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    Mike Skerritt

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            Most Recent Post: Saturday, December 17, 2005, at 11:37 p.m.


Living, working, breathing - what else is there?

Been collecting film music since I was about 12, after I saw Glory for the first time. Didn't quite know what it was about the music. Didn't even think I'd like a whole tape (we had these things called tapes back in those days) without words. Turns out I loved it, more than loved it really, and the rest is history!

I collect pretty aimlessly, I'll sample just about anything, and I try to stay open to new composers and new techniques. My tastes have changed quite a bit since the early days - I used to be a Horner freak, and his style was how I judged all others. Now, while I still like a great theme, I've really gotten into more subtle, technically complex work. But I like it all!

Some lists of favorites, which I really can't rank because they change so much:

SCORES
Murder in the First
Glory/Legends of the Fall
Rudy (big-time sentimental favorite, for lots of personal reasons)
AI/Angela's Ashes/Schindler's List
The Shawshank Redemption (was robbed by Lion King, robbed I tell you!)
The Thin Red Line
Heat
Only You
Joe Vs. the Volcano/Agnes of God
Lord of the Rings

COMPOSERS
Georges Delerue
All of those wacky Newmans
Chris Young
John Williams
Jerry Goldmsith
Cliff Eidelman
Mychael Danna

MOVIES (Post-1980)
LA Confidential
Searching for Bobby Fischer
Rudy
Heat
Real Genius
Adaptation
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
The Verdict
Glengarry Glen Ross
Shawshank Redemption
Empire of the Sun

(There are many, many, many more)

MOVIES (Pre-1980)
12 Angry Men
Anatomy of a Murder
The French Connection
Jaws
Close Encounters
Kramer vs. Kramer
Wizard of Oz
The Conversation

(many more of these as well)

FAVORITE NON-SCORE ALBUMS
Grace - Jeff Buckley
Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
Throwing Copper - Live
Live in Australia - Elton John (orch. arrangements by James Newton Howard!)
Australia - Howie Day
Unplugged - Eric Clapton
Little Earthquakes - Tori Amos
Gold - Ryan Adams
Anything by Sam Cooke
Anything by Enigma

Feel free to email if you'd like to chat. Thanks for reading!









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