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    My favorite film composer is Akira Ifukube. My three favorite film scores composed by Akira Ifukube are "Giant Monster Varan" (1958), "Sakuma Dam Part 2" (1955) and "The Humpbacked Pony" (1975).

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    Brian Tyler's Children of Dune is a favorite. John Williams' Hook, Steve Jablonsky's Transformers, Klaus Badelt's Pirates of the Caribbean: The Black Pearl, and David Newman's Serenity are ones I'm also fond of.

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    I have to agree about Erich Korngold. His music in Captain Blood, The Prince and the Pauper, Sea Hawk, and Adventures of Robin Hood is almost more important than the actors and story. Thrilling and wonderful. Of course, he was a serious composer before fleeing Nazi Germany and wrote operas, concertos, and so on. He was a wunderkind, composing advanced material as a child!

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    To add my two cents on other important and enjoyable movie music composers, I also love the work of Bernard Herman whose score for The Ghost and Mrs. Muir is as great as the more famous work on Psycho. He wrote many other wonderful scores, of course. Then we shouldn't forget the work of Richard Adinsell who wrote the Warsaw Concerto for Dangerous Moonlight, or Hubert Bath's Cornish Rhapsody, or other fine Rachmaninoff-like film concertos, including Rosza's Spellbound Concerto, and many others. John Williams is another favorite for so many fine songs, and who can forget Henry Mancini? Well, the list goes on. How does one pick a favorite? My favorite is usually the one I am enjoying at the time. I remember in the vinyl record days when you could usually buy a "soundtrack" for a great movie right after it came out and I purchased dozens of them. Now it seems they are usually filled with pop songs and not so many fine score albums as before, but a not-so-long-ago album I like was the score for Pride and Prejudice by Marinelli. Really carries the movie's emotions well. Great topic--thanks for starting the post.

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    I think it would have to be Thomas Newman for Shawshank Redemption and American Beauty. Incredible pieces of music.

    He has inspired me to produce music and give myself a more versatile edge to my music.

    I have been composing for film in the last 6 months and absolutely loving it.

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    Hans Zimmerman
    Brad Fiedel (who inspired my taste and interest in film music)
    Harry Gregson Williams
    Vangelis

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    Michael Kemmen i like

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    My top 5:

    1. John Williams
    2. Hans Zimmer
    3. Michael Giacchino

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    You mean Hans Zimmer right? not Zimmerman

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    That's for sure Heinz Zimmer, he is a total genius!

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