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 Posted:   Dec 22, 2013 - 1:31 AM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

JERRY GOLDSMITH 100% FOR ME



Close to 100%: Rozsa
Herrmann
Korngold
Bernstein
North
William Walton
John Corigiano
Waxman

 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2013 - 5:12 AM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

I can think of only one name:

ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2013 - 5:18 AM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

John Williams in the late seventies / eighties was at the top of his game and never disappointed

 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2013 - 5:38 AM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

John Williams in the late seventies / eighties was at the top of his game and never disappointed


Same for Elmer Bernstein from the mid-50s to the mid-60s - and there are others who had such peaks. But for an entire career?...

 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2013 - 9:29 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD!

Yes. Of course.

 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2013 - 10:28 AM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

No composer ever went to bat for me.

 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2013 - 10:32 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Re: Is there a composer who bats 100% for you?

Probably not.

 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2013 - 10:41 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

JERRY GOLDSMITH 100% FOR ME



Close to 100%: Rozsa
Herrmann
Korngold
Bernstein
North
William Walton
John Corigiano
Waxman


Just curious...what scores from those composers (especially Korngold) make them less than 100%?

Corigliano seems rather impossible if you're talking about his film music...if you dislike just one of his scores he drops considerably away from 100%.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2013 - 2:28 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

JERRY GOLDSMITH 100% FOR ME



Close to 100%: Rozsa
Herrmann
Korngold
Bernstein
North
William Walton
John Corigiano
Waxman


Just curious...what scores from those composers (especially Korngold) make them less than 100%?

Corigliano seems rather impossible if you're talking about his film music...if you dislike just one of his scores he drops considerably away from 100%.




I guess I would include the "close to composers" in my 100% group or pretty close.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2013 - 3:57 PM   
 By:   GOLDSMITHDAKING   (Member)

Hans Zimmer.

Oh, and Goldsmith of course.

 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2013 - 4:03 PM   
 By:   Trent B.   (Member)

In my opinion, nobody can ever hit it perfectly every single time.

Truer words have never been spoken. Or would that be typed? razz Either way this is true.

Although it can change from a "certain point of view" as Obi-Wan would put it.

 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2013 - 4:46 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Some composers make me batty 100% of the time.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2013 - 5:53 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I've yet to hear a Herrmann score that I don't love.

I've got a couple of dogs I'd be happy to sell ya.

 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2013 - 10:34 PM   
 By:   robertmro   (Member)

Come on, let's get real here. There are only two composers who even come close to batting a thousand. They are Bernard Herrmann and Franz Waxman.

I have no horse in this race. I'm just being honest.

 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2013 - 10:53 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

I've yet to hear a Herrmann score that I don't love.

I've got a couple of dogs I'd be happy to sell ya.


 
 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2013 - 8:14 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Herrmann scored Peewee's Playhouse?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2013 - 8:34 AM   
 By:   MikeyKW   (Member)

Williams and Herrmann, for me.

Alfred and Thomas Newman are also runners-up. Barry doing Bond as well. Barry's non-Bonds are frustrating for me: like watching a sports car revving up its engine and going nowhere.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2013 - 8:59 AM   
 By:   Hansbudgie   (Member)

John Barry. As a musical dramatist he always achieved 100% for me.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2013 - 9:01 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

...

Barry doing Bond as well. Barry's non-Bonds are frustrating for me: like watching a sports car revving up its engine and going nowhere.


Nah ... more like: the best Bordeaux or --- wines: the JB007 scores are the aroma which pull you in ... the other scores are the lovely flavour, the enticing taste, the feeling of satisfaction as you take each sip ...

And they age so well.

smile

Provided you have the palate for them, of course!

Mitch

 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2013 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

My really really favorite composers (Bernstein, Rozsa, Goldsmith, Broughton and a few others) are batting about (to use your choice of phrasing) 80%. Face it, all of them have their "phoned in" scores, when time was short, the movie was a clunker, and nobody (they thought) was really ever going to notice that the themes sounded a whole lot like ones written for some other past score. The great ones rise to the occasion when a terrific score is needed, and also do nice (if not necessarily memorable) work for most of the rest. 80% quality work is pretty great IMO.

 
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