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Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 film that combines animation and live action. It is set in 1947 in a fictionalized Hollywood where animated characters live and work alongside humans. At the time of its release, the film was one of the most expensive ever made, costing $70 million, but it earned more than $150 million at the US box office alone. It is now seen as a groundbreaking film that sparked a new era in American animation. What Academy Awards did it win? More… Discuss

Thurday Evening at the Concert: Forrest Gump Theme by Alan Silvestri (enthusiastic in perpetuity)

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Alan Silvestri

Silvestri in 2009
Background information
Birth name Alan Anthony Silvestri
Born March 26, 1950 (age 62)
New York City
Genres Film score
Occupations Composerconductor
Instruments GuitarPianoSynthesizer,SynclavierDrums
Years active 1972–present

Alan Anthony Silvestri (born March 26, 1950) is an American film composer and conductor.

Silvestri is best known for his collaborations with director Robert Zemeckis, having scored Romancing the Stone (1984), the Back to the Futuretrilogy (1985, 1989, 1990), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Death Becomes Her (1992), Forrest Gump (1994), Contact (1997), What Lies Beneath (2000), Cast Away (2000), The Polar Express (2004), Beowulf (2007), A Christmas Carol (2009) and Zemeckis’ upcoming film Flight(2012).

Silvestri is also known for his work on Predator (1987) and Predator 2 (1990), both of which are considered preeminent examples of action/science fiction film scores. He has also begun a collaboration with director Stephen Sommers, scoring the films The Mummy Returns in 2001, Van Helsingin 2004, and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra in 2009. His most recent work included The Avengers in 2012.

Silvestri has also composed music for television shows, including TJ Hooker (one episode), Starsky & Hutch (three episodes), CHiPs, andManimal (all but one episode).

Silvestri was 21 years old when he started his film/television composing career. His style is marked by a strong use of the octatonic scale, as well as the use of different notes and instruments.

Personal life

Silvestri grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey[1] and attended Teaneck High School there.[2]

Silvestri also owns a vineyard, Silvestri Vineyards, located in Carmel Valley, California.[3]


Silvestri has received two Academy Award nominations, one for Best Original Score for Forrest Gump (1994) and one for Best Original Song for “Believe” on The Polar Express soundtrack. He also received two Golden Globe nominations: Best Score for Forrest Gump and Best Song for The Polar Express.

He has also received four Grammy Award nominations, winning two awards – Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media, for “Believe” from The Polar Express in 2004 and Best Instrumental Composition, for “Cast Away End Credits” from Cast Away in 2002. His other two nominations were for Best Soundtrack Album (for Back to the Future and Who Framed Roger Rabbit). During the 2005 Grammys, Josh Groban performed “Believe.” [4]

On September 23, 2011 he was awarded with the Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award by the City of Vienna at the yearly film music gala concert Hollywood in Vienna.



  • The Doberman Gang (1972)
  • The Mack (1973) (1983 video reissue)
  • Las Vegas Lady (1975)
  • The Amazing Dobermans (1976)
  • The Fifth Floor (1978)
  • CHiPs (1978–1983)