So You're Into Film Scores...? So am I!by bellis90 | created - 24 Jan 2014 | updated - 10 months ago | 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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Favorite score... Tower Heist
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
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
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
Favorite score... Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
26. Daniel Pemberton
Composer | Steve Jobs
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
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
Composer | The Dressmaker
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
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
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
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 Untouchables
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
Composer | El orfanato
Favorite score... Devil
42. Fred Mollin
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
Favorite score... Stephen King's Storm Of The Century
45. Geoff Zanelli
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
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: ...
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
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
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
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
Director Lucky McKee reported in Fangoria Magazine that, Luckett played the character 'May' in several of his original student films. According to Fangoria and McKee, Jaye Barnes Luckett lived on a co-ed dorm room floor with Lucky McKee and several other people that worked on 'May' at the ...
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
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
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
Music_department | Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
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
Favorite score... Caddyshack
78. Jonathan Snipes
Soundtrack | Snakes on a Plane
Favorite score... Room 237
79. Joseph Bishara
Composer | Insidious
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 | Constantine
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
Composer | Yesterday Was a Lie
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
Favorite Score... Crysis 2
88. Lucas Vidal
Composer | Mientras duermes
Favorite score... The Raven
Composer | Prometheus
Favorite score... American Gangster
90. Marco Beltrami
Composer | I, Robot
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
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
Favorite score... Donnie Darko
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
Favorite score... Class Of 1999
2nd Favorite Score... The Blob (1988)