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Alan Silvestri (1950-     )

Alan Silvestri, composerIn twenty short years, Alan Silvestri has transformed himself from a guitarist, drummer and arranger in various bands to one of the world's most in-demand film composers. Viewing composing from the perspective of a member of a sports team, and after composing several dozen scores for major motion pictures, Silvestri still creates music with the same zeal he had when he started in the business almost by accident. Through late night improvisation and a willingness to learn any genre of music, Silvestri continues to produce high quality scores and establish himself in Hollywood as a melody wizard and a musical chameleon. He has experimented with almost every type of film genre: comedy, action, romance, science fiction, animation, horror, drama, fantasy, western, thriller, slapstick, and adventure. His collaborators agree that it is truly remarkable that Silvestri is able to handle every genre exceptionally well. He instinctively has a deep understanding of what the core and emotion of a movie is and consequently produces music that fits perfectly within the film. In his work, he possesses an exceptional talent for writing razor sharp, memorable themes and his sense of rhythm is even more remarkable. Silvestri is therefore considered to be the first choice for scoring comedies, which remain the most difficult film genre to score. His work in the action genre has demanded the same respect and attention as similar endeavors by legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith. His collaboration with director Robert Zemeckis is among the strongest in the industry, beginning in the mid-1980's with Romancing the Stone and Back to the Future and flourishing today.
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COMPOSITIONS                                                   Silvestri Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre    ~ ~ ~    Silvestri on Silvestri
The Doberman Gang (1972)
The Mack (1973) (1983 video reissue)
Las Vegas Lady (1975)
The Amazing Dobermans (1976)
The Fifth Floor (1978)
CHiPs (1978–1983)
Romancing the Stone (1984)
Fandango (1985)
Cat's Eye (1985)
Back to the Future (Grammy Nominee) (1985)
Summer Rental (1985)
The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986)
The Delta Force (1986)
American Anthem (1986)
Flight of the Navigator (1986)
No Mercy (1986)
Critical Condition (1987)
Outrageous Fortune (1987)
Predator (1987)
Overboard (1987)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Grammy Nominee) (1988)
Mac and Me (1988)
My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)
She's Out of Control (1989)
The Abyss (1989)
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Downtown (1990)
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Young Guns II (1990)
Predator 2 (1990)
Back to the Future: The Ride (1991)
Soapdish (1991)
Dutch (1991)
Shattered (1991)
Ricochet (1991)
Father of the Bride (1991)
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)
FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
Diner (short) (1992)
Death Becomes Her (1992)
The Bodyguard (1992)
Sidekicks (1992)
In Search of the Obelisk (1993)
Cop and a Half (1993)
Super Mario Bros. (1993)
Judgement Night (1993)
Grumpy Old Men (1993)
Clean Slate (1994)
Forrest Gump (Golden Globe & Oscar Nominee) (1994)
Blown Away (1994)
Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1994)
The Quick and the Dead (1995)
The Perez Family (1995)
Judge Dredd (1995)
Father of the Bride Part II (1995)
Grumpier Old Men (1995)
Sgt. Bilko (1996)
Eraser (1996)
The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
Fools Rush In (1997)
Volcano (1997)
Contact (1997)
Mouse Hunt (1997)
The Odd Couple II (1998)
The Parent Trap (1998)
Holy Man (1998)
Practical Magic (1998)
Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box (1999) (IMAX)
Stuart Little (1999)
Reindeer Games (2000)
What Lies Beneath (2000)
Cast Away (2000)
What Women Want (2000)
The Mexican (2001)
The Mummy Returns (2001)
Serendipity (2001)
Showtime (2002)
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Stuart Little 2 (2002)
Maid in Manhattan (2002)
Identity (2003)
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
Two Soldiers (2003)
Van Helsing (2004)
The Polar Express (Grammy Winner, Golden Globe & Oscar Nominee) (2004)
Hard Rock Treasures (2005)
The Wild (2006)
Night at the Museum (2006)
Beowulf (2007)
Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009) (Score planned to be written by him, but due to conflict with G.I. Joe, he only wrote "Butterfly Fly Away." However, a cue from his score for The Mexican was tracked into this film.)
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
A Christmas Carol (2009)
Predators (2010) (theme from original film)
The A-Team (2010)
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
The Avengers (2012)
Flight (2012)
The Croods (2013)

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SILVESTRI  LINKS                                                      Works by Genre     ~ ~ ~    Silvestri on Silvestri      ~ top of page ~
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Interview with Alan Silvestri (Daniel Schweiger, Film Music Magazine)

Composer's website   . . .   contact Alan Silvestri:  here

Silvestri @ Wikipedia
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Silvestri @ BMI
Silvestri @ CITWF / Complete Index to World Film
Silvestri @ Classical Archives
Silvestri @ Facebook
Silvestri @ Film Reference
Silvestri @ Film Score Click Track
Silvestri @ Filmtracks (via Google Advanced Search)
Silvestri @ IMDb (Internet Movie Database)
Silvestri @ InstantEncore
Silvestri @ mfiles (via Google Advanced Search)
Silvestri @ Movie Music UK
Silvestri @ MusicWeb International
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Silvestri @ MySpaceMusic
Silvestri @ The New York Times
Silvestri @ SoundtrackCollector
Silvestri @ Soundtrack Express (via Google Advanced Search)
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Silvestri @ SoundtrackNet (via Google Advanced Search)
Silvestri @ Turner Classic Movies
Silvestri @ D'Lynn Waldron

Silvestri @ Composer's website

Streaming Audio
Silvestri @ Classical Archives
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Silvestri @ MySpaceMusic (1)
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Silvestri @ PRX (Public Radio Exchange)
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Silvestri @ SoundCloud

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Silvestri @ CD Universe
Silvestri @ ClassicsOnline
Silvestri @ Discogs
Silvestri @ itunes
Silvestri @ Naxos

Silvestri @ YouTube
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Silvestri @ Vimeo (via Google Advanced Search)
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Silvestri on Silvestri: ASCAP Audio Portrait on Polar Express (streaming audio) 
Alan Silvestri, composerComposers Speak on the Web at Pytheas
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Silvestri on Silvestri: ASCAP Audio Portrait on Cast Away (streaming audio) 
Alan Silvestri, composerComposers Speak on the Web at Pytheas
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