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 Posted:   Mar 26, 2013 - 6:27 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Who's you favorite UNDERRATED film composer? Mine would have to be Herschel Burke Gilbert.

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2013 - 6:28 PM   
 By:   TheSeeker   (Member)

Tie between two Brits: Richard Harvey and George Fenton.

Can somebody please invent a time machine, go back to 2000/01 and arrange for them to score all the Potter movies? Thanks bunches... wink

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2013 - 6:29 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

You know, I presume GILBERT did theatre music as well, solid composer.

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2013 - 6:30 PM   
 By:   Krakatoa   (Member)

David Shire

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2013 - 6:36 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Oh, such a hard question to answer because there are a whole bunch to mention but let me list about 10- JOHN PATRICK SCOTT, LAURIE JOHNSON, LEE HOLDRIDGE- JAMES BERNARD[Outside of Hammer fans who knows him] ALBERT GLASSER, RONALD STEIN,MICHAEL J LEWIS,ARMONDO TROVAJOLI.CARL DAVIS-PHILLIPE SARDE-GABRIAL YARED ETC , ETC ETC

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2013 - 6:47 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Oh, such a hard question to answer because there are a whole bunch to mention but let me list about 10- JOHN PATRICK SCOTT, LAURIE JOHNSON, LEE HOLDRIDGE- JAMES BERNARD[Outside of Hammer fans who knows him] ALBERT GLASSER, RONALD STEIN,MICHAEL J LEWIS,ARMONDO TROVAJOLI.CARL DAVIS-PHILLIPE SARDE-GABRIAL YARED ETC , ETC ETC

Interesting list Mr. DanTheMan, although I would disagree with you about Monsieur Sarde. He may not have as many fans in the States, but he is known far and wide in Europe and in French speaking countries.

As for messrs SCOTT, HOLDRIDGE, BERNARD, DAVIS, LEWIS AND YARED, I would venture to say that they are hardly underrated, each of them having an impressive career and discography to their name.

When I think of underrated, I think more along the lines of Wilfred Josephs, Douglas Gamley and Elizabeth Lutyens.

But I do get your point. Many composers could pass for neglected around these parts if they've never scored Star Trek or some kind of men wearing tights melodrama. smile

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2013 - 6:49 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Tough call.

Probably Jeff Toyne, Marcus Trumpp, Boris Elkis, or Daniel Licht. These men are vastly underrated, underappreciated, and underutilized, IMHO.

Toyne:



Elkis:



Licht:

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2013 - 7:02 PM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

Stan Lepard -anyone that has played "Crimson Skies" for the first xbox should know this amazing composer

Stephen Edwards - his love theme for "Cowboys and Angels" is one of the most beautiful pieces of music i've ever heard

Kow Otani - not sure if he qualifies as underrated, or just that most folks don't know who he is. his music for the Gundam Wing and the movie Endless Waltz are just stunning. "Eternity & infinity are in these hands" always takes me back to my Toonami days growing up. good times

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2013 - 7:09 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Daniel Licht! Great composer Mr. Deputy.

I have all of his early scores on CD and they are all wonderful listens, in particular HELLRAISER - BLOODLINE. A magnificient work that both pays tribute to the original material and at times (unbelievably) does one better.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2013 - 7:11 PM   
 By:   RonBurbella   (Member)

I'll have to add Frederic Talgorn into the mix. Wonderful composer, woefully underutilized. Pick up his melodic LES AGUILES ROUGES while it is still around!

Ron Burbella

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2013 - 7:19 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

You know, I presume GILBERT did theatre music as well, solid composer.

I don't if know Gilbert did theater work, though I know that he did the arranging on the film version of Oscar Hammerstein II's musical "Carmen Jones" (which earned him his second Oscar nomination).

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2013 - 7:20 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

I'll have to add Frederic Talgorn into the mix. Wonderful composer, woefully underutilized. Pick up his melodic LES AGUILES ROUGES while it is still around!

Ron Burbella


Les Aiguilles Rouges? Samples? Sounds intriguing.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2013 - 7:36 PM   
 By:   scrapsly   (Member)

The most underrated composer that comes to my mind is ROBERT FOLK.

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2013 - 7:45 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Joel McNeely

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2013 - 7:49 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

There's many ways one can be underrated: having a body of film scores for which no corresponding soundtrack albums exist, by virtue of never having been attached to an English-language film production, or having a meager discography, having scored "straight" drama instead of specific escapist genres, due to the passage of time (especially the pre-1964 "Golden Age"), plus assorted other reasons like never having had one's name attached to popular mainstream franchises such as James Bond or Star Trek or Star Wars or Batman, etc.

Bearing in mind these multiple reasons for the label underrated, I put forth Spanish composer Luis de Pablo (b. 1930).

De Pablo has scored about 20 documentaries and/or short films (according to IMDB) as well as around 30 feature films [at least 3 of which are early films directed by Carlos Saura (such as THE HUNT, PEPPERMINT FRAPPE, & THE GARDEN OF DELIGHTS)].
One of the films he scored - THE SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE - has surfaced onto the Criterion Collection, but otherwise De Pablo remains underrated in just about every sense (except for the contemporary classical music category in which he's had a dozen or so albums of his music released).

There's not even any compilation album of his film music as far as I can detect.

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2013 - 8:22 PM   
 By:   The REAL BJBien   (Member)

CHRISTOPHER GORDON

Daybreakers was one fantastic score!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2013 - 9:03 PM   
 By:   The CinemaScope Cat   (Member)

Johnny Keating who only composed three film scores, all during a 5 year period 1967-1972.

Two of them, Hotel (available via FSM) and Robbery are excellent. Haven't seen/heard the 1972 Innocent Bystanders.

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2013 - 9:06 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

CHRISTOPHER GORDON

Daybreakers was one fantastic score!


I agree!

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2013 - 9:12 PM   
 By:   bdm   (Member)

Some good responses - I am going out on a limb, and into the "Flaming Fire" zone, and saying (with all honesty) James Horner.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2013 - 10:01 PM   
 By:   trendart   (Member)

Stanley Myer. Too bad he's deceased. I suppose I really like him because I can play some of his Clarinet Concerto.

 
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