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Encyclopedia > David Newman (composer)

David Newman (b. March 11, 1954, in Los Angeles, California), is an American composer known particularly for his music for the movies. March 11 is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (71st in leap years). ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ...

He is a son of the late Hollywood composer Alfred Newman, brother of the Hollywood composer Thomas Newman, and a cousin of composer Randy Newman. ... Alfred Newman (March 17, 1900 – February 17, 1970) was a major American composer of music for films. ... Thomas Montgomery Newman (born October 20, 1955 in Los Angeles, California) is an American film score composer. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

An accomplished violinist, and successful concert conductor, David Newman was educated at the University of Southern California. The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly as Southern Cal),[4] located in the University Park neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, USA, was founded in 1880, making it Californias oldest private research university. ...

Newman's success seems tied to his collaboration with actor/director Danny Devito, beginning with "Throw Momma from the Train" (1987). He continued with Devito for "The War of the Roses" (1989), "Hoffa" (1992) and "Matilda" (1996). His sensibility toward comedy brought him to "The Flintstones" (1994), "The Mighty Ducks" (1992), "The Nutty Professor" (1996), and "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" (1989), and requests for his scores for comedic films have continued to this day. Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. ... Throw Momma from the Train is a dark comedy film released in 1987. ... For other uses, see The War of the Roses (disambiguation). ... Hoffa is a 1992 biopic film based on the life and mysterious death of Teamsters Union leader Jimmy Hoffa. ... Matilda (sometimes spelled Mathilda) is a female name, of Teutonic derivation, meaning mighty warrior. ... The Flintstones is an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. ... The Mighty Ducks is the first film in The Mighty Ducks trilogy, produced by Avnet-Kerner Productions and Walt Disney Pictures, distributed by Buena Vista Distribution, and originally released to movie theatres by October 2, 1992. ... The Nutty Professor, starring Jerry Lewis, was filmed from October 9-December 17, 1962. ... Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure (1989) is a comedy/science fiction film based on the idea of time travel. ...

His other scores include The Phantom, The Brave Little Toaster, Anastasia, Malone, Ice Age, and Serenity. The Phantom is a 1996 action/adventure movie starring Billy Zane, and directed by Simon Wincer. ... The Brave Little Toaster is an animated film from 1987, directed by Jerry Rees, written by Thomas M. Disch, and produced by Hyperion Pictures. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... Malone is a 1987 movie starting Burt Reynolds, written by Christopher Frank and based on a novel by William P. Wingate. ... This article is about a film. ... Serenity is a 2005 science fiction space western/epic film written and directed by Joss Whedon. ...

He received an Academy Award nomination for the score to the animated film Anastasia. Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ...

In 1997, David Newman also began a four year stint as the music director for the Sundance Institute, and he has conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra on several occasions. The Los Angeles Philharmonic is an American orchestra based in Los Angeles, California. ...

David Newman was elected president of The Film Music Society in February of 2007. [1]

He's currently working on the score for I Married a Witch.[citation needed] Promotional poster for I Married a Witch I Married a Witch is a 1942 romantic comedy film, directed by René Clair. ...


[2007] Norbit

[2005] Man of the House, Are We There Yet?, Monster-in-Law, Serenity

[2004] Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

[2003] The Cat in the Hat, Daddy Day Care, Duplex, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

[2002] Death to Smoochy, Ice Age, Life or Something Like It, Scooby-Doo

[2001] The Affair of the Necklace, Dr. Dolittle 2, The Flamingo Rising

[2000] 102 Dalmatians, Bedazzled, Duets, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

[1999] Bowfinger, Brokedown Palace, Galaxy Quest, Never Been Kissed

[1998] 1001 Nights

[1997] Anastasia [Animated], Out To Sea

[1996] Big Bully, Jingle All the Way, Matilda, The Nutty Professor, The Phantom

[1995] Boys On The Side, Operation Dumbo Drop, Tommy Boy

[1994] The Air Up There, The Cowboy Way, The Flintstones, I Love Trouble, My Father The Hero

[1993] Coneheads, The Sandlot, Undercover Blues

[1992] Hoffa, Honeymoon In Vegas, Itsy Bitsy Spider, The Mighty Ducks, That Night

[1991] Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead, The Marrying Man, Meet The Applegates, Other People's Money, Paradise, Rover Dangerfield, Talent For The Game

[1990] DuckTales: The Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp, Fire Birds, The Freshman, Madhouse, Mr. Destiny, The Runestone

[1989] Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Cranium Command, Disorganized Crime, Gross Anatomy, Heathers, Little Monsters, R.O.T.O.R., The War of the Roses

[1988] Pass The Ammo

[1987] The Brave Little Toaster [Animated], The Kindred, Malone, My Demon Lover, Throw Momma from the Train

[1986] Vendetta

[1985] Amazing Stories [TV Series], Critters

[1984] Frankenweenie

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