The Classic 100: Music in the Movies

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So Stu told me about this a couple of weeks ago.  I didn't bother nominating anything because it looked like it was pretty much all covered from a John Williams perspective ;)

Tonight I voted:

  • Titanic by Horner, James as performed in Titanic
  • The Hunt for Red October Score by Poledouris, Basil as performed in The Hunt for Red October
  • The Man from Snowy River Score by Rowland, Bruce as performed in The Man from Snowy River
  • Back to the Future Film Trilogy Score by Silvestri, Alan as performed in Back to the Future Film Trilogy
  • Shakespeare in Love Score by Warbeck, Stephen as performed in Shakespeare in Love
  • Music from Harry Potter Movies by Williams, Doyle, Hooper, and Desplat as performed in Harry Potter
  • Jaws Score by Williams, John as performed in Jaws
  • Jurassic Park Score by Williams, John as performed in Jurassic Park
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark Score by Williams, John as performed in Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Gladiator Score by Zimmer/Gerrard as performed in Gladiator

omigosh it was hard!  My first cull had over thirty movies in it.  Got it down to twenty three.  Then cut out music that was not written for the film (which sadly included things like Symphony No. 3 by Camille Saint-Saëns from Babe, Finlandia by Jean Sibelius from Die Hard 2 and everything from Fantasia 2000).  Cut a couple more.  And eventually decided on the movies above.  

These were my runners up:

  • Batman Score by Elfman, Danny
  • Inception Score by Zimmer, Hans
  • James Bond Theme by Norman, Monty
  • Music from Star Trek Movies by Eidelman/Giacchino/Goldsmith/Horner/McCarthy/Rosenman  <-- be good if they'd narrowed this down to Jerry Goldsmith's
  • Star Wars Score (includes music from all 6 films) by Williams, John    <-- I'm hoping this will be popular enough to make it in from other people's votes
  • Superman Score by Williams, John  <-- and this too

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