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            Most Recent Post: Tuesday, August 6, 2002, at 4:02 a.m.


Updated April 24th, 2003

----A FEW FACTS----

Name:
Vestard J. Shimkus

Born:
August 21st, 1984, Latvia

Present Location:
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Occupation:
A young pianist and composer

Achievements:
Winner of several International Piano Competitions and one Composers Competition

Why I like filmmusic:
It contains the essentially best things of all the genres of music in quite an illustrative and hyper-impressively emotional "sauce"

Hobbies:
swimming, running, eating

Languages I'm able to speak in:
English, Russian, Latvian. I've also studied German for SEVEN years but everything I know is "keine Ahnung" and that's it.

Compoer I Adore:
James Horner

Three Composers I'm Totally Obsessed With:
James Newton Howard
Hans Zimmer
Elliot Goldenthal

Other Composers I Love Very Very Much:

Alan Silvestri
Howard Shore
John Debney
Klaus Badelt
John Frizzell
John Powell
Randy Edelman
Craig Armstrong
Trevor Jones
Harry Gregson-Williams

My Five Most Favorite Scores:
The Lord of the Rings (Shore)
Gladiator (Zimmer)
Final Fantasy: Spirits Within (Goldenthal)
Braveheart (Horner)
The Four Feathers (Horner)

Composer because of whom I became such a filmmusic maniac:
Hans Zimmer

Composer I hate:
John Williams.
Because I deem his music is, IMHO, too entertainingly idle. It's beautifully illustrative but it leaves me cold, somehow. I, of course, appreciate what he has composed but I've never ENJOYED his music.

Other Composers I don't like:
Ennio Morricone
Joel McNeely
Mark Mancina
Elmer Bernstein
Rachel Portman

My Five Most Favorite Films:
Braveheart
Gladiator
Romeo + Juliet
The Sixth Sense
Legends of the Fall

My Most Favorite Director:
M.Night Shyamalan

My Five Most Favorite Classical Composers:
Peter Tchaikovsky
Dmitri Shostakovich
Sergei Rachmaninov
Maurice Ravel
Ralph Vaughan Williams

----MY COLLECTION OF SCORES----

This will be an untraditional list because, unfortunately, I don't OWN a great amount of filmscore CDs (because I'm quite new to the filmmusic. I started to listen to it and collect the filmscore CDs only a couple of years ago). There're much more scores I've HEARD. And there're also a plenty of scores I don't really own but they're owned by some of my friends, so, it's still possible to get from me some CD-R copies of all the scores listed below, if somebody's interested in a trade.

At first, I'll list the scores I own at the moment:

CRAIG ARMSTRONG

Moulin Rouge (a special compilation of the complete score, including some tracks downloaded from DVD)****

ANGELO BADALAMENTI

Mulholland Drive***
The City of Lost Children***

KLAUS BADELT

K-19.The Widowmaker**
The Time Machine*****

JOHN DEBNEY

Dragonfly*****
Cutthroat Island*****

TAN DUN

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon****

JOHN FRIZZELL

Gods and Generals**
Alien: Ressurrection*****

ELLIOT GOLDENTHAL

Frida***
Final Fantasy: Spirits Within*****
Heat*****
Interview With the Vampire*****
Alien 3****

JERRY GOLDSMITH

Basic Instinct***

JAMES HORNER

The Four Feathers*****
Windtalkers****
A Beautiful Mind****
The Perfect Storm****
Deep Impact****
Titanic*****
Ransom***
Braveheart*****
Clear and Present Danger****
Legends of the Fall*****
Apollo 13****
Willow*****
Aliens*****
Brainstorm****

JAMES NEWTON HOWARD

Signs*****
Unbreakable****
Devil's Advocate*****
Outbreak (complete)****
Waterworld*****

TREVOR JONES

From Hell*****
The Last of the Mochicans*****

WOJCIECH KILAR

Drakula*****

THOMAS NEWMAN

Road to Perdition*****

MICAEL NYMAN

The Piano***

JOHN POWELL

Chicken Run*****

TREVOR RABIN

Armageddon****

VESTARD SHIMKUS

My Music (demo CD)

HOWARD SHORE

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers*****
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring*****
Dogma****
Looking for Richard****

ALAN SILVESTRI

The Mummy Returns (2 CDs, complete)*****
The Mummy Returns (the regular OST)****

PETER SIMONS

For Your Consideration (demo CD)

VANGELIS

Blade Runner*

HANS ZIMMER

Tears of the Sun****
Hannibal****
Wings of a Film (2CDs, the complete concert)****
Pearl Harbor***
More Music From Gladiator***
Gladiator*****
Gladiator 2CD N8 edition***
Mission Impossible 2****
The Thin Red Line****
Prince of Egypt****
The Rock****
The Peacemaker*****
Crimson Tide*****

And here are the scores I've heard and almost own (it's possible to get them from me. I won't rate some of them here, though):

JAMES HORNER

Grinch

DON DAVIS

Matrix
Jurassic Park 3

MICHAEL KAMEN

Highlander***
X-men*

JOHN WILLIAMS

Attack of the Clones***
Return of the Jedi (2CD edition)***
A New Hope (2CD edition)***
The Empire Strikes Back***
The Phantom Menace***
Harry Poter and the Sorcerers Stone**
Home Alone**
Sabrina**
Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom**
Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade**
Schindler's List**
A.I. Artifical Intelligence**

ANGELO BADALAMENTI

Lost Highway**

JOHN POWELL

Face Off****

DANNY ELFMAN

Sleepy Hollow****
Nightmare Before Christmas
Planet of the Apes**
Batman***
Men in Black 2
Mission: Impossible
Edward Scissorhands
Beetlejiuce

DAVID ARNOLD

The World is Not Enough
Tomorrow Never Dies

BRAD FIEDEL

True lies
Best of Schwarzenegger, Vol.1
Best of Schwarzenegger, Vol.2

PAUL OAKENFOLD

Swordfish

ERIC SERRA

Leon the Professional
Joanne of Arc
The Fifth Element
Nikita
Goldeneye

PAUL BUCKMASTER

Twelve Monkeys

HANS ZIMMER

True Romance*
The Lion King****
Rain Man*

CHRISTOPHER YOUNG

Entrapment

ELLIOT GOLDENTHAL

Batman Forever

TREVOR RABIN

6th Day

CARTER BURWELL

The General's Daughter

BASIL POLEDAURIS

Conan the Barbarian**

THOMAS NEWMAN

American Beauty

MARK MANCINA

Tarzan*

BURKHARD DALLWITZ

The Truman Show

BERNARD HERRMANN

Cape Fear

HARRY CONNICK

When Harry Meets Sally

NINO ROTA

Godfather**

JEFF RONA

The White Squall***

So, that's all. If somebody's interested to get something from all this stuff, please, let me know.

And finally - my sweet-white-blossed-botthole-like syrupy picture taken last summer to make you all vomit .





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