Williams Talks ‘E.T.’

“I remember working very hard on that flying theme,” Williams said. “I was concerned about getting just the right, soaring melody, which for me as a musician was a serious challenge. Here were kids flying on bicycles over the moon — completely believably – and what would the orchestra say? What would the leaps of melody be? What could possibly be good enough to accompany a film like this?” – Full interview at The Film Music Society