Movie Soundtracks: They Simply Don’t Write Great Music Anymore Today

But back in the ’50s and ’60s glory days of Hollywood movies, composers were like gods (Ernest Gold, Elmer Bernstein, Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith) whose music and themes could help make films great. To wit, Miklos Rozsa, who is best known for the Ben-Hur soundtrack. Wonderfully, the above 2 CD boxset was released in 1996 and it contains all 88 ! pieces of the film’s amazing music. If you appreciate truly fantastic soundtrack music, this set will take you way-way beyond John Williams who is commonly cited as the best soundtrack writer since 1975’s Jaws. Ah, the glory days of movie-making and soundtrack-writing!

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