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Jerry Goldsmith
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Composer
    (February 10, 1929-July 21, 2004)
    Scored 'Planet of the Apes (1968),' 'Patton (1970),' 'Chinatown (1974),' 'Logan's Run (1976),' 'The Omen (1976),' 'Alien (1979),' 'Poltergeist (1982),' 'First Blood (1982),' 'Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983),' 'Gremlins (1984),' 'Hoosiers (1986),' 'Innerspace (1987),' 'The 'burbs (1989),' 'Total Recall (1990),' 'Sleeping with the Enemy (1991),' 'Basic Instinct (1992),' 'Dennis the Menace (1993),' 'Rudy (1993),' 'Six Degrees of Separation (1993),' 'L.A. Confidential (1997),' 'The Mummy (1999)' and many other films
    Wrote the theme for 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' and scored several 'Star Trek' films
    Contributed music to 'Gunsmoke,' 'Have Gun - Will Travel,' 'Wagon Train,' 'Perry Mason,' 'The Twilight Zone,' 'Dr. Kildare,' 'Ben Casey,' 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' and 'The Waltons'
    His musical style was not as recognizable as those of other movie composers like Bernard Herrmann, John Williams and Danny Elfman.
    For laughs, he conducted the score of 'Planet of the Apes' wearing a monkey mask.
    He outlived many of his collaborators and assistants.
    Bernard Herrmann once called him a sellout for using orchestrators to help arrange his scores.
    He was incredibly prolific, writing up to 12 scores a year.
    His music is often challenging and experimental.
    He thought music was most effective in a movie when it's used subtly and sparingly.
    He never bad-mouthed his fellow film composers.
    He suffered from cancer for several years.
    His music was used in some of the most notable films of the sixties, seventies, eighties and nineties.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro


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