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 Posted:   Nov 27, 2018 - 8:57 PM   
 By:   W. David Lichty [Lorien]   (Member)

He was probably talking about Moroder

I mix those two up all the time. Those o's and d's. Twentieth century names were so uncreative.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2018 - 1:45 AM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

The late Georges Delerue was a big fan of Jerry Goldsmith. "I love what he does" he once told me.roll eyes

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2018 - 8:42 AM   
 By:   Cmdr. Bond   (Member)

I have compiled many such quotes over the years. I'll try to post them.

Goldsmith surely does seems to be the "composer's composer," as one film composer said when JG received his posthumous WOF star. He's long been my favorite film composer, for various reasons, so I understand the acclaim.

What's a wonder is how he didn't receive Oscar nominations year-in, year-out. (I don't expect the Academy in general to award the actual best scores, but I do expect the music branch to nominate the best ones.)

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2018 - 12:25 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

My all time favorite film composer. Period. Unfortumately, when John Tesh was a correspondent for "Entertainment Tonight" he never bothered to interview Goldsmith, instead preferring to interview either Henry Mancini or John Williams. Egotist! Goldsmith wasn't featured on the series until '96 when he was interviewed at a recording session for "Chain Reaction".

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2018 - 1:05 AM   
 By:   ian642002   (Member)

When asked in a now-defunct British film magazine, Neon, what would be the soundtrack he'd have if stranded on a desert island, Quentin Tarantino replied 'Jerry Goldsmith's Under Fire'.

 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2018 - 7:27 AM   
 By:   John Mullin   (Member)

My all time favorite film composer. Period. Unfortumately, when John Tesh was a correspondent for "Entertainment Tonight" he never bothered to interview Goldsmith, instead preferring to interview either Henry Mancini or John Williams. Egotist! Goldsmith wasn't featured on the series until '96 when he was interviewed at a recording session for "Chain Reaction".

I remember a segment on one of those shows about the recording of CONGO (which showed Goldsmith recording "Bail Out" with the orchestra). It might not have been Entertainment Tonight, though.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2021 - 4:10 PM   
 By:   Aenae   (Member)

Michael Daugherty, this guy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Daugherty, apparently included Jerry Goldsmith among his top 5 favorite composers according to a poll from a few years ago.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2021 - 12:28 PM   
 By:   Aenae   (Member)

Ryuichi Sakamoto on Jerry Goldsmith: "He is a wonderful and talented person. He has a great sense of melody and tone" (when Sakamoto spoke about the Chinatown score).

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2021 - 2:37 PM   
 By:   cirithungol   (Member)

Austin Wintory regularly talks about Goldsmith's brilliance on his "You Gotta Hear This" podcast with voiceover artist Troy Baker. He recently did a three-part episode titled "Goldsmith's Unending Inventiveness" as well as an earlier episode dedicated to the score to Masada.





 
 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2021 - 6:13 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

When prompted by Martin Crosthwaite in a 70s interview in RTS Gazette, John Barry said: "I like Jerry Goldsmith's music. He's a good composer."

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2021 - 7:40 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Ryuichi Sakamoto on Jerry Goldsmith: "....He has a great sense of melody and tone".



That's scant praise isn't it? Sounds like someone commenting on my singing in the bath, rather than talking about a composer at the peak of his powers.

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2021 - 8:24 PM   
 By:   Zoragoth   (Member)

Michael Daugherty, this guy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Daugherty, apparently included Jerry Goldsmith among his top 5 favorite composers according to a poll from a few years ago.

As an admirer of Daugherty's music along with being, of course, a fan of Goldsmith, I was both surprised and tickled when he rated Goldsmith the *best* composer of all time in a BBC Music magazine article of a year ot two ago where composers submitted their picks.

As I recall, Mozart was the all around winner ...

And not 'favorite,' but *best!* :-)

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2021 - 9:29 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Thanks for sharing those discussions with Austin Wintory, they were highly entertaining!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2021 - 12:45 AM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

How about Goldsmith on Goldsmith? ... In Hollowman's isolated commentary with Jerry he proclaims something like "We're f*&(inG artists!"

 
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