Film Scores You've Never Heard
Composers you know, cues you don't.
- •Heartbeeps by John Williams (Star Wars)Cue "Crimebuster" (http://bit.ly/1yguw9K This 1981 Andy Kaufman sci-fi rom-com contains one of the greatest cues in film history. It's Williams at his undeniable best but done almost entirely with synthesizers.
- •Beat Girl by John Barry (James Bond)Cue "Main Title" (http://bit.ly/1KGKEb8 Composed before his infamous James Bond theme, this cue proves that there has never been nor will there ever be someone as effortlessly cool as John Barry.
- •When Women Had Tails by Ennio Morricone (The Good, The Bad, The Ugly)Cue "Quando Le Donne avevano Le coda" (http://bit.ly/1yguwqa Best use of an ocarina, ever. (Sorry, Link/Zelda)
- •Spies by Jerry Goldsmith (Star Trek)Cue "Main Title" (http://bit.ly/1KGKErw Like Williams, Goldsmith was a pioneer of film music. And like Williams, he too experimented with synth.
- •Cavemen by Lalo Schiffin (Mission Impossible)Cue "Main Title" (http://bit.ly/1yguy1f You will find yourself singing this to yourself in the shower in a few days, I promise. Fun Fact: this 1981 film about early man delivered the 1-2 punch of Dennis Quaid and Ringo Starr.
- •Laurens Walking by Angelo Badalamenti (Twin Peaks)From the rather out of character G-rated David Lynch film The Straight Story. http://bit.ly/1cTGbEI This song trudges along nicely with Richard Farnsworth as he treks 240 miles on a lawn mower.Suggested by @Hyner
- •The Moderns by Mark Isham (Crash)The main title music to the rarely mentioned film The Moderns. http://bit.ly/1BenNBY This score accompanies 1920s Paris wonderfully.Suggested by @Hyner