July 22, 2004

Jerry Goldsmith

One of my favorite film music composers has passed away. Love his "Planet of the Apes" soundtrack. And he pulled a miracle with "Chinatown" -- another score had been prepared for that, and with only a few days to go before release, the filmmakers decided to dump the score and they hired Jerry to come up with something essentially overnight -- which he did. And his music for "Basic Instinct" was also perfect for setting the right mood. And who can forget "Patton". His range was endless, and remains endlessly inspiring.

Come to think of it, I prolly own more Goldsmith soundtracks than any other composer save for Morricone. One of the greats. RIP, JG.

Posted by brian at July 22, 2004 12:52 PM

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