Future James Bond Crew

This is a list of crew members of whom I think will make great crew members for the future James Bond films. The list will start with directors, then screenwriters, then cinematographers, then production designers, then editors and finishes with composers.
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Luc Besson
Luc Besson spent the first years of his life following his parents, scuba diving instructors, around the world. His early life was entirely aquatic. He already showed amazing creativity as a youth, writing early drafts of The Big Blue and The Fifth Element, as an adolescent bored in school. He...
“ Since he co-wrote the three, Taken films, he might make a great James Bond writer and director as well. ” - tupolev72
 
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Kathryn Bigelow
Director, The Hurt Locker
A very talented painter, Kathryn spent two years at the San Francisco Art Institute. At 20, she won a scholarship to the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program. She was given a studio in a former Offtrack Betting building, literally in an old bank vault, where she made art and waited to be critiqued by people like Richard Serra...
“ She has a very good attention to detail. It would nice to have a Bond film directed by a girl. ” - tupolev72
 
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Brad Bird
Writer, Ratatouille
Phillip Bradley "Brad" Bird is an American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and occasional voice actor, known for both animated and live-action films. Bird was born in Kalispell, Montana, the youngest of four children of Marjorie A. (née Cross) and Philip Cullen Bird. His father worked in the propane business...
“ Since he directed the best Mission: Impossible film, he might make a great James Bond director as well. ” - tupolev72
 
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Jan de Bont
Cinematographer, Die Hard
Jan de Bont was born in the Netherlands to a Roman Catholic Dutch family on the 22 of October 1943. He has always had a creative mind and good mentality for camera techniques and soon got into film as a popular cinematographer. He worked on a huge number of films before finding himself on the production of the film Speed...
“ The first two films he directed proves that he's another good action director. But after the failure of Speed 2: Cruise Control his career as a director collapsed. His career can be revived by directing another great Bond film. ” - tupolev72
 
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Brian De Palma
Director, Scarface
Brian De Palma is the son of a surgeon. He studied physics but at the same time felt his dedication for the movies and made some short films. After seven independent productions he had his first success with Sisters and his voyeuristic style. Restlessly he worked on big projects with the script writers Paul Schrader...
 
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Roland Emmerich
Roland Emmerich is a German film director and producer of blockbuster films like The Day After Tomorrow, Godzilla, Independence Day and The Patriot. Before fame, he originally wanted to be a production designer, but decided to be a director, after watching the original Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Emmerich began his career in his native Germany...
 
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Jon Favreau
Producer, Iron Man
Initially an indie film favorite, actor Jon Favreau has progressed to strong mainstream visibility into the millennium and, after nearly two decades in the business, is still enjoying character stardom as well as earning notice as a writer/producer/director. The amiable, husky-framed actor with the tight...
“ Thanks to his great style of directing a rich guy in Iron Man he will make a great Bond director. ” - tupolev72
 
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Paul Greengrass
Paul Greengrass started his filmmaking career with a super 8 camera he found in his art room in secondary school. Those short movies were animation horror films he made using old dolls, artist dummies, and the general art room clutter. After studying in Cambridge University he got into Granada Television...
“ Since he directed two of the four Bourne films, it would be awesome if the Bourne crew was brought aboard for one of the Bond films. Bond would then be reborn as, "James Bourne." ” - tupolev72
 
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Paul Haggis
Writer, Crash
Paul Haggis is the award-winning filmmaker who, in 2006, became the first screenwriter to write two Best Film Oscar winners back-to-back - Million Dollar Baby directed by Clint Eastwood, and Crash which he himself directed. For Crash, he won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay...
“ Since he has written a few Bond films and is also a director, he should direct one Bond film. ” - tupolev72
 
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Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Director, Amélie
Jean-Pierre Jeunet is a self-taught director who was very quickly interested by cinema, with a predilection for a fantastic cinema where form is as important as the subject. Thus he started directing TV commercials and video clips (such as Julien Clerc in 1984). At the same time he met designer/drawer Marc Caro with whom he made two short animation movies: L'évasion and Le manège...
“ His style of keeping things in sequels close to those in other films is pretty good. ” - tupolev72
 
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“ In the case of spy films, I think he's great at hiding bodies in dark shadows against bright light. He did this in V For Vendetta. ” - tupolev72
 
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Pierre Morel
Director, Taken
 
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Christopher Nolan
Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear storytelling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970 in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of filmmaking, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made. At 7 years old...
“ Due to the fact that he was close to directing a Bond film, I think he might be a good Bond director. Also, he has mostly co-written and directed superhero films plus a revolutionary Sci-Fi film, this might have an interesting impact on how his Bond film will be like. ” - tupolev72
 
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Phillip Noyce
Director, Salt
Born in the Australian outback town of Griffith, New South Wales, Phillip Noyce moved to Sydney with his family at the age of 12. As a teenager, he was introduced to underground films produced on shoestring budgets as well as mainstream American movies. He was 18 when he made his first film, the 15-minute...
“ He directed two good Jack Ryan films which makes him a good Bond director. ” - tupolev72
 
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Ridley Scott
Producer, Blade Runner
Ridley Scott is an English film director and producer. Following his commercial breakthrough with the science-fiction horror film Alien (1979), his best known works are the noir science fiction film Blade Runner (1982), crime drama Thelma & Louise (1991), historical drama and Best Picture Oscar winner Gladiator (2000)...
 
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Tony Scott
Producer, Man on Fire
Tony Scott was a British-born film director and producer. He was the youngest of three brothers, one of whom is fellow film director Ridley Scott. He was born in North Shields, Northumberland, England to parents Jean and Colonel Francis Percy Scott. As a result of his father's career in the British military...
“ If he was still alive, he would be a great James Bond director. ” - tupolev72
 
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Steven Spielberg
Undoubtedly one of the most influential film personalities in the history of film, Steven Spielberg is perhaps Hollywood's best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. Spielberg has countless big-grossing, critically acclaimed credits to his name, as producer, director and writer...
“ Since he was never brought aboard to direct a Bond film, even though he wanted to, I thinks it's time they brought him aboard. ” - tupolev72
 
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Tom Tykwer
Composer, Cloud Atlas
Director, writer, producer and composer Tom Tykwer was born in 1965 in Wuppertal, Germany. He showed an interest in film-making from childhood, making super 8 films from the age of 11. Among his first jobs was working at a local art-house cinema. Tykwer eventually relocated to Berlin, first working as a film projectionist and then becoming head of programming at the Moviemento Theater...
 
23.
Joe Wright
Director, Atonement
“ Since he directed Hanna he would make a great spy director, especially for a James Bond film. ” - tupolev72
 
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Tony Gilroy
Tony Gilroy was born in Manhattan, New York, New York, USA; and raised in upstate New York. His father, Frank D. Gilroy, was a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, director, and screenwriter. Tony has penned many films, including The Devil's Advocate and The Cutting Edge.
“ Since he co-wrote all of the four Bourne films, it would be awesome if the Bourne crew was brought aboard for one of the Bond films. Bond would then be reborn as, "James Bourne." ” - tupolev72
 
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Barry Ackroyd
Cinematographer, The Hurt Locker
“ Due to the fact that in most of the films I've seen in which he shot, he used handheld cinematography for the entire length of those films. This kind of camera work in any film makes it more disorientating and suspenseful, especially for spy films. ” - tupolev72
 
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Bojan Bazelli
Cinematographer, The Lone Ranger
Cinematographer Bojan Bazelli, ASC is a master image maker working at the forefront of today's most high profile, visually progressive films. Bazelli most recently wrapped principal photography on director Gore Verbinski's Cure for Wellness, which opens in theaters Feb. 17, 2017. The director-DP duo previously collaborated on The Lone Ranger...
“ Since most of the Bond films are rollercoaster rides, you need a cinematographer capable of rollercoaster camerawork. Bojan is one of those cinematographers. ” - tupolev72
 
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Rodney Charters
Cinematographer, 24
“ If the next Bond film should be shot in a 24 style, he should do the work. ” - tupolev72
 
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“ Her awesome cinematography for White House Down proves that she'll be a great James Bond cinematographer. It'll be interesting to have a Bond film shot by a girl. ” - tupolev72
 
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Greig Fraser
Cinematographer, Foxcatcher
 
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“ Since most of the Bond films are rollercoaster rides, you need a cinematographer capable of rollercoaster camerawork. Tak is one of those cinematographers. ” - tupolev72
 
31.
Shane Hurlbut
Cinematographer, Terminator Salvation
Shane Hurlbut, A.S.C., is a world-renowned cinematographer who shoots multimillion dollar blockbuster films. Shane brings a level of unparalleled passion and excitement to everything he does. He is an innovative cinematic pioneer that deploys new techniques on every project to challenge him and enhance the quality of his work...
“ He is good at first person shooter cinematography, which is awesome camerawork for any film. ” - tupolev72
 
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Darius Khondji
Cinematographer, Amour
“ Since most of the Bond films are rollercoaster rides, you need a cinematographer capable of rollercoaster camerawork. Darius is one of those cinematographers. ” - tupolev72
 
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Alwin H. Küchler
Cinematographer, Divergent
“ Since he shot, Hanna he would make a great spy cinematographer, especially for a James Bond film. In fact, his camera work for Hanna made the film feel disorientating in some scenes, which makes a spy film more fun and suspenseful. ” - tupolev72
 
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Emmanuel Lubezki
Cinematographer, Gravity
Lubezki began his career in Mexican film and television productions in the late 1980s. His first international production was the 1993 independent film Twenty Bucks, which followed the journey of a single twenty-dollar bill. Lubezki is a frequent collaborator with fellow Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón...
“ Since most of the Bond films are rollercoaster rides, you need a cinematographer capable of rollercoaster camerawork. Emmanuel is one of those cinematographers. ” - tupolev72
 
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“ Since most of the Bond films are rollercoaster rides, you need a cinematographer capable of rollercoaster camerawork. Peter is one of those cinematographers. ” - tupolev72
 
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Manuel Teran
Cinematographer, District B13
“ Since most of the James Bond films are rollercoaster rides, you need a cinematographer capable of rollercoaster camerawork. John is one of those cinematographers. ” - tupolev72
 
37.
Alex Thomson
Cinematographer, Alien³
Alex Thomson entered the film industry in 1946. He worked as regular camera operator to Nicolas Roeg in the 1960s before becoming a director of photography in 1968. His career suffered a hiatus in the mid 1970s when he was injured after falling off a camera rostrum on the set of Jesus Christ Superstar. He was nominated for an Oscar in 1982 for his cinematography on Excalibur
“ If he was still alive, he would be another great Bond cinematographer. ” - tupolev72
 
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“ Since he shot three of the four Bourne films, it would be awesome if the Bourne crew was brought aboard for one of the Bond films. Bond would then be reborn as, "James Bourne." ” - tupolev72
 
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Sarah Greenwood
Production Designer, Sherlock Holmes
“ In, Hanna, she did a great job at slaving the production design to make it resemble the theme of which the plot is set in. In that case, doing so is important in any film. ” - tupolev72
 
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Uli Hanisch
Production Designer, Cloud Atlas
“ His work at using ultra-modern architecture in The International was awesome and I think this would work well in a Bond film. In fact, I like this kind of work in films. ” - tupolev72
 
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Owen Paterson
Production Designer, The Matrix
“ His work at using ultra-modern architecture in, V For Vendetta was awesome and I think this would work well in a Bond film. In fact, I like this kind of work in films. ” - tupolev72
 
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Wynn Thomas
Production Designer, A Beautiful Mind
 
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Peter Wenham
Production Designer, Inferno
“ Since he designed the production for one of the four Bourne films, it would be awesome if the Bourne crew was brought aboard for one of the Bond films. Bond would then be reborn as, "James Bourne." In fact, he is the best Bourne production designer. ” - tupolev72
 
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Paul Hirsch
Paul Hirsch, A.C.E. has edited over 40 films, among them the first "Star Wars" written and directed by George Lucas, for which he received an Academy Award in 1978, and "The Empire Strikes Back"; 11 films for Brian De Palma, including "Carrie", "Blowout" and "Mission: Impossible"; four for Herbert Ross...
“ Since he edited the best Mission: Impossible film, he might make a great James Bond editor as well. He also edited the first Mission: Impossible film as well. ” - tupolev72
 
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John Ottman
John Ottman holds dual distinctions as a leading film composer and an award winning film editor. Ottman has often completed both monumental tasks on the same films. Such remarkable double duties have included The Usual Suspects, X-Men 2, Superman Returns, Valkyrie, and Jack the Giant Killer. He has also held producer roles on several of these films...
“ He would be a good editor and composer. ” - tupolev72
 
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“ Since he edited two of the four Bourne films, it would be awesome if the Bourne crew was brought aboard for one of the Bond films. Bond would then be reborn as, "James Bourne." ” - tupolev72
 
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Pietro Scalia
Editor, Gladiator
Though he's cut celluloid for some of the best in the business, chances are many film lovers wouldn't even recognize the name Pietro Scalia in a lineup of Hollywood's best film editors. Born in Sicily in 1960, Scalia resided in Switzerland before heading to Los Angeles to continue his education. After receiving his M.F.A...
“ Since he did some great work in making some action sequences in some films more dramatic and exciting, he would make a great editor for a Bond film. ” - tupolev72
 
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“ Since he edited, Hanna, he would make a great James Bond editor. In fact, his work for Hanna made the film feel more disorientating along with the cinematography by Alwin Küchler, B.S.C. in some scenes, which makes a spy film more fun and suspenseful. ” - tupolev72
 
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“ He is good at disorientating editing, especially in Man on Fire, which makes him another good Bond editor. ” - tupolev72
 
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“ If the next Bond film should be edited in a 24 style, he should do the work, because he's my favorite 24 editor. ” - tupolev72
 
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Sean Callery
Composer, 24
“ This where the composer part begins. ” - tupolev72
 
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Mychael Danna
Composer, Life of Pi
Mychael Danna is an Academy Award-winning film composer recognized for his evocative blending of non-western traditions with orchestral and electronic music. His highly awarded works include the Oscar-winning score for Ang Lee's Life of Pi, and his many Genie Award-winning scores for director and longtime collaborator, Atom Egoyan...
 
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Patrick Doyle
Composer, Brave
Patrick Doyle is a classically trained composer. His first film score, the acclaimed adaptation of "Henry V" with Kenneth Branagh for Renaissance films was scored in 1989. He has subsequently worked with Kenneth Branagh, a long time collaborator on numerous pictures including "Dead Again", "Much Ado About Nothing", "Frankenstein" and "Hamlet"...
“ He did a good with the music for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), another spy film with good music. ” - tupolev72
 
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Robert Duncan
Robert Duncan is a four-time Emmy nominated television and film composer known for his work on 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' (UPN), 'Castle' (ABC), 'The Unit' (CBS), 'Last Resort' (ABC), Whispers and 'Terriers' (FX). Born and raised in Toronto, Robert attended a performing arts school and earned a bachelor's degree in music at York University...
 
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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...
“ His work for Spy Kids sounded like great and fun spy music. Also, if he's going to do the music for a Bond film, I want him to write & perform the main title song also. ” - tupolev72
 
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Ilan Eshkeri
Composer, Kick-Ass
Ilan Eshkeri is an award winning British composer whose work uses multiple disciplines in various fields of art. Composer, songwriter, producer and conductor, Eshkeri's work is performed in concert halls, theaters, galleries and on film & television; his eclectic body of work is linked by his love of narrative...
 
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“ His work for the 3rd season of Torchwood is mind blowing. ” - tupolev72
 
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“ Even though he has done music for films that weren't so good, his work for, "Alien Resurrection," (1997) & "Dante's Peak," (1997) was awesome, making him another good choice. ” - tupolev72
 
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“ Since he composed the music for two Mission: Impossible films, and did a good job reprising parts of the theme also, he might make a great James Bond composer as well. ” - tupolev72
 
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Murray Gold
Composer, Doctor Who
Five-time BAFTA nominee Murray Gold has been the composer of Doctor Who since its 2005 re-launch. One of the most inspired and uncompromising composers in his field, Gold composes for theatre, film, and television. In addition to his two BAFTA nominations for Doctor Who, Gold earned BAFTA nominations for Vanity Fair...
“ Some of his work for the 8th season of Doctor Who sounded like a pure adrenaline rush and also sometimes sounded like pure James Bond music. ” - tupolev72
 
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Jerry Goldsmith
Music Department, Total Recall
Born on February 10, 1929, Jerry Goldsmith studied piano with Jakob Gimpel and composition, theory, and counterpoint with Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. He also attended classes in film composition given by Miklós Rózsa at the Univeristy of Southern California. In 1950, he was employed as a clerk typist in the music department at CBS...
“ (1929-2004) If he were still alive, he would be a good Bond composer. ” - tupolev72
 
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Harry Gregson-Williams
Composer, Shrek
Harry Gregson-Williams is a composer. He was the composer on all four installments of the blockbuster Shrek franchise; garnered a BAFTA nomination for the score for the first Shrek; and received Golden Globe and Grammy Award nominations for his score to Andrew Adamson's The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion...
 
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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...
“ (1953-2015) If he were still alive, he would be a great James Bond composer. ” - tupolev72
 
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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.
 
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“ Due to the fact that he did a great job for the music for, "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" (2011), he would make a great Bond composer. ” - tupolev72
 
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Henry Jackman
Henry Jackman, born in Hillingdon, Middlesex, UK, began composing his first symphony at age six, and was an accomplished composer by age nine. He went on to study classical music at St. Paul's Cathedral Choir School, Eton College, Framlingham College and Oxford University. As a teenager, he became heavily influenced by the underground rave scene...
 
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Trevor Jones
Composer, Notting Hill
As a child in Cape Town, Trevor Jones lived opposite the Gem Cinema. The theater was so old and worn out that there was often a loss of the soundtrack, which caused him to realize its power. The fact that everyone in his family worked in film or the theater made it easy to get support in his career choice...
 
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Mark Mancina
Music Department, Criminal Minds
Known for his wide-ranging talents, Mark Mancina's film scores traverse almost every genre: drama, action, comedy, suspense, and period epic. His dark, edgy music for the Oscar-winning Training Day, is a benchmark score that expanded the boundaries of scoring street-wise drama, and is widely used as a temp track...
 
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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...
 
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Trevor Morris
2 Time EMMY Award winning composer Trevor Morris is a dual Citizen of Canada and Great Britain, living and working in Los Angeles. Trevor composes music for Feature Film, Television and Video Games. He is most recognized for his Television work on "The Tudors", "The Borgias" and "Vikings". As well as such feature films as "London Has Fallen"...
“ He is good at making action music sound scary. His magic for London Has Fallen (2016) is a perfect example. ” - tupolev72
 
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Trevor Morris
2 Time EMMY Award winning composer Trevor Morris is a dual Citizen of Canada and Great Britain, living and working in Los Angeles. Trevor composes music for Feature Film, Television and Video Games. He is most recognized for his Television work on "The Tudors", "The Borgias" and "Vikings". As well as such feature films as "London Has Fallen"...
 
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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...
“ (1945-2006) If he were still alive, he would be a great James Bond composer, thanks to his beautiful work for The Hunt For Red October. ” - tupolev72
 
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“ Since he composed the music for three of the four Bourne films, it would be awesome if the Bourne crew was brought aboard for one of the Bond films. Bond would then be reborn as, "James Bourne." ” - tupolev72
 
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Alan Silvestri
Composer, Forrest Gump
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...
“ One of his films, Red 2 is him at his best again and beat the work of Christophe Beck for the first Red film. Because of that, he will be another great Bond composer. ” - tupolev72
 
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Mark Snow
Composer, The X-Files
Mark Snow became a good friend with Michael Kamen while they were studying music at New York's Art and Music High School. After graduation, they became roommates at Juilliard (an elite music school). After studying at Juilliard, he became very fond of pop music. He, Michael Kamen and 3 others formed the New York Rock'n'Roll ensemble...
 
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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)...
“ He is a legend and because of that, he would be a great James Bond composer, especially when he works alongside director Steven Spielberg. ” - tupolev72