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It's time for the countdown. First, the breakdown of how the rankings were done:
 
Films were sorted by their total points, from high to low. Ties were broken in the following ways:
 
First, by number of votes. If two films had 200 points, but Film A had 6 votes and Film B had 5, Film A would be ranked higher since it had support from more members.
 
If two films had the same point total and the same number of votes, I would look to their rankings in the Top 10 (#6-9), Top 5 (#2-5), or #1 placement. A Top 10 ranking would be worth 1 tiebreaker point, a Top 5 ranking 3, and a #1 ranking 6. Therefore, if Film A had two Top 10 Rankings and Film B had a single Top 5 ranking, Film A would have two tiebreaker points and Film B would have three, so Film B would be ranked higher.
 
With regards to how film scores will be posted in the countdown, I will post those Top 1/5/10 rankings separate positions. So if a film had one list in the Top 10, one in the Top 5, and one as #1, its post in the countdown would read as:
 
Top 10 Placements: 1
Top 5 Placements: 1
#1 Placements: 1
 
 
With those explanations out of the way, it's almost time to begin. The ten honorable mentions just outside the cut will be revealed this morning, and the countdown proper shall start late morning/early afternoon.

 

 

@DeeCee @aabattery @grim22 @Water Bottle @baumer If we could have this thread stickied in the Main BO Forum in place of the Submission Thread? Thanks.

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Honorable mentions are revealed in alphabetical order, in two bunches:

 

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS 1-5

 

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HONORABLE MENTIONS 6-10

 

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#100-96 will be posted either late this morning or early afternoon.

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#100 My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

 

Composed by Joe Hisaishi

 

 

196 points


Top 10 Placements: 2
 

 

The first film on the countdown proper is our first, but not last, Miyazaki/Hisaishi film. This is the first time that My Neighbor Totoro has appeared in the BOT Top 100 Film Scores. As with many of their collaborations, the soundtrack evokes a flair of the fantastic, along with a tone of whimsy.

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#99 King Kong (1933)

 

Composed by Max Steiner

 

 

199 Points

 

 

The original King Kong shows up in the Countdown for the third time running, though it has precariously dropped each time around, from 60th in 2015, to 80th in 2017, to barely sneaking in this time. RKO Studios did not want original music composed for the film and instructed Steiner to simply re-use existing music. The director felt otherwise and paid Steiner out of pocket to compose an original score. King Kong represented one of the first instances of a full length thematic score being composed for a Hollywood picture.

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#98 Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

 

Composed by Henry Mancini

 


203 Points
 

 

An honorable mention in 2017, this marks the first inclusion of Breakfast at Tiffany's in the Top 100 proper. Mancini jazzes up the music for the film to give it a lively, urbane feel to fit with the main character's life as a New York socialite.

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#97 Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)

 

Composed by Alan Silvestri

 


206 Points


Top 5 Placements: 1
 

 

This is the first time that the Marvel Flagship has appeared in the Top 100. It is also the only MCU film to appear in this iteration of the Top 100 Film Scores. Alan Silvestri was brought back to score the film after working on the first Captain America film, and his main cue for the Avengers themselves has become quite an iconic motif in terms of the past decade of film music.

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#96 Laura (1944)

 

Composed by David Raskin

 


211 Points

 

The 75-year old film noir returns for a second appearance on the Top 100, though dropping over 25 spots from its 2017 placement. The director Otto Preminger wanted the centerpiece of the score to be existing music, but when Raskin insisted on composing an original piece, Preminger gave him the weekend to put something acceptable together, or get fired.

 

He wasn't fired.

 

 

 

#95-91 will be posted this afternoon.

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4 hours ago, 4815162342 said:

Honorable mentions are revealed in alphabetical order, in two bunches:

Wow!

 

Spoiler

Akira!

Did it really come close to the top 100?

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On Golden Pond missing and The Avengers getting in is silly nonsense

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32 minutes ago, cannastop said:

Wow!

 

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Did it really come close to the top 100?

 

Honorable Mentions are the next 10 films

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Yeah, I don't think many of the scores I voted for will make it onto the list.

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#95 The Terminator (1984)

 

Composed by Brad Fiedel

 

 


213 Points 


Top 10 Placements: 1
 

 

One of the most iconic music cues in cinema shows up on the Top 100 for the first time. This marks the first blow struck in the Cameronite Offensive. The music for The Terminator is harsh, mechanical, and unrelenting, much like the titular character. Composed almost entirely via synthesizer, Fiedel said the goal for much of the score is to resemble the heartbeat of a mechanical man.

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94. The Hunt for Red October (1990)

 

Composed by Basil Poledouris

 


216 Points


Top 10 Placements: 1

 

 

Appearing for the second time in the Countdown is Hunt for Red October, though a 35-spot drop from 2017. Basil Poledouris builds much of the score around the central thematic hymn, which features a booming Russian choir. Similar to The Terminator, much of the music utilizes synths and mechanical edges to drive the melody.
 

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#93 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

 

Composed by Tan Dun

 

 

221 Points

 

#1 Placements: 1

 

 

Appearing for the first time in the Top 100 is the early 21st century martial arts epic. Produced in the span of only two weeks, the music features a number of solo cello passages performed by the famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma

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#92 Suspiria (1977)

 

Composed by Goblin

 


221 Points


Vote Tiebreaker over Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

 

Our first tiebreaker of the Top 100 occurs with the original Suspiria sneaking in over Crouching Tiger on the basis of receiving more votes. However Suspiria is noticeably lower this time around compared to 2015 or 2017. Much of the music for Suspiria was composed before production on the film itself even began.
 

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#91 The Pink Panther (1963)

 

Composed by Henry Mancini

 


224 Points


Top 10 Placements: 1

 

 

Pink Panther marks the first instance of a composer repeating on this iteration of the Top 100. It is also the first time The Pink Panther has appeared on the Top 100. Featuring one of the most memorable themes of its era, the music glides by on smooth saxophones and other jazz-inspired cues. 

 

 

 

#90-86 will be released this evening.
 

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As an interesting note, the next batch of five will feature at least one musical score that was eligible for the first time for the 2019 countdown.

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22 minutes ago, 4815162342 said:

#95 The Terminator (1984)

 

Composed by Brad Fiedel

 

 


213 Points 


Top 10 Placements: 1
 

 

One of the most iconic music cues in cinema shows up on the Top 100 for the first time. This marks the first blow struck in the Cameronite Offensive. The music for The Terminator is harsh, mechanical, and unrelenting, much like the titular character. Composed almost entirely via synthesizer, Fiedel said the goal for much of the score is to resemble the heartbeat of a mechanical man.

 

Way too low imo of course.  

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