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2005

Saturday Soundtrack

Any decade has its own great film music scores: In the 60s such scores as Psycho, The Magnificent Seven or Planet of the Apes were groundbreaking pieces of music; in the 70s Star Wars brought back the big symphonic style of Hollywood´s Golden Age and Chinatown showed us, that a great composer can write a […]

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2004

Saturday Soundtrack

He was a giant in the field of film music. For over five decades, Jerry Goldsmith ranked among the most influential and prolific composers. A highly-regarded one. He was nominated for 18 Academy Awards, won the trophy in 1977 for his score for Richard Donner´s horror movie The Omen (1976). His first score for a […]

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2003

Saturday Soundtrack

2003 – a historic year in film music history. Film music giant Jerry Goldsmith worked again with director Richard Donner on the project Timeline, a science fiction adventure film based on the novel by Michael Crichton. It stars Paul Walker, Frances O´Connor and Gerard Butler. The last time, both director and composer worked together, was […]

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2002

Saturday Soundtrack

Elmer Bernstein (1922 – 2004) was one of the best composers in the business. He first grabbed movie-goer´s ears with his phenomenal, all-jazz score for The Man with the Golden Arm, which earned him the first of 13 Academy Award nominations. He became more famous for his western scores: his score for The Magnificent Seven […]

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2001

Saturday Soundtrack

In 1974, director Steven Spielberg approached composer John Williams to compose the soundtrack for his very first film for the big screen: The Sugerland Express. One year later, Steven Spielberg´s Jaws became one of the most important American thriller films of all time since it established the Blockbuster mentality of Hollywood. The movie premiered in […]

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2000

Saturday Soundtrack

In the 1990s David Arnold scored a lot of films directed by Roland Emmerich. Stargate, Independence Day and Godzilla – all of the Emmerich blockbuster movies had great scores by composer David Arnold. In 2000, the director changed the composer: for his historic drama film The Patriot, Emmerich engaged John Williams after David Arnold´s first […]

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1999

Saturday Soundtrack

The year 1999 was a very strong year for film music. John Corigliano won the award for Best Original Score at the Academy Award ceremony in 2000 for his 1999-score for The Red Violin, but his music didn´t become the most famous work of the year. A lot of other musical compositions for film received […]

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