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In this special episode, we’ll be listening to the works of one of the single greatest and prolific composers of ALL time with over 240 scores to his name including Star Trek, Gremlins and Patton!  It’s the great Jerry Goldsmith, this time on FrameTrax. 

He composed scores for five films in the Star Trek franchise and three in the Rambo franchise, as well as for films including Logan’s Run, Planet of the Apes, Tora! Tora! Tora!, Patton, Papillon, Chinatown, The Omen, Alien, Poltergeist, The Secret of NIMH, Medicine Man, Gremlins, Hoosiers, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Air Force One, L.A. Confidential, Mulan, and The Mummy. He also composed the fanfares accompanying the production logos used by multiple major film studios, and music for the Disney attraction Soarin’.

He collaborated with directors including Robert Wise, Howard Hawks, Otto Preminger, Joe Dante, Richard Donner, Richard Fleischer, Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, Michael Crichton, Roman Polanski, Gordon Douglas, Fred Schepisi, Paul Verhoeven, and Franklin J. Schaffner. His work for Donner and Scott also involved a rejected score for Timeline and a controversially edited score for Alien, where music by Howard Hanson replaced Goldsmith’s end titles and Goldsmith’s own work on Freud: The Secret Passion was used without his approval in several scenes.

Goldsmith was nominated for six Grammy Awards, five Primetime Emmy Awards, nine Golden Globe Awards, four British Academy Film Awards, and eighteen Academy Awards (winning in 1976 for The Omen).

Track Listings

The Enterprise (Star Trek)

The Blue Max

The Long Road (First Blood)

The Road to Masada






Terror at 20,000 Feet (Twilight Zone)

Have a Nice Trip (Explorers)

Capricorn One

Nicaragua (Under Fire)



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