Finally...AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores

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  1. Kirk Tsai

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    The AFI series is finally coming to film scores! Elmer Bernstein, Jerry Goldsmith, Alfred Newman, Miklos Rozsa, Max Steiner, Franz Waxman and John Williams all have 11 entries; Herrmann nine, Tiomkin and Korngold with seven. To me, this is the most exciting AFI list in a long time.

    Here's the official page: http://www.afi.com/tvevents/100years/scores.aspx
    And here's the 250 scores nominated so far:
    http://www.afi.com/Docs/tvevents/pdf/scores250.pdf

    It looks like film series such as Star Wars and LoTR might have one film to represent the series; the list doesn't say that, but none of the other films besides the first one get an entry.

    My guess for the top ten:

    Gone with the Wind
    The Adventures of Robin Hood
    Star Wars
    Ben Hur
    Vertigo
    Psycho
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    Lawrence of Arabia
    The Big Country
    The Godfather, Titanic, or LOTR (if considered as a series)
     
  2. Brook K

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    Excellent news. I've skipped the last several shows but I think I'll be tuning in for this one.

    Arrgh, no Ennio Morricone for Days Of Heaven? [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I'm pleasantly shocked to see Terrence Blanchard's 25th Hour score make the list. I don't think it has a snowball's chance of making the final list, but at least it was recognized.

    Your top 10 is probably pretty close Kirk. I would like to see Taxi Driver and/or Bride Of Frankenstein up there, but it would be tough to decide who to bump out of that group.
     
  3. Kain_C

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    My top scores:

    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Superman
    Red River
    The Searchers
    Conan the Barbarian
    The Ten Commandments
    The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly
     
  4. Steve Felix

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    No Back to the Future?
    No Requiem for a Dream?
     
  5. Kirk Tsai

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    IIRC, the previous AFI lists had 400 initial entries. Maybe the responsible personnel got lazy this time. WIth 250, 40% of these scores will be on the final list. If they opened up to 400, I think Back to the Future would have made the list (maybe on Requiem), along with Jurassic Park, Prince Valiant, Legends of the Fall, The Last of the Mohicans, Signs, The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad, etc.

    Brook, I was also pleasantly surprised by The 25th Hour. Did you ever see She Hate me? Blanchard has a similarly flavored score (still prefer 25th though).
     
  6. george kaplan

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    This isn't my prediction (I'm certain it won't come out like this), but rather my top choices from the list. I found it pretty easy to go through and pick my 25 favorites, but very, very difficult to then rank order them.

    1. North By Northwest
    2. Vertigo
    3. Charade
    4. The Great Escape
    5. The Magnificent Seven
    6. Young Frankenstein
    7. Star Wars
    8. The Godfather
    9. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
    10. Modern Times
    11. The Big Country
    12. Goldfinger
    13. Jaws
    14. The Ghost & Mrs. Muir
    15. Psycho
    16. The Adventures of Robin Hood
    17. High Noon
    18. Star Trek: The Motion Picture
    19. Rebecca
    20. The Pink Panther
    21. The Third Man
    22. Rocky
    23. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    24. Hatari!
    25. The Thomas Crown Affair
     
  7. Timothy Alexander

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    Yeah, the Requiem for a Dream score really needs to be among those on the list. It's main theme is something I think everybody has heard and would recognize.
     
  8. Seth Paxton

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    Boy, this will be a great list and great show to watch.

    Lots of outstanding music to listen to among this group.

    LoA, Star Wars, Raiders, Pyscho, Great Escape, Vertigo, Superman, Godfather, GBUgly

    I bet you could put any of those on and anyone would know them, even if they hadn't seen the film or couldn't quite place where they knew it from.

    I'm not a big score guy, not the guy buying lots of score CDs, but I can hear those scores clearly in my head the second you mention them and love doing so.
     
  9. george kaplan

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    Agreed this is one of the greatest scores ever, but it's not on the list of nominees, and one can only assume that the film doesn't qualify as American. I'd certainly place it high on my list if it were eligible.
     
  10. Michael Martin

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    I'm shocked that the score for Last of the Mohicans is not on there. I was just listening to it on my way to work this morning, and IMNSHO it's one of the best scores, ever.

    And as Williams-inspired as it is, I think StarGate's score ought to be on the last, as well. It's a rousing, full score full of desert-tinged influences.
     
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    This is going to be a difficult list to make... extremely subjective.

    I am pleased by the present of recent movies such as LA Confidential, The Hours, Gladiator, The Fugitive, Cider House Rules, American Beauty, Apollo 13... heck even Chocolat.

    I am dissapointed at the absence of Jurassic Park though.

    And perhaps Terminator 2. It's may not be very musical by itself (probably a criterion) but the soundtrack was perfect for the movie.

    Not too sure what As good as it gets is doing there, I watched the movie a couple of times and remember nothing of the score.

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    WHAT NO Legends of the Fall!!! This is an OUTRAGE. OBVIOUSLY, the AFI IS A BUNCH OF STUPID POOPS THAT DON'T KNOW A THING ABOUT FILM! It's PATHETIC to even do this. THEY'RE SOOOOOOOOOOOOO INTELLECTUALLY BANKRUPT!

    hehe.

    I am upset that Legends of the Fall (one of my top five favorite scores) isn't on the list. It's an outstanding piece of work that is actually much better than the actual film. [​IMG] It also marks one of Horner's last original compositions. I mean a movie as terrible as Anthony Adverse (shudder!) gets nominated for a good score then Legends of the Fall should also manage a nomination for it's great score. [​IMG]
    I'd also like to see 400 nominations rather than just 250. [​IMG]

    I'll look forward to the eventual show.
     
  13. Matt Stone

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    No Thin Red Line? Nuts...nuts!
     
  14. JonZ

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    Im too lazy to look,is Superman On that list?
     
  15. george kaplan

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    Well I looked, but I'm too lazy to post the answer. [​IMG]
     
  16. Todd Phillips

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    Here's the list sorted by composer (I find this more interesting):

    Addison, John - SLEUTH - Twentieth Century Fox, 1972
    Arnold, David - TOMORROW NEVER DIES - MGM, 1997
    Arnold, Malcolm - THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI - Columbia, 1957
    Arnold, Malcolm - THE INN OF THE SIXTH HAPPINESS - Twentieth Century Fox, 1958
    Auric, Georges - MOULIN ROUGE - United Artists, 1952
    Bacharach, Burt - BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID - Twentieth Century Fox, 1969
    Bacharach, Burt - CASINO ROYALE - Columbia, 1967
    Barron, Bebe, Louis Barron - FORBIDDEN PLANET - MGM, 1956
    Barry, John - BODY HEAT - Warner Bros., 1981
    Barry, John - BORN FREE - Columbia, 1966
    Barry, John - DANCES WITH WOLVES - Orion, 1990
    Barry, John - GOLDFINGER - United Artists, 1964
    Barry, John - OUT OF AFRICA - Universal, 1985
    Barry, John - SOMEWHERE IN TIME - Universal, 1980
    Barry, John - THE LION IN WINTER - Embassy, 1968
    Bennett, Richard Rodney - EQUUS - United Artists, 1977
    Bennett, Richard Rodney - MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - Paramount, 1974
    Bernstein, Elmer - FAR FROM HEAVEN - Focus, 2002
    Bernstein, Elmer - HAWAII - United Artists, 1966
    Bernstein, Elmer - SUMMER AND SMOKE - Paramount, 1961
    Bernstein, Elmer - THE AGE OF INNOCENCE - Columbia, 1993
    Bernstein, Elmer - THE GREAT ESCAPE - United Artists, 1963
    Bernstein, Elmer - THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN - United Artists, 1960
    Bernstein, Elmer - THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM - United Artists, 1955
    Bernstein, Elmer - THE TEN COMMANDMENTS - Paramount, 1956
    Bernstein, Elmer - TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - Universal, 1962
    Bernstein, Elmer - WALK ON THE WILD SIDE - Columbia, 1962
    Bernstein, Leonard - ON THE WATERFRONT - Columbia, 1954
    Blanchard, Terence - 25TH HOUR - Touchstone, 2002
    Bliss, Arthur - THINGS TO COME - United Artists, 1936
    Broughton, Bruce - SILVERADO - Columbia, 1985
    Burwell, Carter - FARGO - Gramercy, 1996
    Chaplin, Charles - CITY LIGHTS - United Artists, 1931
    Chaplin, Charles - MODERN TIMES - United Artists, 1936
    Churchill, Frank, Edward Plumb - BAMBI - RKO, 1942
    Conti, Bill - ROCKY - United Artists, 1976
    Conti, Bill - THE RIGHT STUFF - Warner Bros., 1983
    Copland, Aaron - OF MICE AND MEN - United Artists, 1939
    Copland, Aaron - THE HEIRESS - Paramount, 1949
    Copland, Aaron - THE RED PONY - Republic, 1949
    Coppola, Carmine - THE BLACK STALLION - United Artists, 1979
    Corigliano, John - ALTERED STATES - Warner Bros., 1980
    Delerue, Georges - A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS - Columbia, 1966
    Doyle, Patrick - MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING - Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1993
    Doyle, Patrick - SENSE AND SENSIBILITY - Columbia, 1995
    Duning, George - PICNIC - Columbia, 1955
    Elfman, Danny - BATMAN - Warner Bros., 1989
    Elfman, Danny - EDWARD SCISSORHANDS - Twentieth Century Fox, 1990
    Ellington, Duke - ANATOMY OF A MURDER - Columbia, 1959
    Elmer Bernstein - SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS - United Artists, 1957
    Fenton, George, Ravi Shankar - GANDHI - Columbia, 1982
    Fielding, Jerry - STRAW DOGS - Cinerama, 1971
    Fielding, Jerry - THE WILD BUNCH - Warner Bros., 1969
    Friedhofer, Hugo - AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER - Twentieth Century Fox, 1957
    Friedhofer, Hugo - THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES - RKO, 1946
    Glass, Philip - THE HOURS - Paramount, 2002
    Gold, Ernest - EXODUS - United Artists, 1960
    Gold, Ernest - IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD - United Artists, 1963
    Gold, Ernest - SHIP OF FOOLS - Columbia, 1965
    Goldenthal, Elliot - FRIDA - Miramax, 2002
    Goldsmith, Jerry - A PATCH OF BLUE - MGM, 1965
    Goldsmith, Jerry - ALIEN - Twentieth Century Fox, 1979
    Goldsmith, Jerry - CHINATOWN - Paramount, 1974
    Goldsmith, Jerry - L.A. CONFIDENTIAL - Miramax, 1997
    Goldsmith, Jerry - PAPILLON - Allied Artists, 1973
    Goldsmith, Jerry - PATTON - Twentieth Century Fox, 1970
    Goldsmith, Jerry - PLANET OF THE APES - Twentieth Century Fox, 1968
    Goldsmith, Jerry - STAR TREK - THE MOTION PICTURE - Paramount, 1979
    Goldsmith, Jerry - THE OMEN - Twentieth Century Fox, 1976
    Goldsmith, Jerry - THE SAND PEBBLES - Twentieth Century Fox, 1966
    Goldsmith, Jerry - THE WIND AND THE LION - MGM/UA, 1975
    Green, Johnny - RAINTREE COUNTY - MGM, 1957
    Grusin, Dave - ON GOLDEN POND - Universal, 1981
    Grusin, Dave - THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER - Warner Bros., Seven Arts, 1968
    Hamlisch, Marvin - SOPHIE’S CHOICE - Universal, 1982
    Hamlisch, Marvin - THE WAY WE WERE - Columbia, 1973
    Hayes, Isaac - SHAFT - MGM, 1971
    Herrmann, Bernard - ALL THAT MONEY CAN BUY - RKO, 1941
    Herrmann, Bernard - CITIZEN KANE - RKO, 1941
    Herrmann, Bernard - JANE EYRE - Twentieth Century Fox, 1944
    Herrmann, Bernard - NORTH BY NORTHWEST - MGM, 1959
    Herrmann, Bernard - PSYCHO - Paramount, 1960
    Herrmann, Bernard - TAXI DRIVER - Columbia, 1976
    Herrmann, Bernard - THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL - Twentieth Century Fox, 1951
    Herrmann, Bernard - THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR - Twentieth Century Fox, 1947
    Herrmann, Bernard - VERTIGO - Paramount, 1958
    Hollander, Frederick - SABRINA - Paramount, 1954
    Horner, James - APOLLO 13 - Universal, 1995
    Horner, James - BRAVEHEART - Paramount, 1995
    Horner, James - FIELD OF DREAMS - Universal, 1989
    Horner, James - GLORY - TriStar, 1989
    Horner, James - TITANIC - Paramount, Twentieth Century Fox, 1997
    Howard, James Newton - THE FUGITIVE - Warner Bros., 1993
    Howard, James Newton - THE VILLAGE - Buena Vista, 2004
    Howard, James Newton - WYATT EARP - Warner Bros., 1994
    Isham, Mark - A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT - Columbia, 1992
    Jarre, Maurice - A PASSAGE TO INDIA - Columbia, 1984
    Jarre, Maurice - DOCTOR ZHIVAGO - MGM, 1965
    Jarre, Maurice - LAWRENCE OF ARABIA - Columbia, 1962
    Jarre, Maurice - RYAN’S DAUGHTER - MGM, 1970
    Jones, Quincy - IN COLD BLOOD - Columbia, 1967
    Jones, Quincy - IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT - United Artists, 1967
    Kamen, Michael - ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES - Warner Bros., 1991
    Kaper, Bronislau - AUNTIE MAME - Warner Bros., 1958
    Kaper, Bronislau - GREEN DOLPHIN STREET - MGM, 1947
    Kaper, Bronislau - LORD JIM - Columbia, 1965
    Kaper, Bronislau - MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY - MGM, 1962
    Karas, Anton - THE THIRD MAN - Selznick Releasing, 1949
    Korngold, Erich Wolfgang - ANTHONY ADVERSE - Warner Bros., 1936
    Korngold, Erich Wolfgang - DECEPTION - Warner Bros., 1946
    Korngold, Erich Wolfgang - KINGS ROW - Warner Bros., 1942
    Korngold, Erich Wolfgang - THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD - Warner Bros., 1938
    Korngold, Erich Wolfgang - THE PRIVATE LIVES OF ELIZABETH AND ESSEX - Warner Bros., 1939
    Korngold, Erich Wolfgang - THE SEA HAWK - Warner Bros., 1940
    Korngold, Erich Wolfgang - CAPTAIN BLOOD - Warner Bros., 1935
    Lai, Francis - LOVE STORY - Paramount, 1970
    Legrand, Michel - SUMMER OF ‘42 - Warner Bros., 1971
    Legrand, Michel - THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR - United Artists, 1968
    Mancini, Henry - BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S - Paramount, 1961
    Mancini, Henry - CHARADE - Universal, 1963
    Mancini, Henry - HATARI! - Paramount, 1962
    Mancini, Henry - THE PINK PANTHER - United Artists, 1964
    Mancini, Henry - TOUCH OF EVIL - Universal, 1958
    Mancini, Henry - WAIT UNTIL DARK - Warner Bros., 1967
    Mandel, Johnny - THE SANDPIPER - MGM, 1965
    Melle, Gil - THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN - Universal, 1971
    Mockridge, Cyril - MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET - Twentieth Century Fox, 1947
    Moroder, Giorgio - MIDNIGHT EXPRESS - Columbia, 1978
    Moross, Jerome - THE BIG COUNTRY - United Artists, 1958
    Moross, Jerome - THE CARDINAL - Columbia, 1963
    Morricone, Ennio - ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA - Warner Bros., 1984
    Morricone, Ennio - ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST - Paramount, 1968
    Morricone, Ennio - THE MISSION - Warner Bros., 1986
    Morricone, Ennio - THE UNTOUCHABLES - Paramount, 1987
    Morris, John - YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN - Twentieth Century Fox, 1974
    Newman, Alfred - AIRPORT - Universal, 1970
    Newman, Alfred - ALL ABOUT EVE - Twentieth Century Fox, 1950
    Newman, Alfred - CAPTAIN FROM CASTILE - Twentieth Century Fox, 1947
    Newman, Alfred - HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY - Twentieth Century Fox, 1941
    Newman, Alfred - HOW THE WEST WAS WON - MGM, Cinerama Releasing, 1962
    Newman, Alfred - LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING - Twentieth Century Fox, 1955
    Newman, Alfred - THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD - United Artists, 1965
    Newman, Alfred - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - RKO, 1939
    Newman, Alfred - THE ROBE - Twentieth Century Fox, 1953
    Newman, Alfred - THE SONG OF BERNADETTE - Twentieth Century Fox, 1943
    Newman, Alfred - WUTHERING HEIGHTS - United Artists, 1939
    Newman, David - HOFFA - Twentieth Century Fox, 1992
    Newman, Randy - AVALON - TriStar, 1990
    Newman, Randy - RAGTIME - Paramount, 1981
    Newman, Randy - THE NATURAL - TriStar, 1984
    Newman, Thomas - AMERICAN BEAUTY - DreamWorks, 1999
    Newman, Thomas - THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION - Columbia, 1994
    North, Alex - A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE - Warner Bros., 1951
    North, Alex - CLEOPATRA - Twentieth Century Fox, 1963
    North, Alex - SPARTACUS - Universal, 1960
    North, Alex - THE MISFITS - United Artists, 1961
    North, Alex - VIVA ZAPATA! - Twentieth Century Fox, 1952
    North, Alex - WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? - Warner Bros., 1966
    Poledouris, Basil - CONAN THE BARBARIAN - Universal, 1982
    Portman, Rachel - CHOCOLAT - Miramax, 2000
    Portman, Rachel - THE CIDER HOUSE RULES - Miramax, 1999
    Previn, Andre - ELMER GANTRY - United Artists, 1960
    Raksin, David - FOREVER AMBER - Twentieth Century Fox, 1947
    Raksin, David - LAURA - Twentieth Century Fox, 1944
    Raksin, David - THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL - MGM, 1952
    Rosenman, Leonard - EAST OF EDEN - Warner Bros., 1955
    Rosenman, Leonard - FANTASTIC VOYAGE - Twentieth Century Fox, 1966
    Rosenman, Leonard - REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE - Warner Bros., 1955
    Rosenthal, Laurence - BECKET - Paramount, 1964
    Rosenthal, Laurence - THE MIRACLE WORKER - United Artists, 1962
    Rota, Nino - THE GODFATHER - Paramount, 1972
    Rota, Nino - WAR AND PEACE - Paramount, 1956
    Rozsa, Miklos - A DOUBLE LIFE - Universal-International, 1947
    Rozsa, Miklos - BEN-HUR - MGM, 1959
    Rozsa, Miklos - DOUBLE INDEMNITY - Paramount, 1944
    Rozsa, Miklos - EL CID - Allied Artists, 1961
    Rozsa, Miklos - IVANHOE - MGM, 1952
    Rozsa, Miklos - KING OF KINGS - MGM, 1961
    Rozsa, Miklos - MADAME BOVARY - MGM, 1949
    Rozsa, Miklos - QUO VADIS? - MGM, 1951
    Rozsa, Miklos - SPELLBOUND - United Artists, 1945
    Rozsa, Miklos - THE LOST WEEKEND - Paramount, 1945
    Rozsa, Miklos - THE THIEF OF BAGDAD - United Artists, 1940
    Salter, Hans J. - THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN - Universal, 1942
    Salter, Hans J., Frank Skinner, Charles Previn - THE WOLF MAN - Universal, 1941
    Schifrin, Lalo - BULLITT - Warner Bros., 1968
    Schifrin, Lalo - COOL HAND LUKE - Warner Bros., 1967
    Schifrin, Lalo - DIRTY HARRY - Warner Bros., 1971
    Shaiman, Marc - CITY SLICKERS - Columbia, 1991
    Shaiman, Marc - THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT - Columbia, 1995
    Shire, David - THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE - United Artists, 1974
    Shore, Howard - THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING - New Line Cinema, 2001
    Shore, Howard - THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS - Orion, 1991
    Silvestri, Alan - FORREST GUMP - Paramount, 1994
    Steiner, Max - A SUMMER PLACE - Warner Bros., 1959
    Steiner, Max - ADVENTURES OF DON JUAN - Warner Bros., 1948
    Steiner, Max - CASABLANCA - Warner Bros., 1942
    Steiner, Max - DARK VICTORY - Warner Bros., 1939
    Steiner, Max - GONE WITH THE WIND - MGM, 1939
    Steiner, Max - JEZEBEL - Warner Bros., 1938
    Steiner, Max - JOHNNY BELINDA - Warner Bros., 1948
    Steiner, Max - KING KONG - RKO, 1933
    Steiner, Max - NOW, VOYAGER - Warner Bros., 1942
    Steiner, Max - THE INFORMER - RKO, 1935
    Steiner, Max - THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE - Warner Bros., 1948
    Stothart, Herbert - MRS. MINIVER - MGM, 1942
    Stothart, Herbert - THE GOOD EARTH - MGM, 1937
    Stothart, Herbert - THE WIZARD OF OZ - MGM, 1939
    Thomson, Virgil - LOUISIANA STORY - Lopert Films, Inc., 1948
    Tiomkin, Dimitri - DIAL M FOR MURDER - Warner Bros., 1954
    Tiomkin, Dimitri - DUEL IN THE SUN - Selznick Releasing, 1946
    Tiomkin, Dimitri - FRIENDLY PERSUASION - Allied Artists, 1956
    Tiomkin, Dimitri - HIGH NOON - United Artists, 1952
    Tiomkin, Dimitri - LOST HORIZON - Columbia, 1937
    Tiomkin, Dimitri - THE ALAMO - United Artists, 1960
    Tiomkin, Dimitri - THE GUNS OF NAVARONE - Columbia, 1961
    Vangelis - BLADE RUNNER - Warner Bros., 1982
    Vangelis - CHARIOTS OF FIRE - Warner Bros., 1981
    Warbeck, Stephen - SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE - Miramax, 1998
    Waxman, Franz - A PLACE IN THE SUN - Paramount, 1951
    Waxman, Franz - DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE - MGM, 1941
    Waxman, Franz - PEYTON PLACE - Twentieth Century Fox, 1957
    Waxman, Franz - REBECCA - United Artists, 1940
    Waxman, Franz - SAYONARA - Warner Bros., 1957
    Waxman, Franz - SUNSET BLVD. - Paramount, 1950
    Waxman, Franz - TARAS BULBA - United Artists, 1962
    Waxman, Franz - THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN - Universal, 1935
    Waxman, Franz - THE NUN’S STORY - Warner Bros., 1959
    Waxman, Franz - THE PHILADELPHIA STORY - MGM, 1940
    Waxman, Franz - THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS - Warner Bros., 1957
    Webb, Roy - CAT PEOPLE - RKO, 1942
    Webb, Roy - NOTORIOUS - RKO, 1946
    Williams, John - A.I.: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - Warner Bros., 2001
    Williams, John - CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND - Columbia, 1977
    Williams, John - E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL - Universal, 1982
    Williams, John - HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE - Warner Bros., 2001
    Williams, John - JAWS - Universal, 1975
    Williams, John - RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK - Paramount, 1981
    Williams, John - SCHINDLER’S LIST - Universal, 1993
    Williams, John - STAR WARS - Twentieth Century Fox, 1977
    Williams, John - SUPERMAN - Warner Bros., 1978
    Williams, John - THE COWBOYS - Warner Bros., 1972
    Williams, John - THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK - Warner Bros., 1987
    Yared, Gabriel - THE ENGLISH PATIENT - Miramax, 1996
    Young, Victor - AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS - United Artists, 1956
    Young, Victor - FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS - Paramount, 1943
    Young, Victor - SAMSON AND DELILAH - Paramount, 1949
    Young, Victor - SHANE - Paramount, 1953
    Zimmer, Hans - AS GOOD AS IT GETS - TriStar, 1997
    Zimmer, Hans - GLADIATOR - DreamWorks, 2000


    Edit: added missing A.I.: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
     
  17. Bill Huelbig

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    Thanks for doing that sort, Todd. You're right - it is much more interesting that way.

    I tried narrowing it down to my own personal top 25, and found it extremely difficult. There are so many great scores on this list. I ended up with 35 and it was really tough to take off 10 more. Anyway, I hope my #1 choice, VERTIGO, places high up on the final AFI list as well.
     
  18. Adam_ME

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    Good list, but some odd omissions. Star Wars was a no brainer, but where's Empire? It's a much better score and has arguably the most popular theme from the series(aside from the main title), the Imperial March.

    Also, I realize Goldfinger is one of the most popular Bond flicks, but IMO it's got one of John Barry's weakest scores. From Russia With Love, Thunderball, and On Her Majesty's Secret Service were all superior.

    And back to John Williams. How can they nominate Harry Potter over Jurassic Park?! And I agree with the previous poster. Hans Zimmer's The Thin Red Line should definitely have been included, especially when As Good As It Gets makes the list.
     
  19. Evan Case

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    The Quiet Man from Victor Young, Hook (my #2 Williams' score), Rudy and/or Hoosiers from Goldsmith and Horner's Willow (or Star Trek II), Glass' Koyaanisqatsi, Zimmer's Thin Red Line and Thomas Newman's Road to Perdition are some scores I might add.

    I would also put Empire above Star Wars, ROTK above Fellowship, and Godfather 2 above Godfather 1, FWIW.

    Also, did I read somewhere that voters would be allowed a certain number of write-in votes? That would make sense, I think.

    Anyway, despite a few qualms, I'm certainly more interested in this special than in Songs or Quotes.

    Evan
     
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    Also interesting to note the lack of Disney scores, both classic and recent. The Mouse has won a lot of music Oscars over the years (perhaps undeservedly in some cases--Pocohantas) so it is a surprise not to see Pinocchio or maybe Beauty and the Beast or The Lion King.

    Evan
     

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