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Initial post: Jul 5, 2012 5:01:21 AM PDT
Alright, a new game to get ripped to shreds! This time, I've chosen twenty scores each by a different composer.

Same rules as the other game, 2 up 2 down, one vote per day. The last one standing we will assume to be the best.

Here we go:

Alan Silvestri- Back to the Future - 10
Alex North- A Streetcar Named Desire - 10
Bernard Herrmann- Citizen Kane - 10
Carter Burwell- Fargo - 10
Elmer Bernstein- To Kill a Mockingbird - 10
Ennio Morricone- The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly - 10
Frank Churchill, Leigh Harline, Paul Smith- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - 10
Hans Zimmer- The Lion King - 10
Henry Mancini- The Pink Panther - 10
Howard Shore- The Lord of the Rings - 10
James Horner- Aliens - 10
Jerry Goldsmith- Chinatown - 10
John Williams- Jaws - 10
Klaus Badelt- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - 10
Leonard Bernstein- On the Waterfront - 10
Malcolm Arnold- The Bridge on the River Kwai - 10
Maurice Jarre- Lawrence of Arabia - 10
Max Steiner- Gone With the Wind - 10
Nino Rota- The Godfather - 10
Vangelis- Chariots of Fire - 10

Alan Silvestri- Back to the Future - 10
Alex North- A Streetcar Named Desire - 10
Bernard Herrmann- Citizen Kane - 10
Carter Burwell- Fargo - 10
Elmer Bernstein- To Kill a Mockingbird - 10
Ennio Morricone- The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly - 10
Frank Churchill, Leigh Harline, Paul Smith- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - 10
Hans Zimmer- The Lion King - 10
Henry Mancini- The Pink Panther - 10
Howard Shore- The Lord of the Rings - 10
James Horner- Aliens - 10
Jerry Goldsmith- Chinatown - 10
John Williams- Jaws - 10
Klaus Badelt- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - 10
Leonard Bernstein- On the Waterfront - 10
Malcolm Arnold- The Bridge on the River Kwai - 10
Maurice Jarre- Lawrence of Arabia - 12
Max Steiner- Gone With the Wind - 10
Nino Rota- The Godfather - 10
Vangelis- Chariots of Fire - 8

I'll start it off:

+2 Lawrence of Arabia
-2 Chariots of Fire
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 5:08:26 AM PDT
Q: Will there be, at any point in the game, suggestions for inclusion taken? For instance, after 10 have been knocked out of competition, will the players keep eliminating down to one, or will more candidates be allowed in?

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 5:11:02 AM PDT
After OP,

Alan Silvestri- Back to the Future - 10
Alex North- A Streetcar Named Desire - 10
Bernard Herrmann- Citizen Kane - 10
Carter Burwell- Fargo - 12
Elmer Bernstein- To Kill a Mockingbird - 10
Ennio Morricone- The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly - 10
Frank Churchill, Leigh Harline, Paul Smith- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - 10
Hans Zimmer- The Lion King - 10
Henry Mancini- The Pink Panther - 10
Howard Shore- The Lord of the Rings - 10
James Horner- Aliens - 9
Jerry Goldsmith- Chinatown - 10
John Williams- Jaws - 10
Klaus Badelt- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - 9
Leonard Bernstein- On the Waterfront - 10
Malcolm Arnold- The Bridge on the River Kwai - 10
Maurice Jarre- Lawrence of Arabia - 12
Max Steiner- Gone With the Wind - 10
Nino Rota- The Godfather - 10
Vangelis- Chariots of Fire - 8

- Badelt & Horner -
+ Burwell

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 5:18:38 AM PDT
After JB

Alan Silvestri- Back to the Future - 10
Alex North- A Streetcar Named Desire - 10
Bernard Herrmann- Citizen Kane - 10
Carter Burwell- Fargo - 12
Elmer Bernstein- To Kill a Mockingbird - 10
Ennio Morricone- The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly - 10
Frank Churchill, Leigh Harline, Paul Smith- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - 10
Hans Zimmer- The Lion King - 10
Henry Mancini- The Pink Panther - 10
Howard Shore- The Lord of the Rings - 10
James Horner- Aliens - 9
Jerry Goldsmith- Chinatown - 10
John Williams- Jaws - 10
Klaus Badelt- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - 9
Leonard Bernstein- On the Waterfront - 10
Malcolm Arnold- The Bridge on the River Kwai - 10
Maurice Jarre- Lawrence of Arabia - 14
Max Steiner- Gone With the Wind - 10
Nino Rota- The Godfather - 8
Vangelis- Chariots of Fire - 8

Lawrence of Arabia +2
The Godfather -2

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 6:18:47 AM PDT
Cavaradossi says:
WHAT?! The greatest of them all isn't included: Miklos Rozsa's Ben Hur.

Even if you don't care for Ben Hur, how can there be no entry by Rozsa, one of the great film composers of the Golden Age?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 6:25:47 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 5, 2012 6:30:26 AM PDT
Cavardossi: I will add Ben Hur on tomorrow.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 6:29:34 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 5, 2012 6:30:49 AM PDT
JB: Sure. It can't be of the same composer however. For example, I will not put in Star Wars since John Williams already has Jaws in there.

And in case you're wondering, I intentionally left out Blade Runner.

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 6:58:52 AM PDT
Cavaradossi says:
Pastor of Muppets

Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 7:19:54 AM PDT
Cav,

I would agree that a powerful argument could be made for Miklos Rozsa being the greatest of all Hollywood composers, but I'm not sure I'd put 'Ben-Hur' in the top 3 for his work.
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POM, Anyhow, leave it to me to recommend for this list the most foreigny foreigners...
Request: could Georges Delerue's score for 'That Man from Rio' or 'Our Mother's House' be added?... I can't decide which I love more.

Maybe later, other people will recommend some Wojciech Kilar, Georges Auric, Masaru Satô, Sergei Prokofiev, Hans Werner Henze, John Barry, Krzysztof Penderecki, Hugo Friedhofer, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Dimitri Tiomkin, Ryûichi Sakamoto, Leonard Rosenman, Aaron Copland, Angelo Badalamenti, et alia? Yeah, I'm sure that'll happen.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 7:29:28 AM PDT
JB: They'll be added on tomorrow.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 8:02:12 AM PDT
Are you going to toss a coin between 'That Man from Rio' or 'Our Mother's House'?
If it's all up to me, I have to say, I'm leaning toward 'Our Mother's House' now.

Little known film fact: Spielberg, when he was editing 'The Color Purple', used Delerue's 'Our Mother's House' as a temp-score.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 8:11:35 AM PDT
I'll put on Our Mother's House.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 8:34:32 AM PDT
Mike Gordan says:
After Priestess:

Alan Silvestri- Back to the Future - 10
Alex North- A Streetcar Named Desire - 10
Bernard Herrmann- Citizen Kane - 10
Carter Burwell- Fargo - 12
Elmer Bernstein- To Kill a Mockingbird - 10
Ennio Morricone- The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly - 10
Frank Churchill, Leigh Harline, Paul Smith- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - 10
Hans Zimmer- The Lion King - 11
Henry Mancini- The Pink Panther - 10
Howard Shore- The Lord of the Rings - 11
James Horner- Aliens - 9
Jerry Goldsmith- Chinatown - 10
John Williams- Jaws - 10
Klaus Badelt- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - 7
Leonard Bernstein- On the Waterfront - 10
Malcolm Arnold- The Bridge on the River Kwai - 10
Maurice Jarre- Lawrence of Arabia - 14
Max Steiner- Gone With the Wind - 10
Nino Rota- The Godfather - 8
Vangelis- Chariots of Fire - 8

+1 each Hans Zimmer and Howard Shore
-2 Klaus Badelt and his musical rehash of Gladiator

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 8:41:09 AM PDT
Cavaradossi says:
Erich Wolfgang Korngold's The Adventures of Robin Hood should be on the list, or, failing that, any other. Korngold needs to be on the list. The same goes for Franz Waxman.

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 8:43:38 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 5, 2012 8:46:20 AM PDT
Cavaradossi says:
Jonathan Baker

I'm fine with your not placing Ben Hur at the top of Rozsa's list, but I am curious to know which would be the three you prefer.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 8:46:42 AM PDT
Cavardossi: I'll add on Robin Hood tomorrow.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 1:13:46 PM PDT
After Gordo

Alan Silvestri- Back to the Future - 10
Alex North- A Streetcar Named Desire - 10
Bernard Herrmann- Citizen Kane - 10
Carter Burwell- Fargo - 12
Elmer Bernstein- To Kill a Mockingbird - 10
Ennio Morricone- The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly - 10
Frank Churchill, Leigh Harline, Paul Smith- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - 10
Hans Zimmer- The Lion King - 11
Henry Mancini- The Pink Panther - 8
Howard Shore- The Lord of the Rings - 12
James Horner- Aliens - 9
Jerry Goldsmith- Chinatown - 10
John Williams- Jaws - 10
Klaus Badelt- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - 7
Leonard Bernstein- On the Waterfront - 10
Malcolm Arnold- The Bridge on the River Kwai - 10
Maurice Jarre- Lawrence of Arabia - 14
Max Steiner- Gone With the Wind - 10
Nino Rota- The Godfather - 8
Vangelis- Chariots of Fire - 8

The Pink Panther -2
The Lord of the Rings +

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 1:21:58 PM PDT
This list does seem short. Makes for a quiker game. But still short.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 10:45:46 PM PDT
Cavar,

re: which three Rozsa scores I prefer to 'Ben-Hur'?...

I like 'El Cid', 'Ivanhoe', and 'Providence' (with John Gielgud) the best.
Next most, 'A Double Life', 'Sahara', The Thief of Bagdad', 'Brute Force', 'Ben-Hur', and 'The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes'.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 10:48:29 PM PDT
CC,
re: "short list"

That's why I asked about the possibilities for inclusion. So far the OP has taken 3 suggestions to include tomorrow. I'm sure he'd take your suggestion if you had one you wanted on the list that isn't here.

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 10:58:45 PM PDT
Mike Gordan says:
If possible, can you perhaps include the music from the Kill Bill movies (since they were supposed to be one film, might as well include both tracks as one, kinda like with Lord of the Rings)?

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 10:59:40 PM PDT
C. J. Vasta says:
After California is the Place You Otta Be

Alan Silvestri- Back to the Future - 12
Alex North- A Streetcar Named Desire - 10
Bernard Herrmann- Citizen Kane - 10
Carter Burwell- Fargo - 12
Elmer Bernstein- To Kill a Mockingbird - 10
Ennio Morricone- The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly - 10
Frank Churchill, Leigh Harline, Paul Smith- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - 10
Hans Zimmer- The Lion King - 11
Henry Mancini- The Pink Panther - 8
Howard Shore- The Lord of the Rings - 12
James Horner- Aliens - 9
Jerry Goldsmith- Chinatown - 10
John Williams- Jaws - 8
Klaus Badelt- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - 7
Leonard Bernstein- On the Waterfront - 10
Malcolm Arnold- The Bridge on the River Kwai - 10
Maurice Jarre- Lawrence of Arabia - 14
Max Steiner- Gone With the Wind - 10
Nino Rota- The Godfather - 8
Vangelis- Chariots of Fire - 8

Jaws -2 (Hardly, Williams's best score.)
Back to the Future +2 I would say fairly underrated as score's go.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 12:19:48 AM PDT
After CJ,

Alan Silvestri- Back to the Future - 12
Alex North- A Streetcar Named Desire - 10
Bernard Herrmann- Citizen Kane - 10
Carter Burwell- Fargo - 14
Elmer Bernstein- To Kill a Mockingbird - 10
Ennio Morricone- The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly - 10
Frank Churchill, Leigh Harline, Paul Smith- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - 10
Hans Zimmer- The Lion King - 10
Henry Mancini- The Pink Panther - 8
Howard Shore- The Lord of the Rings - 12
James Horner- Aliens - 9
Jerry Goldsmith- Chinatown - 10
John Williams- Jaws - 7
Klaus Badelt- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - 7
Leonard Bernstein- On the Waterfront - 10
Malcolm Arnold- The Bridge on the River Kwai - 10
Maurice Jarre- Lawrence of Arabia - 14
Max Steiner- Gone With the Wind - 10
Nino Rota- The Godfather - 8
Vangelis- Chariots of Fire - 8

-1 each Jaws and Lion.
+2 Carter Burwell's Far go.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 2:31:53 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 6, 2012 2:34:55 AM PDT
After JayBee,

Alan Silvestri- Back to the Future - 12
Alex North- A Streetcar Named Desire - 10
Bernard Herrmann- Citizen Kane - 10
Carter Burwell- Fargo - 14
Elmer Bernstein- To Kill a Mockingbird - 10
Ennio Morricone- The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly - 11
Frank Churchill, Leigh Harline, Paul Smith- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - 10
Hans Zimmer- The Lion King - 10
Henry Mancini- The Pink Panther - 8
Howard Shore- The Lord of the Rings - 10
James Horner- Aliens - 9
Jerry Goldsmith- Chinatown - 10
John Williams- Jaws - 8
Klaus Badelt- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - 7
Leonard Bernstein- On the Waterfront - 10
Malcolm Arnold- The Bridge on the River Kwai - 10
Maurice Jarre- Lawrence of Arabia - 14
Max Steiner- Gone With the Wind - 10
Nino Rota- The Godfather - 8
Vangelis- Chariots of Fire - 8

Plus Dum dum....dum dum...dum dum dum dum dum....splash chomp ripple....
Plus The equal best thing about 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (equal with my sons namesake, Eli)
Minus2 Rings....certainly effective, but I don't feel like listening to it...ever.

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 5:45:31 AM PDT
After Sloany (with an updated list):

Alan Silvestri- Back to the Future - 12
Alex North- A Streetcar Named Desire - 11
Bernard Herrmann- Citizen Kane - 10
Carter Burwell- Fargo - 14
Elmer Bernstein- To Kill a Mockingbird - 10
Ennio Morricone- The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly - 11
Erich Wolfgang Korngold- The Adventures of Robin Hood - 10
Frank Churchill, Leigh Harline, Paul Smith- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - 10
George Delerue - Our Mother's House - 10
Hans Zimmer- The Lion King - 11
Henry Mancini- The Pink Panther - 8
Howard Shore- The Lord of the Rings - 10
James Horner- Aliens - 9
Jerry Goldsmith- Chinatown - 10
John Williams- Jaws - 8
Klaus Badelt- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - 7
Leonard Bernstein- On the Waterfront - 10
Malcolm Arnold- The Bridge on the River Kwai - 10
Maurice Jarre- Lawrence of Arabia - 14
Max Steiner- Gone With the Wind - 10
Miklos Rozza- Ben Hur - 10
Nino Rota- The Godfather - 8
Vangelis- Chariots of Fire - 6
Various Artists- Kill Bill - 10

-2 Vangelis
+1 Zimmer and North

I will stop taking requests tomorrow, so anyone who has anymore suggestions, post them today, and I will make sure they are added.
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