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 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 6:45 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

This board has always covered in tribute, stars and film composers who have passed on which is fine and informative, But I would like to salute the film composers with a happier day, That is the day they entered this world[well out of their mother's body, leave it at that] Feel free as we go through the year to add or comment on this thread-BRONISLAU KAPER was born on FEBRUARY 5, 1902 IN WARSAW, POLAND. From 1930 till 1968 he composed just over a 100 films.he passed on in 1983 at the age of 81. Over 90% of the films he scored were for MGM. Some of my favorites of his were-INVITATION-56-A FLEA IN HER EAR-68-THE WAY WEST-67-TOBRUK-67-LORD JIM-65- MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY-62-BUTTERFIELD 8-60- AUNTIE MAME-58- LILI-54- THE SWAN-56, ETC ETC ETC

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 6:54 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

To add on from his top ten to top 20, others that were solid scores I feel were-THE ANGEL WORE RED-60-TWO LOVES-60-THEM-54-THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE-51-THE ACTRESS-53-THE GLASS SLIPPER-55-THE PRODIGAL-55-SOMEWHERE ILL FIND YOU-46-THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV-58-GREEN MANSIONS-59

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 6:57 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

The great news is our friends here at FSM did cover a bunch of MR KAPER'S scores in the past. Any cd want list for this composer's scores that have not been covered?

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 9:39 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

MR Kaper early in his career wrote the successful song from the film SAN FRANCISCO-36.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2014 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

MR KAPER was one of a bunch of film composers who started in the 30's who called it quits by the late 60's,His last effort was A FLEA IN HER EAR in 1968.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2014 - 6:16 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

JOE RAPOSO was born on FEBRUARY 8,1937 IN FAR RIVER MASSACHUSETTS, He was a fine composer of songs for pop music singers in the 70's. He did music for SESAME STREET, the very popular PBS children's show, and scored a few movies along the way which included THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER-81[GREAT SONGS] and RAGGEDY ANN AND ANDY-77-Sadly he died at the young age of 52 in 1989.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2014 - 8:15 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

JOHN WILLIAMS was born on FEB 8, 1932 IN LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK[for all the people who don't know about New York] that is sought of the suburbs of the big apple, Manhattan.As we all know on this board John is one of the most popular film composers of all time. Alive and well at 82.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2014 - 11:02 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

JOE RAPOSO'S song THE FIRST TIME IT HAPPENS from THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER is one of the prettiest songs ever to come down the pipe.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2014 - 4:45 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

JERRY GOLDSMITH was born on February 10, 1929, in LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA, He was to go on to become one of the most popular film composers in film history, He was to scored well over 150 features and TV shows as well, He was to scored nearly every big film genre there is, becoming a very diverse and prolific composer throughout the years. He died in 2004 at the age of 75

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2014 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

BILLY GOLDENBERG was born on FEBRUARY 10, 1936 in NEW YORK CITY. He has scored just under a 100 films starting in the late 60's. Most of his output has been for TV features, some of his theatrical efforts have been the following- CHANGE OF HABIT-69-THE GRASSHOPPER-69-RED SKY AT MORNING-71-UP THE SANDBOX-72- PLAY IT AGAIN SAM-72-THE LAST OF SHEILA-73-BUSTING-74, 18 AGAIN-88- Some of his more popular TV features includes-DUEL-71-THE GLASS HOUSE-72-THE LEGEND OF LIZZIE BORDEN-75-HELTER SKELTER--76-QUEEN OF THE STARDUST BALL-75- ETC ETC ETC

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2014 - 7:58 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

BILLY'S score for DUEL -71- is very interesting.If you don't have it, you can hear excerpts on YOU TUBE.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2014 - 8:39 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

RED SKY AT MORNING-71- BILLY GOLDENBERG- was a very pleasant score I would recommend.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2014 - 7:38 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

GERALD FRIED was born on FEBRUARY 13, 1928 IN NEW YORK CITY.He scored over 70 feature length films in his career.Staring out in the mid 50's he did a interesting string of genre films from UNITED ARTIST as well as some solid gritty urban crime thrillers., He kept with the theatrical films till the mid 70's doing various films of different subject matters, From then on he went into TV features the rest of his carreer[into the 90's].His scores were often very mood,atonal oriented, sometimes very effective indeed.Some of his better known cult ones were[THE KILLING[KUBRICK]-56- THE VAMPIRE-57-I BURY THE LIVING-58- RETURN OF DRACULA-58-MACHINE GUN KELLY-58-ONE POTATO TWO POTATO-64-KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE-68-THE GRISSOM GANG-71-[TV]-ROOTS- 77-CO- COMPOSER--and two sequels] THE SEEKERS-78-THE CHISHOLMS-79- ETC ETC.He is alive at 85.Well in a few hours 86.

 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2014 - 8:09 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

dan the man

I take it you are aware FSM offer this informative calendar archive on the main page...

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/resources/calendar.cfm

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2014 - 7:31 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Sure I know- one line, so what is wrong with more info and remarks on personal likings?But thanks for the info.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2014 - 7:36 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

When I was young on New York television they showed often those UA horror pics CURSE OF DRACULA, CURSE OF THE FACELESS MAN, I BURIED THE LIVING,MARK OF THE VAMPIRE. Gerald Fried's scores made these films the enjoyable films they were.He helped give me the suspense rhythm of my youth in musical form.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2014 - 7:46 PM   
 By:   arthur grant   (Member)

Sure I know- one line, so what is wrong with more info and remarks on personal likings?But thanks for the info.

Nothing. I for one appreciate any more info like yours especially concerning the more obscure composers like Gerald Fried. Thanks heaps.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2014 - 9:14 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

PETER GABRIEL was born on FEBRUARY 14, 1950 IN WOKING, SURREY , ENGLAND.He started making music for films in the late 70's and is still very active today. Most of his output so far has been for TV, shows movies and variety shows. Some of his theatrical film contributions includes- AGAINST ALL ODDS--GREMLINS--CITY OF ANGELS-- BABE- BIG MAMMA'S HOUSE , GANGS OF NEW YORK ETC ETC ETC

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2014 - 8:16 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

WERNER H HEYMANN was born on FEBRUARY, 14, 1896 in GERMANY. He scored over 50 films from the silent years of the late 20's till the mid late 50's.He did both films in Germany and in America.Some of his better known efforts were-NINOTCHKA-39-SHOP AROUND THE CORNER-40-[SHIRLEY TEMPLE]ONE MILLION .B.C-40-TOPPER RETURNS-41-TO BE OR NOT TO BE-42- HAIL THE CONQUERING HERO-44 ETC ETC. WERNER passed away on MAY 30 , 1961 at the age of 65.A much underrated film composer like so many others.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2014 - 7:18 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

GEORGES AURIC was born on FEBRUARY, 15, 1899 IN LODEVE, FRANCE. He scored over 80 films from the early 30's till the late 60's in FRANCE, BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES.Some of his better known efforts were, DEAD OF NIGHT-45- BEAUTY AND THE BEAST-46-THE LAVENDER HILL MOB--51- MOULIN ROUGE-52- ROMAN HOLIDAY-53- BONJOUR TRISTESSE-58-THE INNOCENTS-61-, THE CHRISTMAS TREE-69-[HIS LAST] ETC ETC.His most famous contribution to the pop culture was his theme from MOULIN ROUGE, it became a successful song in the mainstream. He passed away in 1983 at the age of 84.

 
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