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Best composer of movie soundtracks?

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In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2010 01:11:29 BDT
Runmovies says:
I totaly agree with you , I mentioned Miklos Rozsa who is one of the greatest Composer ever.

Posted on 23 May 2010 10:28:19 BDT
robert240960 says:
John Williams - end of story!

Posted on 26 May 2010 10:25:39 BDT
T. Parsons says:
Top 3 are:
Thomas Newman (American Beauty/ Meet Joe Black
Angelo Badalamenti (Twin Peaks/ Muholland Drive
John Williams (Just cause he's so well known)

Posted on 31 May 2010 11:30:35 BDT
Mr. C. Evans says:
The late, great Jerry Goldsmith!

Posted on 4 Jun 2010 09:35:54 BDT
My man - Lalo Schifrin. David Holmes scoring gets my vote too.

Posted on 6 Jul 2010 22:14:53 BDT
Vauban says:
Maurice Jarre without a doubt (although John Williams comes close with Raiders of the Lost Ark).

Posted on 7 Jul 2010 19:33:07 BDT
Kris Jones says:
James Horner is my most sort after composer and the soundtrack to Krull I think is great. Then Jerry Goldsmith comes next 13TH WARRIOR and his vast back log of music. And not forgeting John williams with Raiders of the lost ark. Vangelis with bladerunner ect. But the music of James Horner is the best out there for me.

Posted on 8 Jul 2010 00:12:14 BDT
Mr Blobby says:
John Barry
Dimitri Tiompkin
Ennio Morricone

Posted on 25 Jan 2012 02:37:40 GMT
Ms. T. King says:
If its a John then this one will always go with Barry!
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Posted on 21 Feb 2012 11:57:31 GMT
john williams is a superb composer .just love the star wars and indy scores as well as e.t,schindlers list,hook,the war horse,home alone,jurassic park,close encounters and not forgetting the superb superman.

Posted on 4 Mar 2012 14:18:14 GMT
R. Irvine says:
John Barry for composing the extremely distinctive James Bond soundtrack, as well as many other successful films like Dances With Wolves. My grandma briefly knew him when he used to live in York. She used to meet up with his brother Pat and him at a dance hall in York, but John Barry was always more interested in the bands performing there, rather than dancing.

Posted on 7 Mar 2012 05:59:50 GMT
boogiejuice says:
Ennio Morricone by a mile. My fav musician who did a few scores in addition to his many popular music pieces is Johnny Harris.

Posted on 17 Jul 2012 07:42:03 BDT
Morricone, Morricone and Morricone

Posted on 24 Jul 2012 17:17:07 BDT
I thought this would be easy, as Morricone is up there at the top as far as I'm concerned. But then I remembered the soundtrack to 'The Mission' - beautiful- and Michael Nyman'ssoundtrack to 'The Draughtsman's Contract. Notwithstanding Glass's 'Koyaanisqatsi, of course. Lalo Schifrin's score to 'Bullit'is another classic. Though not original music i.e,written for the film, the soundtrack to 'Manahttan' is another goody in my book.

Posted on 6 Aug 2012 13:34:28 BDT
JOHN WILLIAMS!!!!!! Ok, so some of the films are a bit repetitive in a few areas (e.g harry potter and hook are similar) but thats because they are the same sort of film. but he is really a musical genius - especially in MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN and TINTIN. you should try those CDs.

Posted on 31 Oct 2012 12:52:34 GMT
Last edited by the author on 31 Oct 2012 14:22:57 GMT
P. Aj Smith says:
Who else has the eclectic range of Jerry Goldsmith? from the dissonant atonality of Planet Of The Apes, the choral splendour of The Omen, the impressionistic romanticism of Legend, the erzatz jazz rythms of In Like Flint, the reflective martial tonality of Patton, or the mind blowing ethnic flavours of Tora,Tora,Tora, The Wind And The Lion, The Ghost And The Darkness, and his many western scores. The psychological complexities of his tone poems for Chinatown, Magic, Seconds, etc are just phenomenal, in the words of Elmer Bernstein ''If I were a producer or director and I was looking for someone to score a film, my first choice would be Jerry Goldsmith. Jerry is uncompromising in his drive for excellence, uncompromising in his bravery to experiment with other media. He is the kind of composer who makes a film"

Posted on 1 Dec 2012 20:58:11 GMT
P. Morgan says:
Max Steiner (King Kong, Adventures of Mark Twain) Franz Waxman (Taras Bulba, Sunset Boulevard) Bernard Herrmann (Jason and the Argonauts, Citizen Kane) Miklos Rozsa (El Cid, Private Life of Sherlock Holmes) John Williams (Empire Strikes Back, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) Danny Elfman (Batman Returns, Sleepy Hollow)

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Dec 2012 11:47:34 GMT
Andy B says:
I love John Barry's work
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