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His most overlooked scores?


Which of his scores do you feel are the most overlooked compared to some of his others? I think the following deserve a lot more praise.

Jane Eyre
JFK
The Towering Inferno
The Poseidon Adventure
Hook
The Patriot
Sabrina
Empire of the Sun



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Except for Jane Eyre, these are hardly overlooked scores, most were at least nominated for an Oscar. Try also;
The Reivers (also nominated)
The Missouri Breaks
Cinderella Liberty (very 70s but worth a listen)
The Sugarland Express

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He has many, but "Hook" and "Nixon" top the list.

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The Reivers.

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The Reivers
Empire of the Sun
1941

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The Terminal.

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Dracula, Monsignor, Images, his earlier work for TV. Wouldn't have thought Hook, Empire of the Sun, and JFK were among the "most" overlooked.

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I haven't heard a lot of his scores, but I decided to buy IJ & the Crystal Skull and I enjoyed every track. I bought The Force Awakens, but unfortunately my home CD player does not like the CD and my car stereo does not represent orchestral music well - any quiet parts are inaudible partly due to road noise, etc.

I don't own any other IJ soundtracks, so I can't compare it to those, but I recognize the themes from the prior films and the new ones are nice.

The Crystal Skull theme may be similar to Kylo Ren's theme, but I would need to listen back to back.

One other thing - my friend and I loved the Jurassic Park score and bought The Lost World score when it came out. He didn't really like it, but I went ahead and bought it anyway. The LW score is never mentioned, so it must not be popular. I thought it was disappointing at the time. I'm not sure I have seen the full movie again since I saw it in the theater.

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The Reivers (1969) and The Cowboys (1972). At first it looked like John Williams would be a great composer of Americana and Western music but the films he was given led him away from these areas. He had a real knack for it.

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