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Alan Silvestri
26.3. 1950


Alan Silvestri (born March 26, 1950, New York City) is an acclaimed American Academy Award nominated film score composer and conductor. He studied guitar at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, but dropped out after two years to tour with Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders.

Silvestri is best known for his numerous collaborations with director Robert Zemeckis, having scored Romancing the Stone (1984), the Back to the Future trilogy (1985, 1989, 1990), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Forrest Gump (1994), Contact (1997), Cast Away (2000), Maid in Manhattan (2002), The Polar Express (2004) and Beowulf (2007). He received Oscar nominations for Best Original Score for Forrest Gump, a Best Song for "Believe" on The Polar Express soundtrack, and two Grammy Awards for the music from Cast Away and (with Glen Ballard) the song "Believe" from The Polar Express. Aside from his collaborations with Zemeckis, Silvestri is known for his work in Predator (1987) and Predator 2 (1990), both of which are considered preeminent examples of action/sci-fi film scores.

A versatile and prolific composer, his early style is marked by a strong use of the "octatonic scale".

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