbs became a special effects supervisor with "Captain Nemo and the Underwater City" in 1968.
MICHAEL McALISTER (Special Effects Supervisor) received an Academy Award and a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom." He was nominated for an Oscar for "Willow." McAlister is also an Emmy Award winner for the visual effects in the telefilm "Ewoks: The Battle for Endor." His other films include "The Goonies" and "Howard the Duck."
McAlister was born and raised in Orange County, California. He studied engineering and film at the University of Southern California, graduating with a cinema B.A. He began his career at Filmation Studios working on the visual effects for the children's series "Jason of Star Command." At Lucasfilm, McAlister first served as a camera operator for such films as "Starman," "Return of the Jedi," "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," and "Dragonslayer."
PETER ROBB-KING (Make-up Supervisor) received an Academy Award nomination for "Legend" and British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award nominations for "Aliens" and "Legend." His other films include "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "The Fourth Protocol," "Young Sherlock Holmes," "Return of the Jedi," "Octopussy," "Tommy," "Dracula," "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," and "Outland."
Four-time Academy Award winner JOHN WILLIAMS (score) also composed the scores for "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom." He received Oscars for "E.T. the Extraterrestrial," "Star Wars," "Jaws," and "Fiddler on the Roof"; and 24 Oscar nominations for such films as "The Accidental Tourist," "The Witches of Eastwick," "Empire of the Sun," "The River," "Return of the Jedi," "The Empire Strikes Back," "Superman," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "Images," and "Goodbye, Mr. Chips."
This year Williams received the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for "Empire of the Sun." He is also the winner of 15 Grammy Awards and several gold and platinum records. The "Star Wars" soundtrack album has sold more than four million copies, more than any non-pop album in recording history. The most recent of his acclaimed albums with the Boston Pops is "Brittannia," which includes his Suite from "Jane Eyre." Williams has composed and served as musical director for more than 65 motion pictures.
Williams was born in New York and, with his family, moved to Los Angeles, where he attended UCLA and studied composition privately with Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. After service in the air force, Williams returned to New York to attend the Juilliard School, where he studied piano with Madame Rosina Lhevinne. While in New York, he also worked as a jazz pianist, both in clubs and for recordings. Again Williams moved to Los Angeles, where he began his film career working with such composers as Bernard Herrmann, Alfred Newman, and Franz Waxman. In the '60s Williams wrote music for television programs and won two Emmys.
In 1980 Williams was named conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra. In addition to his film music, he has written many concert pieces, including two symphonies, and a flute concerto and violin concerto recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra. Recent works include the "Mission Theme" for NBC News, the Liberty Fanfare (composed for the rededication of the Statue of Liberty), and "We're Looking Good!," composed for the Special Olympics in celebration of the 1987 International Summer Games. Williams also composed the theme for the 1988 Summer Olympics held in Seoul, Korea.
In addition to touring with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Williams has also appeared as guest conductor with other major orchestras, including the London Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Denver Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, with which he has appeared many times at the Hollywood Bowl.
In recent years Williams has received honorary degrees from such American colleges and universities as Boston's Berklee College of Music, Northeastern University, Tufts University, the University of South Carolina at Columbia, Boston University, and the New England Conservatory of Music.