20 Scores That Spring to Mind

Anton Karas ‘The Third Man’ – 1949

Bernard Herrmann ‘Psycho’ – 1960

Bernard Herrmann  ‘Jason and the Argonauts’ – 1963
Bernie scores twice in a row

John Barry ‘Zulu’ – 1964


Mikis Theodorakis ‘Zorba the Greek’ – 1964


Ennio Morricone ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’ – 1968


Krzysztof Komeda ‘Rosemary’s baby’ – 1968


Roy Budd ‘Get Carter’ – 1971

Paul Giovanni ‘The Wicker Man’ – 1973

Gheorghe Zamfir ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’ – 1975

John Williams ‘Jaws’ – 1975 

Bernard Herrmann ‘Taxi Driver’ – 1976
Bernie back for more

Giorgio Moroder ‘Midnight Express’ – 1978


Jerry Goldsmith ‘Alien’ – 1979
John Hurt crossover here with Midnight Express.


Ennio Morricone ‘The Thing’ – 1982
Deux points for Ennio for the original score to The Thing. All this time I thought John Carpenter did all the music.

Vangelis ‘Blade Runner’ – 1982
Ridley Scott scores again

Basil Poledouris ‘Conan’ – 1982
Basil also did Robocop and Starship Troopers


Roger Waters ‘Pink Floyd The Wall’ – 1982

Toto ‘Dune’ – 1984
Paul L. Smith (1936-2012) crossover with Midnight Express


Damon Albarn, Michael Nyman ‘Ravenous’ – 1999

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