List: Best Film Scores #40-21

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Thursdays in June I’m giving my picks for the greatest movies scores of all time. 3 weeks ago, I listed #100-81, then #80-61 and last week #60-41. Now, here is the list for #40-21. Listen to all scores from #100-21 here.

40. Franz Waxman, Sunset Blvd. (1950)

39. Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

38. John Williams, Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

37. Max Steiner, Casablanca (1942)

36. John Williams, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

35. Duke Ellington, Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

34. John Barry, Dr. No (1964)

33. Carter Burwell, Fargo (1996)

32. Richard Rodney Bennett, Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

31. John Williams, Jurassic Park (1993)

30. Roy Webb, Notorious (1946)

29. Mikos Theodorakis, Zorba the Greek (1964)

28. Nino Rota, 8 1/2 (1963)

27. Patrick Doyle, Sense and Sensibility (1995)

26. Howard Shore, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2003)

25. Max Steiner, Now, Voyager (1942)

24. Bernard Herrmann, Citizen Kane (1941)

23. John Williams, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

22. Dave Grusin, On Golden Pond (1981)

21. Herbert Stothart, The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Best Film Scores #80-61

MV5BMjY5MTgzMTQ1NF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNDg3OTcz._V1_.jpgJohn Williams, #98: Superman, #97: Jaws, #72: Home Alone

Last week, I started posting my list of the best film scores ever made. You can see the first list of scores #100-81 here. Click on my Youtube playlist here to listen to all the film scores posted so far. Here’s #80-61.

80. Philip Glass, The Illusionist (2006)

79. Leonard Bernstein, On the Waterfront (1954)

78. John Barry, The Lion in Winter (1968)

77. Dario Marianelli, Atonement (2008)

76. Hans Zimmer, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

75. Bronislau Kaper, Lili (1953)

74. Miklós Rózsa, The Lost Weekend (1945)

73. Rachel Portman, Emma (1996)

72. John Williams, Home Alone (1990)

71. Dimitri Tiomkin, The Alamo (1960)

70. Max Steiner, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

69. Ernest Gold, Exodus (1960)

68. Justin Hurwitz, La La Land (2016)

67. Anne Dudley, The Full Monty (1997)

66. Jerry Goldsmith, Chinatown (1974)

65. Henry Mancini, Hatari (1962)

64. Marvin Hamlisch, Take the Money and Run (1969)

63. Lalo Schifrin, Bullitt (1968)

62. Michael Giacchino, Inside Out (2016)

61. Ennio Morricone, Once upon a Time in the West (1968)