Murray Cutter

Murray Cutter

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Murray Cutter (15 March 1902, Nice, France - 19 April 1983, Burbank, CA) was a versatile Hollywood orchestrator, working mainly for filmcomposer Max Steiner, with over 150 credits spanning the mid-thirties to early 1960s. Nevertheless, he remains relatively unknown except for the much-loved original arrangement of Over the Rainbow, which continues to be sampled by modern filmmakers (e.g. recently Baz Lurhmann's Australia and Gus Van Sant's Milk). Similar to fellow arranger Alexander Courage, Cutter's name has tended to be overshadowed by the popularity of the composers with whom he was most associated. Cutter was unusual among orchestrators who tended to specialize, in that he was adept in all genres: musicals (New Moon, Kismet, The Desert Song); romantic drama (Waterloo Bridge, A Summer Place); adventure (Northwest Passage, The Caine Mutiny); family/comedy (National Velvet, Sugarfoot); suspense (The Picture of Dorian Gray, Key Largo); epics ("Helen of Troy"); and westerns (The Treasure of Sierra Madre, Johnny Belinda and The Searchers).show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613655951X
  • 9786136559513