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 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 5:51 AM   
 By:   mark ford   (Member)

EYE OF THE DEVIL - Gary McFarland - Very impressive, jazz tinged, score for unconventional fright flick.

This is the first one that came to mind for me too. Probably my favorite FSM release as it was a totally new and welcomed discovery for me.

I was previously aware of Gary McFarland's jazz work, but not this score...although I wouldn't really consider McFarland a film composer per the title of this thread, but rather a jazz composer-arranger/musician who dabbled in film a couple of times before his untimely death. Still, this is my pick.

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 5:56 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

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 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 5:57 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

Lots of great choices already.

I'll add THE KILLING FIELDS by Mike Oldfield

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 6:01 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

My vote:

Silent Running.

Composer: Peter Schickele

I've played the album to death.

It's iconic.

Wish he'd done more.



Oh, yes! Great score! Iconic!

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 6:02 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

The Rosary Murders by Booby Laurel


Yes. Love that score!

And LIVE AND LET DIE, of course, too!

And JAWS 3-D!

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 6:06 AM   
 By:   YOR The Hunter From The Future   (Member)

YOR would say Christopher Gordon.

His scores to "Moby Dick", "On The Beach" and "Daybreakers" are outstanding!

YOR wishes he get more jobs!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 6:17 AM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

YOR would say Christopher Gordon.

His scores to "Moby Dick", "On The Beach" and "Daybreakers" are outstanding!

YOR wishes he get more jobs!


Indeed! However, it's looking like his popularity is slowly picking up...

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 6:50 AM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

THE RED VIOLIN by John Corigliano.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 6:59 AM   
 By:   BBoulle   (Member)

The Natural - Randy Newman

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 7:25 AM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

I'd say Randy Newman is borderline for inclusion in this thread.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 7:27 AM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

I’d add:

Atom Nine Adventures: Robert Gulya
and
The Home of Dark Butterflies: Panu Aaltio

Wish they’d both get gazillions of gigs.

[Regarding Gary McFarland mentioned a few posts back:

http://www.jazz.com/dozens/the-dozens-essential-gary-mcfarland

http://www.dougpayne.com/gary1.htm

He was indeed a jazz musician – and a very well known one at that!]

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 7:30 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

There was actually a movie about Gary McFarland.

Anyway, I don't think anyone's mentioned DARK OF THE SUN yet. That is a VERY cool score.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 7:32 AM   
 By:   humster   (Member)

I'd echo The Rosary Murders too.

Also:
Year of the Comet (Hummie Mann). I can't understand how this score didn't garner him more attention in Hollywood even if the film flopped.

Enduring Love (Jeremy Sams). I notice that Sams recently scored Hyde Park on Hudson, his first film score in eight years.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 7:34 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Loussier was hardly a stranger to scoring though
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0522145/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 7:37 AM   
 By:   Irv Lipscomb   (Member)

How about Ferde Grofe's ROCKETSHIP X-M and THE RETURN OF JESSE JAMES? And Aaron Copland's THE RED PONY? All of these are fine scores by two non-film score composers.

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 7:43 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

LIVE AND LET DIE by George Martin!

Prolific music producer but not film composer.


Thanks!

And don't forget Martin's work for Yellow Submarine. Far too little of his music is used in the film, which IMO was the best part of the movie.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 7:52 AM   
 By:   The CinemaScope Cat   (Member)

The Natural - Randy Newman

Eh? Not only has he won two Oscars along with 20 Oscar nominations but he's composed 24 film scores!

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 8:00 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I don't think Newman really qualifies and I myself wouldn't count Copland either. He was Oscar-nominated multiple times for his film music (winning once) and though he wasn't primarily a film composer he did write eight film scores! That's half as much as Korngold (who did 16), whose reputation lasted because of his film scores after most of his classical stuff was forgotten (we're talking before the modern Korngold revival, of course).

I'd say Copland is borderline for inclusion but definitely not Randy Newman.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

Stephen Sondheim - STAVISKY

Louis and Bebe Barron - FORBIDDEN PLANET

smile

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Paul Glass - "Bunny Lake is Missing"

 
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