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Your favorite non-franchise/blockbuster John Williams score of the 80s


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  1. 1. 80s

    • Heartbeeps (1981)
      1
    • Monsignor (1982)
      4
    • The River (1984)
      1
    • SpaceCamp (1986)
      8
    • The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
      7
    • Empire Of The Sun (1987)
      20
    • The Accidental Tourist (1988)
      2
    • Born On The Fourth Of July (1989)
      5
    • Always (1989)
      3


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Empire, Raiders, ET, ROTJ, Temple of Doom, and Indy 3 are excluded

Of these scores I only own Heartbeeps (wacky!), The River (listened to one time and don't remember it), SpaceCamp (fun!), Witches of Eastwick (listened to one time and don't remember it), and Accidental Tourist (haven't listened to it yet)

I can't predict which score will win this one...

As always, you are voting on the ENTIRE score, not just whatever portions have been officially released.

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I received both Monsignor and Empire of the Sun in the mail yesterday, but I am reluctant to admit that I have not listened to Empire of the Sun yet. I think I will do that now...

(Currently listening to "Meeting in Sicily")

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I've never heard a note of either of those scores (other than the EOTS stuff on the Spielberg/Williams CDs). I really need to see the movies and get hte scores

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I recently discovered that Monsignor was still in print and available from www.moviemusic.com, so I'll probably be ordering it along with Star Trek and Lost Season 4 very soon

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Tough choice between Monsignor, Empire of the Sun, and The Accidental Tourist.

Those would be my choices as well.

I'll go with Empire Of The Sun.

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Always easily. One of my all time favorite JW albums. Empire of the Sun a good second.

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I don't even know Heartbeeps... movie or score.

What does it sound like?

It sounds like Imperial March made with electronic bleeps and with a drum track.

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Empire of the Sun. One of Williams' most underrated actually.

Born on the Fourth of July, The Accidental Tourist, and Witches of Eastwick are good ones as well.

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I'm going to vote for Spacecamp...it has the "classic" fun JW sound all the way through.

One of the most underrated JW scores ever

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Yeah, it'd be SpaceCamp for me too...Monsignor is a close second though. I wouldn't say there's a bad score in the bunch, though Always tends to drag terribly for me. I guess the horn solos redeem it somewhat.

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Every one listen to "In Orbit"!

Or "The Shuttle"...it doesn't get more Williams than that!

Also Main titles, The Computer Room and White Sands

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I have to go with the majority on this one: Empire of the Sun. Not far removed is Born on the Fourth of July, a score I've always found exceptionally moving.

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