Live Poll: Iconic Scores of the '70s

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Often referred to as the greatest cinematic decade, it won't come as a surprise that the 70's was also a fantastic provider of iconic scores, many original and a few adaptations of previously existing material.

Which of these scores from the '70s would you say is the most iconic?

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Posted 1 year ago

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Superman, Patton, Star Trek TMP, Shaft.
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ElM,

Please change the title from:
Iconic Scores of the '70's

To:
Iconic Scores of the '70s

= = =

My vote:
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
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Done! :)
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Although poll suggestion already has some of the greatest scores ever, may I suggest adding a severely underrated score for Death Wish (1974) by one and only Herbie Hancock?
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Speaking of underrated, I'll add "Frenzy" as well :)
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Pretty sadistic to ask us to just pick one... for now I'll go with:

Taxi Driver (1976) - always come back to that one.
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Pretty sadistic to ask us to just pick one

Lol         ... & It really is a seriously difficult choice.
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Suggestion: Include the names of the composers. So in the description for Superman, you'd write "John Williams". It's not mandatory, it'd just be a nice touch is all.

I'd probably vote for something by Williams or Goldsmith. I can't bring myself to choose at the moment, however. X'D
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Okay, that'll give me more homework but I guess I can write most of them from memory:)
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That's impressive, Elm, and I'm not the least bit surprised that you have many committed to memory. :)
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'Good one, Elmo, and a difficult choice. May I suggest one small edit?

...it won't come as a surprise that the '70s was also a fantastic provider of iconic scores...

('70s or 1970s)
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Actually, I had fixed it already, don't pay attention to the descriptive texts in the suggestion's page, remember, we can't edit them.
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I noticed two typos. "Mike Oldfield", "Tubular Bells".
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Tubular Belles... lol, that one was good
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Come to think about it "Tubular Belles" sounds like a band or movie name exactly from the 1970's... :)
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I never read the descriptions of the GS threads for that reason -- I only look at the list, where the typo still stands:

...it won't come as a surprise that the '70s was also a fantastic provider of iconic scores...

It's typed as 70's on the list but should be '70s. You have '70s a few places correctly: it's just in that one place that a typo remains. 
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Great poll, not an easy choice. I think I would vote for The Sting.
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Hey Elm, Just in case you didn't see my above post, there's still one little typo on the intro: the other times that the '70s is mentioned, it's typed that way, which is correct but in the following phrase, the apostrophe is in the other spot:

it won't come as a surprise that the 70's was also a fantastic provider of iconic scores

I don't mean to be a pest, lol, but I know you're very deliberate with your polls and like everything to be pretty perfect, so I thought I'd just let you know of the typo, in case you just misunderstood my above post and want to make an edit. :)

Of course that's not going to help me choose just one of so many great scores ;) but I think I'll probably go with Jaws. That's one of my favorite films but, besides the incredible "USS Indianapolis" monologue delivered by Robert Shaw, I wonder if, without that score and the way Spielberg uses it, that film would have been just another mediocre movie, rather than the masterpiece it is usually considered to be. I know that you and I have similar problems with some of Spielberg's habits (what seem like moral binaries, etc) that get in the way of his considerable talents, and sometimes I think that score, and the masterful way it is used by Spielberg, is one of maybe two or three things that make that movie strong enough that it does not succumb to those habits in the same way as some of his movies. It certainly is the biggest way that Spielberg protects the film against his tendency to be heavy handed and obvious, I think. 
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Elmo, you're not leaving us are you?!
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I sent you a PM :)
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I hope not, Elmo. What would we ever do without your unique intelligence, wit, and creativity? I'd miss you a lot. 
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Elmo, I really hope you're not leaving for good. Sad smiley 90
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ElM,

What is this crazy unexpected news? I wouldn't mind a PM as well if you feel up to it :) Need some answers here!
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Hi Kyle, I'm still reviewing movies and well... many suggestions are still pending... but I guess it's a 'demotivation' phase overlapping with personal matters, so it's stronger than usual... I wouldn't mind a PM of course :) 
Cheers.
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Carpenter ! I do like his scores so much. Sure, Sir John Williams is an icon by himself and his scores. And the others are quite good to brillant, too. But I like the creepy atonal sounds of his 'Halloween'- and specially the 'Halloween II'-score. Sometimes he has some triads in it, where the third tone breaks the whole mood and turns it down. Sometimes it's the fourth tone. That are movie-fitting scores that work subliminal and turn the movies to big cinema in horror. My vote goes to Carpenter because of his great use of the synthie. :D
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I can't agree enough, although Carpenter was at his prime, arguably, in the 1980's... And he just entered his second one in 2010's with the releases of two solo albums! 
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