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


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#1 of 64 OFFLINE   Kirk Tsai

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Posted May 10 2005 - 02:11 PM

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/t...ars/scores.aspx
And here's the 250 scores nominated so far:
http://www.afi.com/D...f/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)

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Posted May 10 2005 - 02:30 PM

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? Posted Image Posted Image

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.
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Posted May 10 2005 - 02:30 PM

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

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Posted May 10 2005 - 03:06 PM

No Back to the Future? No Requiem for a Dream?
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Posted May 10 2005 - 03:20 PM

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).

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Posted May 10 2005 - 03:56 PM

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
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Posted May 10 2005 - 04:04 PM

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.
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Posted May 10 2005 - 11:08 PM

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.

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Posted May 10 2005 - 11:57 PM

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.
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Posted May 11 2005 - 12:20 AM

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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Posted May 11 2005 - 01:26 AM

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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Posted May 11 2005 - 04:37 AM

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. Posted Image 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. Posted Image
I'd also like to see 400 nominations rather than just 250. Posted Image

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Posted May 11 2005 - 04:42 AM

No Thin Red Line? Nuts...nuts!
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Posted May 11 2005 - 05:39 AM

Im too lazy to look,is Superman On that list?

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Posted May 11 2005 - 07:50 AM

Well I looked, but I'm too lazy to post the answer. Posted Image
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Posted May 11 2005 - 07:54 AM

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. 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Posted May 11 2005 - 08:55 AM

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.

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Posted May 11 2005 - 09:36 AM

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.
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Posted May 11 2005 - 09:47 AM

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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Posted May 11 2005 - 09:58 AM

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.

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