Sunday, August 9, 2015

Star Composers

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is the famed tourist trap that has been attracting crowds since the 1960s. Set up by the Chamber of Commerce, the 2,000+ stars match the categories of Motion Pictures, Television, Recording, Radio, and Live Performance. 

Ranging from the likes of Clark Gable to Shrek, each star is purchased (for a hefty $30,000) and typically coincides with a new film's promotion.

That being said, sometime in 2015 Ennio Morricone will receive a star. I remember Hans Zimmer receiving one with the release of Inception. So it made me wonder what other film composers have a star.  Here's a list of these film composers (and the year their star was unveiled).  

ELMER BERNSTEIN (1996)

BILL CONTI (1989)

MAURICE JARRE (1994)

HENRY MANCINI (1982)

ALAN MENKEN (2010)

ENNIO MORRICONE (2015)
Coming soon!

ALFRED NEWMAN (1960)

RANDY NEWMAN (2010)

LALO SCHIFRIN (1988)

ROBERT B. & RICHARD M. SHERMAN (1976)

MAX STEINER (1975)

MORRIS STOLOFF (1960)

PAUL WILLIAMS (1983)

VICTOR YOUNG (1960)

HANS ZIMMER (2010)







1 comment:

  1. Do you think Disney forces their composers to have their pictures taken with their characters?

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