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 Posted:   Aug 31, 2012 - 7:56 AM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

Hello,

FYI, Warners THE JAZZ SINGER 1927 was not the first sound feature.

That distinction goes to DON JUAN 1926, also Warner's, which had a prerecored score and sound effects sychronized to the film. JAZZ SINGER had both along with some vocals and a few lines of spoken dialog.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2012 - 10:08 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

update but still looking for more interesting stuff!!!!


Here's an interesting and almost topical one: first film composer in space...well almost. Firstly, you have to be comfortable with the description of Shostakovich as a film composer. He was a composer, who ALSO wrote music for films, so that's ok. One of his patriotic songs ("The Motherland Hears, The Motherland Knows") was whistled by Yuri Gagarin during his descent to Earth on 12th April 1961.

TG

 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2012 - 12:25 PM   
 By:   sandor   (Member)

update but still looking for more interesting stuff!!!!


Here's an interesting and almost topical one: first film composer in space...well almost. Firstly, you have to be comfortable with the description of Shostakovich as a film composer. He was a composer, who ALSO wrote music for films, so that's ok. One of his patriotic songs ("The Motherland Hears, The Motherland Knows") was whistled by Yuri Gagarin during his descent to Earth on 12th April 1961.

TG[/endquote

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good one!!!
thanks.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2012 - 1:44 PM   
 By:   johndupree52   (Member)

Correct me where wrong, but I recollect in the long thread for La La Land Record's "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" that some tracks were recorded digitally before the idea was dropped to do the whole score digitially, so ST:TMP would earn the title of first digitally recorded score. "The Black Hole" only wins for the whole score being recorded that way.
Unless somebody can name another score before ST:TMP where parts thereof were recorded digitally.


How about another category: first entirely original score composed for an episode of a television series. That would probably throw even Jon Burlingame for a loop.

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2013 - 3:51 AM   
 By:   sandor   (Member)

feel free to add interesting stuff...

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2013 - 3:53 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Perhaps it's worth pointing out that your thread is a bit different than the other one right now -- this was mostly about 'firsts' while the current one is about 'historically significant'. As we discussed in that thread, these aren't always one and the same.

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2013 - 10:33 AM   
 By:   sandor   (Member)

true. maybe it helps the other thread?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2013 - 12:07 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Here are some questions to be answered -someone out there may know. to be added to your list- FIRST FEMALE FILM COMPOSER AND THE FILM ?-FIRST COMPILATION FILM THEME LP?-FIRST DOUBLE SET LP FILM SOUNDTRACK?

 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2013 - 12:17 AM   
 By:   sandor   (Member)

Yeah, interesting...
Yes please, does somebody know?

Wasn't Shirley Walker the first female who did a complete filmscore and earned a solo score credit on a major Hollywood motion picture for "Memoirs Of An Invisible Man" in 1992?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2013 - 6:20 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Maybe. But what does that have to do with who the first female film composer was?
(Answer: Possibily Germaine Tailleferre)

 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2013 - 1:40 PM   
 By:   sandor   (Member)

she was the first for a major Hollywood film, so that's a first too.

your Germaine Tailleferre!? interesting... can you tell more?

thanks

 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2013 - 1:41 PM   
 By:   sandor   (Member)

she was the first for a major Hollywood film, so that's a first too.

your Germaine Tailleferre!? interesting... can you tell more?

thanks

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2014 - 11:22 AM   
 By:   Erik van 't Holt   (Member)

Interesting topic! Wish I read this a week ago. Gave a lecture on filmmusic last sunday and made my own timeline. It has many of the same moments, but I did mis a few interesting ones.

Here are some sugestions for questions/moments that could be added:

First Oscar for best score? 1934 , One Night Of Love

First Oscar for best song? 1934, The Gay Divorce - song: The Continental

First Oscar for electronic score? 1978, Midnight Express, Giorgio Moroder (not sure)

First use of computer/digital samples? I think early '90's?

First midi mock-up?

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2014 - 1:11 AM   
 By:   sandor   (Member)

Hi Erik! Thanks for making it alive again!!!
First oscar for best score was already in, but the others were interesting.
Hope someone can answer you other questions????

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2014 - 1:12 AM   
 By:   sandor   (Member)

HISTORY TIMELINE FILMMUSIC

1908- L'assassinat du duc de guise (The Assassination of the Duke of Guise) - Saint-Saëns - fist complete original score for a movie

1909- Max Winkler's publicated "Suggestions for Music" with a filmmusic-cue-sheet for silent films (but disproved by Rick Altman in his book, "Silent Film Sound" (2007))

1911- Edison was publishing cue sheets in "The Edison Kinetogram," and Kalem was publishing full, all-original scores composed by Walter C. Simon for their films.

1911- Arrah-Na-Pough - Walter Cleveland Simon - first original score for an American film

1915- The Birth of a Nation - Joseph Carl Breil - first mentioning name of composer on filmtitels/crew

1921- Dream Street - experiment with sound and film

1926- Don Juan - first recorded score and sound effects to play synchronized with a film

1927- The Jazz Singer - first real sound film including vocals and a few lines of spoken dialog

1931- Odna ("Alone") - Dmitri Shostakovich -first use of a theremin in a film score

1933- King Kong - Max Steiner - start Golden Age

1934 - One Night of Love - Receives first Academy Award for Best Score

1934 - The Gay Divorce - song: The Continental - Receives first Academy Award for Best Song

1935 - Les Souliers - Germaine Tailleferre - the first female film composer ????

1936 -Things to come - Arthur Bliss - first release of a British film score

1937 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarves - first score released separately from the film

1951- A Streetcar Named Desire - Alexander North -first Jazz score

1952- Limelight - Charles Chaplin - first film scored by its star and director

1955- Cobweb - Leonard Rosenman - first atonale (avant-garde) music

1955- Blackboard Jungle -first film to use rock songs as a film score

1956- Street Of Shame - Toshiro Mayuzumi -all-electronic score (Which is first?)

1956- Forbidden Planet - Louis and Bebe Barron - first complete electronic score (Which is first?)

1959 - Sleeping Beauty - first stereo soundtrack album

1960- Beat Girl - John Barry - first UK release of a film score

1965- Doctor Zhivago - Maurice Jarre - the first use of a Moog synthesizer (Herb Deutsch's prototype?) (it was only used to reinforce other instruments and not used on its own)

1967- The Trip - Electric Flag - Paul Beaver programmed and played the Moog in that score - the first score in which the Moog can actually be heard

1967- Wait Until Dark - Henry Mancini - first use of quarter tones in score

1969- Easy Rider - The first film to utilize a socalled "compilation score" of previously existing rock songs.

1970- Didn't You Hear - Mort Garson - first entirely scored via Moog Synthesize filmscore

1975- Operation Daybreak - David Hentschel - first used of the ARP 2500 alongside an ARP 2600 and orchestra.

1977- Star Wars - John Williams - revival of the Hollywood Style

1978- Midnight Express - Giorgio Moroder -Receives first Academy Award for Best Score completely electronically ????

1979- Star Trek: The Motion Picture - first digitally recorded parts of the score

1979- The Black Hole - John Barry - First digitally whole recorded score

1992- Memoirs Of An Invisible Man - Shirley Walker is the first female who did a complete filmscore and earned a solo score credit on a major Hollywood motion picture

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2014 - 4:30 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Didn't "The Graduate" essentially accomplish what "Easy Rider" did a year earlier?

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2016 - 1:45 AM   
 By:   sandor   (Member)

Can someone please correct the right answers (as far as known) in this timeline post????

please copy-paste the FIRST (on the top!!!) list and correct it in your post.

thanks!!!

 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2019 - 11:49 AM   
 By:   sandor   (Member)

Can someone please correct the right answers (as far as known) in this timeline post????

please copy-paste the FIRST (on the top!!!) list and correct it in your post.

thanks!!!



Still hoping for new input!.

Would be great. Please correct them as mention above!!!!

 
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