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David Newman is a Scriptwriter and Sound American born on 11 march 1954 at Los Angeles (USA)

David Newman

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Birth name David Louis Newman
Nationality USA
Birth 11 march 1954 at Los Angeles (USA)
Death 1 may 2018 (at 64 years)

David Louis Newman (born March 11, 1954) is an American composer and conductor known particularly for his film scores. In a career spanning nearly forty years, he has composed music for nearly 100 feature films.


Sa famille compte de nombreux compositeurs. Il est le fils d'Alfred Newman, le frère de Thomas Newman, le neveu d'Emil Newman et Lionel Newman, le cousin de Randy Newman et Joey Newman.

Il est marié avec Krystyna Newman avec qui il a eu un enfant.

Il a composé une nouvelle musique pour le film L'Aurore de Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, sorti en 1927.

Best films

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)
(Original Music Composer)
Ice Age (2002)
The Flintstones (1994)
Superman (1978)
Scooby-Doo (2002)
Superman II (1980)

Usually with

David Newman
David Newman
(23 films)
Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito
(7 films)
William Hanna
William Hanna
(6 films)
Frank Welker
Frank Welker
(11 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of David Newman (111 films)

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Moonwalker (1988)
, 1h33
Directed by Will Vinton
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Musical, Crime
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Superhero films, Musical films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Joe Pesci, Michael Jackson, Sean Lennon, Mick Jagger, Brandon Quintin Adams, Maurissa Tancharoen
Rating61% 3.0608253.0608253.0608253.0608253.060825
1 partie Le film s'ouvre sur un clip de Man in the Mirror qui est constitué d'extraits de concerts de Michael Jackson. Arrive ensuite une rétrospective de la carrière du chanteur depuis ses débuts en 1969 avec les Jackson 5 jusqu'à la chanson Dirty Diana.
Santa Claus: The Movie, 1h48
Directed by Jeannot Szwarc
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Christmas films, Children's films, Santa Claus in film
Actors Dudley Moore, John Lithgow, David Huddleston, Judy Cornwell, Burgess Meredith, Jeffrey Kramer
Roles Author
Somewhere in the 14th century, Claus is a peasant woodcutter in his mid-50s who, with his wife Anya, delivers his gifts to the children of a certain village. One night, Claus, Anya and their two reindeer, Donner and Blitzen, are rescued from certain death in a blizzard, only to be transported to the vast "ice mountains, way up at the top of the world." Their expected arrival is heralded with the appearance of several elves, or as Claus's people call them in their legends, the Vendegums, led by the venerable and wise elf named Dooley. Inside the elves' home, Claus and Anya also meet inventive elf Patch, and the more down-to-earth Puffy. Dooley tells Claus it is his destiny to deliver toys to the children of the world every Christmas Eve, which the elves will make in their large workshops. Donner and Blitzen are joined by six other reindeer and fed magic food that allows them to fly. When Christmas Eve comes, Claus is approached by the oldest of elves, the Ancient One, who renames him as "Santa Claus".
Sheena (1984)
, 1h52
Directed by John Guillermin
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un éléphant, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Tanya Roberts, Ted Wass, Donovan Scott, France Zobda, Clifton Jones, John Forgeham
Rating49% 2.460992.460992.460992.460992.46099
While investigating rumors of a mystical "healing earth" whose powers are said to flow forth from the sacred Gudjara Mountain, geologists Philip and Betsy Ames (Michael Shannon and Nancy Paul) are killed in a cave-in, leaving their young daughter Janet an orphan.
Superman III, 2h
Directed by Richard Lester
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Films about computing, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Jackie Cooper, Marc McClure, Annette O'Toole, Annie Ross
Rating50% 2.5055352.5055352.5055352.5055352.505535
Gus Gorman, a chronically unemployed loser, discovers he has a talent for computer programming and gets a job at the Metropolis-based conglomerate Webscoe. Gus, dissatisfied with his pay, embezzles from his employer using a technique known as salami slicing, which brings Gus to the attention of CEO Ross Webster. Webster is intrigued by the computer's potential to aid him in his schemes to rule the world financially. Joined by his sister Vera and his "psychic nutritionist," Lorelei Ambrosia, Webster blackmails Gus into helping him.
Still of the Night, 1h33
Directed by Robert Benton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Roy Scheider, Meryl Streep, Jessica Tandy, Josef Sommer, Joe Grifasi, Sara Botsford
Rating59% 2.9976052.9976052.9976052.9976052.997605
Manhattan psychiatrist Dr. Sam Rice (Roy Scheider) is visited by glamorous, enigmatic Brooke Reynolds (Meryl Streep), who works at Crispin's—a fictitious New York auction house modeled after Christie's. Brooke was having an affair with one of Rice's patients, George Bynum (Josef Sommer), who has just been murdered. Brooke asks the doctor to return a watch to Bynum's wife and not reveal the affair.
Superman II, 2h3
Directed by Richard Donner, Richard Lester
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Space adventure films, Politique, Films about terrorism, Sur la Lune, Films set in the future, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Sur la Lune, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films, White House in fiction
Actors Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Sarah Douglas
Rating67% 3.3990153.3990153.3990153.3990153.399015
Prior to the destruction of Krypton, the criminals General Zod (Terence Stamp), Ursa (Sarah Douglas) and Non (Jack O'Halloran) are sentenced to banishment into the Phantom Zone for insurrection and murder, amongst other crimes.
Superman (1978)
, 2h17
Directed by Richard Donner, John Glen
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Time travel films, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper, Ned Beatty
Rating73% 3.6974153.6974153.6974153.6974153.697415
On the planet Krypton, using evidence provided by scientist Jor-El, the Ruling Council sentences three attempted insurrectionists, General Zod, Ursa, and Non, to "eternal living death" in the Phantom Zone. Despite his eminence, Jor-El is unable to convince the Council of his belief that Krypton will soon be destroyed when its sun explodes. To save his infant son, Kal-El, Jor-El launches a spacecraft containing him toward Earth, a distant planet with a suitable atmosphere, and where Kal-El's dense molecular structure will give him superhuman powers. Shortly after the launch, Krypton is destroyed.
There Was a Crooked Man..., 2h6
Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Western
Themes Prison films, Évasion
Actors Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda, Burgess Meredith, Arthur O'Connell, Hume Cronyn, Warren Oates
Roles Writer
Rating68% 3.4475453.4475453.4475453.4475453.447545
Paris Pitman has pulled off a $500,000 robbery and is the only one who knows where the money is hidden. He is seen in a bordello and is captured, tried, convicted and sentenced to an Arizona penitentiary.
Bonnie and Clyde, 1h51
Directed by Arthur Penn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Crime
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Chase films, Gangster films
Actors Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, Gene Wilder
Rating76% 3.8486353.8486353.8486353.8486353.848635
In the middle of the Great Depression, Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) and Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway) meet when Clyde tries to steal Bonnie's mother's car. Bonnie, who is bored by her job as a waitress, is intrigued with Clyde, and decides to take up with him and become his partner in crime. They pull off some holdups, but their amateur efforts, while exciting, are not very lucrative.


West Side Story
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Children's films
Actors Ansel Elgort, Rita Moreno, Corey Stoll, Brian d'Arcy James, Maddie Ziegler, Ana Isabelle
Roles Music Arranger
Rating70% 3.5492253.5492253.5492253.5492253.549225
Upper West Side, années 1950. Deux bandes de jeunes s'affrontent : d'un côté les Sharks dirigés par Bernardo et de l'autre les Jets, avec Riff à leur tête. Tony, lié au Jets, va s'éprendre de Maria, la sœur de Bernardo.
Night School, 1h51
Directed by Malcolm D. Lee
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Tiffany Haddish, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kevin Hart, Yvonne Orji, Rob Riggle, Romany Malco
Roles Music
Rating56% 2.8096652.8096652.8096652.8096652.809665
Un groupe de fauteurs de troubles est obligé d'aller à l'école du soir, dans l'espoir de réussir l'examen GED, pour terminer leurs études secondaires.
Girls Trip
Girls Trip (2017)
, 2h2
Directed by Malcolm D. Lee
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, Larenz Tate, Mike Colter
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating62% 3.110373.110373.110373.110373.11037
Quatre amies partent faire un voyage et décident de se lâcher comme jamais.
Naked (2017)

Directed by Michael Tiddes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Time travel films
Actors Marlon Wayans, Regina Hall, Loretta Devine, Dennis Haysbert, Eliza Coupe, Scott Foley
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating54% 2.708652.708652.708652.708652.70865
Rob est fou amoureux de Megan avec qui il est sur le point de se marier. Le matin de son mariage, il se retrouve complètement nu, coincé dans un ascenseur, et s'aperçoit qu’il est en retard pour se rendre à l’église. Chaque fois que la cloche de l’église sonne, il se retrouve à nouveau une heure plus tôt, nu dans l’ascenseur : Rob réalise alors qu’il est victime d’une boucle temporelle…
Army of One, 1h32
Directed by Larry Charles
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Nicolas Cage, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Rainn Wilson, Russell Brand, Ken Marino, Matthew Modine
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating52% 2.6009352.6009352.6009352.6009352.600935
L'histoire d'un bricoleur au chômage traquant Oussama ben Laden au Pakistan, mission que lui aurait donnée Dieu en personne.
Some Kind of Beautiful, 1h40
Directed by Tom Vaughan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Salma Hayek, Pierce Brosnan, Benjamin McKenzie, Jessica Alba, Malcolm McDowell, Fred Melamed
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating56% 2.849352.849352.849352.849352.84935
By day, Richard Haig (Pirece Brosnan) is a successful and well-respected English professor in the UK. By night, Richard indulges his own romantic fantasies with a steady stream of beautiful undergraduates. So when Kate (Jessica Alba), Richard’s stunning, athletic, 25-year-old American girlfriend tells him that she is pregnant, Richard is shocked. Putting his wandering eye beind him, he marries her and agrees to move to Los Angeles to start their family. It doesn't take long for Richard to realize that his past is hard to escape, as is the toll his strained relationship with his dysfunctional father has had on him.