Tournament: Favorite Film Score [Winner Inside!]

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  1. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    Introducing the first Star Wars & Film Music tournament: We'll choose our all-time favorite film score. The intended focus will be on the score as written or how it appears in the film rather than on soundtrack releases. Newcomers are always welcome! :) Join in whenever you feel like it!

    Tournament Rules

    The bracket will be generated at random when we have 128 nominations.
    Read the latest posts to make sure you are voting on the current bracket.
    The initial rounds will have four brackets open for approximately 24 hours at a time.
    Please do not vote more than once using socks.
    All decisions of the Tournament Director are final.


    Nominations are closed.

    The Bracket:

    Violin Region

    Signs - James Newton Howard (2002)
    Glory - James Horner (1989)

    Twister - Mark Mancina (1996)
    Revenge Of The Sith - John Williams (2005)

    The Nightmare Before Christmas - Danny Elfman (1993)
    Jaws - John Williams (1975)

    The Final Conflict ? Jerry Goldsmith (1981)
    Dances With Wolves - John Barry (1990)

    Finding Neverland - Jan A.P. Kaczmarek (2004)
    The Prince Of Tides - James Newton Howard (1991)

    Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban - John Williams (2003)
    Once Upon A Time In The West - Ennio Morricone (1968)

    King Of Kings - Miklos Rozsa (1961)
    The Last Of The Mohicans - Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman (1992)

    The Omen - Jerry Goldsmith (1976)
    Raiders Of The Lost Ark - John Williams (1981)

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    Conan The Barbarian - Basil Poledouris (1982)
    The Adventures Of Robin Hood - Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1938)

    The Empire Strikes Back - John Williams (1980)
    Gettysburg - Randy Edelman (1993)

    Halloween - John Carpenter (1978)
    Night Crossing - Jerry Goldsmith (1982)

    The Lion King - Hans Zimmer (1994)
    Batman Returns - Danny Elfman (1992)

    Young Sherlock Holmes - Bruce Broughton (1985)
    Gladiator - Hans Zimmer (2000)

    Alien 3 - Elliot Goldenthal (1992)
    Back To The Future - Alan Silvestri (1985)

    A Little Princess - Patrick Doyle (1995)
    Bram Stoker's Dracula - Wojciech Kilar (1992)

    Far And Away - John Williams (1992)
    Big Fish - Danny Elfman (2003)

    Oboe Region

    Godzilla - Akira Ifukube (1956)
    The Matrix - Don Davis (1999)

    The Land Before Time - James Horner (1988)
    The Fellowship Of The Ring - Howard Shore (2001)

    Memoirs Of A Geisha - John Williams (2005)
    To Kill A Mockingbird - Elmer Bernstein (1962)

    Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade - John Williams (1989)
    Goldfinger - John Barry (1964)

    Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - Danny Elfman (2005)
    Princess Mononoke - Joe Hisaishi (1997)

    The Red Violin - John Corigliano (1998)
    Sunset Boulevard - Franz Waxman (1950)

    Rocky II - Bill Conti (1979)
    The Magnificent Seven - Elmer Bernstein (1960)

    The Phantom Menace - John Williams (1999)
    The Third Man ? Anton Karas (1949)
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    Hook - John Williams (1991)
    Farewell To The King - Basil Poledouris (1989)

    Jurassic Park - John Williams (1993)
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  2. jedi_master_ousley Manager Emeritus

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    Hlemmur - Sigur Rós (2002)
    Romeo and Juliet - Nino Rota (1968)
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    Dances With Wolves (1990) - John Barry
    Superman: The Movie (1978) - John Williams
    Superman Returns (2006) - John Ottman
    Independence Day (1996) - David Arnold

  4. The-Tennis-Ball-Kid Jedi Knight

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    Vertigo -- Bernard Herrmann
    King of Kings -- Miklos Rozsa
    Conan The Barbarian -- Basil Poledouris
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind -- John Williams



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  5. AdamBertocci Manager

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    Jurassic Park (1993) - John Williams


    MY favorite film score :D



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  6. Drac39 Force Ghost

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    Scott I think we should exclude Star Wars scores because we know they will win...

    Nominations...
    Hellbound Hellraiser II Chrsitopher Young
    Batman Returns Danny Elfman
    Edward Scissorhands Danny Elfman
    Halloween John Carpenter
  7. Well_Of_Souls Jedi Grand Master

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    E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial, John Williams
    Black Beauty, Danny Elfman
    The Land Before Time, James Horner
    Signs, James Newton Howard
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    Hook by John Williams
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan by James Horner
    Gladiator by Hans Zimmer
    Far And Away by John Williams
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    The Lion King 1994(Hans Zimmer)
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005(Danny Elfman)
    King Kong 1932(Max Steiner)
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2003(John Williams)
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    The Hours - Phillip Glass
    Psycho - Bernard Herrmann
    The Adventures of Robin Hood - Erich Wolfgang Korngold
    Gattaca - Michael Nyman



    Also, GK, what counts as a score? Must it be orchestral? I'd like to nominated Amelie by Yann Tiersen and The Triplets of Belleville by Ben Charest but I don't know if they qualify. Also, does Shadows of the Empire count, or not?
  11. JediKnight20043 Force Ghost

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    The Godfather (1972) - Nino Rota
    Jaws (1975) - John Williams
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) - Klaus Badelt
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) - Hans Zimmer
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    Memoirs of a Geisha - John Williams
    The Incredibles - Michael Giachhino
    Finding Neverland - Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
    Princess Mononoke - Joe Hisaishi
  13. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    Scores do not need to be orchestral, but they do need to be film scores. So Shadows of the Empire and video games scores are not eligible.

    We've got 51 nominations so far... I'm going to round it off to 52 by adding The Natural by Randy Newman (1984).

    I'll try to clean up the initial post and add dates for all films throughout the day.
  14. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Most of the best ones are already up there and since I don't have the highest collection in such things (HookLineAndSinker you are insane :p) I can only think of two more. They being:


    Plunkett & Macleane (1999) - Craig Armstrong
    The Bourne Identity (2002) - John Powell
  15. Darth_Vader-Anakin Jedi Master

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    To Kill a Mockingbird - Elmer Bernstein (1962)
    The Omen - Jerry Goldsmith (1976)
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - John Williams (1984)
    Glory - James Horner (1989)



  16. Boba_Fett_123 Jedi Master

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    X-Men: The Last Stand - John Powell (2006)
    X-Men - Michael Kamen (2000)

  17. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    Gone With the Wind - Max Steiner (1939)
    Casablanca - Max Steiner (1942)
    Batman - Danny Elfman (1989)
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - Tan Dun (2000)
  18. Well_Of_Souls Jedi Grand Master

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    Once Upon A Time In The West, Ennio Morricone (1968)
    Willow, James Horner (1988)
    Big Fish, Danny Elfman (2003)
    Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, Elliot Goldenthal (2001)
  19. HL&S Magistrate Emeritus

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    Some of these nominations... :_|


    The Pink Panther - Henry Mancini
    Lawrence of Arabia - Maurice Jarre
    The Good, The Bad and the Ugly - Ennio Morricone
    The Magnificent Seven - Elmer Bernstein
  20. Boba_Fett_123 Jedi Master

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    The two I nominated are pretty far down my list, but everyone covered just about anything else I could think of.

    I did forget this one, though: Chinatown - Jerry Goldsmith (1974)
  21. The-Tennis-Ball-Kid Jedi Knight

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    Young Sherlock Holmes - Bruce Broughton (1985)
    Alexander Nevsky - Sergei Prokofiev (1938)
    Trois Couleurs: Bleu - Zbigniew Preisner (1994)
    Night Crossing - Jerry Goldsmith (1982)



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  22. Cerrabore Jedi Master

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    Kings Row (1941) - Erich Wolfgang Korngold
    Oklahoma! (1955) - Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, underscore by Adolph Deutsch
    The Prince of Tides (1991) - James Newton Howard
    A Little Princess (1995) - Patrick Doyle
  23. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Chariots of Fire by Vangelis
    Doctor Zhivago by Maurice Jarre
    Rocky by Bill Conti
    How The West Was Won by Alfred Newman
  24. Well_Of_Souls Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah, some of them are a bit... questionable.

    Unless you're referring to mine, in which case you're dead wrong! :p
  25. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

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    hey, it's a Favorite Film Score Tournament
    not Best Film Score
    ;)
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