a contest. welcome. as some of you may or may not know i am something of a large fan of film scores. i have over 50 albums from different movies of my favorite scores throughout the years. every now and then the public will latch on to a theme from a movie and use it for commercials and other previews and all sorts of stuff (recent example--little miss sunshine). but for the most part the beautiful albums full of music go unknown to many modern music fans.
the oscars returned my attention to my love of movie music. i didn't know the scores particularly well this year but i was somewhat disappointed with the win by slumdog. i loved that it won everything else, and best song as well. but as scores go it was unique, but not entirely amazing. i enjoyed it, but i felt it wasn't the strongest. the score for "defiance" is tremendous. but of course i'm not saying i know more than the mysterious "the academy."
so i thought we would play a little game. below are 10 different tracks from some of my favorite scores. see how many you can guess--1 point for the movie its from, 1/2 point bonus if you can also tell me the name of the track. it won't be easy, and yeah i know it will take awhile--but it will be fun! and all the music is super good. don't look it up! that's cheating. so is looking at other people's answers--don't do that either.
the winner will get a copy of whichever score they want! good luck!