Monday, March 30, 2009

Good Bye Maestro!

Academy Award-winning composer of ‘’Lawrence of Arabia’’ or ‘’Doctor Zhivago’’ among others Maurice Jarre died Sunday in Los Angeles from a cancer at the age of 84.

The talented French composer worked with Hollywood legends including Alfred Hitchcock or David Lean. In 1963, in 1966 and 1984 Jarre won Oscars for his partnership on the Lean movies "Lawrence of Arabia’’, ‘’Doctor Zhivago’’, and " A Passage to India".

During his prolific career Jarre has been recognized as one of the most gifted pioneers of electronic music creation and has worked on smash hits such as “Ghost”, “Witness” & “Dead Poet’s Society”.

Maurice Jarre career has included many symphonies, ballet and but it was for his 150 film compostion that he was presented with an honorary Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival last month - half a century after producer Sam Spiegel has hired him to work on the famous "Lawrence of Arabia."

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