Alfred Newman (composer)

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Alfred Newman (March 17, 1901 – February 17, 1970) was an American composer, arranger, and conductor of film music.wikipedia
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He was among the first musicians to compose and conduct original music during Hollywood's Golden Age of movies, later becoming a respected and powerful music director in the history of Hollywood.
For instance, Cedric Gibbons and Herbert Stothart always worked on MGM films; Alfred Newman worked at Twentieth Century Fox for twenty years; Cecil B. DeMille's films were almost all made at Paramount Pictures; and director Henry King's films were mostly made for Twentieth Century Fox.

Max Steiner

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Newman and two of his fellow composers, Max Steiner and Dimitri Tiomkin, were considered the "three godfathers of film music".
He is referred to as "the father of film music", as Steiner played a major part in creating the tradition of writing music for films, along with composers Dimitri Tiomkin, Franz Waxman, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Alfred Newman, Bernard Herrmann, and Miklós Rózsa.

Wuthering Heights (1939 film)

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Some of his most famous scores include Wuthering Heights, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Mark of Zorro, How Green Was My Valley, The Song of Bernadette, Captain from Castile, All About Eve, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Anastasia, The Diary of Anne Frank, How The West Was Won, The Greatest Story Ever Told, and his final score, Airport, all of which were nominated for or won Academy Awards.
Nominated for original score (but losing to The Wizard of Oz) was the prolific film composer, Alfred Newman, whose poignant "Cathy's Theme" does so much "to maintain its life as a masterpiece of romantic filmmaking."

Airport (1970 film)

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Some of his most famous scores include Wuthering Heights, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Mark of Zorro, How Green Was My Valley, The Song of Bernadette, Captain from Castile, All About Eve, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Anastasia, The Diary of Anne Frank, How The West Was Won, The Greatest Story Ever Told, and his final score, Airport, all of which were nominated for or won Academy Awards.
It is the last film scored by Alfred Newman and the last film roles for Van Heflin and Jessie Royce Landis.

David Newman (composer)

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This fanfare was re-recorded in 1997 by his son David, also a composer, and it is this rendition that is used today.
Newman was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Mississippi-born Martha Louis (née Montgomery) and Hollywood composer Alfred Newman.

Erich Wolfgang Korngold

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He scored numerous adventure stories and romances, historical pageants and swashbuckling epics, as did his contemporary, Erich Wolfgang Korngold.
Along with Max Steiner and Alfred Newman, he is one of the founders of film music.

The Song of Bernadette (film)

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Some of his most famous scores include Wuthering Heights, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Mark of Zorro, How Green Was My Valley, The Song of Bernadette, Captain from Castile, All About Eve, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Anastasia, The Diary of Anne Frank, How The West Was Won, The Greatest Story Ever Told, and his final score, Airport, all of which were nominated for or won Academy Awards.
However, the studio never approved a contract with Stravinsky, and the project went to Alfred Newman, who won an Oscar.

The Robe (film)

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Among the films were The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939), starring Charles Laughton, and in subsequent years, The Song of Bernadette (1943), The Robe (1953), and The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965).
The score was composed by Alfred Newman, and the cinematography was by Leon Shamroy.

How the West Was Won (film)

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Some of his most famous scores include Wuthering Heights, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Mark of Zorro, How Green Was My Valley, The Song of Bernadette, Captain from Castile, All About Eve, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Anastasia, The Diary of Anne Frank, How The West Was Won, The Greatest Story Ever Told, and his final score, Airport, all of which were nominated for or won Academy Awards.
The music for the film was composed and conducted by Alfred Newman.

How Green Was My Valley (film)

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Some of his most famous scores include Wuthering Heights, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Mark of Zorro, How Green Was My Valley, The Song of Bernadette, Captain from Castile, All About Eve, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Anastasia, The Diary of Anne Frank, How The West Was Won, The Greatest Story Ever Told, and his final score, Airport, all of which were nominated for or won Academy Awards.
Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic Picture - Alfred Newman

The Diary of Anne Frank (1959 film)

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Some of his most famous scores include Wuthering Heights, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Mark of Zorro, How Green Was My Valley, The Song of Bernadette, Captain from Castile, All About Eve, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Anastasia, The Diary of Anne Frank, How The West Was Won, The Greatest Story Ever Told, and his final score, Airport, all of which were nominated for or won Academy Awards.

Street Scene (film)

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His first complete film score was for Goldwyn's Street Scene in 1931.
The music score is by Alfred Newman, his first complete film score.

Beau Geste (1939 film)

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Also in 1939, he composed the music for Gunga Din, and Beau Geste.
The music score was by Alfred Newman and cinematography was by Theodor Sparkuhl and Archie Stout.

Charlie Chaplin

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Newman was also highly regarded as a conductor, and arranged and conducted many scores by other composers, including George Gershwin, Charlie Chaplin, and Irving Berlin. In 1931 Charlie Chaplin had him to orchestrate his film City Lights, and used Newman again for Modern Times in 1936.
Musical directors were employed to oversee the recording process, such as Alfred Newman for City Lights.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939 film)

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Some of his most famous scores include Wuthering Heights, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Mark of Zorro, How Green Was My Valley, The Song of Bernadette, Captain from Castile, All About Eve, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Anastasia, The Diary of Anne Frank, How The West Was Won, The Greatest Story Ever Told, and his final score, Airport, all of which were nominated for or won Academy Awards.
Academy Award for Best Original Music Score (Alfred Newman)

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His talent led virtuoso Ignacy Jan Paderewski to arrange a recital for him in New York, where Sigismund Stojowski and Alexander Lambert, at different periods, took him as a pupil.
Among his students included Jerome Kern and Alfred Newman.

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (film)

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Some of his most famous scores include Wuthering Heights, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Mark of Zorro, How Green Was My Valley, The Song of Bernadette, Captain from Castile, All About Eve, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Anastasia, The Diary of Anne Frank, How The West Was Won, The Greatest Story Ever Told, and his final score, Airport, all of which were nominated for or won Academy Awards.
It was extensively developed and woven into the film's orchestral score by Alfred Newman and his choral director Ken Darby.

Captain from Castile

Some of his most famous scores include Wuthering Heights, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Mark of Zorro, How Green Was My Valley, The Song of Bernadette, Captain from Castile, All About Eve, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Anastasia, The Diary of Anne Frank, How The West Was Won, The Greatest Story Ever Told, and his final score, Airport, all of which were nominated for or won Academy Awards.
The lively musical score was composed by Alfred Newman, Fox's longtime musical director, and was nominated for an Academy Award.

Modern Times (film)

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In 1931 Charlie Chaplin had him to orchestrate his film City Lights, and used Newman again for Modern Times in 1936.
According to the official documents, the music score was composed by Chaplin himself, and arranged with the assistance of Alfred Newman, who had collaborated with Chaplin on the music score of his previous film City Lights.

AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores

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It is listed on AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores.
The most scores by one composer nominated for the top 25 was 11; seven composers accomplished this: Steiner, Bernstein, Alfred Newman, Goldsmith, Franz Waxman, Miklós Rózsa, and Williams.

Anastasia (1956 film)

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Some of his most famous scores include Wuthering Heights, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Mark of Zorro, How Green Was My Valley, The Song of Bernadette, Captain from Castile, All About Eve, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Anastasia, The Diary of Anne Frank, How The West Was Won, The Greatest Story Ever Told, and his final score, Airport, all of which were nominated for or won Academy Awards.
Ingrid Bergman won the Academy Award for Best Actress, while Alfred Newman was nominated for Best Music, Score of a Dramatic or Musical Picture.

City Lights

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In 1931 Charlie Chaplin had him to orchestrate his film City Lights, and used Newman again for Modern Times in 1936.
The score was recorded in five days with musical arranger Alfred Newman.

The Best of Everything (film)

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Newman's final musical score under his Fox contract was The Best of Everything (1959), and after leaving Fox in 1960, Newman freelanced for the remainder of his career, writing the scores for such films as MGM's How the West Was Won (1962), which some consider his most familiar and best score.
Alfred Newman wrote the musical score, the last under his longtime contract as Fox's musical director.

The Prisoner of Zenda (1937 film)

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A segment of Newman's score for David O. Selznick's The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) became the standard music which accompanied the Selznick International Pictures logo when introducing its films.
Alfred Newman received the first of his 43 Academy Award nominations, for Original Music Score, while Lyle R. Wheeler was nominated for Best Art Direction.

How to Marry a Millionaire

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He later used that music theme in other films, such as How to Marry a Millionaire in 1953, which opens with him conducting an orchestra.
The score for How To Marry a Millionaire was composed and directed by Alfred Newman, with incidental music by Cyril Mockridge.