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 Posted:   Feb 14, 2014 - 7:02 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Some of my favorites of GEORGES are THE INNOCENT-61- BRIDGE TO THE SUN-61-THE JOURNEY-59- THE SPIDER AND THE FLY-49- BONJOUR TRISTESSE-58- GOODBYE AGAIN-61

 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2014 - 7:11 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Some of my favorites of GEORGES are THE INNOCENT-61- BRIDGE TO THE SUN-61-THE JOURNEY-59- THE SPIDER AND THE FLY-49- BONJOUR TRISTESSE-58- GOODBYE AGAIN-61

And the Main title to LE SALAIRE DE LA PEUR. Wish more of Mr. Auric's music were available on CD. His stuff is gold.

 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2014 - 7:57 PM   
 By:   Zoragoth   (Member)

His music for Cocteau's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is magical and sublime.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2014 - 8:18 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

JOHN CORIGLIANO-was born on FEBRUARY 16 1938 IN NEW YORK CITY. A classical composer of many works over the decades he scored 3 interesting films in his career. ALTERED STATES-80- REVOLUTION-85- and THE RED VIOLIN-Still active at 76.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2014 - 9:34 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

JOHN'S score for ALTERED STATES-80-is a weird very effective score and a definite asset to this strange film.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2014 - 7:10 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

RON GOODWIN was born on FEBRUARY 17, 1925 IN PLYMOUTH ENGLAND. He was to scored over 70 films from the late 50's into the 80's.Some of his better known efforts included I'M ALL RIGHT JACK[SELLERS] 59 , VILLAGE OF THE DAMMED-60[AND IT'S SEQUEL] A STRING OF MISS MARPLE FILMS,633 SQUADRON-64-THOSE MAGINFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES-65-WHERE EAGLES DARE-69, BATTLE OF BRITAIN-69-FRENZY-72[HITCHCOCK], FORCE TEN FROM NAVORONE-78 ETC ETC ETC.He also put out albums over the years doing other composer's music. He passed away in JANUARY , 2004, AT THE AGE OF 77.A SOLID COMPOSER for sure.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 7:30 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Some of my personal favorites of Ron's are THE MISS MARPLE THEME,OF HUMAN BONDAGE-63, 633 SQUADRON-64-THE TRAP-66-BATTLE OF BRITAIN-69-FRENZY-72-RIDE A WILD PONY-75- FORCE TEN FROM NAVARONE-78, among others.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 7:02 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

ANGELO FRANCESCO LAVAGNINO was born on FEBRUARY 22, 1909 in ITALY-From the early 50's till the mid 70's he was to score around 80 films in all types of genres, drama, biblical. Greek mythology, scifi, spy, action etc etc.Some of his better known efforts were-THE NAKED MAJA-59-THE SAVAGE INNOCENTS-61- GORGO-61-THE CORSICAN BROTHERS-62-MCGUIRE GO HOME-65-ETC ETC. He had a knack of coming up with some beautiful themes and soaring mood themes as well. He did his share of Hercules type efforts in the early 60's and a string of Italian Scifi efforts in the mid 60's.His films were mostly based in Italy.Although a few were from other countries or co- productions. He passed away in August of 1987 at the age of 78.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2014 - 4:36 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

GORGO-59- A fantastic effective score by ANGELO, that takes in everything that is needed for a score to be good, Majestic pretty theme, effective action themes, on the mark suspense cues blended perfectly together to create such a asset to a film.If this film was all he did he could be remembered as a composer who knew very well what a film score needs.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2014 - 6:17 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

GARY CHANG was born on FEBRUARY 22, 1953 in MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA. He has scored over 70 films since the mid 80's.A good chunk of them for TV. Some of his popular films includes -SNIPER--UNDER SIEGE, ISLAND OF DR MOREAU,THE WALKING DEAD, FIREPOWER ETC ETC. He is currently still active in the field.Hopefully with much more to offer in years to come

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2014 - 6:19 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

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 Posted:   Feb 20, 2014 - 10:58 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Some of my other favorites of ANGELO besides GORGO are LEGEND OF THE LOST-57-ESTHER AND THE KING-60-THE SAVAGE INNOCENTS-61-DARK PURPOSE-64-SNOW DEVILS-65-WILD WILD PLANET-65 ETC

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 21, 2014 - 6:15 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

MAURIZIO DE ANGELIS was born on FEBRUARY 22, 1947 in the suburbs of ROME, ITALY-A prolific composer who has written music for over 150 films since the early 70's.Mostly films from the Italian cinema. His output includes nearly all types of genres, westerns, action, drama, horror etc etc. Some of his better known films are TRINITY IS STILL MY NAME, ZORRO- SLAVE OF THE CANNIBAL GOD-CHINO-TORSO-KILLER FISH and loads more. Maurizio is still active in the industry and has a brother GUIDO who he has worked with on his musical projects.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2014 - 5:37 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

ALLAN GRAY was born on FEBRUARY 23, 1902 in POLAND. MR GRAY scored over 20 films from the early 30's till the mid 50's.He started out in the early 30's doing film scores for German films. Later in the decade he started doing films in England which he continue to do throughout the 40's and early 50's, His last score was a German effort in 1955. Some of his better known efforts were-THE AFRICAN QUEEN-51-LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONAL BLIMP-42- STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN-46- THE CANTERBURY TALE-44 ETC .He died on September 10th, 1973 at the age of 71.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2014 - 9:33 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

MICHEL LEGRAND was born on FEBRUARY 24, 1932 in BECON- LES BRUYERES, PARIS, FRANCE.MICHEL is indeed one of the most popular film composers of all time. While he is often not put into the bunch of French composers who started doing popular scores during the FRENCH WAVE in the 60's[possibly because unlike the others he has blended so much into the American culture, one got to think of him like Henry Mancini and others] He did indeed start off in the 50's doing films in France. But after his success with UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOUGH, by the late 60's he was doing major films from Hollywood. This , plus the fact his music was being exposed by major pop stars of the American culture like BARBARA STREISAND and the like. However at the same time he always went back at a steady rate to his roots doing French films.In reality pass the assumption looking at his total output, it stand close to the 50% mark. Films he did in his country and films he has done around the world. In short he is probably the most successful French film composer in America.He has done over 200 films and to list all his well known scores would be fitted for another thread.Here though are a few, THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR-68-ICE STATION ZEBRA-68-THE YOUNG GIRLS OF RICHEFERT-67-THE HAPPY ENDING-69-LE MANS-71PIECES OF DREAMS-71-THE GO BETWEEN-71WUTHERING HEIGHTS-71-SUMMER OF 42- 71[SMASH]BRIAN'S SONG-71[SMASH]LADY SINGS THE BLUES-72-THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT-75-BEST FRIENDS--82-[BIG HIT]NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN-83- YENTL-83 ETC ETC ETC,MICHEL is alive and well currently at the age of 82

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2014 - 11:13 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT-75- was a wonderful score but it was a score that for some reason didn't seem to leave a Legrand Trademark. Listening to it, I always get the feeling it was from a composer like LAWRENCE ROSENTHAL or film composers from say the 30's and 40's.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2014 - 3:31 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Of course all wasn't good and dandy with Michel and his critics all his life. Some thought his scoring of a James Bond film NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN-83- was one if not the worst James Bond score and song. His WUTHERING HEIGHTS theme from 1970 leaves something to be desire it lacks that full blood type of theme that usually is prevalent for a movie like that. It seems to also be a little dull and redundant as well, not one of his better efforts.But these things don't subtract from the fact he was a fine film composer.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2014 - 5:40 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Singers always loved to sing Michel's music. Of all the film composers over the decades he would probably be in the top 10 of composers who had vocals done on his film music.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2014 - 9:12 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

FRED STEINER was born on FEBRUARY 24, 1923 IN NEW YORK CITY.MR STEINER was most active in the TV industry although occasionally he did a theatrical film. He is best remembered for his PERRY MASON theme and score. He also did music for the following very popular shows, STAR TREK, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, GUNSMOKE ETC ETC. He passed away on JUNE 23, 2011 at the age of 88.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2014 - 6:27 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

GEORGE DUNING was born on FEBRUARY 25, 1908 in RICHMOND, INDIANA.He scored over 200 films from the 40's till the early 80's. Nearly exclusively in the first 2 decades for COLUMBIA PICTURES.A few of his many films were-THE MAN FROM COLORADO-48-THE DARK PAST-49-JOLSON SINGS AGAIN-49-NO SAD SONGS FOR ME-50-FROM HERE TO ETERNITY-53-PICNIC-55-BELL BOOK AND CANDLE-58-ETC ETC. In the 70'S he did a bunch of TV movies, closing out his career in the early 80's with films like THE DREAM MERCHANTS-80-GOLIATH AWAITS-81-He passed away on FEBRUARY 27, 2000 at the age of 92.

 
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