My compositors

by littlemartinarocena | created - 26 Jan 2013 | updated - 26 Jan 2013 | Public

1. Bernard Herrmann

Soundtrack | Taxi Driver

The man behind the low woodwinds that open Citizen Kane (1941), the shrieking violins of Psycho (1960), and the plaintive saxophone of Taxi Driver (1976) 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 ...

Hi collaborations with Hitchcock are unsurpassed, he also create some memorable scores for Truffaut, Scorsese, De Palma...

2. Nino Rota

Composer | The Godfather

Born in Milan in 1911 into a family of musicians, Nino Rota was first a student of Orefice and Pizzetti. Then, still a child, he moved to Rome where he completed his studies at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in 1929 with Alfredo Casella. In the meantime, he had become an 'enfant prodige', famous...

His collaboration with Fellini is unmistakable.

3. Alexandre Desplat

Composer | The King's Speech

Alexandre Desplat was born on August 23, 1961 in Paris, Île-de-France, France as Alexandre Michel Gerard Desplat. He is known for his work on The King's Speech (2010), Argo (2012) and The Queen (2006).

He's a recent love,but a great one.

4. Richard Robbins

Composer | The Remains of the Day

Richard Robbins was born on December 4, 1940 in South Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA as Richard Stephen Robbins. He was a composer, known for The Remains of the Day (1993), A Room with a View (1985) and Maurice (1987). He died on November 7, 2012 in Rhinebeck, New York, USA.

His Remains Of The Day score, remains one my all time favorites.

5. Thomas Newman

Music_department | WALL·E

Thomas Newman is an American film score composer. He was born in Los Angeles. His father was notable film score composer Alfred Newman (1900-1970). The Newman family is of Russian-Jewish descent, and includes several other well-known musicians. Thomas' mother Martha Louis Montgomery (1920-2005) ...

His unique work lifts everything it touches.

6. Mark Isham

Composer | Blade

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, ...

Atmospheric, cinematic.

7. Elia Cmiral

Composer | Ronin

Elia Cmiral (pronounced smear-al)'s first break came when his father let him score "Cyrano de Bergerac" at his theater when he was just eighteen years old. But before he could build a career in Czechoslovakia, he escaped to Sweden and, to his surprise, was soon asked to score a full-length battle ...

His Apartment Zero score still haunts me.