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?
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).
VERTIGO GONE WITH THE WIND SCHINDLER'S LIST THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST THE HOURS ALL ABOUT EVE SUNSET BOULEVARD A PLACE IN THE SUN TAXI DRIVER E.T. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE 3RD KIND PSYCHO THE APARTMENT THE MIRACLE WORKER TOM JONES DR. ZHIVAGO THE WAY WE WERE REDS SOPHIE'S CHOICE OUT OF AFRICA THERE WILL BE BLOOD NOW, VOYAGER
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.
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 Hermann
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.