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Alan Silvestri


About this Artist

In over thirty years as a film composer, Alan Silvestri has blazed an innovative trail with his exciting and melodic scores, winning the applause of Hollywood and movie audiences the world over. Silvestri would score a number of small films before breaking through as a television composer on the hit series CHiPs. His talent would particularly impress Robert Zemeckis, who gave the composer his feature film breakthrough with Romancing the Stone. From there, a successful collaboration began that would include: the Back to the Future franchise, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Oscar-winning Best Picture Forrest Gump (which also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Score), Contact, What Lies Beneath, Castaway (Grammy Award winner for Best Instrumental Composition), The Polar Express (whose song "Believe,” co-written with Glen Ballard, won a Grammy Award and received an Academy Award nomination), Beowulf, A Christmas Carol, and most recently, Flight which lands in theatres on November 2, 2012. Through the years with over 100 scores, Alan has distinguished himself in many genres, including thrilling suspense films such as Predator, The Abyss, Identity, and G.I. Joe- The Rise of Cobra; galloping westerns such as Young Guns 2 and The Quick and the Dead; youthful fantasies such as Stuart Little, Lilo and Stitch, Night at the Museum, Captain America, and The Avengers; rollicking comedies such as Father of the Bride, The Parent Trap, and What Women Want; and heartfelt dramas such as The Perez Family and Maid in Manhattan.  It is clear, whether composing orchestral action, or tender melodies, Alan Silvestri’s work has always been identifiable by its keen sense of melody and theme.