Graeme Revell

Graeme Revell

Highest Rated: 100% Days of Wrath (2008)

Lowest Rated: 4% The Fog (2005)

Birthday: Oct 23, 1955

Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

Graeme Revell took a fairly circuitous route to a career scoring films. The Auckland, New Zealand, native was conservatory trained as a youngster, but while working at a psychiatric hospital in the late '70s, he co-founded the radical post-punk band SPK. Named after (and lyrically inspired by) a group of radical German Marxists of the late 1960s and early '70s, SPK were one of the pioneering industrial bands of their era. They were particularly notorious for their stomach-churning live shows, during which Revell would impassively stand behind a bank of synthesizers and tape machines spewing forth dissonant, distorted noise while surgical training films played on a loop behind the band. By the mid-'80s, however, Revell had lost interest in assault for its own sake and the band's music started leaning in a more conventionally musical direction. This attracted the attention of Australian filmmaker Philip Noyce, who invited Revell to compose the score for his atmospheric horror film "Dead Calm." That 1989 art house hit brought Noyce, Revell, and star Nicole Kidman to a wider American and European audience, and Revell closed shop on SPK to move into film composing full time. His scores include Wim Wenders's "Until the End of the World," the psychological thriller "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle," and cult favorites like "The Basketball Diaries" and "From Dusk Till Dawn," along with more commercial fare like "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" and "Daredevil."

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunny and Steve: Enjoy the Sweets Screenwriter - 2014
57% 56% Riddick Original Music $42M 2013
18% 22% Shark Night Original Music $18.9M 2011
36% 58% Street Kings Original Music $26.4M 2008
68% 73% Pineapple Express Original Music $87.3M 2008
100% 79% Days of Wrath Original Music - 2008
48% 30% The Ruins Original Music $17.4M 2008
No Score Yet 64% Bordertown Original Music - 2007
24% 54% Awake Original Music $14.4M 2007
21% 45% Man of the Year Original Music $37.4M 2006
48% 55% Harsh Times Original Music $3.3M 2005
59% 48% Assault on Precinct 13 Original Music $19.9M 2005
4% 19% The Fog Original Music $29.5M 2005
42% 77% Goal! The Dream Begins Composer $4.3M 2005
29% 65% The Chronicles of Riddick Original Music $57.6M 2004
26% 60% Walking Tall Music $45.9M 2004
71% 33% Open Water Music $30.5M 2003
44% 35% Daredevil Music $102.5M 2003
41% 50% Freddy vs. Jason Composer $82.2M 2003
64% 58% Out of Time Music $40.9M 2003
31% 50% High Crimes Original Music $41.5M 2002
19% 27% Collateral Damage Music - 2002
55% 87% Blow Original Music $53.1M 2001
20% 47% Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Original Music $131.1M 2001
49% 61% Human Nature Original Music $695.9K 2001
14% 28% Red Planet Original Music $17.5M 2000
29% 47% Gossip Original Music $5.1M 2000
51% 60% Titan A.E. Original Music $22.8M 2000
60% 77% Pitch Black Original Music $39.2M 2000
28% 48% Three to Tango Original Music $10.5M 1999
63% 67% Buddy Boy Original Music $10.3K 1999
33% 66% The 13th Warrior Original Music $32.7M 1999
15% 58% Idle Hands Original Music $4M 1999
17% 15% Bats Original Music $10.1M 1999
44% 53% The Siege Original Music $40.9M 1998
74% 79% The Negotiator Original Music $44.7M 1998
50% 52% Phoenix Original Music $31.6K 1998
17% 36% Spawn Original Music $55M 1997
64% 54% Chinese Box Original Music $2.2M 1997
55% 65% The Craft Original Music $22.7M 1996
37% 56% Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie Original Music $35.9M 1995
40% 63% Tank Girl Original Music $3.8M 1995
63% 72% Strange Days Original Music $7.3M 1995
83% 90% The Crow Original Music $47.3M 1994
11% 23% Ghost in the Machine Original Music $4.6M 1993
58% 88% Faraway, So Close! Original Music - 1993
63% 61% The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Original Music $87.5M 1992
88% 89% Until the End of the World Original Music $662.2K 1991
44% 47% Child's Play 2 Original Music $26.9M 1990
No Score Yet 18% Spontaneous Combustion Original Music - 1990
83% 63% Dead Calm Original Music $7M 1989

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