John Williams Scoring Stage christened

The Steven Spielberg Scoring Stage at the USC was formally renamed the John Williams Scoring Stage in ceremonies April 26 on the USC campus, with Steven Spielberg, John Williams and George Lucas on hand for the christening.

Spielberg and Lucas took the podium together to tell tales of their 35-plus years of collaborating with the five-time Oscar winner. “John rewrites the movie with his music,” said Spielberg.

Quipped Lucas, “‘Star Wars’ without John is just another episode of ‘Battlestar Galactica.’”

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