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Wednesday, November 30th, 2022 4:47 AM

Live Poll: Most Iconic Composer of the 21st century

We all have heard a lot of iconic soundtracks and sound themes throughout this century and writing this type of music that just made the movie or tv-series memorable is a rare thing and something extra. But which one of the following composers did the most remarkable performances in your own opinion?

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls566794439

Vote: https://www.imdb.com/poll/19Vx9RzjmSY/

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2 years ago

Any suggestions to add to this list would be very nice:)

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@edwardhedelius1​ Mark Mothersbaugh

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2 years ago

@edwardhedelius1 ,

Great start.

Please change the title of your list from:

Most Iconic Composer of the 21st century

To:

Most Iconic Composer of the 21st Century

When in doubt about capitalization, use this online tool:
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@dan_dassow​ 

Done , thanks

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@mariojacobs​ 

Did you mean Maurice Jarre? The father of Jean-Michel Jarre. He composed the Soundtrack of Dr. Zhivago. ... and several other.

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@edwardhedelius1 ,

Just to clarify: by composers of the 21st century, do you mean that only composers who have composed for films or television series are eligible making their debut in the 21st century?

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I was wondering the same thing. Most of my favorite composers were best known for the work they did in the last century. Hell, some of them didn't even survive into this century. Hans Zimmer is one whose work stands out in my mind concerning movie music from the past twenty years. He had been around a long time too, but Christopher Nolan's productions elevated him even more.

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@dan_dassow​ 

Both of course!:) 

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@Breumaster​ no, his son. There was already a live poll about the father.

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I really like Basil Poledouris's music, but I didn't know he counted as a 21st century music composer. Some of these others are also very memorable, but not for musical scores from the last two decades.

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2 years ago

Danny Elfman. He is one of the greatest.

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@Breumaster​ 

Will add, totally agree, thanks

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@Breumaster​ 

added, wow he has done alot, when it comes to composing which would be the best references?

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@Breumaster​ 

I'd pick Corpse Bride of The Night Before Christmas in Concert, because these are very big marks in his over-all work. Chicago also is of excellent quality, but I guess the other two movie-titles are more associated with him in public.

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2 years ago

@edwardhedelius1 most of the films you list under John Williams are from 20th Century movies. Since your question is about 21th Century composers, you should probably delete them and add some of his works this century in their place.

Star Wars, Jurasic Park and Indiana Jones are all from the XXTH Century, in case you mean the most recent entries in those franchises, you should probably add the full name of the movies to avoid confussion.

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@Pencho15​ 

I mean he did  those  as a composer pre 2000 and  afterwards. I did not really enjoy adding the full name to every movie they did because of the long titles. 

I dont think it would be a problem because I think almost all imdb users know that star wars and so on have been realesed after the 2000’s

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@Pencho15​ 

do you want me to change to get a chance to be featured?:)

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@edwardhedelius1​ I think it will better to avoid confusions, but it's up to you.

Follow the IMDb Polls in Facebook and Twitter

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@Pencho15​ 

If it would increase the chance to be featured I agree:)

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@edwardhedelius1​ Go ahead then.

Follow the IMDb Polls in Facebook and Twitter

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I think it works well now with the years released behind their compositions:)

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Just to note, as counter-intuitive as it is by today's standards (because the way we think of decades), the first year of every century ends with a one not a zero, e.g. year 2001 aka MMI is the first year of the 21st century, and the last year of every century ends with a zero not a nine, e.g. year 2000 aka MM is the last year of the 20th century. I try to bring this up on the forum as often as possible.

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@jeorj_euler​ 

Noted, I am from Sweden and therefore we use another type of century calendar, therefore I can understand you’ve encountered a lot of Scandinavians. I refer how we do it from wiki 

"Informally, years may be referred to in groups based on the hundreds part of the year. In this system, the years 1900–1999 are referred to as the nineteen hundreds (1900s). Aside from English usage, this system is used in SwedishDanishNorwegianIcelandicFinnish and Hungarian. The Swedish nittonhundratalet (or 1900-talet), Danish nittenhundredetallet (or 1900-tallet), Norwegian nittenhundretallet (or 1900-tallet), Finnish tuhatyhdeksänsataaluku (or 1900-luku) and Hungarian ezerkilencszázas évek (or 1900-as évek) refer unambiguously to the years 1900–1999." 

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2 years ago

I heard consciously Hans Zimmer for the first time in a Call of Duty game, Modern Warfare 2.

Simply amazing:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smnJ-qM1RWk&ab_channel=HansZimmer-Topic

Another video game music composer worth mentioning is a woman:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1993744/

Winifred Phillips

Little Big Planet soundtrack for me is spectacular.

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^Diese:

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2 years ago

FYC:

Gustavo Santaolalla

Dario Marinelli

A.R. Rahman

Michael Giacchino

Alexandre Desplat

Trent Reznor

Atticus Ross

Justin Hurwitz

Alberto Iglesias

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@Pencho15​ 

Thank you for your input, 

Everyone have their own opinion and mine is that the ones that are up to par which equals that I will add them to the list are the following people: 

A.R. Rahman

Michael Giacchino

Justin Hurwitz

Big ups, can’t believe I missed them 

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2 years ago

Jerry Goldsmith (Patton, Star Trek, 256 total composing credits)

Elmer Bernstein (The Great Escape, hundreds of composing credits)

Madison Arnold (Colonel Bogey March from Bridge on the River Kwai, 99 total composing credits)

Michael Legrand (Summer of 42, Yentl, 214 total composing credits)

Henry Mancini (Brian's Song, Breakfast at Tiffany's, 208 total composing credits)

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@TheOldJalapenoman​ 

Composing credits are for sure something to write on your resumé but to even compare someone to Zimmer or John Williams it does not come down to credits, it comes down to leading a great composing group or alone and doing it so different or so matching like Göransson did with the western reference in the series ”The mandalorian

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@edwardhedelius1​ So what you are saying basically is that you don't intend to add any of the suggestions, regardless of how good or bad they might be?  Maybe you could try listening to some of the theme songs of some of the movies listed.  

I'd take Henry Mancini, Elmer Bernstein, or Jerry Goldsmith over ANYBODY on your list but Williams (and he is in the same class with these three).  Writing the scores to superhero movies or cheesy sitcoms does not make you a great composer.

Also, almost all of the years you listed are way off.  Star Wars is not from 2001.  The first Harry Potter was not from 2009.  Your years on Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park are also way off.

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@TheOldJalapenoman​ 

Try to tone it down a touch

The revenge of the sith (STAR WARS) where made 2005 and composed by Williams 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_Episode_III_%E2%80%93_Revenge_of_the_Sith_(soundtrack)

I think the half blood prince from the Harry Potter series represents the era because its almost in the middle of all the movies that were produced. Edit - And a great one

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Potter_and_the_Half-Blood_Prince_(film)

Jurassic Park 3  (2001)  way off? 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jurassic_Park_III

 

Indy WAAAY off? 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_Jones_and_the_Kingdom_of_the_Crystal_Skull

Do your own list or take critic as two persons can have two different opinions, but dont correct the year, its just pathetic. 

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@TheOldJalapenoman​ 

And read the description: 

  1. Henry Mancini(1924-1994)

Does not qualify

     .2 Michel Legrand(1932-2019)

Cant se anything that remarkable 

        3. Madison what and what and what 

        4. Elmer Bernstein(1922-2004) did the following that is relevant: 

Idk you tell me 

        5. Jerry Goldsmith(1929-2004) I mean come on haha read the list description 

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2 years ago

@edwardhedelius1 ,

I recommend that you add Up (2009) for Michael Giacchino. He won the 2010 Academy Award for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score for that film.

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@dan_dassow​ 

He was born for this list, he is added already by a suggestion from @Pencho15 

Thanks for all the help you guys have provided we with, this community really is something differently:)

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@dan_dassow​ 

Yeah I missed naming Up as a reference to his great works. Thought you ment him first. Thanks for the input and all the time you guys spend helping guys like me =) 

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@edwardhedelius1​ ,

Thank you for adding Up for Michael Giacchino.

= = =

5. Nicholas Britell

Please correct the formatting from:

Succession (2018), Don't Look Up (2021), Vice (2018), Moonlight (2016), The big Short (2015)

To:

Succession (2018), Don't Look Up (2021), Vice (2018), Moonlight (2016), The Big Short (2015)

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9. Danny Elfman

Please correct the formatting from:

The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert (2018) Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
Big Eyes 2014
Corpse Bride (2005)
Chicago (2002)

To:

The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert (2018) Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021), Big Eyes 2014, Corpse Bride (2005), Chicago (2002)

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11. Michael Giacchino

Please correct the formatting from:

The Batman (2022), Ratatouille (2007), (Up 2009)

To:

The Batman (2022), Ratatouille (2007), Up (2009)

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Big thanks, Done

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2 years ago

@edwardhedelius1​ ,

Please consider changing:

We all have heard a lot of iconic soundtracks and sound themes throughout this century and writing this type of music that just made the movie or tv-series memorable is a rare thing and something extra. But which one of the following composers did the most remarkable performances in your own opinion?

 

To:

We all have heard a lot of iconic soundtracks and sound themes throughout this century. Writing this type of music that just made the movie or TV-series memorable is a rare thing and something extra.

Which one of the following composers did the most remarkable performances in your own opinion?

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@dan_dassow​ 

Thanks again, done deal 

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@edwardhedelius1​ ,

Thanks for making the edits.

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@dan_dassow​ 

I mean all of your inputs and time searching for perfection in my work of my favorite hobby inspires me. 

Thank you once again, I hope you get enough of appreciation around here. 

Cheers buddy 

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2 years ago

Congratulations, @edwardhedelius1!

Most Iconic Composer of the 21st Century

Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/19Vx9RzjmSY/

Please change "Poll Suggestion" to "Live Poll" in the discussion thread title and change the settings so that it appears under "Praise" now, rather than "Idea."

 

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@dan_dassow​ 

WIHOOOOOOO

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2 years ago


"Which is the most iconic ............"

This phrase "most iconic" is not only overused on IMDB, it is also wrong.

Something or someone is either an icon or not.  One can't be more or less iconic, any more than something can be more or less unique.

Elvis Presley is an icon, but he is no more or less an icon than Humphrey Bogart. One's opinion doesn't enter into it.

Icon: "very famous or popular, especially being considered to represent particular opinions or a particular time"

Which brings me to my second problem. One cannot ask any individual about someone or somethings iconic status as that status is reflected by popularity and consensus that is already established. It is not up for debate. 

'Most memorable', 'favourite', 'best', 'greatest' and many others are all acceptable as they are debatable as a matter of personal opinion.

Great poll tho. :)

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1 year ago

Bump for poll to be published =)

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@dan_dassow​ 

Yea you just wanted to be published, sorry for wasting your time. 

Cheers

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1 year ago

Why is Mark Mothersbaugh not on the list of best composers in the 21st century? He's more accomplished than half the other people on the list.

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Why is Mark Motherbaugh not included on the list of great 21st century composers? He is more accomplished than many of the people on the list