Music is an important part of movies that is often overlooked. My wife is a violinist and occasionally plays recording sessions for movie scores. She has frequently commented about how incomplete a movie is until a composer adds the score to a film. Most horror movies would not be scary without the right kind of background music. Music makes a huge impact on the final cinematic product.
I'd like to highlight some of my favorite movie composers. These artists improve the quality of movies and I also enjoy listening to their soundtracks. Some of my favorite composers are:
Thomas Newman-The Green Mile, Cinderella Man, Road to Perdition, Meet Joe Black.
James Horner-Braveheart, A Beautiful Mind, Titanic, Avatar, Troy, Sneakers, Star Trek.
John Williams- Star Wars, Jaws, Superman, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park.
Hans Zimmer- Gladiator, Inception, Sherlock Holmes, Pirates of The Caribbean, The Dark Knight.
John Barry-A bunch of James Bond movies, Dances with Wolves, Somewhere in Time, Out of Africa.
Randy Edleman-Shanghai Noon, While You Were Sleeping, Last of the Mohicans, Gettysburg.
Danny Elfman-The Simpsons, Beetlejuice, Batman, Good Will Hunting, The Simpsons.
Eric Serra-The Fifth Element, Golden Eye, Bandidas.
There are many other great composers missing from my list, but I really like the work of these guys and I can usually identify their styles and recognize their work while watching a movie. I'm grateful that I didn't live during the era of silent films that featured standard background organ music to all of the movies.
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