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Poll: Classic Whimsical Scores

Heartfelt, lighthearted with a touch of droll eccentricity carried by the playful little tune or a flute, a clarinet or an accordion with eventual bits of violin conveying a magical but awkwardly appealing resonance, these memorable scores evoke many simple but touching images of delighted nonchalance, joie de vivre or a couple riding a bike across a sunny or bucolic setting.

Which of these memorable scores that fit the description is your favorite?

After voting, you might discuss the list here

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    Il Postino (1994)

    LUIS BACALOV
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    Up (2009)

    MICHAEL GIACCHINO
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    Life Is Beautiful (1997)

    NICOLA PIOVANI
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    The Third Man (1949)

    Anton Karas
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    Chocolat (2000)

    RACHEL PORTMAN
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    Amélie (2001)

    Yann Tiersen
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    Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

    Willy Hautvast
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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

    BURT BACHARACH
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    City Lights (1931)

    Charlie Chaplin
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    My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

    JAMES NEWTON HOWARD
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    My Name Is Nobody (1973)

    Ennio Morricone
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    A Man and a Woman (1966)

    Francis Lai
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    Mon Oncle (1958)

    Franck Barcellini Alain Romans Norbert Glanzberg
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    The Artist (2011)

    LUDOVIC BOURCE
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    The Pink Panther (1963)

    My favorite whimsical score isn't whimsical in the way the author describes it in the poll... and that's my final word.

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