Monday, February 20, 2012

Movie music

Disappointed by some of the choices on Pandora's "Film Score" channel, Ben Shapiro was motivated to create a list of "The Top 10 Best Film Composers of All Time," with YouTube evidence for the quality of each of them.

When I started buying records (LPs) almost half of those I purchased must have been soundtrack albums, including many of those Shapiro lists. Miklos Rosza's score for Ben Hur, Bernard Herrmann's for Vertigo, Max Steiner's Gone With the Wind, Elmer Bernstein's for To Kill a Mockingbird, and many more. Shapiro's choice for number one is Jerry Goldsmith, who wrote the score for Patton and this:

 

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