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Filmmaker Selects 25 Essential Movie Soundtracks
Posted February 16, 2010 to photo album "Filmmaker Selects 25 Essential Movie Soundtracks"
As part of Music Month, Filmmaker magazine editor Scott Macaulay picks out the most seminal movie soundtracks of all time.
Slide 23: Spartacus (1960)
Big, passionate and complex orchestral scores drawing upon modern classical music, including the use of dissonant harmonies and atonalities, were the province of Alex North. His score for Elia Kazan’s A Streetcar Named Desire was one of the first to mix jazz elements with a symphonic underpinning. Spartacus is perhaps his masterpiece, an overpowering work with bold, muscular melodies.