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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

the 20 greatest movie scores

Scene from Requiem for a Dream
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything." -Plato

Whenever I think of a specific movie, the first thing that pops into my head is the soundtrack. To me it's one of the most important factors because nothing else touches my soul the way music can. I have even associated certain events in my life with a specific song or score without realizing it. So here they are! The 20 greatest movie scores of all time.

1. "Lux Aeterna" by Clint Mansell-Requiem for a Dream

2. "Time" by Hans Zimmer-Inception

3. "Nightmare" by Artie Shaw & His Orchestra-The Aviator

4. "American Beauty" by Thomas Newman-American Beauty

5. "Theme" by Jon Brion-Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

6.  "The Artifact & Living" by Michael Andrews-Donnie Darko

7."Fargo, North Dakota" by Carter Burwell-Fargo

8. "Shawshank Prison" by Thomas Newman-Shawshank Redemption

9. "The Grand Duel" by Luis Bacalov-Kill Bill vol. 1

10. "Main Theme" by Danny Elfman-Edward Scissorhands

11. "Dawn" by Dario Marianelli-Pride & Prejudice

12. "A Silhouette of Doom" by Ennio Morricone-Kill Bill vol. 2

13. "Roots & Beginnings" by Howard Shore-Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

14. "The Last Race" by Jack Nitzsche-Death Proof

15. "Morning Passages" by Philip Glass-The Hours

16. "A Kaleidoscope of Mathematics" by James Horner-A Beautiful Mind

17. "Briony" by Dario Marianelli-Atonement

18. "Big Brother" by Stephane Wrembel-Vicky Cristina Barcelona

19. "Hand Covers Bruise" by Trent Reznor & Atticuss Ross-The Social Network

20. "Solomon" by Hans Zimmer-12 Years a Slave