Friday, August 13, 2010

Day 9- The best soundtrack/score to a film

So, this is asking for "best" not "favorite" -- which is indeed a different thing. Best to me means a score that not only supports the movie, but that if you replaced it with something different, the movie would no longer work. I think there's a reason humming just a few now-famous notes from either of the following scores is recognizable to most people, even when they haven't seen the movie! Both scores are copied, parodied, replayed, imitated, and they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Both are great scores on their own, but play them with their respective films, and they make both these movies even better. There's a lot of fabulous film scores out there, but these two are justifiably iconic and get my vote for best soundtrack:

Before 1970: Psycho (1960) by Bernard Hermann

Post 1970: Jaws (1975) by John Williams

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