Jerry Goldsmith (1929 –2004) was an American composer and conductor most known for his work in film and television scoring. He composed scores for such noteworthy films as Planet of the Apes, Patton, Chinatown, The Omen, The Boys from Brazil, Alien, Poltergeist, Gremlins, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Air Force One, L.A. Confidential, The Mummy, three Rambo films, and five Star Trek films. He was nominated for six Grammy Awards, nine Golden Globe Awards, four British Academy Film Awards.
Episode 13 – Main Titles To finish off 2014, we each bring two of our favourite main themes to the table and discuss what they mean to us. Our first selections include the Thunderbirds theme by Barry Gray, Da Vinci’s Demons and Caprica by Bear McCreary, Tara’s Theme from Gone with the Wind by Max Steiner, the Star Trek Voyager theme Jerry Goldsmith composed, the Wing Commander theme by David Arnold, the theme for To Kill a Mockingbird by Elmer Bernstein, and John Williams’ Superman theme.