John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor and pianist. In a career spanning over six decades, he has composed some of the most recognizable film scores in the history of motion pictures, including the Star Wars saga, Jaws, Superman, the Indiana Jones films, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Home Alone and its sequel, Hook, Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, War Horse, and the first three Harry Potter films.
Howard Shore, the most awesome movie composer for Lord of the Rings, Hugo, Eclipse, the Aviator and so many more great film scores.
Richard Burton Matheson (February 20, 1926 – June 23, 2013) was an American author and screenwriter, primarily in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres. He may be known best as the author of I Am Legend, a 1954 horror novel that has been adapted for the screen four times, although six more of his novels or short stories have been adapted as major motion pictures: The Shrinking Man, Hell House, What Dreams May Come, Bid Time Return (filmed as Somewhere in Time), A Stir of Echoes and…
Maurice Jarre put an indelible mark on motion picture history with his scores for "Lawrence Of Arabia" and "Doctor Zhivago". He belongs to the thin ranks of composers who are vital to a movie's success, in many ways a predecessor of John Williams. It is not possible to imagine David Lean's "Lawrence Of Arabia" without also hearing Jarre's theme at the same time.
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975) Many artists have claimed to be products of the Bolshevik Revolution, but Shostakovich stands alone in level of celebrity and artistic achievement. The best-known composer of the Soviet era was born in St. Petersburg to a cultured family that sided with left-wing political groups.