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Saturday, September 17, 2005

Don't Know...ALFRED NEWMAN?

Alfred Newman

You really should know who ALFRED NEWMAN (1901-1970) is! Alfred Newman was one of the greatest of Hollywood composers, founder of the family which features Lionel, Randy, Emil and Thomas Newman.






How the West Was Won (1962) PosterA fine place to start is by viewing: How the West Was Won (1962) (among many others). This is an excellent blend of original themes and period music. It is one of the best scores ever composed for a film.
See that and pay attention to the following:
How Green Was My Valley (1941) Newman's score for John Ford's masterpiece is riveting and supports the film ably.
Captain from Castile (1947) Newman's theme "Conquest" has long been a staple of film music concerts. It is an incredible and memorable march.
The Robe (1953) Newman was the perfect choice for the first Cinemascope feature from Fox. It is everything the score for a religious film should be.
"Twentieth Century Fox" Alfred Newman composed the Fox fanfare, still used by the studio today.


*Contributed by: "Eric Jamborsky" Date: Feb 12 2002 / 18:00:10

Academy Awards®
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1937 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Best Score): THE PRISONER OF ZENDA
1937 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Best Score): THE HURRICANE — Score
1937 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Best Score): THE HURRICANE
1937 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Best Score): THE PRISONER OF ZENDA — Score
1938 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Best Score): THE GOLDWYN FOLLIES
1938 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Original Score): THE COWBOY AND THE LADY
1938 Won Music Scoring Awards (Best Score): ALEXANDER'S RAGTIME BAND
1939 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Best Score): THEY SHALL HAVE MUSIC
1939 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Best Score): THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
1939 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Original Score): THE RAINS CAME
1939 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Original Score): WUTHERING HEIGHTS
1940 Won Music Scoring Awards (Best Score): TIN PAN ALLEY
1940 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Original Score): THE MARK OF ZORRO
1941 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Scoring of a Dramatic Picture): BALL OF FIRE
1941 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Scoring of a Dramatic Picture): HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY
1942 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture): THE BLACK SWAN
1942 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Scoring of a Musical Picture): MY GAL SAL
1943 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Scoring of a Musical Picture): CONEY ISLAND
1943 Won Music Scoring Awards (Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture): THE SONG OF BERNADETTE
1944 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Scoring of a Musical Picture): IRISH EYES ARE SMILING
1944 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture): WILSON
1945 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Scoring of a Musical Picture): STATE FAIR
1945 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture): THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM
1946 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Scoring of a Musical Picture): CENTENNIAL SUMMER
1947 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture): CAPTAIN FROM CASTILE
1947 Won Music Scoring Awards (Scoring of a Musical Picture): MOTHER WORE TIGHTS
1948 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture): THE SNAKE PIT
1948 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Scoring of a Musical Picture): WHEN MY BABY SMILES AT ME
1949 Nominated for Music Best Song: COME TO THE STABLE — Music
1950 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture): ALL ABOUT EVE
1951 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture): DAVID AND BATHSHEBA
1951 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Scoring of a Musical Picture): ON THE RIVIERA
1952 Won Music Scoring Awards (Scoring of a Musical Picture): WITH A SONG IN MY HEART
1953 Won Music Scoring Awards (Scoring of a Musical Picture): CALL ME MADAM
1954 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Scoring of a Musical Picture): THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS
1955 Won Music Scoring Awards (Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture): LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING
1955 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Scoring of a Musical Picture): DADDY LONG LEGS
1956 Won Music Scoring Awards (Scoring of a Musical Picture): THE KING AND I
1956 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture): ANASTASIA
1958 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Scoring of a Musical Picture): SOUTH PACIFIC
1959 Nominated for Music Best Song: THE BEST OF EVERYTHING — Music
1959 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture): THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
1961 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Scoring of a Musical Picture): FLOWER DRUM SONG
1963 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Music Score substantially original): HOW THE WEST WAS WON
1965 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Music Score substantially original): THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD
1967 Won Music Scoring Awards (Scoring of Music adaptation or treatment): CAMELOT
1970 Nominated for Music Scoring Awards (Best Original Score): AIRPORT

1 Comments:

  • It was because of this showcase, I started paying attention how many times I see Alfred Newman listed in classic movie credits. So many times, I've heard my husband say, "This soundtrack is really good. It must be Alfred Newman." We both agree that the man's amazing!

    By Anonymous Elizabeth Van Cleve, at Sat Sep 17, 02:41:00 PM PDT