All posts under 9 on the 9th

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

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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