James Newton Howard (08:43)
In the 1990s, film music incorporates modern sounds with traditional approaches. Howard comes from a musical family. He forms a band, works in the rock music industry, and creates scores for "Pretty Woman," "Falling Down," "The Fugitive," and "The Sixth Sense."
"The Firm" (02:00)
Dave Grusin creates the film score for Sydney Pollack's 1993 film. The tightly controlled score feels like improvisation.
Carter Burwell (07:29)
Composition pushes the boundaries of tone and structure. Burwell takes an unconventional path to film scoring. He creates scores for several Coen brothers' films including "Miller's Crossing" and "Fargo."
Thomas Newman (03:34)
Newman's family has a long musical tradition. His restrained style is more folk than orchestral. Newman creates the score for "The Shawshank Redemption."
James Horner (07:20)
Horner attends the Royal College of Music in London, works at UCLA, and begins film scoring. He creates scores for "Battle Beyond the Stars," "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," "Cocoon," "Aliens," "Braveheart," and "Titanic."
Established Composers In Demand (04:25)
Hans Zimmer creates the score for "Crimson Tide." Gabriel Yared creates the score for "The English Patient."
Howard Shore (07:21)
Shore studies music at an early age. He meets Lorne Michaels and directs the music for "Saturday Night Live." Shore creates scores for "The Brood," "Dead Ringers," "The Silence of the Lambs," and "Seven."
"Schindler's List" (04:07)
John Williams creates the score for the 1993 film; "Schindler's Theme" continues throughout the movie.
Credits: Episode 11: 1990s (00:40)
Credits: Episode 11: 1990s
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