“ for "The Shawshank Redemption", "American Beauty" and "Wall-e" Soundtracks ” - BisoH
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 "Star Wars" trilogy, "Harry Potter" first 3 movies, "Jurassic Park", "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial", "Jaws", "Schindler's List", "Superman", "Indiana Jones" trilogy, "Home Alone" Soundtracks. ” - BisoH
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...
“ updating ” - BisoH
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)...
“ for "Pearl Harbor", "Inception", "The Dark Knight" trilogy, "Gladiator" and "Pirates of Caribbean" Soundtracks ” - BisoH
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...
“ for "Titanic" and "Braveheart" Soundtracks ” - BisoH
“ for "Lost" and "Up" Soundtracks ” - BisoH
In over thirty years as a film composer, Alan Silvestri has blazed an innovative trail with his exciting and melodic scores, winning the applause of Hollywood and movie audiences the world over. Born in Manhattan in 1950, Alan was first drawn to music at an early age. Beginning as a drummer, his love for instruments quickly grew to include the bassoon...
“ for "Forrest Gump" and "Back to the Future" trilogy Soundtracks ” - BisoH
“ for "Game of Thrones" Soundtrack ” - BisoH
“ for the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" Soundtracks ” - BisoH
“ for "Harry Potter and the Deadly Hollows: Part 1 and 2" Soundtracks ” - BisoH
“ for "The Pursuit of Happiness" and "La finestra di fronte" Soundtracks ” - BisoH
James Newton Howard
James Newton Howard attended the University of Southern California's music school, but dropped out to tour with Elton John
, and eventually compose music for film and television. He started with Head Office
in 1985. He has been nominated for eight Academy Awards. He currently is a songwriter, record producer, conductor, keyboardist, and film composer.