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John Adams (I)

John Adams was born on February 15, 1947 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA as John Coolidge Adams. He is known for his work on Shutter Island (2010), Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) and The Thin Red Line (1998). See full bio »

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Known For

Shutter Island
Shutter Island Soundtrack
(2010)
The Thin Red Line
The Thin Red Line Soundtrack
(1998)
Run Lola Run
Run Lola Run Soundtrack
(1998)

Filmography

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 2016/II Blindsided (Short) (composer: additional music) (completed)
  The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (music by - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2011) (conductor - 1 episode, 2011)
- John Adams: Nixon in China (2011) ... (conductor) / (music by)
- Doctor Atomic (2008) ... (music by)
 2009 P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (music services - 1 episode)
- Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2009) ... (music services)
  Great Performances (TV Series) (music supervisor - 8 episodes, 1974 - 1991) (music services - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2008)
- Beverly Sills: Made in America (2006) ... (music services)
- The Fred Astaire Songbook (1991) ... (music supervisor)
- Bacall on Bogart (1988) ... (music supervisor)
- Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Natica Jackson (1987) ... (music supervisor)
 2008 Patti Smith: Dream of Life (Documentary) (music services)
  American Masters (TV Series documentary) (music services - 5 episodes, 2000 - 2007) (music service - 1 episode, 2007) (composer - 1 episode, 2000)
- Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character (2007) ... (music services)
- Novel Reflections: The American Dream (2007) ... (music service)
- Judy Garland: By Myself (2004) ... (music services)
- None Without Sin (2003) ... (music services)
- Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records (2001) ... (music services)
 2007 Doctor Atomic (TV Movie) (music by)
 2003 The Death of Klinghoffer (conductor)
 1996 Passion (TV Movie) (music coordinator)
 1987 Tales from the Hollywood Hills: A Table at Ciro's (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series) (music supervisor - 2 episodes)
- Working (1982) ... (music supervisor)
 1981 Guests of the Nation (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1980 Big Blonde (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1979 3 by Cheever (TV Mini-Series) (music supervisor - 1 episode)
- The 5:48 (1979) ... (music supervisor)
 1976 The Adams Chronicles (TV Mini-Series) (music producer - 13 episodes)
- Chapter XII: Henry Adams, Historian (1976) ... (music producer)
- Chapter X: John Quincy Adams, Congressman (1976) ... (music producer)
- Chapter IX: John Quincy Adams, President (1976) ... (music producer)
 1976 The Time of Your Life (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1966 NET Playhouse (TV Series) (music consultant - 1 episode)
- An Enemy of the People (1966) ... (music consultant)
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Personal Quote:

Pierre Boulez has said some charming things about me. From an early age I was inspired by great composers, writers, choreographers and painters who could say something immensely important, yet also reach a lot of people. Those 19th-century giants - Beethoven, Tolstoy, Dickens, Wagner, Zola - had enormous audiences. Maybe that's not possible for a serious artist today, because even very ... See more »

Trivia:

With director Peter Sellars he worked on an opera based on former president Richard Nixon's trip to the People's Republic of China in February 1972. The principal figures include Nixon, his wife Pat Nixon, Zedong Mao and his wife, Qing Jiang, Enlai Zhou, and Henry Kissinger, not as political cartoons but as "mythological characters of our time." The world premiere was held on October 22, 1987. ... See more »

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