Great Film composers

A list of composers (some well known some not so) who have written some memorable scores.
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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...
“ Favourite scores: State Of Grace, U-Turn, The Burglars, Mission To Mars. ” - gavin-112
 
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Dave Grusin
Music Department, Good Times
“ Favourite scores: The Fabulous Baker Boys, Three Days Of The Condor, Mullholand Falls, Heaven Can Wait. ” - gavin-112
 
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“ Favourite scores: Klute, THe Parallax View, Marathon Man, THe Star Chamber, Audrey Rose. ” - gavin-112
 
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“ Favourite Scores: War Games, Whose life Is It Anyway? ” - gavin-112
 
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“ Favourite scores: A Man And A Woman, The Games ” - gavin-112
 
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Lalo Schifrin
Music Department, Mission: Impossible
Immensely talented, Argentinian born pianist, conductor and composer who has written over 100 scores for both television & the cinema including the memorable themes to Mission: Impossible, Mannix, Starsky and Hutch, Cool Hand Luke, and Bullitt. Schifrin has regularly worked alongside Clint Eastwood...
“ Favourite scores: Brubaker, The Amityville Horror ” - gavin-112
 
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“ Favourite scores: The Falcon And The Snowman, Twice In A Lifetime ” - gavin-112
 
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Marvin Hamlisch
Music Department, The Spy Who Loved Me
Musical talent ran in Marvin Hamlisch's family - his father was an accordionist, and at seven Hamlisch was the youngest student ever accepted by Manhattan's Julliard School of Music. Hamlich furthered his education by taking night classes at Queens College and working during the day as a rehearsal pianist for Broadway shows...
“ Favourite scores: The Swimmer, The Spy Who Loved Me ” - gavin-112
 
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Don Ellis
Music Department, The French Connection
“ Favourite scores: The French Connection, The Seven-Ups ” - gavin-112
 
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Jerry Fielding
Composer, Hogan's Heroes
A three-time Oscar nominee, Jerry Fielding was among the boldest and most experimental of all Hollywood film composers. His music typically utilized advanced compositional procedures, producing dense, often richly dissonant orchestral textures, sometimes flavored with jazz. Fielding's film music career was marked by enduring and rewarding collaborations with Sam Peckinpah...
“ Favourite scores: THe Nightcomers, Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia ” - gavin-112