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. 1. Transformers: Last Knight
2. Cars 3
3. The Mummy
4. Wonder Woman
5. POTC: Dead Men Tell No Tales
. . 1. Star Wars: Force Awakens
2. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
3. Titanic
4. Avatar
5. Nineteen Eighty-Four
6. Gladiator
7. Star Wars: A New Hope
8. Animal Farm
9. LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring
10. Harry Potter: Sorcerer's Stone
. . 1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
2. Fantastic Beasts/Find Them
3. Willow
4. The Ghost and the Darkness
5. An American Tail
Filmtracks On Cue


On Cue for September, 2000:





9/29/00 - The #1 Most Underrated Score of the 1990s is a 1990 score by Jerry Goldsmith... Read more about this score. As a recap: Filmtracks' September Theme of the Month list of the most underrated scores of the 1990s contains readily available titles by mainstream composers, and as the month progresses, more titles will be revealed, leading to the #1 most underrated score of the decade. Every three days in September, another entry in the list will be added, and a teaser for that score will appear in Filmtracks' On Cue. These scores may not be your favorites, but they should be... What's your list of 90s scores?

9/26/00 - The 2nd Most Underrated Score of the 1990s is a 1997 score by Basil Poledouris... Read more about this score. As a recap: Filmtracks' September Theme of the Month list of the most underrated scores of the 1990s contains readily available titles by mainstream composers, and as the month progresses, more titles will be revealed, leading to the #1 most underrated score of the decade. Every three days in September, another entry in the list will be added, and a teaser for that score will appear in Filmtracks' On Cue. These scores may not be your favorites, but they should be... What's your list of 90s scores?

9/23/00 - The 3rd Most Underrated Score of the 1990s is a 1992 score by John Williams... Read more about this score. As a recap: Filmtracks' September Theme of the Month list of the most underrated scores of the 1990s contains readily available titles by mainstream composers, and as the month progresses, more titles will be revealed, leading to the #1 most underrated score of the decade. Every three days in September, another entry in the list will be added, and a teaser for that score will appear in Filmtracks' On Cue. These scores may not be your favorites, but they should be... What's your list of 90s scores?

9/21/00 - The Phantom Menace returns to the record stores at last... Independently unconfirmed reports (from reliable sources in the followers of John Williams and the Star Wars series, however) indicate that Sony Classical will release an expanded album for Williams' Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace in November of this year. This "Ultimate Edition" will include all two hours (plus) of score in sequential order and a bonus "Duel of the Fates" track which features the original audio (sound effects, music, dialog) from the lightsabre battle at the end of the film. By the same report, the album also will include a lengthy booklet with photos and notes about the score and film. Until official confirmation is released about these details, you will likely find more information soon on the Sony Classical site. You can also read extensive information about the original Phantom Menace album here at Filmtracks.

9/19/00 - The 4th Most Underrated Score of the 1990s is a 1998 score by John Ottman... Read more about this score. As a recap: Filmtracks' September Theme of the Month list of the most underrated scores of the 1990s contains readily available titles by mainstream composers, and as the month progresses, more titles will be revealed, leading to the #1 most underrated score of the decade. Every three days in September, another entry in the list will be added, and a teaser for that score will appear in Filmtracks' On Cue. These scores may not be your favorites, but they should be... What's your list of 90s scores?

9/18/00 - Into the Arms of Strangers: (Lee Holdridge) A veteran of scoring holocaust documentaries, Lee Holdridge provides a delicate score for Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport. The album of music from the film, released by Chapter III Records on September 12th, contains about 25 minutes of Holdridge's original score and eight additional tracks of traditional children's songs performed by various European choirs. The Holdridge score is of a smaller scale than his 1997 WWII one for The Long Way Home. Still very typical of Holdridge's style, much of the volume is maintained by woodwinds and strings, with few elevated instances of theme. As a Holdridge fan, I can say that I enjoy his music for this documentary, but it is neither the best he has composed for the subject in his career, nor does it really stand up to the emotional power of the children's songs on the CD. With about fifteen notable minutes of Holdridge music mixed in between the choir performances, the album suffers from a slight lack of continuity. Overall, Holdridge continues to produce good documentary music. *** Available at Amazon.com.

9/16/00 - The 5th Most Underrated Score of the 1990s is a 1996 score by Jerry Goldsmith... Read more about this score. As a recap: Filmtracks' September Theme of the Month list of the most underrated scores of the 1990s contains readily available titles by mainstream composers, and as the month progresses, more titles will be revealed, leading to the #1 most underrated score of the decade. Every three days in September, another entry in the list will be added, and a teaser for that score will appear in Filmtracks' On Cue. These scores may not be your favorites, but they should be... What's your list of 90s scores?

9/14/00 - Titanic: (James Horner) "I have publicly expressed my hatred for James Horner to a great many people. I don't just 'dislike' him, mind you. I HATE him. You know, the kind of hatred that makes you clench your jaw and growl. Whether its his disturbingly blatant repetition of cues and themes or his rancid attempts at electronics, my hatred for Horner grows with every film he scores. And believe me when I say that the day James Cameron signed James Horner to score his ridiculously overrated idealistic egomaniacal wet dream, commonly referred to as Titanic, was a miserable day. A miserable day, indeed. Honestly, am I the only one who simply detests this score? Am I missing something?..." Read the entire donated review.

9/13/00 - The 6th Most Underrated Score of the 1990s is a 1991 score by James Horner... Read more about this score. As a recap: Filmtracks' September Theme of the Month list of the most underrated scores of the 1990s contains readily available titles by mainstream composers, and as the month progresses, more titles will be revealed, leading to the #1 most underrated score of the decade. Every three days in September, another entry in the list will be added, and a teaser for that score will appear in Filmtracks' On Cue. These scores may not be your favorites, but they should be... What's your list of 90s scores?

9/11/00 - Bond is Back... Again. The second compilation of Silva Screen's re-recordings of James Bond music is due this next month. It will contain the following: three tracks from The Man With The Golden Gun, two from The Spy Who Loved Me, two from Moonraker, one from For Your Eyes Only, one from Octopussy, one (a suite) from A View to a Kill, four from The Living Daylights, and one from GoldenEye. Some of the material has not yet been released on any CD album. The suites from the John Barry scores in particular are promisingly well-constructed. In the meantime, you can read more about the original "Bond: Back in Action" album.

9/10/00 - The 7th Most Underrated Score of the 1990s is a 1996 score by Andrew Lloyd Webber... Read more about this score. As a recap: Filmtracks' September Theme of the Month list of the most underrated scores of the 1990s contains readily available titles by mainstream composers, and as the month progresses, more titles will be revealed, leading to the #1 most underrated score of the decade. Every three days in September, another entry in the list will be added, and a teaser for that score will appear in Filmtracks' On Cue. These scores may not be your favorites, but they should be... What's your list of 90s scores?

9/9/00 - Cutthroat Island: (John Debney) "From the first track to the last, this score really will blow the hair off your head! The music is very full in sound and the themes are all memorable, and the choir adds another deal of depth and power to the score. The sound quality is great and although the 70 minutes might seem to you a little bit long, the score gets never boring. If you want loud and also melodic music, get it; if you like good themes, get it too; and if you just like a plain good score, get it as well! Cutthroat Island is filmmusic at its best and I for myself consider it the best (motion picture) score of 1995...." Read the entire donated review.

9/7/00 - The 8th Most Underrated Score of the 1990s is a 1993 score by Danny Elfman... Read more about this score. As a recap: Filmtracks' September Theme of the Month list of the most underrated scores of the 1990s contains readily available titles by mainstream composers, and as the month progresses, more titles will be revealed, leading to the #1 most underrated score of the decade. Every three days in September, another entry in the list will be added, and a teaser for that score will appear in Filmtracks' On Cue. These scores may not be your favorites, but they should be... What's your list of 90s scores?

9/6/00 - Saving Private Ryan: (John Williams) "...I saw the film and I understood the reasons of the soundtrack. It was like that there was enough emotion there already in the main texts and it couldn't be obscured with music, therefore, the music was only orchestrated to bridge the courage through the audience that the movie would be over soon and they would be back in their cars, never having to climb out of a shore, or dodge the whining shell of a tank or have to cope with the fact of losing a loved one during a period of trial and tribulation. The music was there soley for the purpose to let everyone close their eyes for a few moments to let the bloodshed try and leave their beings as best as possible before the next one began....." Read the entire donated review.

9/5/00 - Danny Elfman's score for Instinct is the subject of this comment by Tim Ballan: "Without deep scrutiny, on a whole, this score works well in and out of the film. The main flaw that I find, though, is that the minimalism that Elfman uses seems more appropriate for a drama based on hope beyond tragedy, not a drama based on hope beyond opposition. This movie seems to demand more movement than Elfman put into the score. There are parts to Danny's music that are truly ingenious. The first half of Track 5, which definitely distinguishes itself from the second half, is of the most subtly lush on the album. Track 6 nearly sends me into convulsions despite my appreciation for Elfman's quirky orchestrations. A commendable score, which could've risen so much higher if Danny had taken a different approach to scoring it." Read more about Instinct.

9/4/00 - The 9th Most Underrated Score of the 1990s is a 1990 score by John Williams... Read more about this score. As a recap: Filmtracks' September Theme of the Month list of the most underrated scores of the 1990s contains readily available titles by mainstream composers, and as the month progresses, more titles will be revealed, leading to the #1 most underrated score of the decade. Every three days in September, another entry in the list will be added, and a teaser for that score will appear in Filmtracks' On Cue. These scores may not be your favorites, but they should be... What's your list of 90s scores?

9/1/00 - The 10th Most Underrated Score of the 1990s is a 1994 score by Hans Zimmer... Read more about this score. As a recap: Filmtracks' September Theme of the Month list of the most underrated scores of the 1990s contains readily available titles by mainstream composers, and as the month progresses, more titles will be revealed, leading to the #1 most underrated score of the decade. Every three days in September, another entry in the list will be added, and a teaser for that score will appear in Filmtracks' On Cue. These scores may not be your favorites, but they should be... What's your list of 90s scores?






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