Top Scores from Iconic Movies

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http://ricall.com/music-licensing |Movie music provides important emotional context to the stories being told on the screen. Check out these ironic scores to some memorable movie moments.

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Top Scores from Iconic Movies

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Just as memorable as the scenes, acting and special effects, movie music provides a crucial element to many iconic masterpieces of cinema. Able to deepen the messages conveyed visually, music affects us on a deeper emotional level. Who can forget the majesty of the Star Wars score or the triumphalism of the Superman soundtrack? And who hasn’t felt a shiver of terror when hearing the music from the infamous Psycho shower scene. The following is a brief history of some of the greatest movie scores in Hollywood history.

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Scoring An American Icon Superman was scored in 1978. Music from the original movie has been used in nearly all Superman movies since then. John Williams, who scored Superman, also scored Star Wars. The 2013 reboot Man of Steel, is the first Superman movie to use none of Williams’ music.

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Psycho was scored by Bernard Herrmann in 1960. Alfred Hitchcock said the music was responsible for about 33 percent of the terror the movie evoked in audiences. Music from the film’s shower scene has been parodied and adapted for countless television shows and other films. A Thrilling Classic

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A Stellar Score Scored by John Williams in 1977. Considered the best score of all time by the American Film Institute. Score was inspired in part by a 1942 film, Kings Row, which starred Ronald Reagan.

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Taking a Bite out of the Box Office Yet another John Williams hit, scored in 1975. Won an Academy Award for best score. Sixth greatest score, according to the American Film Institute.

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Authorship of the iconic tune is a point of contention between John Barry and Monty Norman. Used in every James Bond film since the first in 1962. The theme uses a surf rock riff. When the first Bond movie was made, surf rock was a popular musical craze. Secret Agent Man

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The Godfather was scored by Nino Rota in 1972. Director Francis Ford Coppola’s father also contributed music. The original theme from the film appears in all three Godfather movies. Pulling All the Strings

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Chariots of Fire was scored by Greek composer Vangelis. Vangelis said the Academy Award winning theme was dedicated to his father, a runner. The movie’s soundtrack also incorporates classic Gilbert and Sullivan music. Chariots of Fire

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About Ricall Music Licensing Ricall provides licensed music for a variety of film and video projects, including independent films, trade show videos, corporate videos and more. Founded in 1998, Ricall has one of the largest libraries of popular music available for licensing. To learn more, visit http://ricall.com/music-licensing .

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