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Jerry Goldsmith (1929-2004)
List creator: ColonelKong
Created on: November 18, 2003 - 8:17 PM PST
Description: Some movies with good Jerry Goldsmith scores (not a complete listing by any means)

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Legend: Ultimate Edition (Disc 1 of 2) (Director's Cut) (1985)
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  Another good Goldsmith score for a Ridley Scott movie, which was jettisoned from the US version
Planet of the Apes (1968)
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  Goldsmith reportedly wore an ape mask while conducting the score for this film
Chinatown (1974)
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  One of the best noir scores ever composed
L.A. Confidential (1997)
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  Another good Goldsmith noir score (say that five times fast!)
The Omen (1976)
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  It is a well-photographed movie and has that neat decapitation scene, but I think the score's better than the movie
Seconds (Criterion) (1966)
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  Seconds gets my vote for the film with the scariest Goldsmith score, and it's a great scary movie too
Poltergeist (1982)
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  Another good, spooky score (for some reason, the deceptively syrupy main theme gets me the most)
Basic Instinct (1992)
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  Not real fond of the movie (I'd rather rewatch Dressed To Kill or Body Double myself), but I like the score (which I'm listening to as I write this)
Gremlins (1984)
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  Fun score in which Goldsmith really works in a different mode than these other scores (see also: Gremlins 2 and several other Joe Dante films)
Matinee (1992)
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  ....and.....
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
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Patton (1970)
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  I haven't seen this film in years, but I remember the famous trumpet flourish really well
Total Recall (1990)
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  Why didn't Arnold use this film's main theme for his campaign theme music? :)

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