Daniel Schweiger

Jerry Goldsmith on Scoring Basic Instinct

Jerry Goldsmith’s just turned 63, and one of the world’s most respected composers is still hesitant to explain his music’s primal force. With a résumé that includes CHINATOWN, PATTON, and POLTERGEIST, the sheer amount of legendary film scores that Goldsmith has generated would seem to mark him as the Mozart of his craft. But while…

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John Barry is Swept from the Sea

There’s a common fact known among soundtrack fans, and it’s that women dig John Barry. I can’t pretend to guess the unknown reason that mostly puts soundtrack collecting into the boys clubs of baseball cards, comic books and video games. Yet it seems that women who would never dream of buying a movie score usually…

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