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#1 of 64 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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#5 of 64 Kirk Tsai

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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

The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly
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

I'll look forward to the eventual show.
 

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Posted May 11 2005 - 04:42 AM

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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

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


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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.

Evan
"               " - Buster Keaton
S&S (1992 & 2002), The 1930s : Finished! S&S Club : 311 seen (Recent: Bigger Than Life)
AFI Challenge Stars: 36 left, Songs: 11 left, Passions: 2 left, Cheers: 4 left, Quotes: 2 left, Top Tens: 1 left; (Most Recent: Camille [Passions, Stars])