Saturday, September 05, 2015

Greatest Film Scores

From The Telegraph in 2013: What are the greatest film scores of all time?

Long-time readers of this blog will know this is one of my favorite subjects, right up there with leadership, Dickens, and vultures.

But back to the topic. Let's narrow it down. Pick the top five film scores. That's hard to do and opinions can quickly shift. Plenty of great ones will be left on the floor, but be brutal.

Here's one list. [As Groucho Marx would put it, if you don't like these, I've got others.]
  1. Ben-Hur
  2. Lawrence of Arabia
  3. The Thin Red Line
  4. Braveheart
  5. Cinema Paradiso
Your choices?


Daniel Richwine said...

Goodfellas. To this day I can't listen to half those songs without seeing some of those scenes in my head.

Michael Wade said...



I have never seen that movie. I'll have to give it a try.


Steve said...

I don't have the soundtrack from Braveheart; I'll have to get that from Amazon soon. I love Laurence of Arabia and Cimema Paradiso; they're among my favorites, too. I also enjoy the scores from Patton, Dr. Zhivago, Once Upon a Time in the West, To Kill a Mockingbird and the Magnificent Seven, truth be told, mostly while I'm driving, since they sometimes bring simultaneously a smile to my face and a tear to my eye. Not exactly a film, but I also enjoy the music from A Band of Brothers.

Michael Wade said...


The "Band of Brothers" soundtrack is excellent. I really like all of the ones you mentioned but an unfamiliar with the one from "Once Upon a Time in the West." Will check it out.