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Magnificent salute to the movies’ maestro

If John Williams had composed only the theme to “Star Wars” or “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” we would hail him as a legend. But the musical genius has created so much great music that the Boston Pops’ career retrospective doesn’t even have room for the iconic themes from “Superman” or “Jurassic Park.”

Don’t blame the Pops. There’s just so much great material from which to choose. To quote a line from “Hamilton” — which departed Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Sunday just in time for the Pops’ Monday-night concert — “The man is non-stop.”

Williams has been composing the scores to many of America’s best-known (and loved) movies since the 1950s. So titling the program “Lights, Camera … Music! Six Decades of John Williams” was no exaggeration.

Yes, the big guns were well-represented: A stirring rendition of the “Star Wars” theme alongside a sinister “Imperial March” from “The Empire Strikes Back.” The “Raiders” March executed with snap. How can the distinctive “Da-DUM, Da-DUM” of the “Jaws” theme still inspire nervous giggles?

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