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Hanns Eisler

Highest Rated: 100% Nuit et brouillard (1955)

Lowest Rated: 71% A Scandal in Paris (1946)

Birthday: Jul 6, 1898

Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany

Former student of Arnold Schoenberg and collaborator with Bertolt Brecht who left Germany in 1933 and worked with European filmmakers including Joris Ivens and Jacques Feyder before moving to the US in 1936. A Marxist and a modernist, Eisler worked with several noted directors including Fritz Lang and Jean Renoir before being deported in 1948 during the anti-Communist witch hunt. Settling in East Germany, he wrote the new state's national anthem, composed music for several films (including an outstanding score for Alain Resnais' "Night and Fog," 1955) and co-authored a scathing book on movie music, "Composing for the Films" (1947), with philosopher Theodor W. Adorno.



No Score Yet No Score Yet Solidarity Song: The Hanns Eisler Story Original Music - 1995
100% 95% Nuit et brouillard Original Music - 1955
No Score Yet 60% Council of the Gods Original Music - 1950
No Score Yet 49% The Woman on the Beach Original Music - 1947
71% 64% A Scandal in Paris Original Music - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jealousy Original Music - 1945
86% 66% Hangmen Also Die Original Music - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Forgotten Village Music - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 400 Million Original Music - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Song of Heroes Original Music - 1932
No Score Yet 67% Whither Germany? Original Music - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Man's Land Original Music - 1931