Stanley Myers


Composer

About

Birth Place
Birmingham, UK
Born
October 06, 1933
Died
November 09, 1993
Cause of Death
Cancer

Biography

Noted composer for over 60 British and American films who scored his first movie, "The Kaleidoscope," in 1966. In addition to scoring, Myers conducted and wrote songs for these numerous film projects, many of them highlights of post-war British cinema. They include "Ulysses" (1967), Michael Powell's "Age of Consent" (1969), and most of the later films of Nicholas Roeg and Stephen Frears,...

Biography

Noted composer for over 60 British and American films who scored his first movie, "The Kaleidoscope," in 1966. In addition to scoring, Myers conducted and wrote songs for these numerous film projects, many of them highlights of post-war British cinema. They include "Ulysses" (1967), Michael Powell's "Age of Consent" (1969), and most of the later films of Nicholas Roeg and Stephen Frears, including "Insignificance" (1985) and "Sammy and Rosie Get Laid" (1987). Most famous for his theme for "The Deerhunter" (1978), Myers had a tremendously productive work life that encompassed assignments ranging from the somber demands of Volker Schlondorff's "Der Fangschuss/The Coup de Grace" (1976) and Jerzy Skolimoskwi's "Moonlighting" (1982) to the lighter tones of the flushed Anglo comedy "Wish You Were Here" (1987).

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
Performer

Music (Feature Film)

Heart Of Darkness (1994)
Music
Mrs. 'arris Goes to Paris (1992)
Music
Sarafina! (1992)
Music Composer
The Summer House (1992)
Music
Cold Heaven (1991)
Music
Voyager (1991)
Music
Trusting Beatrice (1991)
Music
Iron Maze (1991)
Music
Torrents Of Spring (1990)
Music
The Witches (1990)
Music
Scenes From the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills (1989)
Music
Diamond Skulls (1989)
Music
Ladder of Swords (1989)
Music
Age-Old Friends (1989)
Music
Paperhouse (1988)
Music
Stars & Bars (1988)
Music
Baja Oklahoma (1988)
Music
Taffin (1988)
Music
The Boost (1988)
Original Music
The Boost (1988)
Music
Track 29 (1988)
Music
The Nature of the Beast (1988)
Music
Pack of Lies (1987)
Music
The Wind (1987)
Music
Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
Music
Wish You Were Here (1987)
Music; Music ("Lost In A Dream" "Gentle Wind")
Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)
Music
The Zero Boys (1987)
Music
New World (1986)
Music
Castaway (1986)
Music
The Second Victory (1986)
Music
Dreamchild (1985)
Music
Florence Nightingale (1985)
Music
The Chain (1985)
Song
The Lightship (1985)
Music
The Chain (1985)
Music
Zany Adventures Of Robin Hood (1984)
Music
Eureka (1984)
Music
Success Is the Best Revenge (1984)
Music
Eureka (1984)
Music Conductor
Blind Date (1984)
Music; Music Director
The Next One (1984)
Music
Beyond The Limit (1983)
Music
Lady Chatterley's Lover (1982)
Music
Moonlighting (1982)
Music
The Incubus (1982)
Music
The Gentleman Bandit (1981)
Music
The Watcher in the Woods (1980)
Music; Music Director
Yesterday's Hero (1980)
Music
The Secret Policeman's Ball (1979)
Music ("Cavatina")
The Greek Tycoon (1978)
Music
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Music
The Comeback (1978)
Music
Absolution (1978)
Music
The Class of Miss MacMichael (1978)
Music
The Greek Tycoon (1978)
Original Music
Summer Of My German Soldier (1978)
Music
A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man (1977)
Music; Music Director
Coup De Grace (1976)
Music
An Act Of Mercy (1976)
Music
House of Mortal Sin (1975)
Music; Music Director
Conduct Unbecoming (1975)
Music
The Wilby Conspiracy (1975)
Song
The Wilby Conspiracy (1975)
Music
Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs (1974)
Music
The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz (1974)
Music
Caravan To Vaccares (1974)
Music
The Blockhouse (1973)
Music
X Y & Zee (1972)
Music
Sitting Target (1972)
Music
King, Queen, Knave (1972)
Music
Tam Lin (1971)
Music Composition and Conducting
A Severed Head (1971)
Music
Underground (1970)
Music
The Walking Stick (1970)
Music comp & Conductor
Take a Girl Like You (1970)
Music
Tropic of Cancer (1970)
Music comp & Conductor
Take a Girl Like You (1970)
Composer
The Raging Moon (1970)
Music; Music ("Many Loving Things")
Age of Consent (1969)
Music comp & Conductor (see note)
Two Gentlemen Sharing (1969)
Music
The Night of the Following Day (1969)
Music
Otley (1969)
Music comp & Conductor
The Night of the Following Day (1969)
Composer
Otley (1969)
Composer
Michael Kohlhaas - Der Rebell (1969)
Music
Separation (1968)
Music
No Way To Treat a Lady (1968)
Music
No Way To Treat a Lady (1968)
Composer
Ulysses (1967)
Music comp & Conductor
Kaleidoscope (1966)
Music comp & Conductor

Music (Special)

A Murder of Quality (1991)
Music
Tidy Endings (1988)
Music
Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill (1987)
Music

Music (TV Mini-Series)

Heading Home (1992)
Music
My Friend Walter (1992)
Music
Danny, The Champion of the World (1989)
Music
Arthur Hailey's "Strong Medicine" (1986)
Music
Monte Carlo (1986)
Music
Black Arrow (1985)
Music
Divorce His/Divorce Hers (1973)
Music

Life Events

1966

Debut as film music composer and conductor, "The Kaleidoscope"

1968

First film work as musical director, "Otley"

1985

First credit as music performer, "My Beautiful Laundrette"

1992

Last film scored, "The Summer House"

Bibliography