This portion of our LA Ravel study features guest Cliff Eidelman. Cliff’s breakthrough came with his score Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), a stylish and powerful score that elicited a great deal of attention and acclaim. Star Trek VI continues to not only be a favorite among fans, but is rated in the top 30 best film scores on Filmtracks.com. By the age of 24, Eidelman had composed a number of epic symphonic scores including the powerful holocaust drama Triumph of the Spirit (1989) and Christopher Columbus (1992). Eidelman first ventured into comedy with back-to-back films Crazy People (1990) and Delirious (1990). Later he explored different approaches, often using a pared down orchestra, chamber orchestra, or a few chosen instruments to capture the intricacies of such character-driven films as: Untamed Heart (1992), Leap of Faith (1992), A Simple Twist of Fate (1994), Now and Then (1995), the highest rated HBO film If These Walls Could Talk (1996), One True Thing (1998), Witness Protection (1999), An American Rhapsody (2001), the IMAX film Ocean Men (2001), Harrison’s Flowers (2001), Sexual Life (2004), The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants (2005), Open Window (2006), He’s Just Not That Into You (2009), and Big Miracle (2012) which is Eidelman’s fifth collaboration with director Ken Kwapis.
Full video for this event will be available as part of our online membership program, scheduled to be launched later in 2018.