Film Music Fridays - Episode 16

Composer

Forrest Gump (1994) by Alan Silvestri

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We are back with the most recent episode of Film Music Fridays, narrated by CineConcerts President, Producer & Conductor Justin Freer! In this week’s episode, Justin talks about Alan Silvestri’s Oscar-nominated beautiful and timeless score to Robert Zemeckis’ Forrest Gump, which won six Academy Awards including Best Picture.

Alan Silvestri has composed some of the most iconic themes and scores in cinematic history. He is best known for his frequent collaboration with Robert Zemeckis, composing for such major hit films as the Back to the Future trilogy, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Cast Away, and Forrest Gump, as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. His other film scores include Predator and its sequel Predator 2, The Abyss, The Quick and the Dead, MouseHunt, Stuart Little, The Mummy Returns, Lilo & Stitch, Night at the Museum and its sequels, and Ready Player One. He is a two-time Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee, and a three-time Saturn Award and Primetime Emmy Award recipient.

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Composer Alan Silvestri

Composer Alan Silvestri

What’s Next?

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After all, it’s baseball season! Stay tuned for the next episode of Film Music Fridays on Friday, August 30th where we will be featuring Dave Gruisin’s fun, piano-driven score to THE FIRM!