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Witness (1985) - 'Building the Barn' scene


Yet another great film by Peter Weir, this 1985 thriller and crime drama saw Harrison Ford's character join an Amish community as part of his police work. This wonderful standalone piece composed by Maurice Jarre matched perfectly with the rousing scene. Jarre won a BAFTA for his score, and this piece became a regular part of his live concerts. It is heard in synthesiser form in the film, but you can hear an orchestral version here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1xKto5TPZw Starring Harrison Ford, a young Viggo Mortensen, Kelly McGillis and Lukas Haas. Directed by Peter Weir. Harrison must have felt very comfortable filming this scene, since he was a carpenter before landing the role of Han Solo in Star Wars.