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 Posted:   Jul 21, 2013 - 3:22 PM   
 By:   patton_goldsmith   (Member)

Hi to Everybody

As we promised last week, We publish the special Jerry goldsmith of AsturScore.

Thanks to everydoby who participated in this special, sending us your votes to elaborate this TOP TEN.


 Posted:   Jul 21, 2013 - 4:08 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

This is very cool, thank you!

Once again, I am reminded that I am an oddball in yet another aspect of life. wink

Only one of my choices made the top ten - Planet of the Apes - and only one other of my choices made the bubbling-under list - Chinatown.

Thank you again!

 Posted:   Jul 21, 2013 - 4:12 PM   
 By:   hurlburt.lazar227   (Member)

6 of my 10 made it on the final 10, the only "surprise" for me is Total Recall.

 Posted:   Jul 21, 2013 - 10:25 PM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

The only one from my Top 10 list to make Astur's Top 10 was The Final Conflict. However, 2 of my Top 10 did make the Runners Up list: Gremlins and Papillon.

But no Rudy? Russia House? Come on people!

 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 1:05 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

Good to see that some of Goldsmith's more "intimate" scores (like Islands in the Stream) at least made the runners-up list. He would have liked that.

 Posted:   Jul 23, 2013 - 1:46 AM   
 By:   patton_goldsmith   (Member)

Well, the votes were very curious.

For example, Legend did a excellente final run. At beginning, Legend had few votes (incredible), and Gremlins, First Blood and Rambo II were in high positions.

Total Recall was similar to Legend; in the final rounds, many people gave many votes to Total Recall (I Remember a vote of 10 points).

And it's curious to see Psycho 2 in the runners up (great score, by the way), and not In Harm's Way, Freud, Capricorn One, Explorers, Night Crossing or The Great Train Robbery.

In few days, I hope to edit an article, in English and Spanish about this subject.

And yes, it's incredible not to see Chinatown in the Top Ten... or Patton... or Papillon (for me, one of his best works), but Goldsmith has many Masterpieces... too many. :-)

Best Regards from Asturias, Spain

 Posted:   Jul 23, 2013 - 5:13 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I have a fair amount of Jerry Goldsmith - all dating from the pre-ponytail era - and I didn't know anything that made the top 10 except for Planet of the Apes.

I would love to see a poll of top-10 Goldsmith dating from before the ponytail.

 Posted:   Jul 23, 2013 - 5:24 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

I much prefer the runners up list.

 Posted:   Jul 23, 2013 - 6:37 AM   
 By:   bdm   (Member)

I have always found it interesting (and humorous) that amoungst the Goldsmith fan base, who all laud the man as a great in unison, have such a disparate view of the scores within the body of his work individually.

The final top ten did not surprise me at all, but for TOTAL RECALL (a score I like, but don't think rates anything near a top 10 rating; somewhere in my top 30, yes; top 20 no), and the runners up list contained 3 of my remaining 4 personal top 10 scores (as stated above, the list contained 6, only THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY didn't make the cut, but that is a personal favorite that I know doesn't rank high on others lists, so it's absence on the 20 doesn't surprise me).

Of the top ten and runners up, again I understand why they are there, and some of them (GREMLINS is another example) are, for me, top 30, not top 20, but there's that wide, wide variety of taste and enjoyment that makes up the base raising its interesting (and humorous) head, and leading to some surprising choices to the views of us all.

 Posted:   Jul 23, 2013 - 6:50 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

NIMH is so much better than half those scores. But not surprised. The music isn't considered "seriously" if its attached to an animated product.

 Posted:   Jul 23, 2013 - 4:24 PM   
 By:   patton_goldsmith   (Member)

NIHM is Masterpiece, incredible score.

I Think the Top of Runners Up is Fantastic. Papillon, The Sand Peebles or Outland, for me, are obligated (specially first and second score).

But it's complicated. In a Top 20, it will be more easy to choose the best score or the most enjoyable works (or mixing both criteria). But, If you do a Top 20... why not 30? Jerry Goldsmith is a composer with too many masterpieces and fantastic works.

Scores like Night Crossing, Nihm, The Challenge, The Russia House, The Blue Max, In Harm's Way, Lonely Are the Brave, The Great Train Robbery or Logan's Run had few votes.

It's incredible to see the wide variety of tastes between people.

Best Regards

 Posted:   Jul 25, 2013 - 12:40 AM   
 By:   Anabel Boyer   (Member)

It's incredible to see the wide variety of tastes between people.

How many people answered the poll?

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