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    3 days ago · Years active. 1969–present. Musical artist. William Conti (born April 13, 1942) is an American composer and conductor, best known for his film scores, including Rocky (and four of its sequels), The Karate Kid (and all of its sequels), For Your Eyes Only, Dynasty (and its sequel The Colbys) and The Right Stuff, which earned him an Academy ...

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    4 days ago · 1776 is a 1972 American musical drama film directed by Peter H. Hunt.The screenplay by Peter Stone was based on his book for the 1969 Broadway musical of the same name. Set in Philadelphia in the summer of 1776, it is a fictionalized account of the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

  3. 2 days ago · Maurice-Alexis Jarre ( French: [ʒaʁ]; 13 September 1924 – 28 March 2009) was a French composer and conductor. Although he composed several concert works, Jarre is best known for his film scores, particularly for his collaborations with film director David Lean. Jarre composed the scores to all of Lean's films from Lawrence of Arabia (1962 ...

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    Early life and education

    Barry was born John Barry Prendergast, in York, England, and was the son of an English mother and an Irish father. His mother was a classical pianist. His father, John Xavier "Jack" Prendergast, from Cork, was a projectionist during the silent film era, who later owned a chain of cinemas across northern England. As a result of his father's work, Barry was raised in and around cinemas in northern England and he later stated that this childhood background influenced his musical tastes and inter...


    Serving in the British Army, Barry spent his national service playing the trumpet, taking a correspondence course (with jazz composer Bill Russo). Barry after national service worked as an arranger for Jack Parnell's and Ted Heath's orchestras forming his own band in 1957, the John Barry Seven, The John Barry Seven scored hit records on the EMI's Columbia label. These included "Hit and Miss", the theme tune he composed for the BBC's Juke Box Jury programme, a cover of the Johnny Smith song "W...

    James Bond series

    After the success of Dr. No, Barry was hired to compose and perform eleven of the next fourteen James Bond films, while Monty Norman was never offered another James Bond film. Norman is legally recognised as the composer of the James Bond Theme. In his tenure with the film series, Barry's music, variously brassy and moody, achieved very wide appeal. For From Russia with Love he composed "007", an alternative James Bond signature theme, which is featured in four other Bond films (Thunderball,...

    In 1999 Barry was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to music. He received the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award in 2005. In 2005, the American Film Institute ranked Barry's score for Out of Africa No. 15 on their list of the greatest film scores.His scores and original songs for the following films were nominated: 1...

    Bond films

    Barry worked on the soundtracks for the following James Bond films (title song collaborators in brackets): 1. Dr. No (1962) – "James Bond Theme" (composed by Monty Norman) as arranged by Barry used on main and end titles, key points such as Bond's arrival in Jamaica 2. From Russia with Love (title song music and lyrics by Lionel Bart) (1963) 3. Goldfinger (lyrics by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse) (1964) 4. Thunderball (lyrics by Don Black) (1965) 5. You Only Live Twice(lyrics by Leslie B...

    Television film scores

    1. Elizabeth Taylor in London (Grammy awardnomination) (1963) 2. Sophia Loren in Rome(1964) 3. The Glass Menagerie(1973) 4. Love Among the Ruins(1975) 5. Eleanor and Franklin(1976) 6. Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years(1977) 7. The War Between the Tates(1977) 8. Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy(1977) 9. The Gathering(1977) 10. The Corn is Green(1979) 11. Willa(1979) 12. Svengali(1983)

    Television themes

    1. Juke Box Jury(1959–1967) 2. Dateline(1962) 3. Impromptu(1964) 4. The Newcomers(1965–1969) 5. Vendetta(1966) 6. The Persuaders!(1971–1972) 7. The Adventurer(1972–1973) 8. Orson Welles Great Mysteries(1973) 9. Born Free(1974) 10. USA Today: The Television Show(1988)

    Fiegel, Eddi. John Barry: A Sixties Theme: From James Bond to Midnight Cowboy(Faber & Faber: London, UK, 2012)
    Leonard, Geoff, Pete Walker and Gareth Bramley. John Barry – The Man with the Midas Touch(Redcliffe Press: Bristol, UK, 2008)
    John Barry at the Songwriters Hall of Fame
    John Barry at IMDb
    John Barry at Find a Grave
  4. 1 day ago · Giant (1956 film) Giant. (1956 film) For the Off-Broadway musical, see Giant (musical). Giant is a 1956 American epic Western drama film, directed by George Stevens from a screenplay adapted by Fred Guiol and Ivan Moffat from Edna Ferber 's 1952 novel. The film stars Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean and features Carroll Baker, Jane ...

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    • George Stevens, Henry Ginsberg
  5. May 23, 2022 · Jump search American musician 1958–2016 .mw parser output .hatnote font style italic .mw parser output div.hatnote padding left 1.6em margin bottom 0.5em .mw parser output .hatnote font style normal .mw parser output .hatnote link .hatnote margin top...

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