The Incomparable Mothership #430 October 27, 2018
Film score draft.

We’re the Magnificent Seven

Sit back and let our panelists take you into the world of movie music, as we draft our favorite film scores. (Songs with lyrics not eligible!) Who is this John Williams guy and why is he hogging the limelight? If James Horner’s scores all sound the same, why do we keep picking them? This is one episode that wasn’t overproduced by Hans Zimmer.

Listen to this episode (1 hour, 33 minutes)

Show Notes

(If you normally listen to podcasts at high speed, you might want to slow this one down so you can appreciate the music.)

Here are Apple Music and Spotify playlists with selections from our choices.

Phil: Once Upon a Time in the West, Ennio Morricone
Dan: Tron: Legacy, Daft Punk
Joe: Psycho, Bernard Herrman
Kathy: Pirates of the Carribean: Curse of the Black Pearl, Klaus Badelt
Moises: Star Wars, John Williams
David: Raiders of the Lost Ark, John Williams
Jason: Star Trek II, James Horner

Phil: The Long Goodbye, John Williams
Dan: The Empire Strikes Back, John Williams
Joe: Back to the Future, Alan Silvestri
Kathy: Gone With the Wind, Max Steiner
Moises: The Third Man, Anton Karas
David: The Firm, Dave Grusin
Jason: The Incredibles, Michael Giacchino

Phil: The Magnificent Seven - Elmer Bernstein
Dan: The Rocketeer, James Horner
Joe: Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Howard Shore
Kathy: Titanic, James Horner
Moises: Pacific Rim, Ramin Djawadi
David: Warner Bros. Cartoons, Carl Stalling Project
Jason: Batman, Danny Elfman

Phil: The Sting, Marvin Hamlish
Dan: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Joe Kraemer
Joe: Star Trek: First Contact, Jerry/Joel Goldsmith
Kathy: The Lion King, Hans Zimmer
Moises: Superman, John Williams
David: Ocean’s Eleven, David Holmes
Jason: Last Temptation of Christ, Peter Gabriel

Bring out your dead:

Phil: Miller’s Crossing, Patton, Lawrence of Arabia, North by Northwest, Taxi Driver, Blade Runner, Chariots of Fire, The Mission, The Right Stuff

Dan: Fellowship of the Ring, Sneakers, Lady in the Water, Star Trek: TMP, Last Crusade, Amistad, War Horse, Road to Perdition, Ant-Man, Apollo 13, Dragonheart, The Rock, Yoko Kano, Shirley Walker

Joe: Total Recall, Starship Troopers, The Omen, Predator, Star Trek VI, Little Mermaid, Enchanted

Kathy: Chocolat, Jurassic Park, Lawrence of Arabia, O Brother Where Art Thou, Catch Me If You Can, all of Harry Potter

Moises: Trek VI, Lawrence, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, AI, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Big Lebowski

David: Anatomy of a Murder, Tune In Tomorrow, Unfaithfully Yours (1984), An American In Paris, Beetlejuice, 1941, The Red Shoes, Hunt for Red October, Pink Panther, Casablanca, Backdraft, Moonrise Kingdom

Jason: Star Wars Episode I, Williams; Apollo 13, Horner; Star Trek, Giacchino; Rushmore, Mothersbaugh