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Encyclopedia > Alan Silvestri

Alan Silvestri (b. March 26, 1950, New York City) is an American film composer. He is known for his numerous collaborations with director Robert 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)
  • Identity (2003)
  • Maid in Manhattan (2002)
  • Stuart Little 2 (2002)
  • Lilo & Stitch (2002)
  • Showtime (2002)
  • Serendipity (2001)
  • The Mummy Returns (2001)
  • The Mexican (2001)
  • What Women Want (2000)
  • Cast Away (2000)
  • What Lies Beneath (2000)
  • Reindeer Games (2000)
  • Stuart Little (1999)
  • Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box (1999) (IMAX)
  • Practical Magic (1998)
  • Holy Man (1998)
  • The Parent Trap (1998)
  • The Odd Couple II (1998)
  • Mouse Hunt (1997)
  • Contact (1997)
  • Volcano (1997)
  • Fools Rush In (1997)
  • The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
  • Eraser (1996)
  • Mission: Impossible (1996) (score withdrawn) (uncredited)
  • Sgt. Bilko (1996)
  • Grumpier Old Men (1995)
  • Father of the Bride Part II (1995)
  • Judge Dredd (1995)
  • The Perez Family (1995)
  • The Quick and the Dead (1995)
  • Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1994)
  • Blown Away (1994)
  • Forrest Gump (1994)
  • Clean Slate (1994)
  • Grumpy Old Men (1993)
  • Judgment Night (1993)
  • Super Mario Bros. (1993)
  • Cop and a Half (1993)
  • In Search of the Obelisk (1993)
  • Sidekicks (1992)
  • The Bodyguard (1992)
  • Death Becomes Her (1992)
  • Diner (1992)
  • FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
  • Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)
  • Father of the Bride (1991)
  • Ricochet (1991)
  • Shattered (1991)
  • Dutch (1991)
  • Soapdish (1991)
  • Predator 2 (1990)
  • Young Guns II (1990)
  • Back to the Future Part III (1990)
  • Downtown (1990)
  • Back to the Future Part II (1989)
  • The Abyss (1989)
  • She's Out of Control (1989)
  • My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)
  • Mac and Me (1988)
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
  • Overboard (1987)
  • Predator (1987)
  • Outrageous Fortune (1987)
  • Critical Condition (1987)
  • No Mercy (1986)
  • Flight of the Navigator (1986)
  • American Anthem (1986)
  • The Delta Force (1986)
  • The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986)
  • Summer Rental (1985)
  • Back to the Future (1985)
  • Cat's Eye (1985)
  • Fandango (1985)
  • Romancing the Stone (1984)
  • The Fifth Floor (1978)
  • The Amazing Dobermans (1976)
  • Las Vegas Lady (1975)
  • The Mack (1973) (1983 video reissue)
  • The Doberman Gang (1972)

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Alan Silvestri - Biography - AOL Music (385 words)
Of composer Alan Silvestri's many film scores, he is perhaps best-known for his work with director Robert Zemeckis, starting with their first movie project, Romancing the Stone, and continuing through the next decades with many more blockbuster classics.
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 Alan Silvestri.
Castaway:  The Films of Robert Zemeckis and Alan Silvestri (1035 words)
The team of Robert Zemeckis and Alan Silvestri is certainly one of contemporary Hollywood's most prolific and successful director/composer pairings.
Alan Silvestri was brought on to the creative team and the film's non-use of music puts a spotlight on Silvestri's work when it finally does appear.
While Alan Silvestri can dish out action music with the best of them, he shines brightest when communicating slices of the essence of humanity.
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