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 Posted:   May 2, 2024 - 10:00 AM   
 By:   Night   (Member)

Elliot Goldenthal turns 70 years old today, unquestionably one of the greatest living composers.

Happy birthday maestro!

 
 
 Posted:   May 2, 2024 - 10:06 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

The man, the legend! Happy birthday to one of my favourite film composers.

 
 
 Posted:   May 2, 2024 - 11:24 AM   
 By:   rocketman   (Member)

Happy Birthday to Elliot Goldenthal!

Just love his style.
Alien 3 and Batman Forever are two of my all-time favorite scores!!

 
 Posted:   May 2, 2024 - 3:20 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

Happy birthday to one of the greats.

 
 
 Posted:   May 3, 2024 - 11:04 AM   
 By:   MotoMan   (Member)

Actually I recently discovered Elliot Goldenthal because of this forum and I quickly purchased 21 of his CDs and I enjoyed them all. Amazing, I love his music! Happy “70th” Birthday Elliot Goldenthal and many more.

 
 
 Posted:   May 22, 2024 - 8:12 AM   
 By:   Night   (Member)

Apparently Goldenthal is currently working on a new musical with Julie Taymor. No new film project(s) as far as I know.

 
 
 Posted:   May 22, 2024 - 8:21 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

Doesn't time fly. I remember him when he was a pup.

 
 Posted:   May 22, 2024 - 8:42 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

One of the greats. Oh how I wish he were still actively scoring films.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   May 24, 2024 - 4:12 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I haven't been to Krakow in a decade or so, and thoroughly miss it. But when Robert Piaskowski (the festival chief) just posted this photo with two of my top 10 film composers meeting, it hurt extra much.

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2024 - 8:02 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

So Goldenthal has started wearing a Goldsmith ponytail?

LOL

 
 
 Posted:   May 24, 2024 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

He, he...

It's the grey suit of someone in the background, but kinda looks that way, doesn't it?

 
 
 Posted:   May 25, 2024 - 3:12 AM   
 By:   Scope   (Member)

Are those Film Music Festival events recorded or distributed? There was a panel between him and Dirk Brosse yesterday which I'd like to hear.

 
 
 Posted:   May 25, 2024 - 8:31 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Are those Film Music Festival events recorded or distributed? There was a panel between him and Dirk Brosse yesterday which I'd like to hear.

I don't think so. Would have loved to see them. As I said, it's been more than 10 years since I attended the festival, and I miss it deeply.

But no comments about the picture I posted above? I think it's legendary already -- a meeting between what I consider the greatest living European film composer and one of the greatest American ones. That's not something that happens every day. It's akin to the meeting between Morricone and Williams during the Oscar event a few years ago.

 
 Posted:   May 25, 2024 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   Trekfan   (Member)

But no comments about the picture I posted above? I think it's legendary already -- a meeting between what I consider the greatest living European film composer and one of the greatest American ones.

Part of the lack of response might be confusion. The other individual in the photo was never identified by name in this thread. I'm just not sure who it is at all. Tried to find the IG account of a "Robert Piaskowski" but only found one locked/private one. It was never indicated WHERE that individual posted the photo to attempt to look up the other composer name there either.

 
 
 Posted:   May 25, 2024 - 8:42 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Ah, OK, sorry, I thought his face was familiar.

The other composer is none other than Zbigniew Preisner, who - IMO - has taken up the mantle as Europe's greatest film composer after the deaths of Morricone and Vangelis (Zimmer is more American than European these days).

 
 
 Posted:   May 27, 2024 - 2:56 AM   
 By:   Smaug   (Member)

Robert Piaskowski IS the Krakow Film Music Festival. He’s the director since the beginning. I saw his photos on Facebook.

As for composers meeting, that’s what Kraków’s FMF is all about. You would look left and there is Goldenthal talking to Kilar and you look right and there would be Patrick Doyle and Hans Zimmer and on your way out of the room you’d have to walk around Djawadi, Penderecki, and Joe Hisaishi.

It’s to our great cultural shame as Americans we have NOTHING like this. Most of these composers catch two connecting flights to get to Krakow just to hear their music played and celebrated. I have been there four times now.

 
 
 Posted:   May 27, 2024 - 3:15 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

It's such a shame Goldenthal fudged his film scoring career by being such a precious dick in suing Warner's (who he was practically under contract with at one stage) over the whole TITUS/300 temp track situation.
What bugs me the most is that the same fate could have befallen Goldenthal himself, when starting out, had Lalo Schifrin been of similar mind* over his stealing of THE AMITYVILLE HORROR for PET SEMATARY.


* less classy and understanding

 
 
 Posted:   May 27, 2024 - 3:23 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

As for composers meeting, that’s what Kraków’s FMF is all about. You would look left and there is Goldenthal talking to Kilar and you look right and there would be Patrick Doyle and Hans Zimmer and on your way out of the room you’d have to walk around Djawadi, Penderecki, and Joe Hisaishi.

I know. I remember it well. It's just that THIS particular meeting holds extra significance to me (Goldenthal used to be my number 3 composer, and I'm a completist of his, and Preisner is my number 5 -- yes, I like to rank stuff). Would have loved to be a fly on the wall for that conversation.

 
 
 Posted:   May 27, 2024 - 4:44 PM   
 By:   Smaug   (Member)

It's such a shame Goldenthal fudged his film scoring career by being such a precious dick in suing Warner's (who he was practically under contract with at one stage) over the whole TITUS/300 temp track situation.
What bugs me the most is that the same fate could have befallen Goldenthal himself, when starting out, had Lalo Schifrin been of similar mind* over his stealing of THE AMITYVILLE HORROR for PET SEMATARY.


* less classy and understanding


This is an interesting take. I’m going to come over to your house and eat food out of your fridge. I will then steal your car. I hope you will be understanding and won’t be a “precious d*#k” about it.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2024 - 12:38 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

Haha.
Crazy analogy.
Breaking and entering and theft = Hollywood plagiarism.
Okkaaaaaayyyyyyy.

 
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