John Williams’ stirring music from “Star Wars: A New Hope” is some of the most iconic and recognizable–not only in the gerne of sci-fi and fantasy but in the world of movies.
So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to find that a poll by Total SciFi has named that score to “A New Hope” as the greatest science-fiction soundtrack ever.
In second place was James Horner’s score for 1982’s “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.”
Williams and Horner were well represented in the rankings, with four of the top ten scores credited to them. Williams also took eight place with “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and Horner ninth for “Aliens.”
The full results are:
1) Star Wars (John Williams)
2) Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (James Horner)
3) Blade Runner (Vangelis)
4) Star Trek the Motion Picture (Jerry Goldsmith)
5) Flash Gordon (Queen)
6) 2001: A Space Odyssey (Richard and Johann Strauss, György Ligeti)
7) The Day the Earth Stood Still (Bernard Herrmann)
8 ) Close Encounters of the Third Kind (John Williams)
9) Aliens (James Horner)
10) Transformers the Movie (Vince DiCola / Stan Bush)
So, which score from this list is your favorite?