Miklós Rózsa (1907-1995) was born in Budapest, Hungary. He began studying violin at age five. After studying in Leipzig, he worked for a while in Paris and then London. Rózsa moved to California in 1940 and naturalized in 1946. His music set the mood in many a film noir and he gave the world the "dum dum dum dum" introduction to the TV show Dragnet. He was often credited in movies and television shows without accent marks as Miklos Rozsa.
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Miklos Rozsa - film composer
This is the mfiles page for composer Miklos Rozsa, with career overview, soundtrack reviews and links to related composers.
Miklos Rozsa: He Made Film Noir Sing
Evaluation of his work in the genre during the 1950s, including Double Indemnity, The Lost Weekend, The Naked City, and The Asphalt Jungle.
Insightful biography and reminiscence from the American Composers Orchestra series David Raksin Remembers His Colleagues.
Background information and praise for his Hungarian-rooted non-film compositions.
Filmography at IMDb including biography, composer, conductor, musical director, and actor credits, awards and nominations, and links.
Miklós Rózsa and The Thief of Bagdad
Autobiographical account of the development of the score and various back stories, trials, and struggles. Illustrated with portraits, copies of letters, newspaper articles, and scenes from the film.
Miklós Rózsa at M-G-M
Review of CD covering highlights of his time with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Notes similarities between his film and non-film work.
Miklós Rózsa in Toronto and Hamilton
Details of 1977 Ontario Film Institute including several photographs. Notes the composer's thoughts--not all flattering--about a number of contemporaries.
Rózsa: Film Scores
Classical Net review of the CD in 1998. Talks about his place among modern composers, his use of the theremin, and evaluates the various works on the disk.
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