Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Composer Cameos #4

Here is the 4th installment of Composer Cameos! Even more composers spotted in film and television! (Read the previous ones here: #1, #2, #3)

DAVID ARNOLD
David Arnold has bit parts in 2 episodes of Little Britain (2003)


BURT BACHARACH
Bacharach plays piano in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

ROQUE BAÑOS
Banos conducts in The Oxford Murders (2008)

TYLER BATES
Bates appears in the background as a Ravager in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

LUDOVIC BOURCE
Bource leading the band in OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)

Bource plays flute and looks on in OSS 117: Lost in Rio (2009) 

PATRICK DOYLE
Doyle leads the rousing Non nobis, Domine in Henry V (1989)

DUKE ELLINGTON
Ellington (as Pie-Eye) plays piano with Jimmy Stewart in Anatomy of a Murder

MICHAEL GIACCHINO
Giacchino checks tickets at the World's Fair in Tomorrowland (2015)

JOEL GOLDSMITH
Goldsmith plays poker in an episode of Stargate: Atlantis (2008)

MARVIN HAMLISCH
Hamlisch (far right) parties in The Way We Were (1973)

Hamlisch's performance is interrupted in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

FRIEDRICH HOLLAENDER
Hollaender conducts in One, Two, Three (1961)

BEAR MCCREARY
McCreary appears in a zombie nighmare in Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie (2014)

MORRIS STOLOFF
Stollof conducts in Jolson Sings Again (1949)

FRANZ WAXMAN
Waxman sings and plays piano in Der Mann, der seinen Mörder sucht (1931)

VICTOR YOUNG
Young conducts in the short, Hold That Tiger (1940)

Young conducts in The Country Girl

2 comments:

  1. This is my new favorite blog! I think I practically ditched work this Monday just jumping around on all the reviews and profiles of these talented film composers.

    I have a unique suggestion to add in your Composer Cameo series: John Rubinstein. He's the opposite — he's mainly an actor who cameos as a composer! While he was playing on Broadway as the original Pippin in 1093, he did the scores for Jeremiah Johnson and a other 70s movies. He's done a few TV themes and scores since then, so he's not much of a film composer anymore. (And as you know, his pedigree is pretty shiny, as the son of renowned pianist Arthur Rubinstein…

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  2. PS. The year was 1973. Sorry for the typo.

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