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TIMELINES

COMPARING COMPOSERS' FEATURE CAREERS, PART TWO

By Scott Bettencourt


ALFRED NEWMAN

30 - First Feature Score - The Devil to Pay
30 - First Best Picture Nominee - Arrowsmith
36 - First and Second Oscar Nominations - The Hurricane/The Prisoner of Zenda
37 - First Oscar [Scoring] - Alexander's Ragtime Band
39 - Second Oscar [Scoring] - Tin Pan Alley
40 - First Best Picture Winner - How Green Was My Valley
42 - Third Oscar [Score] - The Song of Bernadette
46 - Second Best Picture Winner - Gentleman's Agreement
46 - Fourth Oscar [Scoring of a Musical] - Mother Wore Tights
49 - Third Best Picture Winner - All About Eve
51 - Fifth Oscar [Scoring of a Musical] - With a Song in My Heart
52 - Sixth Oscar [Scoring of a Musical] - Call Me Madam
54 - Seventh Oscar [Score] - Love is a Many-Splendored Thing
55 - Eighth Oscar [Scoring of a Musical] - The King and I
66 - Ninth Oscar [Music Adaptation] - Camelot
69 - Final Oscar Nomination [Score] - Airport
69 - Final Feature Score - Airport
69 - Highest Grossing Film [$100 mil] - Airport


DAVID NEWMAN

32 - First Feature Score - Critters
33 - First Studio Feature - Malone
40 - First $100 Million Hit - The Flintstones
43 - First Oscar Nomination [Musical or Comedy Score] - Anastasia
48 - Highest Grossing Film [$176 mil] - Ice Age


RANDY NEWMAN

28 - First Feature Score - Cold Turkey
28 - First Studio Feature - Cold Turkey
38 - First and Second Oscar Nominations [Score, Song] - Ragtime
48 - First $100 Million Hit - Parenthood
47 - First Best Picture Nominee - Awakenings
47 - Fifth Oscar Nomination [Score] - Avalon
55 - Tenth Oscar Nomination [Score] - Pleasantville
58 - Fifteenth Oscar Nomination [Score] - Monsters, Inc.
58 - First Oscar [Song] - Monsters, Inc.
61 - Highest Grossing Film [$278 mil] - Meet the Fockers


THOMAS NEWMAN

29 - First Feature Score - Reckless
29 - First Studio Feature - Reckless
37 - First Best Picture Nominee - Scent of a Woman
39 - First and Second Oscar Nominations - Little Women/The Shawshank Redemption
41 - First $100 Million Hit - Phenomenon
44 - First Best Picture Winner - American Beauty
45 - Fifth Best Picture Nominee - Erin Brockovich
47 - Fifth Oscar Nomination - Road to Perdition
48 - Highest Grossing Film [$339 mil] - Finding Nemo


ALEX NORTH

41 - First Feature Score - A Streetcar Named Desire
41 - First Studio Feature - A Streetcar Named Desire
41 - First and Second Oscar Nominations - Death of a Salesman/A Streetcar Named Desire
41 - First Best Picture Nominee - A Streetcar Named Desire
45 - Fifth Oscar Nomination [Song] - Unchained
56 - Tenth Oscar Nomination [Score] - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
74 - Fifteenth Oscar Nomination [Score] - Under the Volcano
75 - Honorary Oscar
75 - Fifth Best Picture Nominee - Prizzi's Honor
77 - Highest Grossing Film [$123 mil] - Good Morning, Vietnam
81 - Final Feature Score - The Last Butterfly


RACHEL PORTMAN

22 - First Feature Score - Privileged
32 - First Studio Feature - Used People
37 - First Oscar Nomination [Comedy Score] - Emma
37 - First Oscar - Emma
39 - First Best Picture Nominee - The Cider House Rules
40 - Highest Grossing Film [$70 mil] - Chocolat


JOHN POWELL

34 - First Feature Score - Face/Off
34 - First Studio Feature - Face/Off
34- First $100 Million Hit - Face/Off
38 - Highest Grossing Film (Shared Credit) [$263 mil] - Shrek
43 - Highest Grossing Film (Solo Credit) [$234 mil] - X-Men: The Last Stand


TREVOR RABIN

42 - First Feature Score - The Glimmer Man
42 - First Studio Feature - The Glimmer Man
43 - First $100 Million Hit - Con Air
44 - Highest Grossing Film [$201 mil] - Armageddon


GRAEME REVELL

34 - First Feature Score - Dead Calm
34 - First Studio Feature - Dead Calm
46 - Highest Grossing Film [$131 million] - Lara Croft: Tomb Raider


LEONARD ROSENMAN

31 - First Feature Score - East of Eden
31 - First Studio Feature - East of Eden
51 - First Best Picture Nominee - Barry Lyndon
51 - First Oscar Nomination [Adaptation Score] - Barry Lyndon
51 - First Oscar - Barry Lyndon
52 - Second Oscar [Adaptation Score] - Bound for Glory
59 - First Original Score Nomination - Cross Creek
62 - Highest Grossing Film [$109 mil] - Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home


LAURENCE ROSENTHAL

29 - First Feature Score - Yellowneck
35 - First Studio Feature - A Raisin in the Sun
38 - First Oscar Nomination [Original Score] - Becket
38 - First Best Picture Nominee - Becket
55 - Highest Grossing Film [$41 mil] - Clash of the Titans
57 - Final Feature Score (to date) - Easy Money


MIKLOS ROZSA

30 - First Feature Score - Knight without Armour
33 - First Oscar Nomination - The Thief of Bagdad
34 - First Hollywood Feature - Lydia
37 - Fifth Oscar Nomination - Double Indemnity
37 - First Best Picture Nominee - Double Indemnity
38 - First Oscar - Spellbound
38 - First Best Picture Winner - The Lost Weekend
39 - Tenth Oscar Nomination - The Killers
40 - Second Oscar - A Double Life
45 - Fifth Best Picture Nominee - Ivanhoe
52 - Fifteenth Oscar Nomination - Ben-Hur
52 - Third Oscar - Ben-Hur
52 - Second Best Picture Winner - Ben-Hur
52 - Highest Grossing Film [$70 mil] - Ben-Hur
54 - Final Oscar Nomination - El Cid
75 - Final Feature Score - Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid


LALO SCHIFRIN

26 - First Feature Score - El Jefe
32 - First Studio Feature - Rhino!
35 - First Oscar Nomination [Score] - Cool Hand Luke
48 - Fifth Oscar Nomination [Song] - The Competition
69 - Highest Grossing Film [$226 mil] - Rush Hour 2


MARC SHAIMAN

31 - First Feature Score - Misery
31 - First Studio Feature - Misery
32 - First $100 Million Hit - City Slickers
32 - First Best Picture Nominee - A Few Good Men
33 - Highest Grossing Film [$141 mil] - A Few Good Men
34 - First Oscar Nomination [Song] - Sleepless in Seattle
35 - First Nominated Score - The American President
40 - Fifth Oscar Nomination [Song] - South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut


EDWARD SHEARMUR

25 - First Feature Score - The Cement Garden
27 - First Studio Feature - Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight
34 - First $100 Million Hit - Charlie's Angels
34 - Highest Grossing Film [$125 mil] - Charlie's Angels


DAVID SHIRE

34 - First Feature Score - Summertree
34 - First Studio Feature - Summertree
37 - First Best Picture Nominee - The Conversation
38 - Highest Grossing Feature (Original Score) [$70 mil] - All the President's Men
40 - Highest Grossing Feature (Adaptation) [$94 mil] - Saturday Night Fever
42 - First Oscar Nomination [Song] - Norma Rae
42 - First Oscar [Song] - Norma Rae


HOWARD SHORE

32 - First Feature Score - I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses
39 - First Hollywood Feature - After Hours
42 - First $100 Million Hit - Big
45 - First Best Picture Nominee - The Silence of the Lambs
45 - First Best Picture Winner - The Silence of the Lambs
55 - First Oscar Nomination - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
55 - First Oscar [Score] - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
57 - Fifth Best Picture Nominee - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
57 - Second Best Picture Winner - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
57 - Second and Third Oscars [Song, Score] - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
57 - Highest Grossing Film [$377 mil] - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
60 - Third Best Picture Winner - The Departed


MAX STEINER

42 - First Feature Score - Cimarron
42 - First Best Picture Nominee - Cimarron
42 - First Best Picture Winner - Cimarron
46 - First Oscar Nomination [unofficial - officially, the nomination went to the studio music department] - The Lost Patrol
47 - First Oscar [unofficial - officially, the award went to the studio music department] - The Informer
49 - Second Best Picture Winner - The Life of Emile Zola
49 - Fifth Oscar Nomination -The Life of Emile Zola
51 - Third Best Picture Winner - Gone with the Wind
51 - Highest Grossing Film [$198 mil] - Gone with the Wind
53 - Tenth Oscar Nomination - Sergeant York
54 - Second Oscar - Now, Voyager
55 - Fourth Best Picture Winner - Casablanca
56 - Third Oscar - Since You Went Away
57 - Fifteenth Oscar Nomination - Rhapsody in Blue
61 - Twentieth Oscar Nomination - Beyond the Forest
67 - Twenty Fifth Oscar Nomination - Battle Cry
77 - Final Feature Score - Those Callaways


DIMITRI TIOMKIN

37 - First Feature Score - Resurrection
43 - First Best Picture Nominee - Lost Horizon
43 - First Oscar Nomination - Lost Horizon
44 - First Best Picture Winner - You Can't Take It with You
50 - Fifth Oscar Nomination - The Bridge of San Luis Rey
58 - First and Second Oscars (Song, Score) - High Noon
58 - Fifth Best Picture Nominee - High Noon
60 - Third Oscar (Song) - The High and the Mighty
60 - Tenth Oscar Nomination (Song) - The High and the Mighty
64 - Fourth Oscar (Score) - The Old Man and the Sea
65 - Fifteenth Oscar Nomination (Song) - The Young Land
67 - Tenth Best Picture Nominee - The Guns of Navarone
67 - Highest Grossing Film [$25 mil - approx.] - The Guns of Navarone
69 - Twentieth Oscar Nomination (Score) - 55 Days at Peking
75 - Final Feature Score - Tchaikovsky
75 - Final Oscar Nomination [Adaptation] - Tchaikovsky


FRANZ WAXMAN

28 - First Feature Score - Lilliom
29 - First Hollywood Feature - The Bride of Frankenstein
32 - First Oscar Nomination - The Young in Heart
34 - First Best Picture Nominee - Rebecca
34 - First Best Picture Winner - Rebecca
35 - Fifth Oscar Nomination - Suspicion
44 - First Oscar - Sunset Blvd.
45 - Second Oscar - A Place in the Sun
45 - Fifth Best Picture Nominee - A Place in the Sun
48 - Tenth Oscar Nomination -The Silver Chalice
51 - Highest Grossing Film [$26 mil] - Sayonara
53 - Tenth Best Picture Nominee - The Nun's Story
62 - Final Feature Score - Lost Command


JOHN WILLIAMS

26 - First Feature Score - Daddy-O
32 - First Studio Feature - Because They're Young
35 - First Oscar Nomination [Adaptation] - Valley of the Dolls
37 - First Nominated Score - The Reivers
39 - First Oscar [Adaptation] - Fiddler on the Roof
39 - First Best Picture Nominee - Fiddler on the Roof
40 - Fifth Oscar Nomination - Images
42 - First $100 Million Hit - The Towering Inferno
42 - Tenth Oscar Nomination - The Towering Inferno
43 - First Oscar Winning Score - Jaws
45 - Highest Grossing Film [$460 mil] - Star Wars
45 - Third Oscar [Score] - Star Wars
48 - Fifteenth Oscar Nomination - The Empire Strikes Back
50 - Fourth Oscar [Score] - E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
50 - Fifth Best Picture Nominee - E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
52 - Twentieth Oscar Nomination - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
57 - Twenty Fifth Oscar Nomination - Born on the Fourth of July
59 - Thirtieth Oscar Nomination - JFK
61 - Fifth Oscar [Score] - Schindler's List
61 - First Best Picture Winner - Schindler's List
64 - Thirty Fifth Oscar Nomination - Sleepers
69 - Fortieth Oscar Nomination - A.I. Artificial Intelligence
73 - Forty Fifth Oscar Nomination - Memoirs of a Geisha
73 - Tenth Best Picture Nominee - Munich


GABRIEL YARED

25 - First Feature Score - Miss O'Gynie et les Hommes Fleurs
31 - First International Hit - Every Man for Himself
37 - First Studio Feature - Clean and Sober
47 - First Best Picture Nominee - The English Patient
47 - First Best Picture Winner - The English Patient
47 - First Oscar Nomination - The English Patient
47 - First Oscar - The English Patient
54 - Highest Grossing Film [$95 mil] - Cold Mountain


CHRISTOPHER YOUNG

25 - First Feature Score - Pranks/The Dorm That Dripped Blood
31 - First Studio Feature - BAT-21
47 - First $100 Million Hit - The Grudge
50 - Highest Grossing Film [$151 Mil to date] - Spider-Man 3


HANS ZIMMER

31 - First Solo Feature Score - Wonderland/The Fruit Machine
31 - First Studio Feature - Rain Man
31 - First Oscar Nomination - Rain Man
31 - First Best Picture Nominee - Rain Man
31 - First Best Picture Winner - Rain Man
31 - First $100 Million Hit - Rain Man
32 - Second Best Picture Winner - Driving Miss Daisy
37 - First Oscar - The Lion King
41 - Fifth Oscar Nomination - The Thin Red Line
43 - Third Best Picture Winner - Gladiator
49 - Highest Grossing Film [$423 mil] - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest


The information in this column is based largely on my own hasty and sloppy research. Please feel free to tactfully offer any and all corrections necessary.

Part One of this article can be accessed on the website.

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