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Jerry Goldsmith

Jerry Goldsmith [43]


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Born:February 10, 1929
Died:July 21, 2004 (75)
Filmography Rating:7.70 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.01 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.23 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:75.33%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Planet of the Apes [1968](39) => Composer
Escape from the Planet of the Apes [1971](42) => Composer
Capricorn One [1978](49) => Composer
Star Trek The Motion Picture [1979](50) => Composer
Alien [1979](50) => Composer
Alien: Collector's Edition [1979](50) => Composer
Alien: Director's Cut [1979](50) => Composer
The Secret of NIMH [1982](53) => Composer
Poltergeist [1982](53) => Composer
Supergirl [1984](55) => Composer
Gremlins [1984](55) => Composer / Man in Telephone Booth Glancing at Camera (uncredited)
Explorers [1985](56) => Composer
Legend: Ultimate Edition [1985](56) => Composer
Poltergeist II: The Other Side [1986](57) => Composer
Hoosiers [1986](57) => Composer
Innerspace [1987](58) => Composer
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 [1987](58) => Composer
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 [1988](59) => Composer
The 'burbs [1989](60) => Composer
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier [1989](60) => Composer
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 [1989](60) => Composer
Gremlins 2: The New Batch [1990](61) => Composer / Yogurt Customer
Total Recall [1990](61) => Composer
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 [1990](61) => Composer
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 [1991](62) => Composer
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 [1992](63) => Composer
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 [1993](64) => Composer
I.Q. [1994](65) => Composer
Star Trek: Voyager - Season 1 [1995](66) => Composer
First Knight [1995](66) => Composer
Star Trek: Voyager - Season 2 [1995](66) => Composer
Congo [1995](66) => Composer
Star Trek: Voyager - Season 3 [1996](67) => Composer
Star Trek: First Contact [1996](67) => Composer
Star Trek: Voyager - Season 4 [1997](68) => Composer
Mulan [1998](69) => Composer
Star Trek: Voyager - Season 5 [1998](69) => Composer
Star Trek: Insurrection [1998](69) => Composer
Star Trek: Voyager - Season 6 [1999](70) => Composer
The Mummy [1999](70) => Composer
Star Trek: Voyager - Season 7 [2000](71) => Composer
Legend: Director's Cut [2001](72) => Composer
Star Trek: Nemesis [2002](73) => Composer

Trivia that mentions this person:
Star Trek The Motion Picture [1979]
  • Jerry Goldsmith's Academy Award-nominated score featured a special musical instrument called "The Blaster Beam", an instrument 15 feet long, incorporating artillery shell casings and motorized magnets. It was used as part of any scene featuring V'ger. Said instrument was invented by former child star turned New Age musician Craig Hundley--who, in his youth, had portrayed Captain Kirk's nephew in an episode of the original [Star Trek] television series ({Operation - Annihilate}).
    Star Trek - Season 1 [1966]
  • Jerry Goldsmith was Gene Roddenberry's first choice to write the theme for this series. Years later, Goldsmith wrote the theme to Star Trek: The Motion Picture which later was used for [Star Trek: The Next Generation].
    Star Trek: Remastered - Season 1 [2007]
  • Jerry Goldsmith was Gene Roddenberry's first choice to write the theme for this series. Years later, Goldsmith wrote the theme to Star Trek: The Motion Picture which later was used for [Star Trek: The Next Generation].
    Mulan [1998]
  • The only Disney score from Jerry Goldsmith. It was also his last Academy Award nomination.
    Poltergeist III [1988]
  • Although there was an internet rumor that Jerry Goldsmith was originally contracted to score this film but quit due to budget cuts (and then supposedly used his "unused" P3 score later in The Haunting), this rumor is untrue. Goldsmith was unhappy with the results of Poltergeist II: The Other Side and did not have an interest in doing the third film. Also, it's clear that MGM did not want to spend the extra money they knew it would cost to hire Goldsmith, considering that Poltergeist III was being made on a lower budget than the last film. Ultimately, Poltergeist III was scored by Joe Renzetti, who director Gary Sherman recommended, having worked with Renzetti previously on his other low-budget movies.
    The Secret of NIMH [1982]
  • This was Jerry Goldsmith's first music score for an animated film. He later said that it was among his personal favorites. He was instrumental in introducing the film to Steven Spielberg, who went on to work with Don Bluth on An American Tail. According to Bluth and Gary Goldmanin their DVD commentary, Goldsmith so loved the film that he volunteered an extra three weeks to polish and refine the score, even though he was not contractually obligated to do so.
    Supergirl [1984]
  • John Williams' theme for Superman appears briefly in Jerry Goldsmith's score.
    Babe [1995]
  • Jerry Goldsmith originally composed the film's music, but it was ultimately rejected for being too dark in tone. Nigel Westlake was then brought in to compose a lighter score.
    Alien: Covenant [2017]
  • The music from Jerry Goldsmith's score for Alien was used extensively in the first act of this movie.