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    Basil Poledouris

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Hymn To Red October lyrics
    2Daybreak lyrics
    Basil Poledouris feat. Barry Manilow
    3Gas Chamber lyrics
    Basil Poledouris feat. L7
    4Strike It Up lyrics
    Basil Poledouris feat. Black Box
    5Boys from the Bush lyrics
    Basil Poledouris feat. Lee Kernaghan
    6Down Under lyrics
    Basil Poledouris feat. Men at Work

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Spellbinder-Original Score [2011]
    2Red Dawn [2007]
    3Cherry 2000 & No Man's Land-Original Soundtrack Recordings [2005]
    4Flyers & Fire On The Mountain-Original Soundtrack Recordings [2001]
    5Love And Treason: Original Soundtrack [2000]
    6Amerika-Original Soundtrack Recording For The Abc Mini-Series [2003]
    7Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles [2001]


    Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Basil Poledouris credited two influences with guiding him towards music: the first was composer Miklós Rózsa, the second was his Greek Orthodox heritage. Poledouris was raised in the church, and used to sit in services, enthralled with the choir's sound [1]. At age 7 he began piano lessons, and eventually enrolled at the University of Southern California to study both film and music. Several short films to which he contributed still reside in the university's archives. At USC he met directors John Milius and Randal Kleiser, with both of whom the composer would later collaborate. In 1985, he scored Flesh & Blood for director Paul Verhoeven, again establishing another ongoing collaboration.

    Poledouris became renowned for his powerfully epic style of orchestral composition and his intricate thematic designs, and garnered attention for his scores to The Blue Lagoon (1980; dir: Kleiser), Conan the Barbarian (1982; dir: Milius), Conan the Destroyer (1984), Red Dawn (1984; dir: Milius), RoboCop (1987; dir: Verhoeven), The Hunt for Red October (1990), Free Willy (1993) and its sequels, Starship Troopers (1997; dir: Verhoeven) and For Love of the Game (1999).

    His studio, Blowtorch Flats, is located in Venice, CA and is a professional mixing facility specializing in film and media production.

    Poledouris married his wife, Bobbie, in 1969 and had two daughters, Zoë and Alexis. The elder, Zoë Poledouris, is an actress and film composer who occasionally collaborated with her father composing film soundtracks.

    His score for Conan the Barbarian is considered by many to be one of the finest examples of motion picture scoring ever written.[2][3][4][5]

    He spent the last four years of his life living on Vashon Island, in Washington state, and died on November 8, 2006 in Los Angeles, California [6], aged 61, due to complications from cancer.

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