Basil Poledouris on Scoring Amerika

Among Basil Poledouris' latest scor­ing assignments was the controversial tele­vision mini-series, AMERIKA, which told the story of Americans living in a near future after a peaceable takeover of their country by the USSR. Pole­douris wrote some five and a half hours of music for the series, in a schedule so hectic that the final recording session...

Randall Kleiser on Basil Poledouris

How did you meet Basil? Basil was a classmate of mine at the D.S.C. film school. We were both studying directing and were working on each other’s films as crew members. I even played a corpse in one of his student films! What films has he scored for you? He did BLUE LAGOON, SUMMER LOVERS, WIDTE FANG, and IT’S MY PARTY...

Basil Poledouris on Scoring Flesh+Blood

Basil Poledouris believes that film composers “collide” with films on certain occasions. CONAN THE BARBARIAN is an example he cites as this kind of career collision: it was the right film for him to score at that particular moment, it gave him the right kind of inspiration and the result was a highly rewarding experience both for the composer and for the film.