Every year, I list three film score discoveries – in other words, film scores I’ve come across for the first time. In 2012, I was swept away by the scores for The Russia House, The Luzhin Defence and Something the Lord Made.
Jerry Goldsmith’s score for Alien is one of the greatest science-fiction/horror soundtracks of all time, mixing an orchestral ensemble with an array of unusual instruments to represent the horrific xenomorph at the heart of the story. However, he and director Ridley Scott were to have their differences as to how the score should work in the movie
The atmospheric setting of action flick The Ghost and the Darkness owes a lot to Jerry Goldsmith’s excellent score