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Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny Premiere - John Williams Has Surprise Set

At the Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Premiere, famous composer John Williams also led a surprise set at the Dolby Theatre. This was the last time Harrison Ford played the adventurer.

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At the Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Premiere, famous composer John Williams also led a surprise set at the Dolby Theatre. This was the last time Harrison Ford played the adventurer.
After opening remarks from Ford, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, James Mangold, the director of Dial of Destiny, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Spielberg introduced his longtime partner Williams.

Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny Premiere

Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny cast introduction with John Williams Performance

The fifth film in the long-running action-adventure series, "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny," had its U.S. premiere in Hollywood on Wednesday night.
Before the movie started, the film's five-time Oscar-winning composer, John Williams, took the stage with a full orchestra to play music from the movie. He played the main title theme and the new heroine track, "Helena's Theme," which he wrote for Phoebe Waller Bridge's new role as Indy's goddaughter in the film. Steven Spielberg, who created the series and is an executive producer on Dial of Destiny, gave a surprise performance a big standing ovation. Spielberg said before the silver screen rose like a curtain to show Williams and the orchestra waiting:
The person who is the glue to all five of these films, who gave us all of our rhythm and all of our melody, the great maestro, John Williams.- Steven Spielberg
Williams and his band then played 12 minutes of Indiana Jones music, including the famous theme song and some newer pieces he wrote for The Dial of Destiny. Williams told the crowd:
We have a tradition with Indiana Jones which is that Indy has his music in all the various moves that he has, and his action scenes and comedy, and so many modes, the music is always there.- John Williams
The other part of the tradition is that we usually have a theme for the heroine or leading lady. In this film we have Phoebe Waller-Bridge. You’ll see the most brilliant duet between Harrison and Phoebe as they do their wonderful witty dialogue and action and comedy and jeopardy.- John Williams
Williams added:
Phoebe will be represented musically by a lyrical piece, reminiscent of the ’40s and ’50s and old Hollywood… This is ‘Helena’s Theme.’ It’s all about Phoebe, not all parts of her, but a lot of it.- John Williams
Star Harrison Ford, who has played the main character for more than 40 years, met his fans, many of whom were wearing Indy's signature hat and leather bomber. Ford was greeted by Ke Huy Quan, a very important fan, while he was doing press on the red carpet.
The Oscar-winner's first movie role was as Short Round, Indy's young helper, in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" in 1984. Quan sneaked up behind Ford while he was giving an interview on the red carpet and gave him a big hug.
Quan said that Ford and "Indiana Jones" director Steven Spielberg gave him his big break all through Oscar season. Ford's wife, the actor Calista Flockhart, and many of his co-stars, such as Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, John Rhys-Davies, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, and many more, were also there.

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On June 30, the movie Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny comes out in cinemas. Spielberg and Williams have already planned their next project together, but there will be a twist: Spielberg will film Williams for a documentary about the "Maestro of the Movies."


At the gala screening of "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" on Wednesday in Los Angeles, people got more than just a chance to see the new movie. Along with the normal cast and crew members introducing the movie, John Williams himself led an orchestra in a surprise 15-minute performance of the famous "Indiana Jones" theme music.
Williams was introduced by Steven Spielberg, who spoke after director James Mangold introduced Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, John Rhys-Davies, and Toby Jones. Then Spielberg took the microphone to honor three people he said were very important to the Indiana Jones movies.
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