So You're Into Film Scores...? So am I!

by bellis90 | created - 24 Jan 2014 | updated - 07 Dec 2017 | Public

whether it be expanded or brand new, these are the composers I can't wait to hear scores from!

listed below are my favorites (in mostly alphabetical order) along with what I personally feel is their most enjoyable & entertaining score... enjoy!

1. Abel Korzeniowski

Composer | A Single Man

Born on the 18th of July, 1972, in Cracow, Poland. In 1996 graduated the instrumental studies (specialization: cello), and then in 2000 graduated with merit from the composition class of Krzysztof Penderecki at the Music Academy in Cracow. At the same Academy, in the years 1999-2000, he was an ...

Favorite score... A Single Man

2. Alan Howarth

Sound_department | Escape from New York

Composer and Sound Designer Alan Howarth began his sonic journey in Cleveland, Ohio. Playing music in local rock bands, "Tree Stumps", "Renaissance Faire", and "The Silk" on ABC records, which opened for national touring acts including "The Who", and "Cream". His original bands in Cleveland were ...

Favorite score... Halloween 4: The Revenge Of Michael Myers

3. Alan Parker

Music_department | Jaws 3-D

Alan Parker was born on August 26, 1944 in the UK. He is known for his work on Jaws 3-D (1983), What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) and Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker (2006).

Favorite score... Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker

4. Alan Silvestri

Composer | The Polar Express

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 ...

Favorite score... The Abyss

5. Alex North

Music_department | Spartacus

Alex North studied music at the Curtis Institute of Philadelphia, then won a scholarship to Juilliard in New York (1929) and the Moscow Conservatoire (1933), making him the first-ever American to become a member of the Union of Soviet Composers. In Europe, he worked as music director for the ...

Favorite score... Spartacus

6. Angelo Badalamenti

Music_department | Mulholland Dr.

Angelo Badalamenti was born on March 22, 1937 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Mulholland Dr. (2001), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) and A Very Long Engagement (2004).

Favorite score... Arlington Road

Favorite score... Stay

8. Atli Örvarsson

Composer | The Hitman's Bodyguard

Atli Örvarsson is an Icelandic composer for film and television. He scored the award-winning feature Rams (Hrútar), winner of the Un Certain Regard Prize at the Cannes International Film Festival, which featured "a wonderfully minimalist score [that] lends a mournful solemnity to the [film]" -Mark ...

Favorite score... Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

9. Barry De Vorzon

Soundtrack | The Warriors

Barry De Vorzon was born on July 31, 1934 in New York City, New York, USA.

Favorite score... The Warriors

10. Basil Poledouris

Composer | RoboCop

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...

Favorite score... The Hunt For Red October

2nd Favorite score... Robocop (1987)

11. Bear McCreary

Composer | 10 Cloverfield Lane

Bear McCreary is a degreed graduate of the prestigious USC Thornton School of Music (in 'Composition and Recording Arts'). Bear McCreary was one of a small and select group of proteges of the late, many-honored film composer Elmer Bernstein. Although he is now firmly in the mainstream of film ...

Favorite score... Human Target

12. Benjamin Wallfisch

Composer | Blade Runner 2049

Golden Globe and Emmy nominated composer Benjamin Wallfisch's career spans over a decade and 60 feature films. He has composed music for such legendary film makers as Steven Spielberg, Gore Verbinksi, Denis Villeneuve, and Lars von Trier, and has worked on scores that have been recognized with ...

Favorite score... Hammer Of The Gods

13. 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 ...

Favorite score... Vertigo

14. Borislav Slavov

Composer | Ryse: Son of Rome

Borislav Slavov was born on July 17, 1973 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also known as Bobby Slavov. The works he is known for are Crysis 2 (2011), Crysis 3(2013) as Composer and Music Director, Ryse: Son of Rome (2013), Two Worlds II (2010). His music career starts in 2001, when he gets his first ...

Favorite score... Crysis 2

15. Brian May

Composer | Mad Max

Brian May rates highly as one of the best film music composers in the history of Australian cinema. May's scores are distinguished by their full, rich and supremely melodic orchestration. Brian was born on July 28, 1934 in Adelaide, South Australia. He studied as a pianist, violinist and conductor ...

Favorite score... Cloak & Dagger

16. Brian Tyler

Composer | Iron Man 3

Brian Tyler is known for his work on Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Eagle Eye (2008).

Favorite score... John Dies At The End

17. Bruce Broughton

Music_department | Lost in Space

Bruce Broughton composes in almost every medium, from theatrical motion pictures and television to computer games, in styles ranging from large symphonic settings ("Silverado") to contemporary electronic scores (the recently Emmy-nominated "The Dive from Clausen's Pier"). Broughton has written the ...

Favorite score... Tombstone

2nd Favorite Score... Stay Tuned

18. Charles Bernstein

Composer | A Nightmare on Elm Street

Talented, prolific and versatile film composer Charles Bernstein was born on February 28, 1943 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He conducted his own orchestral music at age sixteen and studied composition with Vitorio Giannini and Vincent Persichetti at Juilliard. Bernstein also attended the University ...

Favorite score... The Entity

2nd favorite score... A Nightmare On Elm Street

19. Christophe Beck

Composer | Frozen

Christophe Beck was born in 1972 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as Jean-Christophe Beck. He is known for his work on Frozen (2013), Ant-Man (2015) and The Muppets (2011).

Favorite score... Tower Heist

20. Christopher Drake

Composer | Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1

Christopher Drake's music empowers a diverse array of projects, transcending medium and genre. Drake has shown mastery composing across different formats with film, television and video games. Drake has collaborated many times with beloved cult filmmaker Kevin Smith, including music for Smith's ...

21. Krzysztof Komeda

Composer | Rosemary's Baby

Krzysztof Komeda was born on April 27, 1931 in Poznan, Wielkopolskie, Poland as Krzysztof Komeda-Trzcinski. He was a composer, known for Rosemary's Baby (1968), Dance of the Vampires (1967) and Mammals (1962). He was married to Zofia von Tittenbrun. He died on April 23, 1969 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie,...

Favorite score... Rosemary's Baby

22. Christopher Young

Composer | Sinister

Composer Christopher Young was born on April 28, 1957 in Red Bank, New Jersey. After graduating from Hampshire College in Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music, Young went on to pursue his post-graduate studies at North Texas State University. Christopher moved to Los Angeles, ...

Favorite score... The Core

23. Clint Mansell

Composer | Black Swan

Clint Mansell was born on January 7, 1963 in Coventry, West Midlands, England. He is a composer, known for Black Swan (2010), The Fountain (2006) and Requiem for a Dream (2000).

Favorite score... Stoker

24. Clinton Shorter

Composer | District 9

Was nominated for Breakout Composer of the Year in 2009 by the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA).

Favorite score... District 9

25. Craig Safan

Composer | Cheers

Craig Safan was born on December 17, 1948 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for his work on Cheers (1982), The Last Starfighter (1984) and Warning Sign (1985).

Favorite score... Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins

26. Daniel Pemberton

Composer | Steve Jobs

Daniel Pemberton was born on November 3, 1977 in the UK. He is known for his work on Steve Jobs (2015), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017).

Favorite score... The Counselor

27. Danny Elfman

Music_department | The Nightmare Before Christmas

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 ...

Favorite score... Flubber

28. Dave Grusin

Composer | The Firm

Dave Grusin was born on June 26, 1934 in Littleton, Colorado, USA as David Grusin. He is known for his work on The Firm (1993), The Graduate (1967) and Tootsie (1982).

Favorite score... The Goonies

29. David Arnold

Soundtrack | Casino Royale

David Arnold was born on January 23, 1962 in Luton, England. He is known for his work on Casino Royale (2006), Independence Day (1996) and Godzilla (1998). He has been married to Ellie Pole since June 8, 1996. They have three children.

favorite score... Godzilla

30. David Hirschfelder

Composer | The Dressmaker

David Hirschfelder was born in 1960 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. He is a composer, known for The Dressmaker (2015), The Water Diviner (2014) and The Railway Man (2013).

Favorite score... Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga'Hoole

31. David Newman

Composer | The Nutty Professor

In his 25 year career, David Newman has scored over 100 films, ranging from War of the Roses, Matilda, Bowfinger and Heathers, to the more recent The Spirit, Serenity, and Alvin and the Chipmonks: The Squeakuel. Newman's music has brought to life the critically acclaimed dramas Brokedown Palace and...

Favorite score... The Phantom

32. David Sardy

Composer | Zombieland

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Sardy was active as a singer, songwriter and guitarist (most notably with his group Barkmarket), but since the mid-1990s, he has been more active as a producer, writer and/or mixer. He has worked with an eclectic mix of rock, punk, alternative, electronic and ...

Favorite score... Zombieland

33. Dominic Frontiere

Music_department | Color of Night

Dominic Carmen Frontiere, 86, Emmy and Golden Globe winning film and television composer, former head of music at Paramount Pictures, passed away in Tesuque, New Mexico on 21 December 2017. He is survived by his wife Robin and their children Emily, Joseph, Nicholas and Sofia, as well as daughter ...

Favorite score... The Outer Limits

34. Don Davis

Composer | The Matrix Reloaded

Don Davis was born on February 4, 1957 in Anaheim, California, USA as Donald Romain Davis. He is known for his work on The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Matrix (1999) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003). He has been married to Megan Jeanne MacDonald since May 25, 1986.

Favorite score... The Matrix

Favorite score... Trick R' Treat

36. Ed Shearmur

Composer | Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Ed Shearmur was born on February 28, 1966 in London, England. He is known for his work on Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004), Charlie's Angels (2000) and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003). He was previously married to Allison Shearmur.

Favorite score... K-Pax

37. 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 ...

Favorite score... Battlefield Earth: A Saga Of The Year 3000

38. Elliot Goldenthal

Composer | Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

Elliot Goldenthal is an Academy Award-winning composer best known for his original music scores for such films as Frida (2002) and Across the Universe (2007), among his other works.

He was born on May 2, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York. His father was a house-painter, and his mother was a seamstress. ...

Favorite score... Sphere

39. Elmer Bernstein

Composer | Far from Heaven

Elmer Bernstein was educated at the Walden School and New York University. He served in the US Army Air Corps in World War II. A prolific and respected film music composer, he was a protégé of Aaron Copland, who studied music with Roger Sessions and Stefan Wolpe. Bernstein worked in various ...

Favorite score... Wild Wild West

40. Ennio Morricone

Composer | The Hateful Eight

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 ...

Favorite score... The Untouchables

41. Fernando Velázquez

Composer | El orfanato

Fernando Velázquez is known for his work on The Orphanage (2007), Crimson Peak (2015) and The Impossible (2012).

Favorite score... Devil

Favorite score... Friday The 13th The Series

43. Fred Myrow

Composer | Soylent Green

Composer Fred Myrow was born on July 16, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York. His grandfather was music publishing giant, producer and manager Irving Mills and his father was noted composer Josef Myrow (he wrote the popular hit song "You Make Me Feel So Young"). He moved to Hollywood, California at age six....

Favorite score... Phantasm

44. Gary Chang

Composer | Under Siege

Gary Chang was born on February 22, 1953 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He is known for his work on Under Siege (1992), Double Team (1997) and The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996).

Favorite score... Stephen King's Storm Of The Century

45. Geoff Zanelli

Composer | Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Emmy Award-winning composer Geoff Zanelli is a standout in the film and television scoring industry, garnering accolades and recognition for his diverse musical voice. Zanelli has composed for directors such as Gore Verbinski and Ridley Scott; writer/directors David Koepp, Peter Hedges and David ...

Favorite score... Secret Window

46. Graeme Revell

Composer | The Saint

Graeme Revell was born in New Zealand in 1955. He was graduated from The University of Auckland with degrees in economics and politics. He is a classically trained pianist and French horn player. Revell worked for as a regional planner in Australia and Indonesia and as an orderly in an Australian ...

Favorite score... Child's Play 2

47. Guy Farley

Composer | A Good American

Guy is an award-winning film composer whose outstanding body of work includes over 40 feature films, flagship television series and collaborations with multi-platinum selling artists.

Guy's recent and most notable works include That Good Night, starring John Hurt and Charles Dance; additional music ...

Favorite score... Clive Barker's Book Of Blood

48. Hans Zimmer

Composer | Gladiator

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 ...

Favorite score... Interstellar

2nd favorite score... The Lone Ranger

49. Harald Kloser

Composer | 2012

Harald Kloser was born on July 9, 1956 in Hard, Vorarlberg, Austria. He is a composer, known for 2012 (2009), The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004). He was previously married to Désirée Nosbusch.

Favorite score... The Day After Tomorrow

50. Harry Gregson-Williams

Composer | Shrek

Harry Gregson-Williams is one of Hollywood's most sought-after and prolific composers whose long list of film and television credits underscore the diverse range of his talents. His latest projects include the science fiction action thriller "The Meg," directed by Jon Turteltaub, the action ...

Favorite score... Total Recall (2012)

51. Harry Manfredini

Composer | Friday the 13th

Film composer Harry Manfredini specialises in writing for horror films, but is also a song writer and jazz soloist. From his haunting dramatic scores for The Friday the 13th films, to his adventurous music for The Omegma Code, Harry Manfredini has established himself as a motion picture music ...

Favorite score... Friday The 13th

52. Harry Sukman

Music_department | Song Without End

Harry Sukman was born on December 2, 1912 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on Song Without End (1960), Fanny (1961) and The High Chaparral (1967). He was married to Francesca Paley. He died on December 2, 1984 in Palm Springs, California, USA.

Favorite score... Salem's Lot

53. Heitor Pereira

Music_department | Angry Birds

Heitor Teixeira Pereira was born in Brazil and has worked for Brazilian jazz musicians such as Ivan Lins and Lani Hall. In July 1988 he joined Simply Red as a guitarist and stayed with the band until 1996. During that time he shortened his name to Heitor TP. In 1994 he released a solo album called ...

Favorite score... Despicable Me 2

54. Henry Jackman

Composer | Kingsman: The Secret Service

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 ...

Favorite score... Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

55. Henry Mancini

Soundtrack | Breakfast at Tiffany's

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, but brought up in Pennsylvania, where he played the flute in a local band, as a youth, before sending some arrangements to Benny Goodman. Goodman offered him a job and, after serving in WWII, he joined the rearranged Glenn Miller band. In 1952, he was given a two-week ...

Favorite score... Charade

56. Howard Shore

Music_department | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Howard Shore is a Canadian composer, born in Toronto. He was born in a Jewish family. He started studying music when 8-years-old, and played as a member of bands by the time he was 13-years-old. He was interested in a professional career in music as a teenager. He studied music at the Berklee ...

Favorite score... The Fly (1986)

57. Ilan Eshkeri

Composer | Layer Cake

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, theatres, galleries and on film & television; his eclectic body of work is linked by his love ...

Favorite score... 47 Ronin

58. Fil Eisler

Composer | To the Bone

Fil Eisler is an award-winning composer with projects ranging from big studio action pieces and comedies, to gritty independent films and hit television shows. His inventive scores and signature themes enliven some of TV's most popular series and notable films. He composes for Fox's Golden ...

Favorite score... Revenge

59. J. Peter Robinson

Composer | Cocktail

J. Peter Robinson was born on September 16, 1945 in Fulmer, Buckinghamshire, England. He is known for his work on Cocktail (1988), Wayne's World (1992) and The World's Fastest Indian (2005). He has been married to Denise Hudson since 2000.

Favorite score... Wes Craven's New Nightmare

60. 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 ...

Favorite score... Jumanji

61. James Newton Howard

Composer | King Kong

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 (1985) in 1985. He has been nominated for eight Academy Awards. He currently is a songwriter, ...

Favorite score... Dreamcatcher

Favorite Score... Tomb Raider

63. Jay Ferguson

Soundtrack | The Terminator

Also wrote the theme music to Television shows such as Going to Extremes (1992), Viper (1996), The Office and Women's Murder Club. Got into writing TV theme songs after being asked if there were any of his songs lying around that needed some rock songs that would be used for The Terminator movie.

Favorite score... A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child

64. Jammes Luckett

Soundtrack | May

She was the only member of Alien Tempo Experiment 13, who also wrote and performed a number of songs in 'May'. Jaye was also the Music Supervisor for the movie.

Favorite score... Sick Girl

65. Jerry Goldsmith

Composer | L.A. Confidential

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 ...

Favorite score... Gremlins

66. Joby Talbot

Composer | The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Joby Talbot began writing and performing in the early 90s, joining Neil Hannon in the UK pop phenomenon, The Divine Comedy. The successful partnership produced seven albums for The Divine Comedy, Ute Lemper's critical masterpiece, Punishing Kiss and a live collaboration with Michael Nyman, which ...

Favorite score... The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

67. Joel McNeely

Composer | The Avengers

Joel McNeely was born on March 28, 1959 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. He is known for his work on The Avengers (1998), Air Force One (1997) and Soldier (1998).

Favorite score... A Million Ways To Die In The West

68. John Carpenter

Soundtrack | Escape from New York

John Howard Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York, to mother Milton Jean (Carter) and father Howard Ralph Carpenter. His family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where his father, a professor, was head of the music department at Western Kentucky University. He attended Western Kentucky ...

Favorite Score... Escape From New York

69. John Debney

Music_department | The Jungle Book

John Debney's career seemed destined for Hollywood, the son of Disney Studios producer Louis Debney, John grew up in nearby Glendale, California where he got early inspiration for film and music growing up on the Disney Studio lot. The child of two musicians, John showed an early aptitude for music...

Favorite score... Liar Liar

70. John Frizzell

Composer | Dante's Peak

John Frizzell was born in 1966 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Dante's Peak (1997), Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996) and Cradle 2 the Grave (2003).

Favorite score... Thir13en Ghosts (2001)

71. John Harrison

Director | Dune

John Harrison began his career directing rock videos and working as 1st Asst. Director for famed horror director,George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead (1968)/Creepshow (1982)). Harrison wrote and directed multiple episodes of Romero's classic TV series,Tales from the Darkside (1983)m], before ...

Favorite score... Creepshow

72. John Morris

Music_department | The Elephant Man

John Morris was born on October 18, 1926 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA as John Leonard Morris. He is known for his work on The Elephant Man (1980), Blazing Saddles (1974) and Coach (1989). He was married to Francesca Bosetti. He died on January 25, 2018 in Red Hook, New York, USA.

Favorite score... Clue

73. John Murphy

Composer | Sunshine

John Murphy is a British film composer from Liverpool. He began composing music scores for films in the early 1990s, working on several successful British movies, enjoying particular success with the soundtracks to Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000).

Since 2000, Murphy has ...

Favorite score... 28 Days Later

74. John Ottman

Composer | Valkyrie

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...

Favorite score... Eight Legged Freaks

75. John Powell

Composer | Solo: A Star Wars Story

John Powell was born on September 18, 1963 in London, England. He is a composer, known for Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), How to Train Your Dragon (2010) and Rio (2011). He was previously married to Melinda Lerner.

Favorite score... Knight and Day

76. John Williams

Soundtrack | Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

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 ...

Favorite score... The Fury

77. Johnny Mandel

Music_department | MASH

Johnny Mandel was born on November 23, 1925 in New York City, New York, USA as John Alfred Mandel. He is known for his work on MASH (1970), The Sandpiper (1965) and Caddyshack (1980).

Favorite score... Caddyshack

78. Jonathan Snipes

Soundtrack | Snakes on a Plane

Jonathan Snipes is known for his work on Snakes on a Plane (2006), Starry Eyes (2014) and The Veil (2017).

Favorite score... Room 237

79. Joseph Bishara

Composer | Insidious

Joseph Bishara is known for his work on Insidious (2010), The Conjuring 2 (2016) and The Conjuring (2013).

Favorite score... The Conjuring

Previous favorite score... Dark Skies

80. Joseph LoDuca

Composer | Le pacte des loups

By the age of 15 (1973), Joseph LoDuca was opening for rock legends Bob Seger and Ted Nugent in smoky Detroit clubs and sneaking into Jeff Beck concerts. He was hooked. He went on to train formally in classical music at the University of Michigan and in New York City. He plugged into the jazz scene...

Favorite score... Boogeyman

81. Joseph Trapanese

Composer | The Greatest Showman

Joseph Trapanese is best known for his sleek, ominous score work for blockbuster films like "Tron: Legacy," "Straight Outta Compton," "Oblivion," and the "Raid" series. As a composer, arranger, and producer for movie, television, theater, and video game music, he has collaborated with a number of ...

Favorite score... Oblivion

82. Junkie XL

Composer | Mad Max: Fury Road

Junkie XL was born on December 8, 1967 in Lichtenvoorde, Gelderland, Netherlands as Antonius B. Holkenborg.

Favorite Score... Mad Max: Fury Road

83. Kevin Manthei

Sound_department | Resident Evil

Kevin Manthei has been working in the film, television and game arena for nearly 20 years. He has worked as the series composer on six animated TV shows - representing over 200 half hour episodes, composed over 50 game soundtracks, has made a mark composing music for independent films, as well as ...

Favorite score... Invader Zim

84. Klaus Badelt

Composer | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Composer Klaus Badelt started his musical career writing and producing music for dozens of highly successful movies and commercials in his native Germany. In 1998, Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer invited him to move his musical home to Media Ventures in Santa Monica, CA. Since then, Klaus has ...

Favorite score... Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl

85. Kristopher Carter

Composer | Batman: The Killing Joke

Kristopher Carter began his career as one of the youngest composers to work for Warner Bros, scoring his first episode of "Batman: The Animated Series (1992)" at the age of 22. He received an Emmy Award for "Batman Beyond (1999)", as well as seven other Emmy nominations and two Annie Award ...

86. Lalo Schifrin

Music_department | Rush Hour

Immensely talented, Argentinian born pianist, conductor and composer who has written over 100 scores for both television & the cinema including the memorable themes to Mission: Impossible (1966), Mannix (1967), Starsky and Hutch (1975), Cool Hand Luke (1967), and Bullitt (1968). Schifrin has ...

Favorite score... The Amityville Horror

87. Lorne Balfe

Music_department | Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Lorne Balfe was born on February 23, 1976 in Inverness, Scotland. He is known for his work on Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), Megamind (2010) and Inception (2010).

Favorite Score... Crysis 2

88. Lucas Vidal

Composer | Mientras duermes

Lucas Vidal was born in 1984 in Madrid, Spain. He is known for his work on Mientras duermes (2011), The Raven (2012) and The Cold Light of Day (2012).

Favorite score... The Raven

89. Marc Streitenfeld

Composer | Prometheus

Marc Streitenfeld was born in 1974 in Munich, Bavaria, West Germany. He is known for his work on Prometheus (2012), American Gangster (2007) and Robin Hood (2010).

Favorite score... American Gangster

90. Marco Beltrami

Composer | I, Robot

Marco Beltrami was born on October 7, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on I, Robot (2004), World War Z (2013) and Knowing (2009).

Favorite score... The Watcher

91. 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, ...

Favorite score... The Mechanic (2011)

92. Mark Mancina

Composer | Speed

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 (2001), is a benchmark score that expanded the boundaries of scoring street-wise drama, and is widely...

Favorite Score... Speed

93. Mark Mothersbaugh

Composer | Thor: Ragnarok

Graduate of Woodridge High School in Peninsula, Ohio.

Attended Kent State University (1970-73) in Kent, Ohio, to focus on attaining an art degree. While at Kent State Mothersbaugh met Jerry Casale and Bob Lewis, who ultimately joined him in forming the 1970-80s avant-garde band Devo.

Awarded an ...

Favorite score... The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou

2nd Favorite Score... The Lego Movie

94. 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 ...

Favorite score... The X-Files

95. Matthew Margeson

Composer | Kingsman: The Secret Service

Matthew Margeson was born on June 9, 1980 in Brick, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), Skyline (2010) and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016).

Favorite score... Skyline

96. Max Steiner

Composer | The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Austrian composer who achieved legendary status as the creator of hundreds of classic American film scores. As a child he was astonishingly musically gifted, composing complex works as a teenager and completing the course of study at Vienna's Hochschule fuer Musik und Darstellende Kunst in only one...

Favorite score... Gone With The Wind

97. Michael Andrews

Composer | Donnie Darko

Michael Andrews is known for his work on Donnie Darko (2001), Bad Teacher (2011) and Bridesmaids (2011).

Favorite score... Donnie Darko

98. Michael Giacchino

Composer | Star Trek

Michael Giacchino is an American composer of music for films, television and video games.

Giacchino composed the scores to the television series Lost, Alias and Fringe, the video game series Medal of Honor and Call of Duty and many films such as The Incredibles (2004), Star Trek (2009), Up (2009), ...

Favorite score... Star Trek Into Darkness

99. Michael Hoenig

Composer | The Blob

Toured briefly with Tangerine Dream in 1975.

Favorite score... Class Of 1999

2nd Favorite Score... The Blob (1988)

100. Michael Kamen

Soundtrack | Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Michael Kamen was born on April 15, 1948 in New York City, New York, USA as Michael Arnold Kamen. He was married to Sandra Keenan. He died on November 18, 2003 in London, England.

Favorite score... Die Hard With A Vengeance



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