Footage Of Steven Spielberg and John Williams Creating The Magical E.T. – The Extra-Terrestrial Theme
In 1982, Steven Spielberg mesmerized audiences around the world with the movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. It gave children something to root for while giving adults a sense of nostalgia and wonderment. The story of a lost alien and his friend Elliott who helped him find his way quickly became one of the highest grossing films of 1982, while it garnered nine Academy Award nominations including Best Picture and Best Director for Steven Spielberg.
To capture that magic, Spielberg enlisted the help of his long-time collaborator, composer John Williams. Williams had written every piece of music for every single Steven Spielberg film to date. For E.T., Williams went for something more heartfelt than adventurous. It seemed like the pair wanted to capture something magical with the lovable abandoned alien featured in the film. Now a video has found its way online showing Steven Spielberg and John Williams working together to create the main theme from E.T.