Film Music of the nineties
Because of the weak representation of information
on film music in the Croatian press, both in its popular
and professional form, the author tries to give some fundamental
referential data on the work of the most significant film
composers of the nineties. After a review of the history
of the medium, short essays are dedicated to David Arnold,
John Barry, Patrick Doyle, Danny Elfman, Eliot Goldenthal,
Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, Michael Kamen, Randy Newman,
James Newton Howard, Michael Nyman, Alan Menken, Howard
Shore, Alan Silvestri, John Williams and Hans Zimmer, whom
the author believes to be the key composers of the period.
After that, in a separate essay, there is a short review
of the work of other well known names in international
film music (24 composers), with a reminder that, due to
their greater representation on the music market, a large
number of the composers are Anglo-American.
It should also
be added that the text has no pretensions of comprehensiveness
in this, in fact, very broad medium. The text concludes
with a brief view of the basic changes in film music publishing
in this decade.
Vladimir C. Sever