Movie composers worth listening to, part 6

This list continues from part 5.

David Arnold

Arnold scored the 5 James Bond movies between Tomorrow Never Dies and Quantum of Solace — John Barry recommended him to the producers.

  • Casino Royale (2006)
    • African Rundown
  • Quantum of Solace
    • Time to Get Out
  • Sherlock (with Michael Price)
    • The Game Is On
  • Stargate
    • Stargate Overture
  • Tomorrow Never Dies
    • White Knight
    • Company Car
    • Surrender

Greg Edmonson

Edmonson’s music for Joss Whedon’s Firefly is absolutely delightful. He’s also written music for King of the Hill.

  • Firefly
    • Big Bar Fight
    • The Funeral
    • Cows / New Dress / My Crew

Elliot Goldenthal

Goldenthal has been scoring movies since 1979. He has written music for several of his partner Julie Taymor’s films.

  • Alien3
    • Lento
    • Candles In The Wind
    • Adagio
  • Batman Forever
    • Main Title

David Hirschfelder

Hirschfelder has a great relationship with Baz Luhrmann. The Strictly Ballroom soundtrack is a mix of his pieces and songs by other artists — like “Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps” by Doris Day. Upcoming work includes A Street Cat Named Bob and Bound.

  • Strictly Ballroom
    • The entire soundtrack, especially La Cumparsita/Tango Please

David Holmes

Holmes has a great relationship with Steven Soderbergh. His jazzy style works very well for the Ocean’s Eleven movies.

  • Ocean’s Eleven
    • $160 Million Chinese Man
  • Ocean’s Twelve
    •  7-29-04 The Day Of
  • Ocean’s Thirteen
    • Benedict Returns

James Newton Howard

Howard has a great relationship with M. Night Shyamalan. Upcoming work includes Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

  • Batman Begins (with Hans Zimmer)
    • Molossus
  • The Dark Knight (with Hans Zimmer)
    • Harvey Two-Face
    • Agressive Expansion
    • Like a Dog Chasing Cars
  • Dave
    • End Titles
  • Lady in the Winter
    • The Great Eatlon
  • Maleficent
    • Battle of the Moors
  • Salt
    • Chase Across DC
  • Snow White & The Huntsman
    • Snow White
  • The Village
    • The Gravel Road

Henry Jackman

Jackman has a great relationship with Marvel and Disney. Upcoming work includes Jack Reacher: Never Go Back and Kong: Skull Island.

  • Captain America: Civil War
    • Cap’s Promise
  • X-Men: First Class
    • First Class
    • Magneto

Dario Marianelli

Marianelli typically has a gentle style. He has a great relationship with Joe Wright.

  • Atonement
    • Atonement
  • Pride & Prejudice (2005)
    • Dawn

Basil Poledouris

Poledouris is probably best known for his Conan the Barbarian soundtrack. He had a great relationship with John Milius and Paul Verhoeven.

  • Quigley Down Under
    • Main Title

Stephen Warbeck

Warbeck has been scoring movies and TV shows since the 1990s. Upcoming work includes Timeless Eye.

  • Shakespeare in Love
    • Main Title

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