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 Posted:   Dec 17, 2011 - 5:34 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO 69-AMELIA-09-One of my most recent great favorites by Gabriel Yared is a grand score with a perfect pretty main theme melody, the type that made me like film music and its beautiful melodic themes.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2011 - 5:29 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-68-POWDER-96-a emotional top notch score with a great main theme that has a midsection that is pure beauty from Jerry the great.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2011 - 5:37 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO -67-PHAEDRA-63-Solid score by Mikis Theodorakis which includes a epic main theme that really stands out as a emotional classic.Stirring to say the least.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 20, 2011 - 7:58 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-66- HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN-44-Salter and company again delivered a great score like they did often in 40's genre films where there is good music at nearly every turn in these short efforts. We have the grand opening theme,,Dracula's seduction theme, Dracula's chase theme, Daniel's sad touching theme, the gyspy dance number and loads of wonderful mood cues to sandwich it all together, it was once said, the music in a string of these films were possibly more important then anything else, and like a bunch of other films from Salter and company in that period, the music scores were elite assets and some of the best that ever came down the pipe for a movie, extremely underrated and always will be.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2011 - 5:53 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-65-THE RAINMAKER-56-Very nice effective score from Alex north with a great rich main theme that is a stand-out.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2011 - 6:10 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

I can't wait for your top 10.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 25, 2011 - 2:34 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO 64- SCROOGE-70-fitting time to put one of my personal favorite musicals from Leslie Bricusse, i like all the musical numbers from the beautiful sad, "You", to the uplifting pretty "Happiness"" to the fine catchy numbers like Thank you very much, father Christmas etc , the lovely, "beautiful morning", the tuneful "Christmas children", the addictive dance number December 25th, and that wonderful end piece "i will live my life". adding to a joyous conclusion.I never forget as a kid freezing outside to get in to see this at Radio City Music hall, i also later on, won't forget the little Christmas present Footlight Records in New York gave us the customers, when around Christmas they would play the whole soundtrack record in their store[80's 90's.] Fond bygone memories of a long gone era.

 
 Posted:   Dec 25, 2011 - 3:51 PM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)


#84-THE RAZOR'S EDGE (1984) - Jack Nitzsche
Sometimes a theme can be so powerful to one's senses it becomes a classic.
Like THE ISLAND[80], it is not the whole score that is great but a great theme is enough for me to list it in a top list.
Jack Nitzsche's main melody has such a beautiful twist to it, that it is a instant classic to me.
One of the great themes.


I'm with you on this one, though I praise this score much more highly than you do.
It's got a great theme with power and nobility plus a nice handful of ethnic source cues to round out the album.
A magnum opus from this talented and underrated composer.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2011 - 5:22 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-63- LEGENDS OF THE FALL-94-Fine dominant score from James Horner that delivers the goods. We have one pretty theme after another and good solid action cues as well. It is a stately score throughout and while the film is a good one, the score is the highlight of the film.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 27, 2011 - 5:52 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO 62-THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE-68-Right along side Slipper and the rose, this grand musical is the Sherman brothers at their bestOne of my favorites of musicals that has been much underrated over the years. One song after another are all good from nice ballads to dance numbers, to rollicking songs, maybe a bit too long but darn good.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2011 - 6:21 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO 61-RICH AND FAMOUS-81- The master. Delerue, gives us a score so eloquent,majestic, beautiful and touching.Par for the course for Georges?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2012 - 1:04 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-60-LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT-72- When it comes to a basically song score[not a musical] but songs on the soundtrack, i feel this was one of the most effective scores for this imfamous trendsetting classic. Pretty at times, dark and comical at times, tragic at times, it just fit perfectly with the moods of the character's in the film.MR David Hess, actor as well handle the score, he also gave us some very effective shock cues that create a few classic shock scenes in film history as well.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 6, 2012 - 7:12 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-59- TAMMY AND THE BACHELOR-57-Somtimes a theme can be so memorable it can be enough to lift a film to higher heights, This theme from Jay Livingston's does it for this film, One of the most touching themes ever, a mood altering wonder.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2012 - 7:38 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-58-GORGO-59-61-Here i feel is the perfect score by Anthony Lavagino, Why? We have a lovely opening main theme lullabye, then some of the most exciting action themes and cues in film score history, that creates a great unnerving feeling of tension , suspense and uneasiness, along with some heroic themes as well, concluding with the lovely melody during end credits, perfect score for a Eugene Lourie, monster classic.Whamo.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2012 - 7:01 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

No 57-GUNS FOR SAN SEBASTIAN-67- Wonderful spiritual main theme lifts this Ennio Morricone score to great heights, i know Ennio has done it so many times, the great composer he is, given us such majestic themes, but this one really sends me out there.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 10, 2012 - 6:12 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-56-DEATH CURSE OF TARTU-67- Now here might be a ringer, folks, i don't have enough info on this score, is it canned music ?, who is the composer of the music?, if source music who is the original composer?, etc etc, I just know this music score sends this moderate low budget genre effort to 2 and a half star level, that without the score i feel might not make 2 stars. It's action theme use during the action scenes is a exciting gem, magnificent indeed.It reminds me how the music score from the Superman TV show of the 50's were also such assets to the film, even though it was non original source music. Any info on this movie score is most welcome.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2012 - 9:30 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-55-CARNIVAL OF SOULS-62-Like some other of my favorites of this style,[Suspiria, Last house on the left etc]Gene Moore's all organ score is so effective towards the mood and emotions of this cult Horror classic, it has always really stood out for me. From the beginning. right to the end it works wonders. Another example where the film just would not be the same without the fine musical score.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2012 - 11:16 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-54-THE PARTY-68-Mancini's fun score with a haunting pretty main theme melody that changed my life , sung so nicely by Claudine Longet and played by chorus to beautiful levels. Just one of my favorite tunes of all.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2012 - 6:47 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-53-EATEN ALIVE-77- When it comes to a stunning non melodic effective mood score this i feel is one of the best from a early Tobe Hooper horror film.Way out there it is and as far out this was, is as important this score was for this shocking film.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2012 - 8:59 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-52-THUMBERLINA-94-A nice musical with a string of good songs, however the song SOON-is one of the sweetest , sad, touching melodies to come down the pipe, will clear my eyes out everytime, and if you don't believe it look it up on the computer and read all the other people who say almost the same thing, sad and beautiful are too lite a word to describe this melody.a classic movie melody in my book.By the way it is by Barry Manilow.

 
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