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Alfred Newman (March 17, 1900 – February 17, 1970), was a major American composer of music for films.

In 1939, Newman began a twenty-one year career as music director for 20th Century-Fox Studios. He composed the familiar fanfare which accompanies the studio logo at the beginning of Fox’s productions. At Fox, he also developed what came to be known as the Newman System, a means of synchronising the performance and recording of a musical score with the film. The system is still in use today.

He was the head of a family of major Hollywood film composers including his son, Thomas Newman, who is currently active. Other notable Newman family members include his brothers, Lionel Newman and Emil Newman, and his nephew, the singer/songwriter Randy Newman.

He received 45 Academy Award nominations (a record in the music categories, now shared with John Williams), winning 9 times.

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  • kluk_jako_buk

    Classic master.

    10 Mar 6:51pm Reply
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  • dashrr

    Wuthering Heights, How Green Was My Valley, The Robe, How The West Was Won, Airport! Genius alert!

    7 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Nan_araujo

    4 now

    22 Aug 2010 Reply
  • HE1NZ

    1 shout???

    20 Mar 2010 Reply
  • firecreek

    GREAT COMPOSER!! その言葉に相応しい、パワフルで生き生きとした曲を描くその人は、かの有名なチャップリンのアシスタントをしてたとか。その天才的感性のおかげで、今の映画、放送業界が確立される。しかし、そんな才能がありながら、クラシック、要するに純音楽であるが、それはまったく書かなかった。だが、その信念があったこらこそ、今尚、我々の心を揺さぶるのだろう。

    14 Nov 2008 Reply

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