June 15, 2012 at 7:38 am #62967
I love movie scores. Really, I listen to them on my spare time. Without them you sometimes lose the emotional honesty of the movie, or the dramatic intensity. What is your favorite? And what are your thoughts?June 15, 2012 at 7:49 am #62969
I love the Score for Kill Bill too.June 15, 2012 at 8:06 am #62970
I can see thousands of people putting Star Wars down already… but my personal pick would have to be the Lord of the Rings…June 15, 2012 at 8:16 am #62971
I will always have a soft spot for the score to “Jurassic Park.” Both Speilberg and Williams won Oscars for the wrong film in 1993.June 15, 2012 at 9:24 am #62972
Of the ones listed, that would be PSYCHO, of course. None of the others even come close. However, I prefer Bernard Hermann’s score for VERTIGO, which is probably the greatest movie score ever.June 15, 2012 at 9:44 am #62973
Psycho still haunts me, when ever I hear it or watch the movie.
My favorite music score is Edward Scissorhands.
It’s just so beautiful, like the movie.June 15, 2012 at 10:09 am #62974
Out of the ones in the poll, my top 3 are:
The Lion King
Outside of the ones in the poll, my favorites are:
The Social Network
and any Danny Elfman/Tim Burton collaboration
June 15, 2012 at 3:19 pm #62975
Can’t lose by putting Vertigo down. Silly to list the best of anything (doesn’t really exist), but among recent films I’m very fond of Clint Eastwood’s score for Million Dollar Baby.My favorite score from last year was the score to Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
Ever since watching the 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet when I was in the 9th grade, I’ve listened to this track around 50 times (Nino Rota).
Douglas Sirk had some excellent scores as well (Imitation of Life is up there as a contender).June 15, 2012 at 3:20 pm #62976
“Psycho” from the list, but my favorite is “Edward Scissorhands”. Beautiful and haunting.June 15, 2012 at 7:47 pm #62978
Some of my all-time favorite scores…
GONE WITH THE WIND
THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST
ALL ABOUT EVE
A PLACE IN THE SUN
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE 3RD KIND
THE MIRACLE WORKER
THE WAY WE WERE
OUT OF AFRICA
THERE WILL BE BLOOD
NOW, VOYAGERJune 15, 2012 at 8:05 pm #62979
The list in the first post is sad.
Though I love Bernard Herrmann and Ennio Morricone’s work above all others, for me the great film score of all time (other than perhaps an original musical like The Band Wagon, It’s Always Fair Weather or Swing Time, which doesn’t seem to be what this thread is about) would be Sergei Prokofiev’s for Sergei Eisenstein’s Ivan the Terrible.June 18, 2012 at 10:14 am #62980
It was a close call but the shrieking violins and the pounding opening theme music alone (and not to mention the small motifs throughout the movie) are enough for me to vote for PSYCHO. A true classic of a score by possibly the great film composer of all-time, Bernard HermannJune 18, 2012 at 11:32 am #62981
I voted for “Jaws”. A masterpiece in every way and the one which most enhaced its movie. “The Godfather” should have been also on the list. And the score for “Requiem for a Dream” is my all time favorite.