JACK NITZSCHE The Lonely Surfer. He was a behind-the-scenes guy who became a hit recording artist while remaining behind the scenes. Chicago-born Bernard Alfred Nitzsche had an uncanny knack for arranging music, his gift fortunately picked up on by industry people in position to help advance his career, among them Sonny Bono, Jimmy Bowen and Phil Spector...especially Spector, who took the ... Starman is an English (Hollywood) movie directed by John Carpenter and written by Bruce A. Evans Raynold Gideon Uncredited: Dean Riesner.Starring Jeff Bridges Karen Allen Charles Martin Smith Richard Jaeckel released on 14 Dec, 1984 Starman is an American feature film of the science fiction genre. It was directed by John Carpenter with a script written by Bruce A. Evans and Raynold Gideon. Dean Riesner also contributed material to the screenplay, but in an uncredited capacity.

Bernard Alfred "Jack" Nitzsche (22 April 1937 – 25 August 2000) was an American musician, arranger, producer, songwriter, and film score composer. He first came to prominence in the late 1950s as the right-hand-man of producer Phil Spector, and went on to work with the Rolling Stones, Neil Young and others. Jack Nitzsche, whose career in pop music ranged from the classic productions of Phil Spector, to albums by Neil Young, to the soundtracks of such films as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, died Friday (Aug. 25, 2000) of cardiac arrest caused by a bronchial infection in Hollywood, Calif.