At the Star Wars Celebration weekend, Lucasfilm honcho Kathleen Kennedy welcomed the great John Williams, who is celebrating his 90th birthday. After debuting the theme to Obi-Wan Kenobi and his wonderful orchestra launched into the theme to Raiders Of The Lost Ark.
Then, Harrison Ford walked on to the stage. Ford, who is usually known for being a bit grumpier than his other Star Wars compatriots, was in a good mood, especially after having to hear the Indiana Jones theme yet again. He doesn’t seem to mind, surprisingly.
“That music follows me wherever I go, and you know what, I’m happy about it,” said Harrison Ford. “That song was playing in the operating room when I had my last colonoscopy, I passed.” One assumes he picked the music, in which case, good pick.
“The most gracious man. The gentlest man. A wonderful, wonderful talent that we’re blessed with,” Ford said of Williams.
“We have almost completed the next Indiana Jones film, featuring the music of John Williams, and I had a wonderful experience working with James Mangold, and I’m really proud of the movie that we made.”
We’ll be praying to the gods of the Crystal Skull that he’s right.