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Marco Edward Jonathan Beltrami (born October 7, 1966) is an American composer and conductor of film and television scores. A prolific musician, he has worked in a number of genres, including horror (Mimic, The Faculty, Resident Evil, The Woman in Black, A Quiet Place), action (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Live Free or Die Hard, World War Z), science-fiction (I, Robot, Snowpiercer), Western (3:10 to Yuma, Jonah Hex, The Homesman), and superhero (Hellboy, The Wolverine, Logan).

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Beltrami at ComicCon 2013
Background information
Birth nameMarco Edward Jonathan Beltrami[citation needed]
Born (1966-10-07) October 7, 1966 (age 52)
Long Island, New York
GenresFilm score
Occupation(s)Composer, conductor
Years active1994–present
Associated actsBuck Sanders
Marcus Trumpp
Miles Hankins
Brandon Roberts

A long-time friend and collaborator of Wes Craven, Beltrami scored seven of the director's films including all four films in the Scream franchise (1996–2011). He has also worked with closely with directors like James Mangold, Guillermo del Toro, Tommy Lee Jones, Alex Proyas, Bong Joon-ho, and Kathryn Bigelow. He is currently attached to the CBS All Access revival of The Twilight Zone.

Beltrami has been nominated for two Academy Awards for 3:10 to Yuma (2007) and The Hurt Locker (2008), a Golden Globe Award for A Quiet Place (2018), and won a Satellite Award for Best Original Score for Soul Surfer (2011).

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Early lifeEdit

Beltrami was born in Long Island, New York, of Italian and Greek descent.[1] He attended Ward Melville High School, and afterwards, graduated from Brown University and studied at the Yale School of Music, and then moved west to the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles, where he studied under legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith.[citation needed]

CareerEdit

A few classical commissions and USC student films aside, Beltrami scored his first feature in 1994, the thriller Death Match for director Joe Coppolletta, and reached a higher level of public acclaim in 1996 when he wrote the score for Wes Craven's smash hit shocker Scream. Since then, Beltrami has become firmly entrenched as a composer of choice for the horror/thriller and action genre, with the Scream sequels and hit films such as Mimic (1997), The Faculty (1998), Angel Eyes (2001), Joy Ride (2001), Resident Evil (2002), which he co-composed with Marilyn Manson, Blade II (2002), Hellboy (2004), I, Robot (2004) and Red Eye (2005) featuring prominently in his resume. Apart from horror/thriller and action, he also scores certain independent films such as The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys and Tommy Lee Jones' The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for his score for the film David and Lisa in 1998, indicating a desire to spread his musical wings beyond the bounds of his genre pigeonholing.

He has composed the recent entries in the Die Hard saga, Live Free or Die Hard and A Good Day to Die Hard, taking over from Michael Kamen from whom Beltrami used some of the original themes from the previous three films due to Kamen's death in 2003. Beltrami earned an Academy Award nomination for his work on James Mangold's acclaimed 2007 western remake, 3:10 to Yuma. Despite having met a mixed critical response, he was also nominated, alongside Buck Sanders, for the 2010 Academy Award for Best Original Score for his score to The Hurt Locker.[2] In 2011, he was met with critical praise and won a Satellite Award for Best Original Score for his score to the drama film Soul Surfer.[3] Beltrami composed the soundtrack for Pierce Brosnan's 2014 spy film November Man.[4] He co-composed the score for the 2015 Fantastic Four film with Philip Glass.[5]

Beltrami's signature style is based around highly percussive texture. He often employs both traditional percussive instruments like bass drums, as well as violins and brass instruments, forming layers of hits and stabs.

CollaborationsEdit

Beltrami has worked repeatedly with such directors as James Mangold, Alex Proyas, Len Wiseman, John Moore, Wes Craven, and Guillermo del Toro.[6] He has also worked with other musicians, including Marilyn Manson (for Resident Evil).

It was reported in October 2002 on Beltrami's official website that he had worked on orchestral arrangements for "Thyme", "The General" and "Elvis Presley and the Monster of Soul" (also known as "Leave Me Alone") from the then-unreleased Guns N' Roses album Chinese Democracy.[7] While none of those tracks appear on the final track listing of the album, they were confirmed as being recorded during the sessions with a chance of release in the future. However, he was credited officially for providing arrangements on "Street of Dreams", "Madagascar", "There Was a Time", "This I Love" and "Prostitute". "Chinese Democracy" is also the name of a track on Beltrami's score for 3:10 to Yuma.

DiscographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Director Notes
1994 Death Match Joe Coppoletta
1995 The Whispering Gregory Gieras
The Bicyclist Robert Stark Hickey Short film
1996 Scream Wes Craven
1997 Mimic Guillermo del Toro
Scream 2 Wes Craven Nominated- IFMCA Award for Best Original Score for a Horror/Thriller Film
1998 Halloween H20: 20 Years Later Steve Miner Composed with John Ottman
Themes by John Carpenter
54 Mark Christopher
The Faculty Robert Rodriguez
1999 The Minus Man Hampton Fancher
The Florentine Nick Stagliano
The Crow: Salvation Bharat Nalluri
2000 Scream 3 Wes Craven
The Incorporated Kenneth Guertin
Dracula 2000 Patrick Lussier
The Watcher Joe Charbanic
Highway 395 Fred Dryer
2001 Angel Eyes Luis Mandoki Composed with Michael Sherwood
Joy Ride John Dahl
2002 The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys Peter Care
I Am Dina Ole Bornedal
Resident Evil Paul W. S. Anderson Composed with Marilyn Manson
Blade II Guillermo del Toro
2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Jonathan Mostow Themes by Brad Fiedel
2004 I, Robot Alex Proyas Nominated- IFMCA Award for Best Original Score for a SciFi/Fantasy Film
Hellboy Guillermo del Toro Nominated- Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Score
Flight of the Phoenix John Moore
2005 Cursed Wes Craven
xXx: State of the Union Lee Tamahori
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada Tommy Lee Jones
Red Eye Wes Craven
2006 Underworld: Evolution Len Wiseman Themes by Paul Haslinger
The Omen John Moore Themes by Jerry Goldsmith
2007 The Substitute Ole Bornedal
Captivity Roland Joffé
The Invisible David S. Goyer
3:10 to Yuma James Mangold Nominated- Academy Award for Best Original Score
Nominated- Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Score
Nominated- Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Original Score
Nominated- World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Score of the Year
Live Free or Die Hard Len Wiseman Themes by Michael Kamen

Nominated- IFMCA Award for Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure Film

2008 The Eye David Moreau

Xavier Palud

Max Payne John Moore Composed with Buck Sanders
Amusement John Simpson
Mesrine Jean-François Richet Composed with Marcus Trumpp

Nominated- César Award for Best Original Music

2009 In the Electric Mist Bertrand Tavernier Nominated- IFMCA Award for Best Original Score for a Horror/Thriller Film
The Hurt Locker Kathryn Bigelow Composed with Buck Sanders

Nominated- Academy Award for Best Original Score
Nominated- Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Composer

Knowing Alex Proyas Nominated- IFMCA Award for Best Original Score for a SciFi/Fantasy/Horror Film
2010 Repo Men Miguel Sapochnik
Jonah Hex Jimmy Hayward Composed with Mastodon
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Troy Nixey Composed with Buck Sanders

Nominated- IFMCA Award for Best Original Score for a SciFi/Fantasy/Horror Film

My Soul to Take Wes Craven
2011 Soul Surfer Sean McNamara Satellite Award for Best Original Score
Nominated- IFMCA Award for Best Original Score for a Drama Film
The Thing Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. Themes by John Carpenter
Scream 4 Wes Craven
2012 Trouble with the Curve Robert Lorenz
The Woman in Black James Watkins Nominated- Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Score
Nominated- Fright Meter Award for Best Score
The Sessions Ben Lewin Nominated- IFMCA Award for Best Original Score for a Comedy Film
2013 Warm Bodies Jonathan Levine Composed with Buck Sanders
A Good Day to Die Hard John Moore Themes by Michael Kamen
Snowpiercer Bong Joon-ho Nominated - Grand Bell Award for Best Music
The Wolverine James Mangold
World War Z Marc Forster Composed with Muse
Carrie Kimberly Peirce Replaced John Debney
2014 The Homesman Tommy Lee Jones IFMCA Award for Best Original Score for a Drama Film
The Giver Phillip Noyce
The November Man Roger Donaldson
The Drop Michaël R. Roskam
Seventh Son Sergei Bodrov
The Woman in Black: Angel of Death Tom Harper Composed with Brandon Roberts & Marcus Trumpp
2015 The Gunman Pierre Morel
Hitman: Agent 47 Aleksander Bach
Fantastic Four Josh Trank Composed with Philip Glass
True Story Rupert Goold
No Escape John Erick Dowdle Composed with Buck Sanders
The Night Before Jonathan Levine Composed with Miles Hankins
2016 Gods of Egypt Alex Proyas Nominated- AACTA Award for Best Original Music Score
The Shallows Jaume Collet-Serra
Ben-Hur Timur Bekmambetov
2017 First They Killed My Father Angelina Jolie
Matilda Alexei Uchitel
Logan James Mangold Replaced Cliff Martinez
Little Evil Eli Craig Composed with Brandon Roberts & Marcus Trumpp
The Snowman Tomas Alfredson Replaced Jonny Greenwood
2018 A Quiet Place John Krasinski Nominated- Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
Nominated- Fright Meter Award for Best Score
Free Solo Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Jimmy Chin
Nominated- Cinema Eye Award for Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Score
Nominated- Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Original Score in a Documentary
Nominated- IFMCA Award for Best Original Score for a Documentary Film
The Emperor of Paris Jean-François Richet Composed with Marcus Trumpp
2019 Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile Joe Berlinger Composed with Dennis Smith
Velvet Buzzsaw Dan Gilroy Composed with Buck Sanders
Long Shot Jonathan Levine Composed with Miles Hankins
Underwater William Eubank Composed with Brandon Roberts
Ford v. Ferrari James Mangold
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark André Øvredal Composed with Anna Drubich

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Notes
1995 Land's End 13 episodes
1996 Inhumanoid Television film
1997 Stranger in My Home
Dellaventura 1 episode
1998 David and Lisa Television film

Nominated- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie, or Special

1999 Deep Water Television film
Tuesdays with Morrie
2000 Goodbye Casanova
2002 Glory Days 9 episodes
2000-04 The Practice 85 episodes
2009-11 V 22 episodes
2011 The Sunset Limited Television film
2014 1864 Miniseries
2014-17 Turn: Washington's Spies 40 episodes
2015-16 Lucifer 13 episodes
2017–18 Six 18 episodes
2019 The Twilight Zone 10 episodes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-06. Retrieved 2011-03-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Clemmensen, Christian (19 February 2010). "The Hurt Locker (Marco Beltrami)". Filmtracks.com. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
  3. ^ Clemmensen, Christian (7 July 2011). "Soul Surfer (Marco Beltrami)". Filmtracks.com. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
  4. ^ "Marco Beltrami Scoring 'November Man'". Film Music Reporter. December 3, 2013.
  5. ^ "Marco Beltrami to Score 'The Fantastic Four' Reboot". Film Music Reporter. January 6, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  6. ^ Clemmensen, Christian. "Marco Beltrami (1966–)". Filmtracks.com. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
  7. ^ "2002: Chinese Whispers / 2002 / GNR Evolution - Guns N Roses Forum". www.gnrevolution.com.

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