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9 Oscar-Winning Scores In Need of a Release


The Academy Awards have played a big part in my love of film music. In the late 1970s, as a film score virgin, I figured that any organization that awarded my beloved OMEN soundtrack must know what they’re doing. (No comment.) Awards are no harbinger of quality and that certainly applies to the Oscars. But since they are the only public forum that celebrates film music on such a global scale, I stand by them. Plus, they have introduced me to composers and film scores I may have otherwise overlooked. For…

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9 Necessary Film Scores…At Least For Me

Film Scoring

Why nine, you ask? Because a Top Ten list is too predictable and because whittling the list down to this few was hard enough. And I still get to keep the alliterative effect in the title. In future months, look for other “9” lists, all posted on the 9th of the month. I hereby present my nine necessary film scores…at least for today. 9. LILI (1953) Lili is not Bronislau Kaper’s finest score (that would be the 1962 Mutiny on the Bounty), and I doubt Lili will make anyone’s list of…

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