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Poll: Variety Top 11 Movies Scores

In 2012, Variety magazine published the list of the Top 11 greatest movie scores (it was originally supposed to be a Top 10) from the poll's answers of 40 working composers, giving their three all-time favorite scores.

Which of these 11 scores, as voted by professional movie composers and ranked in order, is your personal favorite?

Discuss the list here

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  1. Vote!

    The Mission (1986)

    Ennio Morricone
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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

    John Williams
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    Psycho (1960)

    Bernard Herrmann
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    The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

    Thomas Newman
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    Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

    John Williams
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    Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

    Maurice Jarre
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    Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

    Ennio Morricone
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    Chinatown (1974)

    Jerry Goldsmith
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    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

    John Williams
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    Planet of the Apes (1968)

    Jerry Goldsmith
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    Vertigo (1958)

    Bernard Herrmann

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