My favorite composers

Cinema is sounds and images. It's hard to not consider music during watching a movie, at least for me. As a cinema fan, I can only appreciate a good soundtrack. And there are some composers who are very talented in creating a world or better yet they are gifted in following the director’s vision. Here are my favorite composers.
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“ For all the soundtracks made for David Lynch's films.

Favorite soundtracks:
Mulholland Drive - One of my favorite soundtracks of all
The Comfort of strangers ” - gharbinour
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...
“ For all the soundtracks made for Sergio Leone's films.

Favorite soundtracks:
Once upon a time in America
Once upon a time in west
The great silence
Le professionel
My name is nobody
The thing
Sacco and Vanzetti with Joan Baez ” - gharbinour
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...
“ Favorite soundtracks:
The piano
The end of the Affair ” - gharbinour
Bernard Herrmann
Music Department, Kill Bill: Vol. 1
The man behind the low woodwinds that open Citizen Kane, the shrieking violins of Psycho, and the plaintive saxophone of Taxi Driver was one of the most original and distinctive composers ever to work in film. He started early, winning a composition prize at the age of 13 and founding his own orchestra at the age of 20...
“ Favorite soundtracks:
Cape fear
Vertigo - One of my favorite soundtracks of all ” - gharbinour
Pino Donaggio
Composer, Carrie
Born in Burano (Venice) in 1941, Pino Donaggio studied violin at the Conservatory of Venice and Milan. After a period of adolescent performer of classical music with the Solisti Veneti and the Soloists of Milan, in 1959 he began to devote himself to the pop music that soon led to international success...
“ Favorite soundtracks:
Don't look now
Body double ” - gharbinour
“ For all the soundtracks made for Kitano's films.

Favorite soundtrack:
Sonatine - One of my favorite soundtracks of all
Brother ” - gharbinour
“ For all the soundtrack made for Cronenberg's films.

Favorite soundtracks:
The Lord of the rings
The yards
Silence of the lambs
The fly
Scanners - One of my favorite soundtracks of all
The brood ” - gharbinour
David Julyan
Composer, Memento
“ Favorite soundtracks:
The prestige
The descent ” - gharbinour
Philip Glass
Music Department, The Truman Show
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 and philosophy...
“ Favorite soundtracks:
The Hours
The church
Mishima: A life in Four Chapters
Undertow ” - gharbinour
Gustavo Santaolalla
Music Department, Brokeback Mountain
Argentine musician and leader of the now defunct bands "Arco Iris" and "Soluna", Gustavo Santaolalla was one of the references of his country's national music by the end of the 1960s and beginning of the 1970s. During the 70s he relocated to the United States, where he formed the band Wet Picnic, with Aníbal Kerpel...
“ Favorite soundtracks:
21 grams
Amores perros
Diarios de motocicleta - One of my favorite soundtracks of all ” - gharbinour
For 25 years, Goblin has been scoring soundtracks for Italian films, mainly Giallo-style films directed by Dario Argento. The group consisted of keyboardist Claudio Simonetti, percussionist Walter Martino, bassist Fabio Pignatelli, guitarist Massimo Morante, percussionist Agostino Marangolo, and saxophone player...
“ Favorite soundtracks:
Suspiria - One of my favorite soundtracks of all
Deep red
Dawn of the dead
Tenebre ” - gharbinour
Carter Burwell
Music Department, Fargo
“ For all the soundtracks made for The Coen brother's.

Favorite soundtracks:
Fargo - One of my favorite soundtracks of all
In Bruges
Being John Malkovich
Miller's crossing ” - gharbinour
“ Favorite soundtracks:
Traffic ” - gharbinour
“ Favorite soundtracks:
The fountain - One of my favorite soundtracks of all
Requiem for a dream
Moon ” - gharbinour
“ Favorite soundtracks:
Midnight Express - One of my favorite soundtracks of all
Cat people
Scarface ” - gharbinour
Fabio Frizzi
Composer, Zombie
“ Favorite soundtracks:
City of the living dead
The beyond
Zombi 2
The Psychic ” - gharbinour
Gabriel Yared
Gabriel Yared stopped his law studies at the age of 20 to work as a professional music composer. He studied with Henri Dutilleux and Maurice Ohana. He worked as a composer, orchestrator or producer for such singers as Françoise Hardy, Charles Aznavour, Gilbert Bécaud and Mireille Mathieu. He made his film debut in 1980 with the score for Jean-Luc Godard's Every Man for Himself...
“ Favorite soundtrack:
The Talented Mr Ripley
The English patient ” - gharbinour
Graeme Revell
Composer, Sin City
Graeme Revell was born in New Zealand in 1955. He was graduated from The University of Auckland with degrees in economics and politics. He is a classically trained pianist and French horn player. Revell worked for as a regional planner in Australia and Indonesia and as an orderly in an Australian psychiatric hospital...
“ Favorite soundtracks:
Lulu on the bridge
Human nature
Strange days
Dead calm ” - gharbinour
“ For all the soundtracks made for Tavernier's films.

Favorite soundtracks:
The tenant
Un mauvais fils ” - gharbinour
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)...
“ For all the soundtracks made for Spielberg's films.

Favorite soundtracks:
Schindler's list
Raiders of the Lost Ark ” - gharbinour
“ Favorite soundtracks:
Ghost in the shell 2: Innocence
Seirei no moribito ” - gharbinour
“ Favorite soundtrack:
Rosemary's baby ” - gharbinour
Mark Isham
Composer, Crash
From his days as one of the pioneering icons of electronic music to his current status as a world-renowned legendary film composer, Mark Isham continues to be one of the most prolific and provocative artists on the scene. His gift for creating unforgettable melodies and his love of fresh, innovative sonic palettes have earned Isham many awards including a Grammy...
“ Favorite soundtracks:
Crash ” - gharbinour
Simon Boswell
Composer, Shallow Grave
Simon Boswell was born in London, UK on October 15th, 1956. He is a film composer with more than 90 films to his credit. At seventeen Simon went to Pembroke College in Cambridge to study English Literature. Already an accomplished guitarist, and whilst still at college, he was signed by Transatlantic Records in 1975...
“ Favorite soundtrack:
Santa sangre ” - gharbinour
Nick Cave
Composer, Lawless
Nick Cave is a man of many talents. Musician. Songwriter. Screenwriter. Novelist. Actor. The Australian was born in Warracknabeal, Victoria in 1957, and would go onto form the alternative rock band Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, who have since successfully released a string of hit albums. In film, Nick has starred in two films with Brad Pitt: Johnny Suede by Tom DiCillo and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford...
“ Favorite soundtracks:
The proposition
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford - One of my favorite soundtracks of all ” - gharbinour
James Horner
Music Department, Titanic
James Horner began studying piano at the age of five, and trained at the Royal College of Music in London, England, before moving to California in the 1970s. After receiving a bachelor's degree in music at USC, he would go on to earn his master's degree at UCLA and teach music theory there. He later completed his Ph.D...
“ Favorite soundtracks:
The new world ” - gharbinour
“ Favorite soundtrack:
3:10 to Yuma ” - gharbinour
“ Favorite soundtracks:
Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
The Last Emperor
Snake Eyes ” - gharbinour
Basil Poledouris
Basil Poledouris was born on August 21, 1945 in Kansas City. He started taking piano lessons when he was 7 years old. Eventually, he went on to become a student at USC, where he studied the arts of directing, cinematography, editing, sound and, of course, music. It was also at USC he met John Milius and Randal Kleiser...
“ Favorite soundtracks:
Conan the barbarian
Robocop ” - gharbinour
Thomas Newman
Music Department, WALL·E
“ Favorite soundtracks:
American beauty
The shawshank redemption
The Horse Whisperer
The Green Mile
The Salton Sea ” - gharbinour
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)...
“ Favorite soundtracks:
The thin red line - One of my favorite soundtracks of all
Inception ” - gharbinour
Soundtrack, Collateral
Vangelis is a composer and performer who works almost exclusively with electronic instruments. He is probably most well known for his Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner soundtracks or for the tracks used in the Cosmos television series. He has been involved in many musical collaborations, most famously with Jon Anderson.
“ Favorite soundtracks:
Blade Runner - One of my favorite soundtracks of all
1492: Conquest of Paradise ” - gharbinour
“ Favorite soundtracks:
Dracula by Coppola - One of my favorite soundtracks of all
The pianist
We own the night ” - gharbinour
Miles Davis
Soundtrack, Zodiac
Miles Davis, famous jazz trumpeter, composer and bandleader, was born 26 May 1926 in Alton, Illinois. He moved to New York in 1944 and studied at Juilliard. He left school and entered the jazz society of New York, meeting such famous musicians as Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Charles Mingus...
“ Favorite soundtracks:
Ascenseur pour l'échafaud
Siesta ” - gharbinour
“ Favorite soundtrack:
OldBoy - One of my favorite soundtracks of all ” - gharbinour
“ Favorite soundtracks:
The tale of two sisters
Mother ” - gharbinour