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Who's the greatest NON-living film composer?

jbuhler

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Herrmann, Goldsmith, Rozsa, Friedhofer, Korngold, Alfred Newman.
I'd add Steiner and Waxman from the studio era for sure, maybe Stothart, Tiomkin, and Victor Young as well. Korngold didn't write enough scores, I think, and if you are going to include him, I think you'd have to include Copland as well, who was arguably far more influential on film music.
 

Parsifal666

I don't even own a DAW, I'm just a troll.
I'd add Steiner and Waxman from the studio era for sure, maybe Stothart, Tiomkin, and Victor Young as well. Korngold didn't write enough scores, I think, and if you are going to include him, I think you'd have to include Copland as well, who was arguably far more influential on film music.
They're all terrific. My favorites are Alfred Newman, Goldsmith, Herrmann and Rozsa, so my post is pretty biased.
 
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