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Favorite Film Scores

by Jonas Silgalis
1. Absolute favorite: Alexandre Desplat – Lust, Caution 2. John Williams – Star Wars 3. Danny Elfman – Batman 4. Craig Armstrong – The Quiet American 5. Harry Gregson-Williams – Spy Game 6. Hans Zimmer – Crimson Tide 7. James Newton Howard – Blood Diamond 8. Alexandre Desplat – Syriana 9. John Williams – Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones 10. Brian Tyler – Bangkok Dangerous 11. Ludovic Bource – The Artist 12. John Williams – Jaws 13. John Williams – Raiders of the Lost Ark 14. Elmer Bernstein – The Magnificent Seven 15. David Raksin – Laura 16. Steve Jablonsky – The Island 17. Thomas Newman – The Shawshank Redemption 18. Danny… Read more

1. Absolute favorite:

Alexandre Desplat – Lust, Caution

2. John Williams – Star Wars
3. Danny Elfman – Batman
4. Craig Armstrong – The Quiet American
5. Harry Gregson-Williams – Spy Game
6. Hans Zimmer – Crimson Tide
7. James Newton Howard – Blood Diamond
8. Alexandre Desplat – Syriana
9. John Williams – Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
10. Brian Tyler – Bangkok Dangerous
11. Ludovic Bource – The Artist
12. John Williams – Jaws
13. John Williams – Raiders of the Lost Ark
14. Elmer Bernstein – The Magnificent Seven
15. David Raksin – Laura
16. Steve Jablonsky – The Island
17. Thomas Newman – The Shawshank Redemption
18. Danny Elfman – Big Fish
19. John Williams – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
20. James Newton Howard – The Fugitive
21. Carter Burwell – True Grit
22. Nino Rota – The Godfather
23. Ennio Morricone – Once Upon a Time in America
24. James Newton Howard – The Village
25. John Ottman – The Usual Suspects
26. Carter Burwell – Fargo
27. Hans Zimmer – Inception
28. Howard Shore – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
29. Hans Zimmer – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
30. Bernard Herrmann – Psycho
31. John Williams – The Witches of Eastwick
32. John Williams – Home Alone
33. Carter Burwell – The Man Who Wasn’t There
34. Alan Silvestri – Mouse Hunt
35. Thomas Newman – Jarhead
36. Alan Silvestri – Back to the Future
37. Nelson Riddle – Lolita
38. Alan Silvestri – Death Becomes Her
39. Edward Shearmur – The Skeleton Key
40. James Newton Howard – Salt
41. John Williams – Presumed Innocent
42. Alan Silvestri – Grumpier Old Men
43. John Williams – Jurassic Park
44. Danny Elfman – Edward Scissorhands
45. John Williams – Schindler’s List
46. Alexandre Desplat – The King’s Speech
47. John Williams – Munich
48. Elliot Goldenthal – Heat
49. Clint Mansell – Moon
50. John Williams – Catch Me If You Can
51. Thomas Newman – Revolutionary Road
52. Thomas Newman – Road to Perdition
53. Bruce Fowler – The Good Shepherd
54. Dario Marianelli – Agora
55. Herbert Grönemeyer – The American
56. James Newton Howard – Unbreakable
57. Harry Gregson-Williams – Enemy of the State
58. Thomas Newman – The Adjustment Bureau
59. Danny Elfman – A Civil Action
60. Alan Silvestri – Cast Away
61. Thomas Newman – American Beauty
62. James Newton Howard – The Sixth Sense
63. John Powell – Fair Game
64. Cliff Martinez – Drive
65. Mychael Danna – Moneyball
66. Alberto Iglesias – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
67. Harry Escott – Shame
68. John Williams – War Horse
69. Howard Shore – A Dangerous Method
70. James Horner – The Perfect Storm
71. Angelo Badalamenti – The Straight Story
72. Danny Elfman – The Kingdom
73. James Newton Howard – Snow Falling On Cedars
74. Ennio Morricone – Bugsy
75. Lennie Niehaus – The Bridges of Madison County
76. Clint Eastwood – Changeling
77. Lennie Niehaus – Unforgiven
78. John Barry – You Only Live Twice
79. John Williams – E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
80. John Williams – Minority Report
81. David Newman – Hoffa
82. Hans Zimmer – The Thin Red Line
83. Marc Streitenfeld – Prometheus
84. Hans Zimmer – The Dark Knight Rises
85. Daniel Lanois – Sling Blade
86. Hans Zimmer – True Romance
87. Thomas Newman – Skyfall
88. Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek & Tom Tykwer – Cloud Atlas
89. Alexandre Desplat – Zero Dark Thirty
90. Alexandre Desplat – Argo
91. Dario Marianelli – Anna Karenina
92. John Williams – Lincoln
93. Jonny Greenwood – The Master
94. Thomas Newman – Side Effects
95. Bernard Herrmann – Psycho
96. Joseph Trapanese & Anthony Gonzalez of M83 – Oblivion
97. Ennio Morricone – State of Grace
98. Ludovico Einaudi – The Intouchables
99. Max Steiner – Now, Voyager
100. Michael Nyman – Monsieur Hire
101. John Barry – The Ipcress File
102. Eric Serra – The Lady
103. Jon Brion – Magnolia
104. Hans Zimmer – Man of Steel
105. John Williams – JFK
106. Dominic Frontiere – Hang ‘Em High
107. Ennio Morricone – Once Upon a Time in the West
108. Ennio Morricone – Days of Heaven
109. Carter Burwell – Blood Simple.
110. Carter Burwell – Miller’s Crossing
111. Hans Zimmer – Backdraft
112. Michael Kamen – The Dead Zone
113. Jerry Goldsmith – The Omen
114. Henry Jackman – Captain Phillips
115. Steven Price – Gravity
116. Thomas Newman – Saving Mr. Banks
117. Mark Orton – Nebraska
118. Ennio Morricone – For a Few Dollars More
119. Ennio Morricone – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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