Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 42

Thread: Who is your favorite film composer?

  1. #16
    Apprentice, Piano
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Posts
    5
    Hans Zimmer and John Powell... Powell has such an original style, while Zimmer got me into loving film scores in the first place.. Can't decide between the two of them..


    *and not to make enemies on this site as it IS my first time - John Williams has dished out some original work over the years, but it doesn't mean that his music is exactly easy on the ears....

  2. #17
    Civilian
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    7
    There are so many great composers out there - James Horner, Hans Zimmer, Randy Edelman, Ennio Morricone, Miklos Rozsa, Erich Korngold, John Williams - I could go on and on. But for me personally, every single score I have heard by Patrick Doyle just amazes me, whether Sense and Sensibility, Indochine, Secondhand Lions, or Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

  3. #18
    Civilian
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    1
    Yay! Official first post!

    This question is certainly a difficult one to answer, given I like so many. But I am going to try to narrow it to a top five:

    1.)James Newton Howard
    2.)Hans Zimmer
    3.)John Powell
    4.)X-Ray Dog
    5.)David Arnold

    Wow, that was hard.

  4. #19
    Duckmeister teddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    8,955
    Hello and welcome to the forum. Trust you will find much of interest here.

    teddy
    Pining for the South of France

  5. #20
    Civilian
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    8
    Definitely!
    John Williams

    Really surprise that I haven't found any trace of him in this forum.
    May be 'case he is using paper and pencil to get the job done.

    Of course! I forgot after paper and pencil comes orchestra. Oh! now we've got something.
    Just kidding, being a child of Indiana Jones and Star Wars, can't still accept having Darth Vader as a godfather.

    Yet, all above are my family too.

    Edit: Sorry John Watt, I just had looked above and saw your post. So, there was a trace of Johnny in this forum.

  6. #21
    Commander, Assistant Conductor Chi_townPhilly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    S Jersey near Philadelphia
    Posts
    186
    Hmmm- a challenge(!)

    Well- not for the first two slots (IMHO), anyway...

    1. Serge Prokofiev (remember that guy?)

    2. Ennio Morricone

    3.(Now it gets interesting): Rosza? Rota? Korngold? ​(I don't know...)
    The truth that's told with bad intent
    Beats all the lies you can invent- William Blake, from Auguries of Innocence

  7. #22
    Commander, Assistant Conductor ericwood992's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Cornwall, England
    Posts
    169
    1. JOHN BARRY.
    2. Ennio Morricone
    3. John Williams.

  8. #23

  9. #24
    Civilian
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    1
    John Williams
    Hans Zimmer
    Ennio Morricone......

    One of the most difficult genre to mix for me :


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elkIag__2ZM

  10. #25
    Commodore con Forza EddieRUKiddingVare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Father of Electronic muse
    Posts
    583
    David Hirschfelder

    Good Aussie film composer

  11. #26
    Civilian
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    7
    < Name says it all, however I also enjoy James Horner and Howard Shore to be up there as well

  12. #27
    Commodore con Forza EddieRUKiddingVare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Father of Electronic muse
    Posts
    583
    Another Good Aussie Film composer - I gotta theme going here

    Brian May (28 July 1934 – 25 April 1997) not the one from Queen!!
    An Australian film composer. His best known scores are those for Mad Max and Mad Max 2!
    He composed more than 30 feature film scores, including
    Patrick (1978)
    Mad Max (1979) – Won Best Original Music Score award by AFI.
    Snapshot (1979)
    Thirst (1979)
    Harlequin (1980)
    Nightmares (1980)
    Gallipoli (1981) (additional music)
    Mad Max 2 (1981) – Nominated for Best Original Music Score by AFI.
    Race for the Yankee Zephyr (1981)
    Roadgames (1981) – Nominated for Best Original Music Score by AFI.
    The Survivor (1981)
    Breakfast in Paris (1982)
    Kitty and the Bagman (1982)
    Turkey Shoot (1982)
    A Slice of Life (1983)
    Cloak & Dagger (1984)
    Innocent Prey (1984)
    Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)
    Frog Dreaming (1986) – Nominated for Best Original Music Score by AFI.
    Sky Pirates (1986)
    Death Before Dishonor (1987)
    Steel Dawn (1987)
    Bloodmoon (1990)
    Dead Sleep (1990)
    Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
    Dr. Giggles (1992)
    Hurricane Smith (1992)
    Blind Side (1993)

  13. #28
    Civilian
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    1
    My favourite composers are :
    Jerry Goldsmith
    John Barry
    John Williams
    Hans Zimmer
    James Horner
    Ennio Morricone

  14. #29
    Recruit, Pianissimo
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    12
    I think Bernard Herrmann was great! Some of his greatest scores, in my opinion were in the movies Vertigo (1958) and North by Northwest (1959).

  15. #30
    Civilian
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    2
    I’d say my top 3 would be (1) Nobuo Uematsu (2) Hans Zimmer (3) James Newton Howard. Nobuo Uematsu has proven himself I’d say a big name as he was the only composer that did the first 10 Final Fantasy games along with several other games on the side. That’s a lot of music to write by lonesome. Not to mention he also composed the music for the feature film Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children complete without just reusing cues from the original game. The thing about Hans Zimmer that gets me is that other than piano he has no actual training in this sort of thing. It was all just pretty much on a limb. That is what also motivates me in this business because I don’t have the money to go to school for composition and theory but I just know what I want things to sound like and I learn as I recreate those sounds.

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Modern popular songs based on classical music.
    By jason in forum Fusion & Crossover Music Forum
    Replies: 54
    Last Post: Sep-11-2017, 17:14
  2. which is your favorite musical film?
    By dodoy in forum Classical Music Forum
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: May-07-2016, 22:19
  3. The Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program’s
    By Scottie in forum Movies & Film Music (Scores & Soundtracks) Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Apr-18-2006, 06:27
  4. The Composer The Poet and Film Scores
    By Bahaichap in forum Movies & Film Music (Scores & Soundtracks) Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Dec-20-2005, 15:15

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •