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10 Film Scores That Should Be Performed Live

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Earlier this week, Radiohead guitarist and composer Jonny Greenwood announced that he’d perform his critically acclaimed score to Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood for two nights at London’s Roundhouse. What’s more, he’ll be joined by a 50-piece orchestra, and it’ll mark the score’s live debut. Because we’re Twizzler-loving cinephiles at heart, the announcement sparked our inner fanboy and we quickly pulled together 10 other scores we want to hear live. Hell, we went further and even imagined an ideal location for each performance — from Austin City Limits to Chicago’s Music Box Theatre. The one condition was that the film’s original composer must be alive, which surprisingly didn’t help us much in narrowing this down. So, microwave some popcorn, turn on your noggin, and let the silver screen into your ears.

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Vincent Garvey
November 4, 2014 at 12:01 am

Great list! Maybe I’d add Cliff Ramirez’s Drive, James Horner’s Aliens, the others in the comments section and, damn, I could go on all night…

Patrick Cortes
July 17, 2014 at 7:15 pm

You left out Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’s film work! Preferably The Social Network, but I would be down for a show with music from work on other films. A few pieces from Social Network and Dragon Tattoo have been performed at recent NIN shows but a whole show would be awesome.

I’d also love to see Jon Hopkins perform the score from Monsters, but a) it’s a pretty short soundtrack and b) I’m not sure how it would translate live.

Daft Punk’s Tron score would be amazeballs. Whoever said it’s boring without the movie is high; I think that soundtrack stands just fine on it’s own merits.

July 17, 2014 at 7:11 pm

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June 16, 2014 at 8:07 pm

I’d love to see Lalo Schifrin’s score for Enter The Dragon performed live. Also James Horner’s score for Commando.
But man, if Vangelis did have a live performance of his Blade Runner score. I’d so be there.
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Jerry Goldsmith’s score to Alien would be something to witness.

May 1, 2014 at 12:23 pm

Great list !, but I think you are missing the Oscar-winning “Social Network” soundtrack by Trent Reznor and Aticus Ross. It’s amazing !

May 1, 2014 at 11:55 am

Superfly by Curtis Mayfield would be amazing to see live, of course if he was still around.

Tyler Halloran
April 30, 2014 at 2:36 pm

A. Friday Night Lights would be AMAZING live…. B. TRON: Legacy would be sooo boring live without the movie playing. They’ve already said that they wrote the music to what was happening on screen.

Michael Roffman
April 30, 2014 at 2:48 pm

I see the Tron performance more as a medley, where the two films’ soundtracks are mashed together for one spectacle.


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