Newest Major Reviews:.This Month's Most Popular Reviews: Best-Selling Albums:
. 1. Fifty Shades Darker
2. La La Land
3. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
4. Moana
5. Fantastic Beasts/Find Them
. . 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 November, 2000:





11/30/00 - The #1 Best Score of the 1990s is a 1993 score by John Williams... Read more about this score. As a recap: Filmtracks' November Theme of the Month list of the best 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 best score of the decade. Every three days in November, another entry in the list will be added, and a teaser for that score will appear in Filmtracks' On Cue. If you're a serious film score collector, then these titles should be on your shelves. What's your list of best 90s scores?

11/28/00 - The 2nd Best Score of the 1990s is a 1990 score by Jerry Goldsmith... Read more about this score. As a recap: Filmtracks' November Theme of the Month list of the best 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 best score of the decade. Every three days in November, another entry in the list will be added, and a teaser for that score will appear in Filmtracks' On Cue. If you're a serious film score collector, then these titles should be on your shelves. What's your list of best 90s scores?

11/27/00 - Nixon: (John Williams) "Although Nixon is not the best work from either director Oliver Stone or composer John Williams, it is one of their more underrated efforts. Nixon represents an important landmark in the careers of both men. For Stone, who was up till then coasting on the success of JFK, Nixon's disappointing financial performance undercut, for the time being, his ability to make films with political themes. For Williams, the score marked the beginning of a trend toward darker, more complex music, as shown by scores such as Sleepers, Seven Years in Tibet, and parts of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace..." Read the entire donated review.

11/26/00 - The 3rd Best Score of the 1990s is a 1994 score by James Horner... Read more about this score. As a recap: Filmtracks' November Theme of the Month list of the best 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 best score of the decade. Every three days in November, another entry in the list will be added, and a teaser for that score will appear in Filmtracks' On Cue. If you're a serious film score collector, then these titles should be on your shelves. What's your list of best 90s scores?

11/24/00 - Amanda: (Basil Poledouris) "In a cross between Poledouris' western, mystical and childrens' genres of composition, this light and fluffy score exists where its movie does not. The film was slated to be released in 1996, at a time when Poledouris had finished a string of popular and effective films in the children's adventure scene (including the Free Willy films, Jungle Book, Lassie, etc). In short, Poledouris was (and still is, to an extent) the expert at capturing the musical essence of the relationship between animal and young human. In the case of Amanda, a crippled young boy's relationship to a horse is the primary focus of the film, as well as all the typical maturing of confidence and overcoming of disabilities that also has a tendency to drive such stories. Adding more flavor for Poledouris to work with is an older, wiser horse expert who inspires the boy with sories of swords and warriors and knights, thus bringing an element of Conan the Barbarian into an otherwise serene scenario of normal character-building...." *** Read the entire review.

11/22/00 - The 4th Best Score of the 1990s is a 1991 score by Alan Menken... Read more about this score. As a recap: Filmtracks' November Theme of the Month list of the best 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 best score of the decade. Every three days in November, another entry in the list will be added, and a teaser for that score will appear in Filmtracks' On Cue. If you're a serious film score collector, then these titles should be on your shelves. What's your list of best 90s scores?

11/19/00 - The 5th Best Score of the 1990s is a 1995 score by James Horner... Read more about this score. As a recap: Filmtracks' November Theme of the Month list of the best 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 best score of the decade. Every three days in November, another entry in the list will be added, and a teaser for that score will appear in Filmtracks' On Cue. If you're a serious film score collector, then these titles should be on your shelves. What's your list of best 90s scores?

11/16/00 - Nurse Betty: (Rolfe Kent) Released by the Varèse Sarabande label last month, Rolfe Kent's second major feature film score is a remarkably effective yet subtle piece. With a heartwarming theme and an attractive, flighty personality, Kent's music is a delightful background listening experience. The title theme (for Betty) soars with a medium range orchestra in tracks 14 and 21, and its gentle mutations for piano throughout combine a genuine sense of comedy and sensitivity. With light and upbeat instrumentation utilized in many cues, Nurse Betty is a lovable, though not overwhelmingly memorable score. The album contains seven suitable songs of similar whimsical nature at the start (many of which you'll recognize), followed by roughly thirty minutes of Kent's score. The album has a slight problem with upper range interference during full string performances, most noticeably in track seventeen. *** Available at Amazon.com.

11/15/00 - The 6th Best Score of the 1990s is a 1993 score by John Williams... Read more about this score. As a recap: Filmtracks' November Theme of the Month list of the best 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 best score of the decade. Every three days in November, another entry in the list will be added, and a teaser for that score will appear in Filmtracks' On Cue. If you're a serious film score collector, then these titles should be on your shelves. What's your list of best 90s scores?

11/12/00 - The 7th Best Score of the 1990s is a 1990 score by Basil Poledouris... Read more about this score. As a recap: Filmtracks' November Theme of the Month list of the best 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 best score of the decade. Every three days in November, another entry in the list will be added, and a teaser for that score will appear in Filmtracks' On Cue. If you're a serious film score collector, then these titles should be on your shelves. What's your list of best 90s scores? (It's also, by the way, the webmaster's 25th birthday today!)

11/9/00 - The 8th Best Score of the 1990s is a 1997 score by David Arnold... Read more about this score. As a recap: Filmtracks' November Theme of the Month list of the best 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 best score of the decade. Every three days in November, another entry in the list will be added, and a teaser for that score will appear in Filmtracks' On Cue. If you're a serious film score collector, then these titles should be on your shelves. What's your list of best 90s scores?

11/7/00 - Attention all Americans: This national election for President, Senate, and House of Representatives contains the closest races in the last four decades of American politics, so get out and vote! Since most other film music publications refuse to endorse a single candidate for president, we are glad to do so. Filmtracks endorses the candidate of women, minorities, homosexuals, and urban masses. We reject the candidate of gun-owners, religion, locals, and white men. In 1996, as you may remember, Filmtracks endorsed Bill Clinton. And in 2000, Filmtracks endorses Al Gore. In any case, remember to vote!

11/5/00 - The 9th Best Score of the 1990s is a 1999 score by George Fenton... Read more about this score. As a recap: Filmtracks' November Theme of the Month list of the best 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 best score of the decade. Every three days in November, another entry in the list will be added, and a teaser for that score will appear in Filmtracks' On Cue. If you're a serious film score collector, then these titles should be on your shelves. What's your list of best 90s scores?

11/3/00 - Casper: (James Horner) --All new review-- "People have inquired in the past as to why James Horner's score for Casper doesn't receive more attention... There are three big reasons: Braveheart, Apollo13, and Legends of the Fall. Anytime you release those three outstanding scores within eight months of Casper, not to mention Balto and Jade at the same time as well, it is no wonder that Casper simply floats away into nothingness. Horner is a veteran of scoring children's films --live action and animation-- and in many ways, Casper is dismissed because it features many of the same motifs and orchestrations that we have heard so many times in previous Horner scores for the genre. And yet, Casper, even with its excess of these repetitions, stands apart from the rest because of one thing: one spectacularly powerful theme...." *** Read the entire review.

11/1/00 - The November Theme of the Month has arrived, and with the most overrated and underrated scores of the 1990s proposed during the last two Themes of the Month, we now finish the "90s lists" with perhaps the most important list of them all: The 10 all-out best scores of the decade. The scores on this list are the ones that should be on the shelves of any serious film score collector, and if they aren't on yours, then you might want to download some audio clips and give them a listen. As the month progresses, more titles will be revealed... leading to the #1 best score of the decade. Every three days in November, another entry in the list will be added. The first entries are the 20 "runner-ups" that finished #11 - #30, and #10, which is a very well-known 1990 score by John Barry. Read More.






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