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Old 09-09-11, 06:18 AM
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Re: Movies With Scores Composed By Musicians, NOT Composers

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Sorcerer-Tangarine Dream

They did the score to The Keep also. My bet why it's not gotten dvd release, rights issues.
They also did;

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Old 09-09-11, 08:54 AM
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Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai-RZA
RZA also did Kill Bill, Unleashed, the Western release of Ong Bak, and probably others as well.
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Old 09-09-11, 09:01 AM
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Joe Strummer - Walker
Oscar Peterson - The Silent Partner
Mark Knopfler - Local Hero
Tom Waits - One from the Heart
George Harrison - Wonderwall
Miles Davis - Elevator to the Gallows
David Byrne - Married to the Mob
Larry Adler - Genevieve

A number of people started out as (or remained) performers but have scored so many films, or composed other music for TV, the stage, etc., that they probably don't count for this thread:

Ryuichi Sakamoto
Randy Newman
Ry Cooder
Danny Elfman
Brian Eno
Ravi Shankar

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Old 09-09-11, 09:18 AM
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Re: Movies With Scores Composed By Musicians, NOT Composers

Clint Mansell started in a band (Pop will eat itself) but now appears to be a full time composer.

There Will Be Blood was the first to come to mind for me as well.
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Old 09-09-11, 09:45 AM
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Mark Knopfler - The Princess Bride
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Old 09-09-11, 09:56 AM
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PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID (1973) - score by Bob Dylan
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Re: Movies With Scores Composed By Musicians, NOT Composers

since people posting here are being inconsistent in which comes first, film title / artist, artist / film title I'll do the former:

Tekkonkonreet: Plaid
Batman: Prince
The Guard: Calexico

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Old 09-09-11, 11:16 AM
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Re: Movies With Scores Composed By Musicians, NOT Composers

Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo fame) did the composing for almost all of Wes Anderson's films (Bottle Rocket; Rushmore; Royal Tenenbaums; etc.) Excellent stuff.

Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) has done several, as well, including The Princess Bride.
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THE COOL WORLD (1964), SWEET LOVE BITTER (1967) - scored by jazz pianist Mal Waldron
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Originally Posted by Giles View Post
since people posting here are being inconsistent in which comes first, film title / artist, artist / film title I'll do the former:

Batman: Prince

I believe Danny Elfman scored Batman.
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Old 09-09-11, 06:59 PM
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Re: Movies With Scores Composed By Musicians, NOT Composers

For some, I would argue:

Goblin: Doesn't count as their discography contains far more scores to actual albums. They're far more associated with Dario Argento than the, what, three or four albums they have actually put out on their own in the past forty years? It doesn't help that Claudio Simonetti, Goblin's keyboardist, is more known for his scoring works than his actual work in Goblin.

Jon Brion: While his career is actually that of a music producer, I feel he's done more scores (eleven) that might disqualify him from this list. On a personal note, I actually prefer his producing and solo work more than the scores he's put out. Outside of the P.T. Anderson films and I Heart Huckabees, his scores... suck.

Mark Mothersbaugh: Was a musician, but now is a full time composer for numerous films and television shows. Doesn't count.
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Lisa Gerrard came to mind for Gladiator but maybe she's done too many films to qualify.
Whale Rider popped into my head shortly after my post, I'd say it counts, but Gladiator probably not since Hans Zimmer did most of the score.
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Duke Ellington probably doesn't qualify for Anatomy of a Murder since he was a composer, albeit a performing jazz composer and not for film
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Old 09-16-11, 06:47 PM
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Robin Guthrie - Mysterious Skin
Billy Corgan - Stigmata
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Since he is a composer , I don't know if Woljick Killar (sp?) on Bram Stoker's Dracula counts. I just think I remember reading that he was a composer of regular music and not for movie scores.
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Jonsi from Sigur Ros is scoring Cameron Crowe's We Bought a Zoo which comes out in December.
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