My favourite film composers

Film score composers and music people
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1.
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...
 
2.
John Barry
Music Department, Juke Box Jury
John Barry was born in York, England in 1933, and was the youngest of three children. His father, Jack, owned several local cinemas and by the age of fourteen, Barry was capable of running the projection box on his own - in particular, The Rialto in York. As he was brought up in a cinematic environment...
 
3.
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...
 
4.
Eddie Vedder
Composer, Into the Wild
Eddie Vedder was known in San Diego for being a surfer and a singer in the progressive rock band Bad Radio, where he sang in the 80's until he departed to join Pearl Jam in 1990. Right before Eddie left, Bad Radio opened for Andy Summers at the Bucchanal in San Diego. After the show, Eddie jumped off stage to talk to a pal of his...
 
6.
Radiohead
Soundtrack, Prisoners
 
7.
Glen Hansard
Composer, Once
 
8.
Badly Drawn Boy
Composer, About a Boy
Bolton-born singer/songwriter (stagename: Badly Drawn Boy) recognised for his trademark tea cosy hats. Damon Gough's chance encounter with DJ Andy Votel in Manchester's Generation X bar brought about a meeting of minds that would launch independent record label Twisted Nerve (named after the Bryan Forbes film) and a succession of increasingly well-received Badly Drawn Boy EPs in the late 1990s...
 
10.
Trent Reznor
Trent Reznor is an American songwriter/musician/producer and sole member of multi-platinum act Nine Inch Nails, and now an Academy Award winning film composer. He began creating music as a child in Western Pennsylvania, first on piano and then taking up other instruments. He eventually moved to Cleveland...
 
11.
Benjamin Speed
Composer, Metropolis
Born In Adelaide, Australia in 1979, Benjamin started his music career as solo artist Mister Speed, performing shows alongside Ben Frost (Frost). In 2001 he formed The New Pollutants with Tyson Hopprich (DJ Tr!p), a hip-hop/electro duo influenced by lo-fi industrial sounds, 8-bit computer games and 50's/60's pop...