What’s the Score?

One of the many aspects that can make a good film a great film is a dramatic and compelling film score.  Case in point: this past year’s Oscar winning film, The Social Network, had a phenomenal score from Nine Inch Nails genius Trent Reznor.

To those who are not sure, or, for my own pleasure, consider the definition from Wikipedia:

A film score (also sometimes called background music or incidental music) is original music written specifically to accompany a film, forming part of the film’s soundtrack, which also usually includes dialogue and sound effects. The score comprises a number of orchestral, instrumental or choral pieces called cues which are timed to begin and end at specific points during the film in order to enhance the dramatic narrative and the emotional impact of the scene in question.

It would be near impossible for me to choose just one score that really sets itself apart from every other score out there.  Do I choose one of the numerous scores from John Williams (Jaws, Star Wars I-VI, E.T.),  the scores from my youth, or my current favorite composer, Hans Zimmer (Inception, The Dark Knight, The Holiday), who has scored my adult years it seems. It’s like when someone says, “What’s your favorite movie?”  Really – can you choose just one???

But, for shiggles, I thought why not have a poll.  I couldn’t put down every score, so I expect the other category will run away with this one…but even better, as far as I am concerned. I’d love to see some feedback, and some friendly debate.

Let the voting commence, and let’s see which score wins.




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