Reader Jessica Dambruch alerted me to the sad news of Jerry Goldsmith’s passing. I’ve been a fan since Tora! Tora! Tora!, though his most memorably score for me is The Ghost and the Darkness, which is a fine blend of Irish and African musical tributes intermixed with traditional movie score. L.A. Confidential was a nicely crafted 50′s tribute, and of course, his scoring of the Star Trek movies are his most famous.
Hollywood and film music fans will miss him.