There are so many great movie composers, who have worked long and hard to prove themselves in the industry. There are so many all around the world and there is not engirt time in the world to talk about them all. In this article, we will look at four personalities among the most celebrated movie composers that have made scores for the silver screen. And how they have made themselves in the industry.
Born in 1932, John Williams is an American movie composer, who began his career more than 60 years ago. He is indeed among the most famous, successful and influential composers of his generation. He has done the compositions as well as conductions of over one hundred scores for movies.
Also, Williams has played the role of musical director in roughly 80 movies. His ratings are in favorite films such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Superman, etc. He has won a high number of awards including 7 BAFTA awards, 5 Academy Awards, 4 Oscar awards, 4 Golden Globes, among several others. John Williams has been honored with twenty-two Grammys and has more than forty-nine nods for Oscar nominations — the highest ever received by any person alive.
Williams is the second individual to have won the most Academy Awards nominations in history. In 2005, his score in Star Wars was rated by the American Film Institute as the most magnificent American movie score of all time.
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
An early pioneer in using orchestral scores for movies, Wolfgang was born in 1897 and died in 1957. In 1934, he made his debut in Hollywood with an organization of the incidental music of Mendelsohn in the movie of Reinhardt, entitled A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
He composed film scores for Paramount and Warner Bros. in his second stay in the United States. This made Warner Bros. signed him on an exclusive contract. Eric Wolfgang has produced some scores which have won Oscar Awards such as The Adventures of Robin Hood in 1938 and Anthony Adverse in 1936.On the American Film Institute’s list of highest movie scores, his work (The Adventures of Robin Hood) is rated as eleventh.
Ennio Morricone, who was born in 1928, started his career about five decades ago. The genius movie composer is still alive now and has done the compositions for over five hundred movies as well as TV productions, which spread across four various languages. He has received several awards for his works including 2 Grammy awards, 5 BAFTA awards, 2 Golden Globes, an Italian Golden Globe, etc. He has also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
This English composer was born in 1933 and became famous globally in 1962 following his composition for the debut movie of the Bond franchise. The scores of John Barry, who died in 2011, were exceptional owing to his perfect blend of pop as well as jazz. This unique trait became a significant feature associated with the 007 character. Barry composed the soundtracks for eleven of the Bond movies. He won several awards including 5 Academy Awards, 5 Oscar Awards and one Golden Globe. He is honored with the BAFTA Academy Fellowship award in 2005. In this same 2015, his score for Out of Africa was rated by the American Film Institute as number 15 on the list of highest movie scores.