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  1. I didn't say film composers, this is a list of his overall top 5 composers of all time.
  2. I thought I would post this here, someone might find it of interest. Danny Elfman picked his top 5 composers of all time in a fairly recent poll: Bernard Herrmann, Philip Glass, Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich.
  3. I like much of JFK, but there are parts of JFK that I don't like which is the problem. I don't like the theme parts - the four tracks in which where we hear the theme in a big way and the Arlington track, which is to me screams "please think of Barber's Adagio for Strings". The rest of the score is good though even if we are left with only 17 minutes of music when the parts that I don't like are programmed out. I much prefer Nixon because I find JFK to be a more flawed effort because of what I wrote above. Nixon works as an album for me without me having to take out things.
  4. I consider Nixon to be his best film score and also his best album. Close Encounters of the Third Kind contains Williams's best music in its best two cues, but the album doesn't really work for me as a whole, it is much too long and contains what feels as too much uninteresting filler. For most part CE3K doesn't really get more interesting before the second half of the album. Nixon works much better as an album for me. It still isn't a top favourite of mine by any means, but I do like it. Does anyone else here consider Nixon to be John Williams's best work? How highly w
  5. Here are the film composers who received the most votes in the poll: Three composers put John Williams in their top 5 - Jennifer Higdon, Nigel Hess and Rebecca Dale. Three composers included Bernard Herrmann in their top 5 - Danny Elfman, Ilan Eshkeri and Laura Rossi. Two composers included Elliot Goldenthal in their top 5 - Dai Fujikura and Ilan Eshkeri. Two composers included Jerry Goldsmith in their top 5 - Michael Daugherty and Michael Price. Two composers included Ennio Morricone in their top 5 - Nitin Sawhney and Laura Rossi.
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