Since before the beginning of the sound, movies have had the company of to improve and complement the happenings onscreen. A perfect score keeps the story moving, explains the protagonist’s worlds and sometimes just plain scares you. While a lot of accurate and high scores are now going unremarkable to the point of extension, our favorite is unforgettable from some of the crappiest and most time the best movies ever made. We often remember the melody of our favorite theme song but most times we forget about the creators of this beautiful film scores. Here are some of the best music writers of film scores.
Hans Zimmer is widely known to use elements from the character culture in the music. He was born in Germany and was named one of Hollywood's innovative artists. Zimmer made an entrance into the film music world in London when he was collaborating with a famed composer Stanley Myers which included the film My Beautiful Laundrette in 1985. After that he started working on a different solo project that consists of the acclaimed ‘A World Apart,' during this period, he pioneered the means of combining new and old musical technologies. Zimmer's work gave him the reputation of being the father of connecting the electronic musical world with traditional arrangement. His career reached a new step in 1988 when he did the score Rain Man for director Barry Levinson. The film won the Oscar for Best Picture of the Year, and Zimmer also earned his first Academy Award Nomination for the Best Original Score. After a year, he composed the score for another movie that one the Best Picture Oscar award Driving Miss Daisy in 1989. In the beginning of the 1990’s, Zimmer asserted his place as a world-class talent by creating the award-winning score for Lion King 1994 that earned him the Academy Award for Best Original Score, a Golden Globe, American Music Award, a Tony and two Grammy Awards. In total, he has been awarded 7 Golden Globes, 7 Grammys, and Seven Oscars.
John Williams is one of the best well known, financially successful and awarded composers in the US history. He has a massive list of awards that includes more than 41 Oscar nomination with five wins, 21 odd Gold, and Records, a slew of Emmy with two wins, Golden Globe with three wins, 18 Grammy wins, 7 BAFTA wins citation and several honorary doctorate degrees. He is undoubtedly among the most respected composers in Cinema history.
James Horner is an American born Composer who started studying the piano at the age of five and had his training at the royal college of music in London before moving to California during the 70’s. After he receives a bachelor degree at USC, he earned his master's degree at UCLA and thought music there. He later had his Ph.D. in Music Composition and Theory also at UCLA. He started his career by scoring student films for the American Film Institute during the late 1970s which was is the tipping point for scoring several assignments on small-scale films. His first significant high profile project was composing the music of Star Trek II in 1982 which lead to numerous film offers and opportunities to work with performers like the London Symphony Orchestra.