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A tribute to the men and women who dedicate their lives to bring us wonderful scores of the silver screen that we come to love and cherish from childhood to adulthood.
Location: Los Angeles, California
Latest Activity: Mar 25
Welcome all to the Film Music Maestro group!
You are here because of one thing: the music of films that you held deeply in your hearts. They made you laugh, they made you cry, the made you remember those particular films...even if the films in question were bad.
Case and point:
We owe it to these men for shaping film scores we come to know today:
Max Steiner (1888-1971)
Scores: King Kong (1933), Gone with the Wind, Casablanca, Little Women, Jeezebel, Now Voyager, The Treasure of Sierra Madre, Warner Bros. Fanfare.
Alfred Newman (1901-1970)
Scores: The Mark of Zorro (1940), How Green was my Valley, The Prisoner of Zenda, The Keys of the Kingdom, The King and I (1956), How the West was Won, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Airport, 20th Century Fox Fanfare.
Dimitri Tiomkin (1894-1979)
Scores: Lost Horizon, The Guns of Navarone, Friendly Persuasion, Duel in the Sun, Dial M for Murder, High Noon, The Alamo.
Considered to be the "godfathers of film music", these three men made a tradition of writing scores to films and structure them in a way that would enhance the film that are beyond the spectrum.
Of course, there are many other composers that should not be ignored and also had a tremendous impact, such as Bernard Herrmann, Miklos Rosza, Franz Waxman, Erich Wolfgang Korngold to name a few.
All of these composers have influenced composers today and followed the tradition, so that they can continue that same tradition that had inspired them to write film scores.
This group focuses primarily on scores, but it doesn't HAVE to be just film scores. Other scores are welcome, such as video game scores and musicals, since those genres tend to lean towards those particular traditions.
The idea is to celebrate those men and women, who put hours upon hours of writing sheets of music so that we may be entertained by them and feel a certain way during the film.
For people who wish to review scores, there's not a score system to speak of. You may choose whatever score system you would like, but I would like to recommend those who do wish to write reviews to not have any score at all. Instead, write the review and leave an impression on the reader so that it may encourage discussion and it all doesn't have to be strictly done by the numbers.
So sit back, relax, and listen to the wonders of film music magic!
Hooray for Hollywood...
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