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RIP Jerry Goldsmith

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Rest In Peace, Jerry

He was my hero.

He gave all the new Star Trek series and movies such a beautiful score, each unique and individual, but very thematically related. It really contributed to changing the image of Star Trek in peoples' minds from the cheesy nonsense to an elegance like no other.

First Knight, Air Force One, The Mummy, Mulan, all the Oscar themes and fanfares. All his.


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groomzilla
Jul. 22nd, 2004 03:55 pm (UTC)
OMG. He was one of my favorite composers ever, and my favorite composer of the 20th century. He was the one composer who wrote music that truly spoke to me.

I didn't even realize he was ill.

I share your sadness and shock. RIP, Mr. Goldsmith.
razorw
Jul. 22nd, 2004 09:10 pm (UTC)
He will be missed!.
groomzilla
Jul. 22nd, 2004 11:01 pm (UTC)
My god. Does nobody else think this is a tragedy? :(
bride
Jul. 22nd, 2004 11:14 pm (UTC)
My guess is nobody really pays much attention to the composer and musical director. Movies usually are set up so that you have something else to watch during the opening credits. By the time the behind-the-scenes crew come up in the end credits, people are either gone from the theatre already or they're watching Jackie Chan's out takes and ignoring the stuff scrolling by.

You have to actually be interested in the music to care enough to look it up.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 23rd, 2004 08:13 am (UTC)
Deaf and dumb
Sorry to say, I'm probably amongst the unwashed masses that dont know the composer from the director. Since I have an allotment of 1 movie theater outing a year, I need to pick my recreation wisely. in the last few years, the only movies I have seen are Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and the Lord of the Rings series. Kids will do that to you, not that I'm complaining! Of course, I have a bizzare ability to pick out Danny Elfman cruft ... must be my early exposure to Oingo-Boingo.
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