Live Poll: Best Classic Sci-Fi Movie Score Soundtrack

  • 1
  • Praise
  • Updated 2 years ago
  • (Edited)
Photo of LD

LD

  • 1547 Posts
  • 436 Reply Likes

Posted 2 years ago

  • 1
Photo of Dan Dassow

Dan Dassow, Champion

  • 14195 Posts
  • 14918 Reply Likes
Photo of LD

LD

  • 1547 Posts
  • 436 Reply Likes
Updated.  Thank you!  

My choice is Star Wars IV- A New Hope
Photo of Jessica

Jessica, Champion

  • 3680 Posts
  • 4277 Reply Likes
E.T. or Alien.

Actually, score and soundtrack are two different things, so perhaps a better title would be:
Best Classic Sci-Fi Movie Score
Photo of LD

LD

  • 1547 Posts
  • 436 Reply Likes
Thank you for suggestion. 

Title:
Listen To The 20 Best Sci-Fi Movie Orchestral Scores Of All Time
http://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/scifi/20-scifi-movie-orchestral-scores-time.html

This article included both scores and soundtracks with the title suggesting only scores.  

Title: The 20 Best Sci-fi Movie Soundtracks of All Time
http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2016/the-20-best-sci-fi-movie-soundtracks-of-all-time/

This article included both scores and soundtracks with the word "soundtrack" in title description.

Title: The best classical sci-fi movie soundtracks
http://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/periods-genres/film-tv/classical-sci-fi-music/

This article included both scores and soundtracks with the word "soundtrack" in title description.

To be safe I decided to use both "score" and "soundtrack" in title, other online articles include scores and soundtracks their description without having both words, scores and soundtracks, in title.  
(Edited)
Photo of Kyle Perez

Kyle Perez

  • 2178 Posts
  • 1262 Reply Likes
The Star Wars (1977) is just so darn iconic, I'd imagine it being the winner. It'd definitely get my vote! Even many people who haven't seen the film I'm sure recognize its score.
(Edited)
Photo of Ryan L. Williams

Ryan L. Williams

  • 118 Posts
  • 38 Reply Likes
I would go with the theme music from "Superman(1978)".
Photo of Sparse

Sparse

  • 319 Posts
  • 159 Reply Likes
I have a question: Is this about the score, the soundtrack, or both? The title says "Score Soundtrack", but I'm not sure what that means. If you're just doing score, you'd have to remove 2001: A Space Odyssey, and if you're just doing soundtrack, you'd probably have to remove everything but 2001: A Space Odyssey. X'D

Also FYC: List the composer's name next to the movie.

Now for my vote(s)
First Choice: Jurassic Park by John Williams
2: Star Trek: The Motion Picture by Jerry Goldsmith
3. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial by John Williams
4. Star Wars (trilogy) by John Williams
5. Superman by John Williams
6. Batman by Danny Elfman

The top 3 were tough to decide on. I also don't know if I'd consider Superman, or especially Batman sci-fi. Those are more fantasy/action/adventure, and the superhero genre doesn't usually fit the sci-fi aesthetic for me. Maybe it's just a personal thing though, so don't worry about it too much.
Photo of LD

LD

  • 1547 Posts
  • 436 Reply Likes
Great idea.  I will do it.  Thank you for suggestion.

As for title, 

Title: Listen To The 20 Best Sci-Fi Movie Orchestral Scores Of All Time
http://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/scifi/20-scifi-movie-orchestral-scores-time.html

This article included both scores and soundtracks with the title suggesting only scores.  

Title: The 20 Best Sci-fi Movie Soundtracks of All Time
http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2016/the-20-best-sci-fi-movie-soundtracks-of-all-time/

This article included both scores and soundtracks with the word "soundtrack" in title description.

Title: The best classical sci-fi movie soundtracks
http://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/periods-genres/film-tv/classical-sci-fi-music/

This article included both scores and soundtracks with the word "soundtrack" in title description.

To be safe I decided to use both "score" and "soundtrack" in title, other online articles include scores and soundtracks their description without having both words, scores and soundtracks, in title.  
(Edited)
Photo of Sparse

Sparse

  • 319 Posts
  • 159 Reply Likes
Sounds good. If I can make one more suggestion in this instance, a "/" would help clarify that as well. So in this case, it'd be "Score/Soundtrack". It's more of a grammatical thing I suppose.

I hope that makes sense. Nice poll, I hope it goes live. :)
Photo of LD

LD

  • 1547 Posts
  • 436 Reply Likes
I will update the title with the /.  Thank you for suggestion.  Greatly appreciate it.  

Still working on adding composer names and links.  Should be done by tomorrow.  
Photo of Hyker

Hyker

  • 165 Posts
  • 34 Reply Likes
My vote goes to Terminator 2. 
Photo of Jessica

Jessica, Champion

  • 3680 Posts
  • 4277 Reply Likes
LD, the link to your list doesn't work. Are you still working on it?
Photo of LD

LD

  • 1547 Posts
  • 436 Reply Likes
I forgot to unhide it.  Its ready.  Thanks for reminding me.
Photo of rubyfruit76

rubyfruit76, Champion

  • 4857 Posts
  • 5703 Reply Likes
'Great poll, LD! 'Tough choice because there are so many good ones: 'Love Blade Runner, love Star Wars and it's so iconic, and there are a few others in contention. Embarrassinly, I have never seen 'The Thing' but when I saw that Morricone did the music, that gave me yet another reason to see it: I have a feeling that if I heard that score, I might vote for that way. 
Photo of LD

LD

  • 1547 Posts
  • 436 Reply Likes
Thank you. :)
Photo of Dan Dassow

Dan Dassow, Champion

  • 14195 Posts
  • 14918 Reply Likes
Photo of LD

LD

  • 1547 Posts
  • 436 Reply Likes
Thank you. :)
Photo of Dan Dassow

Dan Dassow, Champion

  • 14195 Posts
  • 14918 Reply Likes
Congratulations LadyD-Pool1 on your 36th live poll!
As of 10-Jul-2017 9:51 AM Pacific your polls have 46,414 or more votes, for an average of 1,289 votes per poll.

5478th Live Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/edyxBuY4SsI/
Seen: http://www.imdb.com/seen/ls068391493/

This is the 2,384th Title poll. Such polls have a total of 5,470,863 votes for an average of 2,295 votes per poll.

- - -
Total Number of Votes			13,084,463
Projected Date of 15 Million Votes 09-Dec-2017
Days Until 15 Million Votes 152
- - -

This is the list of LadyD-Pool1's polls as of 7-Jul-2017:

Sorted Alphabetically
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2014/05/imdb-polls-alphabetical-by-author.html#LadyD-Pool1

In Decreasing Order of Votes
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2015/03/imdb-polls-descending-order-of-votes-by.html#LadyD-Pool1

- - -

Alphabetical List of Polls
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2014/03/imdb-polls-alphabetical.html

Top IMDb Polls
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2015/07/top-imdb-polls.html

IMDb Polls - Descending Order of Votes
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2013/12/imdb-polls-descending-order-of-votes.html

Summary Statistics
http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2016/05/summary-statistics.html

Key Threads - IMDb Poll FAQs Index
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/faq-key-threads-imdb-poll-faqs-index

How to Improve the Chance of Having your Poll on the Home Page
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/faq-how-to-improve-the-chance-of-having-your-poll-on-the-hom...
Photo of Sparse

Sparse

  • 319 Posts
  • 159 Reply Likes
I think I changed my vote to E.T.

Choosing between these scores is like choosing which of your children will get to survive. Not that I have children, but it's hard, man.

Congrats on the live poll! :)
Photo of LD

LD

  • 1547 Posts
  • 436 Reply Likes
I agree, hard to choose out of so many.  Thank you for helping me with this poll.  :)