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La collaboration John Williams/Steven Spielberg au prisme d’E.T. l’extra-terrestre (1982). Un conte de fées doux-amer

Abstract : A preeminent figure in contemporary cinema music, John Williams has been closely associated with Steven Spielberg’s films since 1974. Whereas scholarship on the score is still quite scarce, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) constitutes one of the masterpieces of the collaboration between director and composer, and has largely helped define the new face of science fiction by featuring a benevolent alien, accidentally abandoned on Earth. E.T. thus offers a more optimistic counterpart to science fiction cinema, previously haunted by the atomic threat, totalitarianism and destructive invasions. The aim of my article is to show how the audiovisual approach of the Williams/Spielberg tandem and the sound design of E.T. contribute to blurring the boundaries of genres between science fiction, melodrama and fairy tale.
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Chloé Huvet. La collaboration John Williams/Steven Spielberg au prisme d’E.T. l’extra-terrestre (1982). Un conte de fées doux-amer. Cécile Carayol; Jérôme Rossi. Compositeurs et réalisateurs en duo. Dix-sept études musico-filmiques, Presses Universitaires de Vincennes, p. 69-92, 2022, 978-2-37924214-4. ⟨hal-03607043⟩

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