50 best film scores, part 1

As part of my “25 best” series, I present the 50 best film scores, in two parts. Here is a list as well as clips of the scores below:

50. Danny Elfman, Beetle Juice (1988) — 49. Andrew Powell, Ladyhawke (1985) — 48. Henry Mancini, The Great Mouse Detective (1986) — 47. Dimitri Tiomkin, It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) — 46. Philip Glass, The Illusionist (2006) — 45. Michael Giacchino, The Incredibles (2004) — 44. Mychael Danna, Being Julia (2004) — 43. Alan Menken, The Little Mermaid (1989) — 42. Danny Elfman, Men in Black (1997) — 41. Gabriel Yared, Cold Mountain (2003) — 40. Klaus Badelt, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) — 39. Thomas Newman, Finding Nemo (2003) — 38. John Williams, Home Alone (1990) — 37. Max Steiner, Casablanca (1942) — 36. Elmer Bernstein,Ghostbusters (1984) — 35. Thomas Newman, WALL-E (2008) — 34. Francis Lai, Love Story (1970) — 33. Miklos Rozsa, Spellbound (1945) — 32. Alberto Iglesias, Bad Education (2004) — 31. John Williams, The Empire Strikes Back (1980) — 30. John Williams, Jaws (1975) — 29. Alan Silvestri, Back to the Future (1985) — 28. Bruce Broughton, The Rescuers Down Under(1990) — 27. Franz Waxman, Sunset Blvd. (1950) — 26. Gabriel Yared, The English Patient (1996)

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