Basil Poledouris
Date of Birth
Aug 21, 1945
Birth Place:
Kansas City, MO


Musically, the American composer Basil Poledouris belongs to the John Williams camp of film scorers. Like Williams (and two of his protégés, David Arnold and Mark Mancina), Poledouris made his name by composing the music for elephantine-budgeted Hollywood special-effects extravaganzas and high-gloss Sirkian soapers. The distinction lies in Poledouris' somewhat unique instrumental approach to the...