‘Eye on the Oscars: Composers Sound Off – John Williams’

“When I read The Book Thief, I jumped at the chance to do it,” says Williams, 81, who won two of his five Oscars for films about children (E.T.) and the Holocaust (Schindler’s List). “What I found very powerful was the idea that this girl’s life could be saved by her passion for letters and for literature. It was a chamber piece for actors, beautifully managed by Brian, almost like a Brahms quintet.” – Full interview at Variety