Q: Who did the soundtrack to the Bourne movies? I'd love to look them up, as I always thought the music in those was amazing.

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Adam Thomlison / TV Media

There's no question that the music was great, but you might be disappointed in looking up John Powell.

It's not because he's not talented -- he's one of the most prolific and sought-after composers in the industry. But that in itself might be the problem.

He's scored more than 50 feature films, from a variety of genres. That means if you go looking for his music, you're as likely to find a Dreamworks cartoon as a Bourne movie.

In fact, he's actually more famous for his kids movie work. He's scored some enormous cartoon hits, including the Rio movies, "How to Train Your Dragon" series and the Ice Age movies. He earned an Oscar nod in 2011 for his "How to Train Your Dragon" score.

That said, his work on the Bourne movies endeared him to Paul Greengrass, who directed the second, third and fifth movies in the series. So if you'd like to hear some more similar work, you could check out Powell's scores to the Greengrass films "United 93" (2006) and "The Green Zone" (2010).


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