2002 - BEST MUSIC

by cinemavis | created - 02 Dec 2010 | updated - 12 Feb 2015 | Public

1. Terence Blanchard

Composer | 25th Hour

A world renowned trumpeter/composer/band leader and Blue Note recording artist, Terence Blanchard is the most prolific jazz musician to ever compose for motion pictures. Blanchard was born and raised in New Orleans where he studied with the Marsalis brothers at the famed New Orleans Center for the ...

2. John Murphy

Composer | Sunshine

John Murphy is a British film composer from Liverpool. He began composing music scores for films in the early 1990s, working on several successful British movies, enjoying particular success with the soundtracks to Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000).

Since 2000, Murphy has ...

3. Philip Glass

Composer | The Hours

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Glass worked in his father's radio store and discovered music listening to the offbeat Western classical records customers didn't seem to want. He studied the violin and flute, and obtained early admission to the University of Chicago. After graduating in mathematics ...

4. Thomas Newman

Music_department | WALL·E

Thomas Newman is an American film score composer. He was born in Los Angeles. His father was notable film score composer Alfred Newman (1900-1970). The Newman family is of Russian-Jewish descent, and includes several other well-known musicians. Thomas' mother Martha Louis Montgomery (1920-2005) ...

5. Klaus Badelt

Composer | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Composer Klaus Badelt started his musical career writing and producing music for dozens of highly successful movies and commercials in his native Germany. In 1998, Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer invited him to move his musical home to Media Ventures in Santa Monica, CA. Since then, Klaus has ...

6. John Williams

Music_department | Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

As one of the best known, awarded, and financially successful composers in US history, John Williams is as easy to recall as John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland or Leonard Bernstein, illustrating why he is "America's composer" time and again. With a massive list of awards that includes over 41 Oscar ...

7. Nicola Piovani

Composer | La vita è bella

Nicola Piovani was born on May 26, 1946 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is a composer, known for Life Is Beautiful (1997), La tigre e la neve (2005) and Ginger and Fred (1986).

8. Elliot Goldenthal

Composer | Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

Elliot Goldenthal is an Academy Award-winning composer best known for his original music scores for such films as Frida (2002) and Across the Universe (2007), among his other works.

He was born on May 2, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York. His father was a house-painter, and his mother was a seamstress. ...

9. Isao Tomita

Composer | Bushi no ichibun

Isao Tomita was born on April 22, 1932 in Tokyo, Japan. He is known for his work on Bushi no ichibun (2006), Tasogare Seibei (2002) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007). He was married to Akiko. He died on May 5, 2016 in Tokyo.

11. Dun Tan

Composer | Wo hu cang long

Dun Tan was born on August 18, 1957 in Si Mao, Hunan Province, China. He is known for his work on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Ying xiong (2002) and Fallen (1998).

12. Alberto Iglesias

Composer | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Alberto Iglesias was born in 1955 in Donostia-San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa, País Vasco, Spain as Alberto Iglesias Fernández-Berridi. He is known for his work on Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), La piel que habito (2011) and The Constant Gardener (2005).

13. Víctor Reyes

Composer | Buried

Víctor Reyes was born on February 25, 1962 in Salamanca, Salamanca, Castilla y León, Spain. He is known for his work on Buried (2010), Grand Piano (2013) and The Night Manager (2016).

14. Marco Beltrami

Composer | I, Robot

Marco Beltrami was born on October 7, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on I, Robot (2004), World War Z (2013) and The Wolverine (2013).

15. Kwong Wing Chan

Composer | Mou gaan dou

Kwong Wing Chan was born on June 15, 1967 in Hong Kong as Chan Kwong Wing. He is a composer, known for Infernal Affairs (2002), Dragon (2011) and Fung wan: Hung ba tin ha (1998).

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16. Joachim Holbek

Composer | Europa

Joachim Holbek was born on November 12, 1957 in Lyngby, Denmark. He is known for his work on Europa (1991), Breaking the Waves (1996) and Dogville (2003).