Top 10 Film Composers

I believe that the music in the movies usually means a lot, it is the one thing that can make a good movie perfect. So it could be interesting to look at the people who make music. This is my top 10 list of best film composers, in my own humble opinion. For each one of the composers i also add a link to what i think is one of their better songs.
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Ennio Morricone
A classmate of director Sergio Leone with whom he would form one of the great director/composer partnerships (right up there with Eisenstein & Prokofiev, Hitchcock & Herrmann, Fellini & Rota), Ennio Morricone studied at Rome's Santa Cecilia Conservatory, where he specialized in trumpet. His first film scores were relatively undistinguished...
“ A superior number one on the list. Almost all his songs is great one way or another, it is those songs you can listen to and enjoy, anytime. The music he makes also always have a positive impact on the film. He is a genius pure and simple. ” - Beethovania
“ Mansell makes very sad music, but it is also very atmospheric and works well in Aronofsky's movies. I would probably not have liked Requiem for a dream as much without the perfect music by Mansell. ” - Beethovania
Hans Zimmer
German-born composer Hans Zimmer is recognized as one of Hollywood's most innovative musical talents. He featured in the music video for The Buggles' single "Video Killed the Radio Star", which became a worldwide hit and helped usher in a new era of global entertainment as the first music video to be aired on MTV (August 1, 1981)...
“ From The Lion King, to The Dark Knight, this is truly a versatile composer, he usually makes a very good job with the music which creates a perfect atmosphere in the movies. ” - Beethovania
Michael Nyman
Composer, The Piano
Michael Nyman studied piano, harpsichord and music history with Alan Bush at the Royal Academy of Music, and musicology with Thurston Dart at King's College, London. Between 1968 and 1978 he worked as a music critic and in 1977 he founded the Campiello Band, later renamed the Michael Nyman Band. Many of his filmscores were composed for the films of Peter Greenaway...
“ Nyman is quite famous, but I do not think he always gets the attention he deserves, have you not yet heard the soundtrack for The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, you should make sure to do that. ” - Beethovania
Howard Shore
Howard Shore is a Canadian composer, born in Toronto. He was born in a Jewish family. He started studying music when 8-years-old, and played as a member of bands by the time he was 13-years-old. He was interested in a professional career in music as a teenager. He studied music at the Berklee College of Music, a college of contemporary music located in Boston...
“ Was responsible for the music for Lord of the Rings, nothing more need to be said ” - Beethovania
Danny Elfman
Music Department, Corpse Bride
As Danny Elfman was growing up in the Los Angeles area, he was largely unaware of his talent for composing. It wasn't until the early 1970s that Danny and his older brother Richard Elfman started a musical troupe while in Paris; the group "Mystic Knights of Oingo-Boingo" was created for Richard's directorial debut...
“ This is a very unique composer, no doubt. He creates music that is always his own, while it still feels very fresh and innovative. ” - Beethovania
“ He did the music for Twin Peak, and that he did very well. "Falling" is one by the better songs that, his other songs is also usually good. ” - Beethovania
Nino Rota
Composer, The Godfather
Born in Milan in 1911 into a family of musicians, Nino Rota was first a student of Orefice and Pizzetti. Then, still a child, he moved to Rome where he completed his studies at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in 1929 with Alfredo Casella. In the meantime, he had become an 'enfant prodige', famous both as a composer and as an orchestra conductor...
“ He have done a great deal of very classic soundtrack, the best known is probably the Godfather. ” - Beethovania
John Williams
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 nominations (five wins)...
“ Perhaps the best known on this list, that would be foolish not to take him up on the list when he made so many classic soundtracks. He is clearly a part of my childhood, but he is not the best of all composers. ” - Beethovania
“ I really not know so many songs that this composer has made, however, the intro song for Cannibal Holocaust is so good that he makes a place on my list. ” - Beethovania