John Williams, 90, steps away from film, but not music

John Williams, 90, steps away from film, but not music

NEW YORK — After more than six decades of making bicycles soar, sending panicked swimmers to the shore and other spellbinding close encounters

John Williams is putting the final notes on what may be his last film score.

“At the moment I’m working on ‘Indiana Jones 5,’ which Harrison Ford

who’s quite a bit younger than I am — I think has announced will be his last film,”

Williams says. “So, I thought: If Harrison can do it, then perhaps I can, also.”

Ford, for the record, hasn’t said that publicly. And Williams

who turned 90 in February, isn’t absolutely certain he’s ready to, either.

“I don’t want to be seen as categorically eliminating any activity

Williams says with a chuckle, speaking by phone from his home in Los Angeles

“I can’t play tennis, but I like to be able to believe that maybe one day I will.”

Right now, though, there are other ways Williams wants to be spending his time. A “Star Wars” 

film demands six months of work, which he notes, “at this point in life is a long commitment to me.”

Instead, Williams is devoting himself to composing concert music, including a piano concerto he’s writing for Emanuel Ax.

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