Starman's other strengths include fantastic cinematography by three-time Carpenter collaborator Donald M. Morgan (Elvis, Christine) and unforgettable music by Jack Nitzsche (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, An Officer and a Gentleman) -- this is one of only four Carpenter films not scored by the director. Jack Nitzsche (1937–2000) ... Music Department ... He was born exactly the same day as Jack Nicholson who starred in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) for ... 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. Jack Nitzsche (1937-2000) - film composer and songwriter Jack Nitzsche played piano, guitar and saxophone and started out as a song-writer working with artists such as Sonny Bono (co-writing "Needles and Pins") and also releasing his own instrumental "The Lonely Surfer", before teaming up with Phil Spector as an arranged and conductor. Find Jack Nitzsche bio, music, credits, awards, & streaming links on AllMusic - Saxophonist, composer, arranger, and producer… Starman, an Album by Jack Nitzsche. Released in 1984 on Varèse Sarabande (catalog no. STV 81233; Vinyl LP). Genres: Film Score, Film Soundtrack, Soundtracks.