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20 Great Bernard Herrmann Scores

Born 100 years ago, Bernard Herrmann's career began in the golden age of Hollywood, working with the likes of Welles, Wise and, most fruitfully, Hitchcock, and ended with collaborations with  1970s movie brats De Palma and Scorsese. To celebrate his centenary, here are 20 of TMW's favourite Herrmann scores.*

10 Best Quincy Jones Scores

Pop culture may well remember him best as the producer of Michael Jackson's Thriller, but Quincy Jones has contributed memorable scores to a host of movies and TV shows. Here are 10 of his best.

The 10 best Clint Mansell scores

Former frontman for UK indie group Pop Will Eat Itself, Clint Mansell has, over the last decade, created some of the most memorable scores in recent cinema. Here are selections from 10 of his best.

10 Best Riz Ortolani Scores

Italian composer Riz Ortolani sadly passed away on January 23rd, 2014, aged 87, leaving behind a legacy of over 200 scores. His 1962 Best Song Oscar nomination for Mondo Cane is possibly the only time the Academy acknowledged the world of Italian exploitation movies. Ortolani prolifically contributed to genres as disaparate as EuroSpy, Giallo and the Spaghetti Western. In tribute, here are selections from 10 of his best scores.

The 10 Best John Carpenter Scores

John Carpenter is the ultimate auteur. Not only has he directed, written, edited and produced throughout his career but he's also written the scores for most of his movies. One of the first soundtrack composers to make use of synths, Carpenter brought a minimalistic rock 'n' roll approach to his scores and defined the sound of eighties horror. Here are selections from ten of his best works.

10 Best Wojciech Kilar Scores

Recently passed at the age of 81, Wojciech Kilar had been composing in his native Poland for a quarter of a century before Francis Ford Coppola brought him to mainstream attention by hiring Kilar to score his 1992 'Dracula'.

10 Best John Williams Scores

A new 'Star Wars' trilogy means we can look forward to three more great scores from arguably America's greatest ever film composer. Here are 10 of John Williams' most memorable works to date, from a career spanning six decades.

10 Funky Soundtracks Every DJ Should Own

When I'm not watching or writing about movies, I can be found spinning the decks in a local Dublin bar. Sometimes I get to combine my twin loves thanks to these funky ass soundtracks.