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    My top ten, in no particular order
    Powaqqatsi - Philip Glass
    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen - Michael Kamen
    Akira - Geinoh Yamashiro
    Quo Vadis - Miklós Rózsa
    Remains of the Day - Richard Robbins
    Shadowlands - George Fenton
    Princess Mononoke - Joe Hisaishi
    Antartica - Vangelis Papathanassiou
    Atlantis - Eric Serra
    and of course
    Alexander Nevsky - Sergei Prokofiev

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    In order from least to greatest...

    10-Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - Miles Goodman
    9- What About Bob - Miles Goodman
    8- North by Northwest - Bernard Herrmann
    7- E.T. - John Williams
    6- The Social Network (U.S.A) - Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
    5- Brahm Stoker's Dracula - Wojciech Kilar
    4- There will be Blood - Jonny Greenwood
    3- Raiders of the Lost Ark - John Williams
    2- Vertigo - Bernard Herrmann
    1- Star Wars - John Williams

    John Williams has scored some of the greatest movies around so of course he's got a few on my list as does Herrmann, who was also the man. I sincerely hope Jonny Greenwood continues his work in film, his music is astounding, I really wanted to include the score to "The Master" but to be fair I listen to what I listed more. Same goes for Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, love "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" score a lot but alas only 10 slots. Miles Goodman wrote some great scores, I don't know why I love him but I do.. and I mean his scores he died sometime ago I'm afraid, he also did "Muppet Christmas Carol" (the best entry IMO), it's also got a fabulous brassy score.

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    I can't believe the lack of interest in the Golden Age composers. I think there were five mentions in all.

    1. The Best Years Of Our Lives/Friedhofer
    2. King Kong/Steiner
    3. Scott of the Antarctic/Vaughan Williams
    4. Hamlet/Shostakovich
    5. Sunset Boulevard/Waxman
    6. The Red Pony/Copland
    7. Psycho/Herrmann
    8. The Sea Hawk/Korngold
    9. Around the World in 80 Days/Young
    10. The Big Country/Moross

    Really this list doesn't begin to scratch the surface as I've omitted Alfred Newman, Dimitri Tiomkin, David Raksin, Andre Previn, James Newton Howard, and Thomas Newman. Maybe I'll do a second ten.
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    Picking ten is tough since there are so many that may get left out. My all time favorite would have to be Apollo 13, James Horner. More specifically, "All Systems Go - The Launch".

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    I am not going to come up with 10, but I'll will begin with another vote for Prokofiev and Alexander Nevsky.

    Also Michael Kamen's brilliant scores for Brazil (the Brazil variations) and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. The scores to the first two Alien flicks were good too. Don't know who wrote them, so I will attribute them to Shostakovich, who made a large posthumous contribution ;-)
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    Hard one but ill try. In no particular order.

    Hobson's Choice ; Malcolm Arnold

    Spirited Away ; Joe Hisaishi

    Forbidden Planet ;Bebe and Louis Barron

    Scott of the Antarctic ; Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Anatomy of a Murder ; Duke Ellington

    The Big Sleep ; Max Stiener

    The Day the Earth Stood Still Bernard Herrmann.

    The Good The Bad and the Ugly ; Ennio Morricone

    Captain Blood ; Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Blade Runner Vangelis (New American Orchestra Version)
    Did I miss something already?

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    That's a tough one, I think I'd have to go with Fellini's I Vitelloni, score by the legendary Nino Rota.
    I pretty much love all the Italian film soundtracks with Rota, my Italian film collection is bigger than my classical music collection!!

    I-vitelloni-1953-poster.jpg

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    A Summer Place (1959), music by Max Steiner.

    A huge hit made by Percy Faith of the Theme From A Summer Place was the number one hit in the USA for many weeks.

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    In no particular order

    Cinema Paradiso -Morricone
    Once Upon A Time In America-Morricone
    North By Northwest -Herrmann
    Vertigo- Herrmann
    The Guns Of Navarone- Tiomkin
    The Vikings- Nascimbene
    Sex And Lucia -Iglesias
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy-Iglesias
    Le Huzzard sur le Toit- Petit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badinerie View Post
    Blade Runner Vangelis (New American Orchestra Version)
    Sacrilege

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    Last edited by DeepR; Aug-13-2014 at 10:12.

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    Tough call, especially since some of my favourite movies didn't have an OST but used other material - as previously mentioned, Kubrick was keen on this. There is also the problem that some movies have memorable 'overtures' or key themes, but much of the incidental stuff is...well, incidental! (Lawrence of Arabia, say or Harry Potter)

    Still, here's a few - no particular order

    Steiner - Casablanca, Gone with the Wind,
    Zimmer - Gladiator, Inception
    Eno - The Lovely Bones
    Williams - Jurassic Park
    Newton Howard - Sixth Sense
    Brief Encounter (no composer credited except Rachmaninoff)
    Deutsch - The Maltese Falcon
    Herrmann - Psycho
    Gray - The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
    Shore - LOTR trilogy
    Shire - All the President's Men
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdtom View Post
    I can't believe the lack of interest in the Golden Age composers.
    This may simply be to do with familiarity. When I was a teen, I lapped up all kinds of 'golden age' movies that were on TV and got to know the main composers. However, decades and many movies have intervened and the golden age moies no longer appear anything like as often as they should (not in the UK, at any rate). This means that for my memory at least, it's easier to recall the movies - like Star Wars or Jurassic Park - that are on video, DVD and still onTV - than it is to recall Steiner, Korngold, Tiomkin, etc. For example, I've seen The Adventures of Robin Hood maybe three times. I really liked the score, though can't remember much of it now, and it's not in my top 40 movies all of which I've got on DVD.
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    If speaking about full scores, the following come to mind:

    Hellraiser, Christopher Young
    The Fly 2, Christopher Young
    The Final Conflict, Jerry Goldsmith
    Supergirl, Jerry Goldsmith
    Vertigo, Bernard Herrmann
    For a Few Dollars More, Ennio Morricone
    Burn, Ennio Morricone
    Zulu, John Barry
    Conan the Barbarian, Basil Poledouris
    The Medusa Touch, Michael J. Lewis

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    The Matrix - Revolutions
    Lord of the Rings
    Psycho
    Starwars - Phantom Menace
    Marnie
    The Omen
    The Blue Max
    Beetle Juice
    Once Upon a Time in the West
    Drag me to Hell

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    My favorite film score of all time is To Kill a Mockingbird -- (E. Bernstein). I also like some films that have been mentioned previously: E.T. (Williams), The Big Country (Moross).

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