Do you remember John Williams’ iconic Jaws them? Duuuunnn duuunnn. Duuunnn duuunnn. Duunn duunn. Duunn. Duunn duunn. Dun dun. Dun dun. Dun. (You know you sang it it your head). Today, it’s arguably one of the most recognized and memorable pieces of film music (ranking #6 on AFI’s 25 Greatest Film Scores of All Time). Steven Spielberg initially needed some convincing about how awesome it is. Williams said in an interview that the first thing he demonstrated to Spielberg was the simple theme. When he finished, “Spielberg laughed at first.” After some playing around, Spielberg gave him the go ahead. When the score was finished, “Steven loved it,” according to Williams. It’s hard to image what would have happened to Jaws had Spielberg not enjoyed the score.
Read John Williams’ full interview here.