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Miklós Rózsa

Biographical Sketch

Rózsa and Heifetz

Ben Hur

The Killers

Franz Waxman

Biographical Sketch

Bride of Frankenstein

Carmen Variations

Sunset Boulevard


Sunset Boulevard

Franz Waxman was the first composer to win the Academy Award for Best Original Score two years in succession. The year after winning the award for Sunset Boulevard, he won for his work on A Place in the Sun, directed by George Stevens and starring Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift. On the left below is a cue sheet from the production and on the right is a conductor’s score for “Dance and Angela,” which accompanied the movie moment when Taylor and Clift fall in love.

Franz Waxman won his first Academy Award for Best Original Score in 1950 for his work on Sunset Boulevard, directed by William Wilder and starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson. Below on the left is the score for “An Aging Actress,” highlighting the famous role played by Swanson. To the right is a cue sheet from the production, and below that is an advertisement placed by Waxman thanking the academy, studio executives, and Wilder.

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