Wednesday, 1 February 2012

My 20 Favourite Movie Scores From The 80s (Part Three)

13. Predator (Alan Silvestri, 1987)
Alan Silvestri is underrated. Sure he composed Back to the Future and this but lately he’s been relegated to stuff like Night At The Museum and The A-Team. While his music for those are good, if not great, Silvestri just can’t seem to get back to the glory days of the 80s (although his score to The Delta Force is a bit shite). This is one of his best, in my opinion. The theme is classic thumping 80s action score.

12. E.T. (John Willaims, 1982)
Now, I’m not a huge fan of the film, I think it’s a tad overrated but I freaking love Williams’ score. I think it’s some of the best work he’s done. It even won an Oscar for best score.  Although. It’s not the highest ranking Williams entry in my list….

11. The 'Burbs (Jerry Goldsmith, 1989)
Here’s more of that Goldsmith expeimentation again. This time he mixes modern orchestral score with classic horror movie score adding some military-style tunes and some western-style music thrown in for good measure. It fits the film perfectly, the guy was a genius. The film is underrated too…

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