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 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 1:39 PM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

Dan the man, are you rating these based on the soundtrack albums or the scores as you hear them in the film?

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 5:03 PM   
 By:   spectrum   (Member)

I think Dan’s numbering is arbitrary – he is listing his top 100 favourite film scores. To list 100 of anything you need to start at number 1 and finish at number 100. Therefore, don’t look at the numbers as a ranking but as a listing of his 100 favourite film scores which he has chosen to list from number 100 down to number 1 in no particular order. Does that make sense?

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

To Litefoot-These 100 random favorites of mine are based on the scores from the original films, not from LP, cassettes or CD's presentations.

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

To Spectrum- yes that is my intention just to list some of my personal favorite film scores, from the original movie prints, what i list as no 20 i am not saying i think is better then 99, that to me would be sought of trivia[to each one's own] if these were feature films i was rating then i would give them all 3 and a half stars and up, i should have not really bother with the numbers, but i did because of some finite order, but now that i think of it i will just be listing my favorite scores,that would be appropo.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2011 - 7:06 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-82-SLIPPER AND THE ROSE-76-Love this Sherman Brother;s movie musical, some of there best songs including the beautiful Secret Kingdom and a bunch of solid numbers[grand dance number, He dance with me]. Not a weak spot in the whole movie.Interesting it came towards the twilight of their feature lenght film musical career.It deserved to have been a bigger hit.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2011 - 6:47 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-81-SUSPIRIA-77- When it comes to a music score that is so effective to the emotions and vibes of a film, that also blends so well with the visual aspect of a film, this is one of the best by the Goblins.Plus the main theme melody is so addictive it stays with you hours and hours after viewing the film.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2011 - 9:22 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-80- CLASH OF THE TITANS-81-Wonderful grand score by Lawrence Rosenthal which includes an fine exciting main theme, a very pretty love theme , catchy musical cues along the way and solid action themes as well, a winner in my book.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2011 - 6:12 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-79- WALKABOUT-71-John Barry's fantastic score strips us clean of our emotions and desires, creating a outerworld warm feeling of inner truth and awareness. Like the main characters in the film it takes our lives and our pasts and put it right up against a microscope bringing out the very essence of our being.Strange but an wonderful extemporaneous experience, rare in life.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2011 - 9:15 PM   
 By:   MMM   (Member)

'NO-83-GODZILLA-54-What a score from Akira Ifukube, Solid marches, great mood cues, wonderful sad hynm at conclusion, lifts this moderate film to higher heights which is what a good film score can do.'

While I agree with many of your musical choices thus far, I beg to differ about GODZILLA being a "moderate" film. If you are referring to the bastardized version with Raymond Burr, fine, but Ifukube's score was written for GOJIRA, which is one of the greatest Japanese films ever made for any number of reasons having nothing to do with the music.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2011 - 9:44 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I will take your word for it, to be honest i have not caught up with the original version of the big G, yet, from what i heard from other people i know they too feel the original is much better then the Burr version, i must check that version out.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2011 - 10:19 PM   
 By:   MMM   (Member)

There is no comparison. The U. S. version with Burr is a "monster movie" and that's it. The Japanese original is a powerful work of art. One of the few monster movies that can be classified as a cinematic classic, along with the original "King Kong."

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2011 - 5:37 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-78-TWO FOR THE ROAD-67-Henry Mancini delivers a great heartwarming score for this love story with a most memorable theme.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2011 - 6:05 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-77- PSYCHO-60-One of the most effective mood scores ever from uncle Bernie, the main theme is as rambunctious a piece you can get, plus of course the classic shower theme and a wonderful dreary, morbid score throughout, a true classic.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2011 - 3:40 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-76- KING OF KING-61-One of those scores that just throws a majestic emotional power punch to the senses. Miklos Rozsa, one of the greats gave us another fine classy score, always been one of my favorite biblical scores of all.Whar a main theme.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2011 - 6:00 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-75-MARK OF THE DEVIL-67-Much underrated score[probably because of subject matter] but Michael Holm's score delivers everything a good score can deliver, Pretty themes during romantic scenes, solid march theme, top notch music mood cues throughout, and a score that only adds to a film not subtracts.Been a favorite of mind for decades.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2011 - 5:17 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-74-FRANCIS OF ASSISI-61-Solid score from Mario Nascimbene that includes a wonderful uplifting flowing main theme that is not easily forgotten.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2011 - 7:06 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-73-DIANE-56-oh my what a great Miklos Rozsa score that delivers an incredible vibe of emotional tragedy, i picture a man on a cliff seeing his love leaving for good out to sea on a boat, i see a person seeing all he or she has treasured in life being lost right before his or her eyes wandering aimlessly through the wilderness, A apex of emotion from the genius of MR Rozsa. But of course the score from the film one see;s why the film and the sadness of the main character's are enhanced tenfold by this, one of the great scores of all time.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2011 - 6:56 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-72-THE WICKED LADY-83-Anthony Banks only did a few scores in his life but he hit the jackpot with this solid scored from this come and go Faye Dunaway period piece, MR Banks gives us a bunch of wonderful diverse themes that helps this moderate film along the way, pretty, exciting, moody, sad, touching, themes are all there, not only was the score very enjoyable from the film, but the LP, side one, i must have worned the record out in the 80's, not that side 2 was bad. A definite underrated winner, if anyone have not heard this score and love the basic elements of a traditional film score you might be in for a surprise.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 15, 2011 - 7:09 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-71-A MAN CALLED PETER-55-Beautiful elegant placid score from the great Alfred Newman that would do wonders in a hot tube, soothing your brain as the water is soothing your body.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2011 - 5:35 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO 70-RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY-62-George Bassman's touching and majestic score always was a winner to me, for sure near the climax.

 
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