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  1. Which iconic 80s adventure film and score do you prefer; Spielberg/Williams' Raiders of the Lost Ark or Zemekis/Silvestri's Back to the Future?
  2. Which Spielberg monster movie (and respective score) do you prefer; Jaws or Jurassic Park? On a technical level, Jurassic Park handily beats the somewhat dated effects in Jaws, but so great is the power of the storytelling in Jaws that I personally find the later to be much more compelling. The suspense is crafted brilliantly. Every line of dialogue is pure gold. The characters are likable and well-written. The film has easily one of the greatest monologues in cinema history (Quint's story of the U.S.S Indianapolis). It succeeds not only as an entertaining popcorn flick, but also as a rich human drama and a chilling mortality tale. There's no doubt in my mind that Jaws is the superior film, by far. Williams' score for Jurassic Park is truly great and memorable, but Jaws just barely edges it out, in my opinion.
  3. Not sure if there's a thread on this yet (if there is please merge) but what is/are your earliest film score memories? It might just be a single cue, a single portion of a cue... I grew up in the 90's so there are three distinct memories of film music before I knew I liked it, or engaged in it: - The Wicked Witch of the West's Theme from The Wizard of Oz, a weird memory I know, but back then as a child I'd always sing or hum that theme whilst riding my grandparent's broom around the kitchen (I was four/five!) - Darth Vader's Theme/ The Imperial March - My dad showed me the OT on VHS and I instantly loved this theme. No one could escape that theme, who doesn't know it? - Batman Forever Theme - Back then I loved those films (today it's a different matter) and Batman was a huge part of my childhood and that theme that plays as Batman crashes through ceilings, races around in the Batmobile - that theme was what I identified with the character.
  4. The Playlist ranks the Top 50 Scores of the 21st Century so far 1. “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” (2007) – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis 2. “There Will Be Blood” (2007) – Jonny Greenwood 3. “Under The Skin” (2014) – Mica Levi 4. “Requiem For A Dream” (2000)– Clint Mansell & The Kronos Quartet 5. “In the Mood for Love” (2000) – Michael Galasso & Shigeru Umebayasi 6. “Upstream Color” (2013) – Shane Carruth 7. “Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind” (2004) – Jon Brion 8. “Birth” (2004) – Alexandre Desplat 9. “The Dark Knight” (2008) – Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard 10. “The Social Network” (2010) – Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross 11. “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (2012)– Dan Rohmer and Benh Zeitlin 12. “Carol” (2015) – Carter Burwell 13. “Solaris” (2002) – Cliff Martinez 14. “All Is Lost” (2013) – Alex Ebert 15. “Volver” (2006) – Alberto Iglesias 16. “The Duke of Burgundy” (2015) – Cat’s Eyes (Faris Badwan and Rachel Zeffira) 17. “28 Days Later” (2003) – John Murphy 18. “Moneyball” (2011) – Mychael Danna 19. ‘Ocean’s’ Series (2001-2007) – David Holmes 20. “The Motorcycle Diaries” (2004) – Gustavo Santaolalla 21. “Me And You And Everyone We Know” (2005) – Michael Andrews 22. “Her” (2013) – Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett 23. “Sunshine” (2007) – John Murphy & Underworld 24. “25th Hour” (2002) – Terrence Blanchard 25. “Only Lovers Left Alive” (2014) – Jozef Van Wissem & SQÜRL 26. “The Fountain” (2006) – Clint Mansell & Kronos Quartet & Mogwai 27. “Like Crazy” (2011) – Dustin O’Halloran 28. “The Fog Of War” (2003) – Philip Glass 29. “Irreversible” (2002) – Thomas Bangalter 30. “Prisoners” (2013) – Jóhann Jóhannsson 31. “Fright Night Lights” (2004)— Explosions In The Sky 32. “The Virgin Suicides” (2000) – Air 33. “Trouble Every Day” (2001) – Tindersticks 34. “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” (2013) – Daniel Hart 35. “Inherent Vice” (2014) – Jonny Greenwood 36. “Brooklyn” (2015) – Michael Brook 37. “Enemy” (2014) – Danny Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans 38. “The Hateful Eight” (2015) – Ennio Morricone 39. “Ghost Dog” (2000) – The RZA 40. “Inception” (2010) – Hans Zimmer 41. “It Follows” (2015) – Rich Vreeland (aka Disasterpeace) 42. “Where The Wild Things Are” (2009) – Carter Burwell and Karen O & The Kids 43. “Attack the Block” (2011) – Basement Jaxx and Steven Price 44. “Take Shelter” (2011) – David Wingo 45. “Old Joy” (2006) – Yo La Tengo 46. “Life Of Pi” (2012) – Mychael Danna 47. “Never Let Me Go” (2010) – Rachel Portman 48. “Ruby Sparks” (2012) – Nick Urata 49. “Tron: Legacy”(2010) – Daft Punk 50. “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” – Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
  5. What scores do you plan on buying in the near future? For me... CONAN THE BARBARIAN (Intrada) FLESH & BLOOD (LaLaLand) THE GOLDEN CHILD (LaLaLand) NORTH BY NORTHWEST (Intrada) -- Believe it or not, this is one of my least favorite Herrmann scores... DAY OF THE DEAD (LaLaLand)
  6. ... without looking at the credits? Can you tell by ears alone?
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