Posted by: ckckred | August 26, 2012

Who Is Your Favorite Movie Composer?

For today’s question, I looked back on some old films which had great soundtracks. So my question is who is your favorite film composer?

Williams has given us the soundtracks for Jaws, Star Wars, and E. T.

My pick would be John Williams.  Williams has done all the scores for Steven Spielberg except for The Color Purple, and all of them have been quite memorable.  Who could forget the ominous two note score in Jaws, the trumpeting theme of Star Wars, or the fiddle in Schindler’s List.  I have a few albums with many of his different soundtracks on it (yes, I’m that big of a fan), and listen to it often.

But who is your favorite?



  1. JERRY GOLDSMITH, Always AND Forever!!!

    • Oh, I forgot about Goldsmith. He’s my second favorite after Williams. I absolutely love his scores as well.

  2. William’s scores are brilliant because they stay with the audience forever. I also LOVE Hans Zimmer’s scores especially in Inception and the Dark Knight trilogy.

    • Zimmer’s also great, and I love that thumping score from The Dark Knight.

  3. I’d pick Williams too. I’ve been really impressed by Trent Reznor’s work as of late, but Williams will never be topped.

    • I enjoy Reznor’s work as well and loved his score for The Social Network. Williams is my absolute favorite, and I love pretty much all of his work. Thanks for commenting.

  4. Great post, I would say Goldsmith, Zimmer and Maurice Jarre.

    • Goldsmith and Zimmer are also two of my favorites but I’m not very familiar with Maurice Jarre. What films has he scored?

      • He scored for Dr Zhivago, Jacob’s ladder and Fatal Attraction. I can’t recall any others.

      • I haven’t seen any of those unfortunately. I’ll have to check them out. Thanks for commenting.

  5. Oooh, I love so many composers of movie scores. Hard to pick one. John Williams is up there…but I’ve also got to give some love to Danny Elfman, Jerry Goldsmith, Howard Shore and Randy Newman.

    • I’d have to agree with all your choices as well. Williams is my favorite, and some of my others also include Elfman, Goldsmith, Shore, and Newman.

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