Star Wars composer John Williams has never watched a Star Wars film

Composer calls iconic themes "not very memorable"

John Williams is responsible for some of the most instantly recognizable film scores of all-time. Specifically, Williams’ work from the Star Wars opening theme to the Imperial March transcend generations of film and music fans.

As for the Star Wars films themselves, Williams has admitted to never watching a single entry in the franchise.

“I have not looked at the Star Wars films and that’s absolutely true,” Williams told The Mirror. “When I’m finished with a film, I’ve been living with it, we’ve been dubbing it, recording to it, and so on. You walk out of the studio and, ‘Ah, it’s finished.’

​“​Now I don’t have an impulse to go to the theater and look at it. Maybe some people find that weird, or listen to recordings of my music very, very rarely.”

Williams said his work from the Star Wars films is “not very memorable,” but he recognizes that it’s easily his most popular material.