Alan Silvestri (b. March 26, 1950, New York City) is an Americanfilmcomposer. He is known for his numerous collaborations with directorRobert Zemeckis, including his work on Forrest Gump (1994), the Back to the Future trilogy (1985, 1989–1990), Contact (1997), Cast Away (2000), Romancing the Stone (1984), The Mummy Returns (2001), Predator (1987), The Polar Express (2004), and others. He received Oscar nominations for Best Original Score for Forrest Gump and Best Song for "Believe" on The Polar Express Soundtrack, and a Grammy Award for the music from Cast Away. March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (86th in leap years). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Director Robert Zemeckis Robert Lee Zemeckis (born May 14, 1952) is an American movie director, producer and writer. ... Forrest Gump is the name of the lead character of the 1985 novel Forrest Gump by Winston Groom, and of the 1994 Paramount Pictures film based on the novel. ... Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) watching the first test of the time machine. ... Contact is a 1997 film adaptation of the science fiction novel Contact by Carl Sagan. ... Cast Away is a 2000 film by 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks about a FedEx employee who is stranded on a deserted island after his plane crashes somewhere in the South Pacific. ... Romancing the Stone is an American 1984 action-adventure film. ... The Mummy Returns is a 2001 movie starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, and is directed by Stephen Sommers. ... Predator is a 1987 science fiction movie that was directed by John McTiernan and released on Friday, June 12, 1987. ... The Polar Express is a 1985 childrens book (ISBN 0862641438) written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg, a former professor at the Rhode Island School of Design. ... Academy Awards The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States. ... From Rule Sixteen of the Special Rules for The Music Awards Original Score: An original score is a substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer. ... Academy Award for Best Song // 1930s 1934 - The Continental from The Gay Divorcee 1935 Lullaby of Broadway from Gold Diggers of 1935 1936 The Way You Look Tonight from Swing Time 1937 Sweet Leilani from Waikiki Wedding 1938 - Thanks for the Memory from The Big Broadcast of 1938 1939 Over... The Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media has been awarded since 1960. ...
Beowulf (2007) (in post-production)
The Wild (2006)
The Polar Express (2004)
Van Helsing (2004)
Two Soldiers (2003)
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) (score withdrawn)
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Silvestri began playing music at a young age while growing up in Teapeak, NJ, and was already considering a music career by the age of 15.
Some of Silvestri's music was released on CD, including the soundtracks for Richie Rich (1994), Father of the Bride, Part II (1995), The Quick and the Dead, and the compilation Voyages: The Film Music Journeys of AlanSilvestri.
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