Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Musical Scores of the Decade

This is my choice of the decade's best film scores. Some of these are very traditional (The Lord of the Rings), while others are audaciously different (There Will be Blood), and some have taken on a life of their own, beyond the movie they were originally written for (Requiem for a Dream). All of them however, are memorable pieces of music, and they all contributed hugely to the atmosphere and impact of their respective films.
10 – The Lord of the Rings trilogy by Howard Shore (2001 – 2003)

9 – Solaris by Cliff Martinez (2002)

8 – Pan's Labyrinth by Javier Navarrete (2006)

7 – The Incredibles by Michael Giacchino (2004)

6 – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon by Tan Dun and Yo-Yo Ma (2000)

5 – Far From Heaven by Elmer Bernstein (2002)

4 – Requiem for a Dream by Clint Mansell (2000)

3 – There Will Be Blood by Jonny Greenwood (2007)

2 – The New World by James Horner (2005)

1 – The Assassination of Jesse James by The Coward Robert Ford by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis (2007)