Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Composer Cameos #3

Another treasure trove of Composer Cameos!  Just like the previous editions here and here, here's even more composers spotted in film and television!  (Hopefully a few old and obscure ones too!)  Enjoy!

ANGELO BADALAMENTI
Badalamenti isn't pleased with his espresso in Mulholland Drive (2001)

ELMER BERNSTEIN
Bernstein (m) and Alan Bergman (l) pitch a song in From Noon Till Three (1976)

CARMINE COPPOLA
Carmine Coppola plays piano in The Godfather (1972)

JOHN DEBNEY
John Debney (l) in The Strongest Man in the World (1975)

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT
Desplat plays a speaking (!) Frenchman alongside Matt Damon in The Monuments Men (2014)

ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD
Korngold portrays and conducts as Hans Richter in Magic Fire (1955)

HENRY MANCINI
Mancini in the Pink Panther short Pink, Plunk, Plink (1966)

ENNIO MORRICONE
Morricone conducts in Everybody's Fine [Stanno tutti bene] (1990)

RANDY NEWMAN
Newman plays piano on a s2 episode of 3rd Rock from the Sun (1997)

MIKLOS ROZSA
Rozsa plays piano in Knight Without Armor (1937) (and one of his first film scores)


Rozsa conducts The Story of Three Loves (1953)

MARC SHAIMAN
Talent Agents from left: Shaiman, director Adam Shankman, Ricki Lake, lyricist Scott Wittman in Hairspray (2007)

MAX STEINER
Steiner conducts Gershwin in Girl Crazy (1932)

Steiner conducts as things go wrong in The Half Naked Truth (1932)



JOSEPH TRAPANESE
Trapanese (l) on trombone, series composer Daniel Licht on keyboard on s3 episode of Dexter (2008)

CHRISTOPHER YOUNG
Young passes by in Drag Me To Hell (2009)

HANS ZIMMER
The Buggles music video Video Killed the Radio Star (1979)

3 comments:

  1. Goldsmith appeared briefly in Gremlins 2

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  2. Michael Giacchino appeared for a brief moment in Tomorrowland :)

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  3. I spotted Giacchino in Tomorrowland! I will have to add him in for our next installment of cameos!

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