Franz Waxman wrote the musical score for The Bride of Frankenstein, Sunset Boulevard, and many others. He won an Oscar for the score of Sunset Boulevard in 1950 for "Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture".
If you don't remember these movies or the music, maybe it's time to rent them again and really listen this time.
Read more about Franz Waxman.
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The Bride of Frankenstein