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Composer Basil Poledouris has scored a wide variety of major Hollywood features and television movies of the '70s,'80s and '90s. Before breaking into the film industry Poledouris earned a music and composition degrees from Long Beach State University and attended both the Los Angeles film school and the AFI school. He frequently collaborates with filmmaker John Milius, whom he met while attending USC. In 1989, Poledouris received an Emmy for the score of the television mini-series Lonesome Dove.