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Famous Film Score Composers Kenneth Beck Enterprise HS Music Applications
John Williams Born in Queens, New York February 8, 1932 Conductor of the Boston Pops and London Symphony Orchestra Attended UCLA, Los Angeles City College, and Juilliard. Most nominated composer in Oscar history with 42 nominations for Best Original Score
John Williams Thundering theme pieces for major science fiction and fantasy films Extensive use of leitmotifs in scores Often scores the films of Steven SpielbergSteven Spielberg Known as the composer of some of the most recognizable themes in the history of film
John Williams Indiana Jones Early Harry Potter movies* Jaws Olympic Theme Star Wars (all) E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Jurassic Park (all) Superman Catch Me If You Can Hook Home Alone (All) **Was to do all of HP films, but chose other films instead ** (Memoirs of a Geisha over HP4)
Hans Zimmer Born in Hesse, Germany Sept. 12, 1957 Self-taught through collaboration and experience If Steven Spielberg didn’t have the loyalty with John Williams as he has had for years, Zimmer would be Spielberg's counterpart.
Hans Zimmer Uses elements from the characters culture in the music. tribal chants in The Lion King Ukulele in Pearl Harbor Guitar with vocals in Gladiator. Mixes synthesizers with real instruments and soloists Often uses solo cello and acoustic/electric guitar. Frequently works with DreamWorks Animation
Hans Zimmer Pirates of the Caribbean 1-3 Batman Begins The Dark Knight The Dark Knight Rises Driving Miss Daisy Inception The Lion King Kung Fu Panda 1-2 Madagascar 1-3 Shark Tale The Dilemma Sherlock Holmes The Ring Weatherman Mission Impossible (all) Gladiator Rain Man
SO LET’S TAKE A VOTE… HP3: PRIZONER OF AZKABAN PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 2: DEAD MAN’S CHEST
Assignment: How is music used in the movie selected? As you are watching: Write down examples of how music is used in the previous ways discussed Listen to the different types of songs that are played… Are they in the background Are they being performed Is it important to the storyline? Who is the film score composer and how does the music of this film fit his trademarks? Hint: It is one of the two composers we just discussed. Your answer should not be less than an page in length.