Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|The "Star Wars" Trilogy and, later, "Star Wars Episode 1" (beginning in 1977)?||Film Composers Quiz
|Finally, what son of a Pittsburgh flautist composed memorable jazz-based scores for TV and movies?||Classic Movie Composers
Henry Mancini. He wrote the 'Peter Gunn' and 'Mr. Lucky' themes for TV and later such themes as 'The Pink Panther' and 'Moon River'(for 'Breakfast At Tiffany's) that got him the Oscars! Herrmann did pen the original theme for "Twilight Zone", and Goldsmith and Williams also wrote for TV. But only Mancini was the son of a flute-playing Pittsburgh steel worer!
Alex North. Among North's other great scores are the fiery 'Viva Zapata!' and the haunting 'Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?'
David Amram. Schooled in both classical and jazz styles, Amram gave a memorable score to 'Candidate', and also compsed Kazan's 'Splendor In The Grass'.
David Raksin. Best known for his 'Laura' theme, Raksin's 'Bad and The Beautiful' score is just plain gorgeous! Others that should be better known are 'Forever Amber' (an especial favorite of mine!), 'The Big Combo' and the unforgettable 'Will Penny'.
On The Waterfront. He shoulda been a contendah! Bernstein's score was Oscar-worthy(but didn't win). His 'On The Town' and 'West Side Story' were filmed , but 'Waterfront' was his only original film score. (The others were written by Walter Schumann and Leonard Rosenmann)
he won two consecutive Oscars. Waxman won two Oscars in two consecutive years for 'Sunset Boulevard' and 'A Place In The Sun', though he wrote many a memorable score, including his theme to 'Peyton Place'.
The Killers. The three others were Rozsa's Oscar scores, though as every film buff knows, the 'da-da-da-dum' motif from 'Killers' became the theme of the TV classic 'Dragnet'!
Moravian. Korngold, best known for 'Robin Hood', was born in Moravia, an Austro-Hungarian province that became Czechoslovakia after WW1.
|This great music man did 'Halloween H20' (1998), 'Christine' (1983) and 'The Fog' (1980). Who did the great scary music in these movies?||Movie Composers
John Carpenter. John Carpenter lends his musical talent to many a scary movie. His first was 'Dark Star'(1974) and he did his own movie, 'John Carpenter's Vampires' in 1997. I hope you enjoyed this quiz!
|This man made music for all types of movies. Three are 'The Mirror Has Two Faces'(96), 'A Chorus Line'(85) and 'Sophie's Choice'(82). Who is this man?||Movie Composers
Marvin Hamlisch. Marvin Hamlisch made 'The Sting'(73) and 'Three Men And A Baby'(87). Great music!
|This man did 'Married To It'(93), 'Ghost Dad'(90) and 'Victor, Victoria'(82). Who is this talent?||Movie Composers
Henry Mancini. Henry Mancini started with 'Lost In Alaska'(52) and did one of my favorites, 'Santa Claus: The Movie'(85).
|This man did music for musicals as well as dramas. He did 'Paint Your Wagon'(69), 'The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse' (62) and 'Silk Stockings'(57). Who is this man?||Movie Composers
Andre Previn. Andre Previn also did 'Challenge To Lassie'(49), his first movie. His last was 'Rollerball'(75).