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Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957) with Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) and Lauren Bacall (1924-).
  • The Oscars 2015 | 87th Academy Awards, Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028, U.S.A. - February 22.
  • The Oscars 2014 | 86th Academy Awards.
  • House of Cards is an American political drama television series (2013-).
  • Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957) with Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) and Lauren Bacall (1924-).
  • Stanley Kubrick (July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999) was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, and editor who did most of his work as an expatriate in the United Kingdom.
  • American film director, actor, theater director, screenwriter, and producer - Orson Welles (1915-1985), the most acclaimed director of all time.
  • Greta Garbo (1905-1990).
  • Charles Chaplin (1889-1977).
  • Steven Spielberg - American film director, screenwriter, producer, and studio entrepreneur.
  • Film score.
  • Variety is a weekly American entertainment-trade magazine founded in 1905.
  • John Barry - English composer and conductor of film music. He composed the soundtracks for 11 of the James Bond films between 1963 and 1987.
  • London Film Museum, 1st Floor, Riverside Bldg, County Hall, London SE1 7PB, U.K.
  • Play it again, Sam.
  • Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993).
  • Detective Bullitt creating significant smoke during the climactic chase scene.
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. American media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of films and television programs. Once the largest and most glamorous of film studios, MGM was founded in 1924.
  • James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5 sold on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at RM Auctions for £2.912.000.
  • The Oscars - Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
  • Red carpet of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès during the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.
  • Cannes Film Festival - founded in 1946, it is one of the most prestigious and publicised film festivals in the world.
  • The Palme d'Or is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival and is presented to the director of the best feature film of the official competition.
  • Netflix - American provider of on-demand Internet streaming media.
  • Stanley Kubrick (July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999) was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, and editor who did most of his work as an expatriate in the United Kingdom.
  • Orson Welles - American film director, actor, theater director, screenwriter, and producer (1915-1985). The most acclaimed director of all time.
  • Steven Spielberg - American film director, screenwriter, producer, and studio entrepreneur.
  • Alfred Hitchcock - English film director and producer (1899-1980).
  • Francis Ford Coppola - American film director, producer and screenwriter.
  • Martin Scorsese - American film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film historian.
  • Sergio Leone - Italian film director, producer and screenwriter most associated with the 'Spaghetti Western' genre.
  • Quentin Tarantino - American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor.
  • Billy Wilder - Austrian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist, and journalist (1906-2002).
  • Roman Polanski - Polish-French film director, producer, writer, and actor.
  • American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician.
  • Michelangelo Antonioni - Italian film director, screenwriter, editor, and short story writer (1912-2007).
  • Ingmar Bergman - Swedish director, writer and producer for film, stage and television. Described by Woody Allen as 'probably the greatest film artist, all things considered, since the invention of the motion picture camera,' he is recognized as one of the most accomplished and influential film directors of all time (1918-2007).
  • Akira Kurosawa - Japanese film director, screenwriter, producer, and editor (1910-1998).
  • Federico Fellini - Italian film director and scriptwriter. Known for a distinct style that blends fantasy and baroque images, he is considered one of the most influential filmmakers of the 20th century (1920-1993).
  • Buster Keaton - American comic actor, filmmaker, producer and writer (1895-1966).
  • George Lucas - American film producer, screenwriter, director, and entrepreneur. He is best known as the creator of the space opera franchise Star Wars and the archaeologist-adventurer character Indiana Jones. Lucas is one of the American film industry's most successful filmmakers financially.
  • The Rat Pack: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford & Joey Bishop.
  • Joel David Coen and Ethan Jesse Coen, known together professionally as the Coen Brothers, are American filmmakers.
  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder - German film director, screenwriter, and actor (1945-1982). He is one of the most important figures in the New German Cinema.
  • Sidney Lumet - American director, producer and screenwriter with over 50 films to his credit (1924-2011).
  • Seinfeld - American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from July 5, 1989, to May 14, 1998.
  • The Sopranos - American television drama that premiered on the premium cable network HBO in the United States on January 10, 1999, and ended its original run of six seasons and 86 episodes on June 10, 2007.
  • 60 Minutes - American television news program created in 1968.
  • Mad Men - American television period drama series (2007-).
  • Late Show with David Letterman - American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman on CBS. The show debuted on August 30, 1993.
  • Dallas - American television drama series (2012-).
  • Saturday Night Live - American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show that premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975.
  • Perry Mason - American dramatized court show that ran from September 1957 to May 1966 on CBS.
  • M*A*S*H - American television series that premiered in the U.S. on September 17, 1972, and ended February 28, 1983. The series was produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for CBS, which follows a team of doctors and support staff stationed at the '4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital' in Uijeongbu, South Korea during the Korean War.
  • Roseanne - American sitcom that was broadcast on ABC from October 18, 1988 to May 20, 1997. Starring Roseanne Barr, the show revolved around the Conners, an Illinois working-class family. The series reached #1 in the Nielsen ratings becoming the most watched television show in the United States from 1989 to 1990, and remained in the top four for six of its nine seasons, and in the top twenty for eight seasons.

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"f you have to have a job in this world, a high-priced movie star is a pretty good gig." - Tom Hanks.

"I'm going to be a great movie star some day." - Marilyn Monroe.

Film encompasses individual MOTION PICTURES, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. Films are produced by recording images from the world with cameras, or by creating images using animation techniques or visual effects.

Films are cultural artifacts created by specific cultures, which reflect those cultures, and, in turn, affect them. Film is considered to be an important art form, a source of popular entertainment and a powerful method for educating - or indoctrinating - citizens. The visual elements of cinema give motion pictures a universal power of communication.

The first recorded case of an ACTOR performing took place in 534 BC (though the changes in calendar over the years make it hard to determine exactly) when the Greek performer Thespis stepped on to the stage at the Theatre Dionysus and became the first known person to speak words as a character in a play or story.

Actors were traditionally not people of high status, and in the Early Middle Ages travelling acting troupes were often viewed with distrust. In many parts of Europe, actors could not even receive a Christian burial, and traditional beliefs of the region and time period held that this left any actor forever condemned. However, this negative perception was largely reversed in the 19th and 20th centuries as acting has become an honoured and popular profession and art.

    Best Movie Car Chases
  • Detective Bullitt creating significant smoke during the climactic chase scene.
  • CAR CHASE - Wikipedia.
  • NOTABLE CAR CHASE FILMS - Wikipedia.
  • The 15 Greatest Movie Car Chases of All Time - TIME.
    • AGAINST ALL ODDS (YOU TUBE) - Against All Odds is a neo-noir 1984 film, a remake of Out of the Past. Famous for the duel staged along L.A.'s always-crowded Sunset Boulevard between a Porsche 911 Cabriolet and Ferrari 308 GTSi.
    • BULLITT (YOU TUBE) - Steve McQueen's famous car chase in the streets of San Francisco in the 1968 movie BULLITT. Lt. Frank Bullitt, played by actor Steve McQueen, drives a modified Highland Green 1968 Mustang GT fastback (390ci, Toploader, 3.73 gears), chasing two hitmen in a black 1968 Dodge Charger in the film's car chase through the streets of San Francisco.
    • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (YOU TUBE) - helicopter vs car. The 1974 Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry cult car chase film is yet another '70s chase movie where the actors were allowed to do most of their own stunts.
    • DUEL (YOU TUBE) - DUEL is a 1971 television movie about a motorist (played by Dennis Weaver) on a remote and lonely road being stalked by a large tanker truck and its mostly unseen driver. It was the first feature film directed by Steven Spielberg.
    • GONE IN 60 SECONDS (YOU TUBE) - the film is famous for having wrecked and destroyed 93 cars in a 34-minute car chase scene (the longest car chase in movie history) and takes the films principal character Maindrian Pace through five cities as he attempts to lose police. The original Gone in 60 seconds is made in 1974 and written and directed by H.B. Haliki. All of the stunts in this movie were completely real, and 90% of the people in this were real people and not actors. Most of this chase scene was also unwritten and just plotted out with the sense of police failing to catch Toby Haliki as he attempts to steal Eleanor, a 1973 Mustang.
    • RONIN (YOU TUBE) - BMW vs Peugeot. The 1998 action-thriller RONIN is noted for its sensational high-speed chases through the streets and tunnels of Paris.
    • SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT (YOU TUBE) - American 1977 film starring Burt Reynolds inspired several other trucking films. A large part of Smokey and the Bandit is essentially one big high-speed chase
    • THE BLUES BROTHERS (YOU TUBE) - in the 1980 film THE BLUES BROTHERS, "Joliet" Jake Blues (John Belushi) and his brother Elwood (Dan Aykroyd), race to Chicago at high speed with scores of state and local police, the Illinois Neo-Nazis, and the Good Ol' Boys in pursuit. Jake and Elwood eventually elude them all, leaving chaos and wrecked police cars en masse in their wake.
    • THE DEAD POOL (YOU TUBE) - Inspector 'Dirty' Harry Callahan played by Clint Eastwood in the 1988 fifth Dirty Harry film The Dead Pool is pursued through San Francisco's hilly streets in his unmarked Oldsmobile 98 squad car by a remote controlled bomb assembled by Rook, disguised as a radio controlled car. The "bomb" was in fact a highly modified Associated RC10 competition buggy topped with an off-the-shelf 1963 Chevrolet Corvette body from hobby accessory manufacturer Parma International.
    • THE FRENCH CONNECTION (YOU TUBE) - the 1971 film THE FRENCH CONNECTION is often cited as containing one of the greatest car chase sequences in movie history. The chase involves Popeye commandeering a civilian's car (a 1971 Pontiac LeMans) and then frantically chasing an elevated train, on which a hitman is trying to escape. The scene was filmed in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn roughly running under the BMT West End Line (currently; D M trains) which runs on an elevated track above 86th Street and New Utrecht Avenue in Brooklyn.
    • TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. (YOU TUBE) - the 1985 film To Live and Die in L.A. features CSI-actor William L. Petersen as Secret Service agent Richard Chance leading a wild chase through the streets and freeways of Los Angeles.
    • VANISHING POINT (YOU TUBE) - a 1971 action-road movie VANISHING POINT is beloved by Mopar auto enthusiasts because it prominently features a classic 1970 Dodge Challenger muscle car. As the movie opens, Kowalski is near the end of his chase by the California Highway Patrol, where two bulldozers and a CBS News truck are setting up.
    Film Magazines
  • Variety.
  • Film magazines - Wikipedia.
  • List of film periodicals - Wikipedia.
    • ACESHOWBIZ.COM - celebrity gossip & photos, movie reviews, DVD, interviews, new releases.
    • ALLROVI - movies & music. Commercial database that compiles information about music and movies from the former services Allmovie and Allmusic.
    • BACK STAGE - "Your Source for Entertainment News and Acting Auditions. For nearly 50 years, Back Stage has been the most trusted place for actors to find performing arts and casting information."
    • BLASTR - hot news about movies, TV, games, books, top celebrities and more. Red-carpet photos. The newest movie trailers. Sneak peeks at upcoming TV shows and seasons. Exclusive on-set interviews.
    • BFI | BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE - world-renowned archive, cinemas, festivals, films, publications and learning resources are here to inspire you.
    • BOX OFFICE MOJO - since 1999. Online movie publication and box office reporting service.
    • CAHIERS DU CINÉMA - influential French film magazine founded in 1951. Re-invented the basic tenets of film criticism and theory.
    • CineVue - founded in 2010. CineVue is an award-winning UK film site packed with the very latest movie news, reviews, previews, interviews and trailers from the world of cinema.
    • COLLIDER.COM - "Movies, television, gadgets, sports, video games, deluxe Barcaloungers – anything of interest to the media and technology savvy individual is everything that powers Collider.com, an uncalled for, online barrage of breaking news, incisive commentary and irreverent attitude."
    • CONTACTMUSIC.COM - film reviews.
    • CRACKLE - watch free movies, television, original series now.
    • CULT FIX - "News, spoilers and updates on your favourite cult TV shows."
    • DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD - Hollywood entertainment, breaking news.
    • DEN OF GEEK - cult TV, movies, games & comics reviewed, discussed & appreciated.
    • Digital Spy - since 2001. "Combining a network of sites about digital TV, broadcasting and programming into a new destination for news and conversation about entertainment, technology and the media."
    • EMPIRE - film reviews, movie news and interviews.
    • Entertainmentwise - "Celebrity Gossip, News & Photos, Movie Reviews, Competitions."
    • FILM THREAT - current movie reviews, independent movies.
    • FILM.COM - movies, trailers, reviews, TV shows, DVDs & celebrities.
    • Filmdrunk - "Comedy for Movie Lovers."
    • FILMMAKER MAGAZINE - The Magazine of Independent Film.
    • FILMOFILIA - film news, reviews, trailers.
    • GOLD DERBY - "Tom O'Neil has the inside track on Oscars, Emmys, Grammys and all the award shows."
    • HIT FIX - provides breaking news and insider analysis on what's next in Movies, Music, TV and Local Events.
    • HOLLYWOOD.COM - movies, reviews, movie times, Hollywood news.
    • HOLLYWOOD REPORTER - breaking entertainment news. Read the latest film reviews.
    • IBDB | The INTERNET BROADWAY DATABASE - the official source for Broadway information.
    • IGN MOVIES - trailers, movie reviews, pictures, celebrities, and interviews.
    • IMDB | THE INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE - an online database of information related to movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, video games, and most recently, fictional characters featured in visual entertainment media.
    • INDIEWIRE - daily news site for the independent film community. It covers indie, documentary and foreign language films, as well industry news, film festival reports, filmmaker interviews and movie reviews.
    • IOBDB | The Internet Off-Broadway Database - provides a catalogue of shows produced Off-Broadway.
    • ITDB | The INTERNET THEATRE DATABASE - "By the fans for the fans."
    • LORTEL ARCHIVES - The Internet Off-Broadway Database. provides a catalogue of shows produced Off-Broadway.
    • LOS ANGELES TIMES - movie, film and Hollywood news.
    • METACRITIC - "Keeping score of entertainment. Discover what's new and notable. Compare what's new this week, what's great this year, and all-time favorites. Finding quality entertainment is easy with the Metacritic scorecard." Movie reviews, articles, trailers, and more.
    • Modern Screen - (1930-1985). American fan magazine that for over 50 years featured articles, pictorials and interviews with movie stars (and later television and music personalities).
    • Motion Picture - American monthly fan magazine about film, published from 1911 to 1977. It was the first fan magazine.
    • Motion Picture Herald - American film industry trade paper published from 1931 to December 1972.
    • MOVIE-LIST - download new and classic movie trailers.
    • Movie Mirror - Photoplay merged with another fan magazine, Movie Mirror, in 1941.
    • MOVIE MOVIE - "Probably the world’s most extensive chronology of film history."
    • MOVIEMAKER - the art and business of making movies. Movie news, film reviews, interviews and film festivals.
    • MOVIEWEB - movie trailers, new movies, watch movies.
    • MOVIES ONLINE - latest movie news & reviews.
    • MUSICALS101.COM - "The Cyber Encyclopedia of Musicals."
    • Pajiba - "Sweetened by Mock, Lightened by Droll."
    • PASTE SALONMAGAZINE - "The Best New Music, Movies, TV, Games, and Books."
    • Photoplay - (1911-1980). One of the first American film fan magazines.
    • Picture PLay - (1915-1938).
    • POPEATER - celebrity, entertainment, music & movie news.
    • PREMIERE.COM - read movie reviews and get the latest movie news.
    • ROTTEN TOMATOES - new movie reviews and previews.
    • SALON - movie reviews.
    • SCI FI WIRE - hot news about movies, TV, games, books, top celebrities and more. Red-carpet photos. The newest movie trailers.
    • SCREEN - since 1951. Latest Bollywood news & gossip, movie reviews & previews.
    • SCREEN DAILY - film industry news from UK, Europe, Asis and The World.
    • Screen Guide
    • Screen International - since 1889. Multimedia film magazine covering the international film business.
    • SCREEN RANT - movie news, movie reviews, movie trailers, TN news.
    • SCREENCRAVE - upcoming new movies, reviews, interviews, trailers & posters.
    • Screenland - monthly U.S. magazine about movies, published between September 1920 and June 1971,[1] when it merged with Silver Screen.
    • SCREENONLINE - "The definitive guide to Britain's film and TV history."
    • SENSES OF CINEMA - online journal devoted to the serious and eclectic discussion of cinema.
    • Sight & Sound - founded in 1932. British monthly film magazine published by the British Film Institute (BFI). Includes film reviews, features and commentary, film and TV issues, world and classic cinema, and story archives.
    • Silver Screen - American monthly magazine focusing on the film industry. It had its first publication in November 1930, and continued publication through the 1970s.
    • Slant Magazine - online publication that features reviews of movies, music, TV, DVDs, theater, and video games, as well as interviews with actors, directors, and musicians. The site also covers various film festivals.
    • TCM MOVIE DATABASE - the TCM archives.
    • THE ENVELOPE - "The Awards Insider": Emmy Awards, Academy Awards, Oscars Nominations, Grammys, Golden Globes Awards.
    • THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER | THR - multi-platform American media brand founded in 1930 and focusing on the Hollywood motion picture, television, and entertainment industries, as well as Hollywood's intersection with fashion, finance, law, technology, lifestyle, and politics.
    • THE HOT LIST - features bankability rankings for an unprecedented number of actors. More than 1,400 worldwide.
    • THE MOVIEFONE BLOG
    • THE NEW YORK TIMES - movie reviews, showtimes and trailers.
    • THE SMOKING GUN - large collection of public documents on crimes, celebrities, politicians, and the FBI.
    • THE ULMER SCALE - Hollywood's most trusted guide to the global star power of actors and directors!
    • THE WRAP - "Covering Hollywood." Entertainment Industry Analysis, Breaking Hollywood News.
    • THEIAPOLIS CINEMA - latest news, movie information, discussion board.
    • TOTAL FILM - since 1997. "The Modern Guide to Movies." Film reviews, movie news and trailers. British film magazine published 13 times a year.
    • TRAILER ADDICT - your daily dose of hi-res movie trailors.
    • TV.COM - videos, shows, news, persons, more.
    • TVRAGE.COM - TV shows, TV series, TV listings, trailers, online TV community.
    • VARIETY MAGAZINE - entertainment news, movie reviews, awards, festivals, celebrity photos, industry events.
    • YAHOO! MOVIES - large collection of information on movies, past and new releases, trailers and clips, box office information, and showtimes and movie theater information.
    Film Museums
  • The Hollywood Museum.
  • Academy Museum of Motion Pictures - future museum in Los Angeles, California currently under construction. It is scheduled to open in 2017 and will contain over 290,000 square feet of state-of-the-art galleries, exhibition spaces, movie theaters, educational areas, and special event spaces. The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will be the world's premier museum devoted to exploring and curating the history and future of the moving image. Future home of the Academy Museum: 6067 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036, U.S.A.
  • AVA GARDNER MUSEUM - Smithfield, NC, U.S.A.
  • CinÉmathÈque FranÇaise - holds one of the largest archives of films, movie documents and film-related objects in the world. The Cinémathèque offers daily screenings of films from around the world. A required destination for cinephiles in the city of light. 51, rue de Bercy, 75012 Paris.
  • DEUTSCHE KINEMATHEQUE - Berlin, Germany.
  • DANISH FILM INSTITUTE - Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • GEORGE EASTMAN HOUSE - International Museum of Photography and Film. 900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607, U.S.A.
  • German FILM MUSEUM - Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
  • HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM - Max Factor Building, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.
  • JAMES BOND 007 MUSEUM - Nybro, Sweden.
  • LONDON FILM MUSEUM - Covent Garden, England, U.K.
  • MUSEO FELLINI - Italy's museum for film director Federico Fellini is located in Rimini, Via Nigra, 26.
  • Museum of the Moving Image - Astoria, NY, U.S.A. The Museum of the Moving Image exists to expand public understanding and appreciation of the art, history, technique and technology of film, television, and digital media by collecting, preserving, and providing access to moving-image related artifacts via multimedia exhibitions and educational programming. The exhibits include significant audio/visual components designed to promote an understanding of the history of the industry and an understanding of how it has evolved.
  • NATIONAL MEDIA MUSEUM - Bradford, U.K. Film, media, television, radio, photography.
    Film Score Composers
  • John Barry.
  • COMPOSER - Wikipedia.
  • FILM SCORE - Wikipedia.
    • ANTON KARAS - Viennese zither player, best known for his soundtrack to CAROL REED's 1949 adaptation of The Third Man.
    • CARMINE COPPOLA - American composer, flautist, editor, musical director, and songwriter, at the Internet Movie Database.
    • CRAIG ARMSTRONG - Scottish composer of modern orchestral music, electronica and film scores, at the Internet Movie Database.
    • ELMER BERNSTEIN - American composer and conductor best known for his many film scores, at the Internet Movie Database.
    • ENNIO MORRICONE - SERGIO LEONE's favorite composer, at the Internet Movie Database.
    • Francis Lai - French accordionist and composer, noted for his film scores. In 1965 he met filmmaker Claude Lelouch and was hired to help write the score for the film A Man and a Woman. Released in 1966, the film was a major international success, earning a number of Academy Awards. The young Lai received a Golden Globe Award nomination for "Best Original Score". In 1970 Lai won the Academy Award for Best Music, Original Score and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score for the film Love Story.
    • HANS ZIMMER - German composer and music producer, at the Internet Movie Database.
    • James Horner - (1953-2015). Was an American composer, conductor and orchestrator of film scores. He was known for the integration of choral and electronic elements in many of his film scores, and for his frequent use of motifs associated with Celtic music. Horner's score for Titanic is the best selling orchestral film soundtrack of all time while Titanic and Avatar, both directed by James Cameron, are the two highest-grossing films of all time. At the Internet Movie Database.
    • JOHN BARRY - English film score composer, at the Internet Movie Database. Best known for composing 11 James Bond soundtracks and was hugely influential on the 007 series' distinctive style.
    • JOHN MAUCERI - American conductor, producer and composer for theatre, opera and television, at the Internet Movie Database.
    • JOHN WILLIAMS - American composer, conductor, and pianist. In a career spanning six decades, he has composed some of the most recognizable film scores in the history of motion pictures, at the Internet Movie Database. He has had a long association with director Steven Spielberg, composing the music for all but two (Duel and The Color Purple) of Spielberg's major feature films.
    • LALO SCHIFRIN - Argentine composer, pianist and conductor. He is best known for his film and TV scores, such as the Mission: Impossible theme, at the Internet Movie Database.
    • MAURICE JARRE - French composer and conductor best known for his film scores, at the Internet Movie Database.
    • Max Steiner - (1888-1971). Austrian-born American composer of music for theatre and films. He worked in England, then Broadway, and moved to Hollywood in 1929 where he became one of the first composers to write music scores for films. Steiner is referred to as "the father of film music" and is considered one of the greatest film score composers in the history of cinema. Along with such composers as Dimitri Tiomkin, Franz Waxman, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Alfred Newman and Miklós Rózsa, Steiner played a major part in creating the tradition of writing music for films. Steiner composed over 300 film scores with RKO and Warner Brothers, and was nominated for 24 Academy Awards, winning three: The Informer (1935), Now, Voyager (1942), and Since You Went Away (1944). Besides his Oscar-winning scores, some of Steiner's popular works include King Kong (1933), Little Women (1933), Jezebel (1938), Casablanca (1942), and the film score for which he is possibly best known, Gone with the Wind (1939). At the Internet Movie Database.
    • MICHEL LEGRAND - Franco-Armenian musical composer, arranger, conductor, and pianist, at the Internet Movie Database.
    • NINO ROTA - world-renowned Italian composer and academic who is best known for his film scores, notably for the films of Federico Fellini and Luchino Visconti. He also composed the music for two of Franco Zeffirelli's Shakespeare films, and for the first two films of Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather trilogy. At the Internet Movie Database.
    • Vangelis - Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, pop rock and orchestral music, under the artist name Vangelis. He is best known for his Academy Award-winning score for the film Chariots of Fire, composing scores for the films Blade Runner, 1492: Conquest of Paradise and Alexander, and the use of his music in the PBS documentary Cosmos: A Personal Voyage by Carl Sagan. At the Internet Movie Database.
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