Nov. 5, 2009, 12:03 a.m. CST
by GibsonUSA Returns
He will provide the vocals while he kicks ass.
Nov. 5, 2009, 12:13 a.m. CST
Nov. 5, 2009, 3:29 a.m. CST
Looks like that John Barry one is a must.
Nov. 5, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST
he's my favorite video game composer! his scores for the Hitman games are just as fun to listen to as it is to play the game
Nov. 5, 2009, 4:10 p.m. CST
I'm mindboggled why there isn't one or at least have only found books on how to play his songs but not on the man himself.
Nov. 5, 2009, 5:19 p.m. CST
I always enjoy your passion and columns.
Nov. 5, 2009, 9:38 p.m. CST
Instead of composer of awesome scores like The Usual Suspects? Pffft.
Nov. 5, 2009, 10:59 p.m. CST
and yeh.... whats with John Ottman being listed as a TV composer? X2 was elevated above itself by his excellent theme.
Nov. 5, 2009, 11:12 p.m. CST
Very cool, Scorekeeper. I'll try to buy "Keeping Score" for Christmas, then have someone in my family "give" it to me. Can't wait to read the interviews with Bear McCreary and Marco Beltrami, but I'm sure many of the other composers offer funky insights on their craft as well.<p> Question for you, though: I'd love to learn more about my favorite film composer, Thomas Newman. Any books you know of where he's given some airtime? Just wondering.<p> I give you an "A" on your book report this time, buddy. Even if there were a few smidgeons of bullshit thrown in.
Nov. 6, 2009, 4:41 p.m. CST
Ya, TN is one of my very favorite composers as well and there's really not too much out there that I know of where he gets his due "airtime." I was able to interview him last year (Google "scorekeeper" and "thomas newman") which was one of the highlights of my time here at AICN. One of my favorite interviews he gave was in the late nineties for the Society of Composers and Lyricists. It was recorded and giving out as a "freebie" for signing up with them. Don't know if that's still available but it was damn cool!
Nov. 6, 2009, 4:42 p.m. CST
Ya, my list labeling is screwed up. I was looking at two different sources. JO is listed in the "film" section in the book. Sorry about that.
Nov. 7, 2009, 12:57 a.m. CST
Hehe. Sorry, Scorekeeper about the "bullshit thrown in" comment. I was actually using your own words from the article as reference points. Didn't mean to suggest you actually fudged anything.<p> As a fan of great film music, I always enjoy reading your reviews and interviews.<p> I read your interview with Thomas Newman last year, and I agree it was a great read. So thanks.<p> But I really am going to buy "Keeping Score" for Christmas, based on your recommendation, and enjoy the shit out of it.