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Howard Shore

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B: October 18, 1946 in Toronto, Ontario

Howard Leslie Shore is one of the very few Canadian musicians to come out of the ’60s and ’70s and be able to stay in the music biz. He is often remembered for his time with the rock band Lighthouse. In addition to features and series, he has extensive credits on individual TV shows and is noted for his work on David Cronenberg‘s films. Shore won his second and third Academy Awards for his score for The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, and Best Song, Into the West, from the same film. In 2007 he was nominated for a Golden Globe for his work on Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises. He was guest of honour in October 2016 at the Tenerife International Film Music Festival in Spain.

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Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

I Miss You Hugs and Kisses (1978)
The Brood (1979)

Scanners (1981)
Videodrome (1983)
Nothing Last Forever (1984)
After Hours (1985)
The Fly (1986)
Fire With Fire (1986)
Heaven (1987)
Nadine (1987)
Moving (1988)
Big (1988)
Dead Ringers (1988)
An Innocent Man (1989)
She-Devil (1989)
Signs of Life (1989)
The Local Stigmatic (1989)

Quick Change (1990)
The Lemon Sisters (1990)
Made in Liman (1990)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
A Kiss Before Dying (1991)
Naked Lunch (1991)
Prelude to a Kiss (1992)
Single White Female (1992)
Sliver (1993)
Guilty as Sin (1993)
M. Butterfly (1993)
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Philadelphia (1993)
The Client (1994)
Ed Wood (1994)
Nobody’s Fool (1994)
Se7en (1995)
Moonlight and Valentino (1995)
White Man’s Burden (1995)
Before and After (1996)
The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996)
Crash (1996)
Striptease (1996)
Looking for Richard (1996)
That Thing You Do! (1996)
Cop Land (1997)
The Game (1997)
Last Night (1998)
Gloria (1999)
eXistenZ (1999)
Analyse This (1999)
Dogma (1999)

High Fidelity (2000)
The Yards (2000)
Esther Kahn (2000)
The Cell (2000)
Camera (2000)
The Score (2001)
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Panic Room (2002)
Spider (2002)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Gangs of New York (2002)
The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)
The Aviator (2004)
A History of Violence (2005)
Lord of the Brush (TV-2005)
La opresión (2005, short)
The Departed (2006)
The Last Mimzy (2007)
Eastern Promises (2007)
The Betrayal – Nerakhoon (2008)
Doubt (2008)

Edge of Darkness (2010)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
A Dangerous Method (2011)
Hugo (2011)
Cosmopolis (2012)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Maps to the Stars (2014)
Rosewater (2014)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
Spotlight (2015)
Denial (2016)
The Song of Names (2019)

TV Series:
Saturday Night Live (1975-)
Scales of Justice (1990)
Late Night with Conan O’Brien (1993)

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