HR’s Top 100 Scores
The Hollywood Reporter posted their top 100 movie scores. The commentary on each score is also quite enlightening, not surprisingly written by Jeff Bond of Film Score Monthly.
This could almost be a list of the top 100 movies as well, which makes me wonder about the impact the musical score has to a film’s commercial success and longevity.
Number 1 is The Godfather, by Nino Rota.
Nino Rota’s music for “The Godfather” stands on its own yet fuses itself to Francis Ford Coppola’s classic film so that each is unimaginable without the other. Rota’s main title, his theme for Marlon Brando’s Don Vito Corleone, is so instantly recognizable that an audience could probably identify it simply from the melancholy sound of its first sustained vibrato trumpet note.
Would that score be number one if nobody noticed the score?
A worthwhile read.