The 10 best instrumental movie scores
Comingsoon.net is learning to read sheet music in an attempt to choose the best movie scores in film history. Check out our selections in the gallery below!
Easily one of the most under-appreciated components of a feature film is its instrumental score. Responsible for setting the tone, the mood, or the feelings the filmmakers wish for the viewer to feel, a movie’s score is one of the most artistic elements of a feature—even in the most corporate big-budget films. It’s astounding just how much impact these scores have on the viewer and how little appreciation they receive in return.
Take a movie without a score, for example: the filmmakers and the actors and the rest of crew have a lot more work to do when it comes to setting the tone of the film. Going scoreless is undoubtedly an artistic choice, but the decision to include an expertly-crafted score is equally as artistic. These ten scores just barely scratch the surface of the true power of instrumental movie scores.