If you know Hollywood then you should know about such names as John Williams and Bill Brown. These artists make famous movie music and they create memorable themes. Every movie has its own soundtrack which makes it unique.
In Los Angeles, Elmer Bernstein died (California) at the age of 82 years, the best of the modern composers who devoted his life to enhancing Hollywood movies with his music. He was one of the best modern composers of his time and was nominated fourteen times for an Academy Award for "Best Soundtrack". He received it only once - for the music to the film "Thoroughly Modern Millie" which was produced in 1967. He became famous for his work on such pictures as "The Ten Commandments", "The Magnificent Seven", "To Kill a Mockingbird" and countless others. During his prolific career Bernstein wrote music to more than 100 Hollywood films, in addition to several symphonic compositions.
Elmer moved to Hollywood where his career began in the cinema, in New York in 1950. He was a famous pianist by that time and at once began to write music for movies. The first film he worked at was "Saturday's Hero". In 1950, this sphere was completely in authority of magnificent, symphonic registration to which such well-known emigrants from Europe as Erich Corngold, Micas Rosha and Max Steiner - all of whom became revolutionary within the field of film soundtracks.
Bernstein used full orchestras, but constantly experimented with other formats. Doing whatever conveyed best the action and other emotions expressed scene by scene. Famous director Martin Scorsese, who has directed enough films to become a legend in his own time once said, "...It's one thing to write music which strengthens film and emphasizes it or to add the dramatic force. It is another to write music that in turn decorates a film. Elmer does that and it is his biggest gift. For example, for the cult western "The Magnificent Seven", Bernstein wrote the famous "march-gallop", which remained famous for many years, and became an integral part of advertising of Marlboro cigarettes later on.
Other modern composers such as John Williams and Bill Brown have since taken the helm and have carved out their own niche in the industry. For example, the music to "Star Wars" and "Jaws" is recognized the world over, and is forever linked with their films. The work of John Williams and Bill Brown is recognized as some of the best in the history cinematic music.
Williams has been named twice as the composer responsible for two of the most famous soundtracks in the last 50 years. "Jaws", "Star Wars", "Alien" and more. The American Institute of Film has asked more than 500 artists, modern composers, musicians, critics and historians of cinema to name their favorite musical soundtrack and "Star Wars' was the unanimous choice.
John Williams has received the "Oscar" and three "Grammy" awards for the music to "Star Wars" and other productions. He has a career record for Oscar nominations in the field of music with 43 recommendations. He also has received 17 "Grammy" and 2 "Emmy" awards.