The following list features some highlights from the work of Alex North, one of the most important composers in the history of film, who introduced Hollywood to the sound of Jazz (with A Streetcar Named Desire). During his long career he wrote music for pictures ranging from gargantuan productions like Spartacus or Cleopatra to small scale adult dramas, often based on popular broadway plays. And he brought even William Castle an Academy Award nomination: In 1974 his music for Castle´s final film Shanks (with Marcel Marceau in the title role!) was nominated for an Oscar.
Missing from MUBI
Decision for Chemistry
South Seas Adventure
2001 – A Space Odyssey: Score not used, original recording on Intrada, re-recording on Varèse Sarabande.
Sounder: Score not used. Original recording on Intrada.Read less