Score Cue Snapshots!

Score Cue Snapshots!

Every Monday and Wednesday, SCORE CUE SNAPSHOTS brings you iconic scenes married to the corresponding score cue without dialogue and SFX, thus allowing anyone to appreciate how the score works with what you see unfold on-screen.

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Score Cue Snapshots!
  • Ep. 55 - John Barry & Duran Duran's 'A View to a Kill'

    Who can forget the fourteenth James Bond film featuring Roger Moore, Grace Jones, and Christopher Walken? The opening credit sequences for every Bond film have become an iconic moment for every one in the franchise, where sound & image can have full uninterrupted gravitas. For the earlier films, ...

  • Ep. 54 - Michael Kamen's 'Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves'

    Who can forget Bryan Adams' unforgettable song "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" from the 1991 American action film, "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves"? That combined with incredible performances and a great score by Michael Kamen made this film a massive box office success, and in fact, was the s...

  • Ep. 53 - Kenny Loggins' 'Footloose'

    There is nothing more iconic than Kevin Bacon's journey to overturn a ban on dancing instituted by the efforts of a local minister, especially using Kenny Loggins' iconic tune 'Footloose' to do it. The track itself hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and received 1985 Academy Award nominations for...

  • Ep. 52 - John Cale's 'American Psycho'

    There is no question that 'American Psycho' is controversial for a variety of reasons, however the music is what we are most interested in. While the regular soundtrack features a variety of hits from artists like David Bowie, The Cure, and New Order, and Huey Lewis and the News, John Cale's subt...

  • Ep. 51 - James Horner's 'Clear and Present Danger'

    Enjoy this score cue from Phillip Noyce's 1994 political action-thriller, Clear and Present Danger. We absolutely love Horner's work on the Jack Ryan series, and it is truly great that an expanded two-disc collector's edition was released in 2013 by Intrada (which is now very difficult to find!)....

  • Ep. 50 - Ludwig van Beethoven's 'Immortal Beloved'

    The 1994 biographical film about the life of composer Ludwig van Beethoven (played by Gary Oldman) is one of our favorites. Directed by Bernard Rose, the music was performed by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Georg Solti. This section features a masterful excerpt from Beethoven's S...

  • Ep. 49 - Alan Silvestri's 'Avengers Infinity War' (4K HDR)

    Alan Silvestri, who composed the score for 'The Avengers', returned to score both 'Infinity War' and its sequel. What you will notice here is the brilliant shift in melodic tone throughout the scene, which really demonstrates the genius of Silvestri's music as it plays through the action we see o...

  • Ep. 48 - James Horner's 'Glory'

    There is little doubt that James Horner's music to the 1989 film 'Glory' is one of the best scores he ever composed. Featuring the Boys Choir of Harlem, Glory tells the tragic story of the first black regiment (the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment) in America during the Civil War. The soundtr...

  • Ep. 47 - Hans Zimmer's 'Wonder Woman 1984' (4K HDR)

    We figured it would be a great follow-up to the previous Score Cue Snapshot by featuring Patty Jenkins' next superhero project, 'Wonder Woman 1984'. This time, the film was scored by Academy-Award winning composer, Hans Zimmer and features three (!) cues from the score release. It is our longest ...

  • Ep. 46 - Rupert Gregson-Williams' 'Wonder Woman' (4K HDR)

    There is no question that Patty Jenkins' 'Wonder Woman' is considered to be one of the best superhero films to-date. One brilliant aspect of the movie is the score composed by Rupert Gregson-Williams, and this scene is one of his most poignant. Upon arriving at the front in Belgium, Diana goes al...

  • Ep. 45 - Howard Shore's 'The Hobbit: An Unpexpected Journey' (4K HDR)

    Composed, orchestrated, conducted and produced by Howard Shore, this majestic score was performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, London voices and Tiffin' Boys Choir and featured several vocal soloists. 'Over Hill' was one of the few cues that were completely new from The Hobbit film serie...

  • Ep. 44 - Dario Marianelli's 'Pride & Prejudice'

    From the 2005 film directed by Joe Wright, Italian composer Dario Marianelli wrote the score with Jean-Yves Thibaudet performing the piano solos accompanied by the English Chamber Orchestra.

    Interestingly, early piano sonatas composed by Beethoven 'became a point of reference' for Marianelli, wi...

  • Ep. 43 - Maurice Jarre's 'Lawrence of Arabia' (4K HDR)

    There is no question that many believe this score by Jarre to be one of his finest compositions. Jarre was given just six weeks to compose over two hours of orchestral music. Performed by the London Philharmonic, many consider this to be one of the greatest scores of all time, ranking number thre...

  • Ep. 42 - Henry Mancini's 'The Pink Panther'

    Who can forget the Pink Panther theme by Henry Mancini? Back in 1964, the soundtrack peaked at No. 8 and remained on the charts for 41 weeks. "The Pink Panther Theme", which is featured in this clip, reached the top 10 in the U.S. Billboard chart and features the distinct tenor saxophone of Plas ...

  • Ep. 41 - James Horner's 'An American Tail'

    Enjoy one of our favorite cues to the late James Horner's fantastic score to the 1986 animation classic, 'An American Tail'. 'Somewhere Out There', which Horner co-wrote, is one of his most memorable compositions to-date, and he utilized the full London Symphony Orchestra and added such beautiful...

  • Ep. 40 - John Williams' 'The Rise of Skywalker' (4K HDR)

    Different from the previous episode, this one focuses on a beautiful and tender moment between Ben and Rey, after Ben uses the Force to revive her at the cost of his own life. It was one of the most emotional moments in the entire series, and the music is so beautifully written. It gives the char...

  • Ep. 39 - John Williams' 'The Force Awakens' (4K HDR)

    Utilizing an 85-piece orchestra and recording around 175 minutes of music, John Williams received his 50th Oscar nomination for this score, and also won a Saturn & Grammy Award. This particular scene contains two tracks from the soundtrack as Rey, Finn, and BB-8 steal the Millennium Falcon and es...

  • Ep. 38 - George Fenton's 'Memphis Belle'

    Composed by George Fenton, the score for 'Memphis Belle' was nominated for a BAFTA award for Best Original Film Score in 1991. This scene in particular comes at the end of the film, when the famous B-17 is on its way back to home base with without the ability to lower its wheels. The only way the...

  • Ep. 37 - Thomas Newman's '1917' (4K HDR)

    Thomas Newman, again, is the master of sound and color. He is able to uniquely express moments within a scene, or within characters, that are completely invisible yet so poignant and emotional. '1917' is a masterpiece on a variety of levels, and Newman's score is truly an experience to behold.

    T...

  • Ep. 36 - Jerry Goldsmith's 'First Knight'

    Some consider this to be one of the best Jerry Goldsmith scores to-date. Interestingly, Goldsmith had limited time to compose the score with only three and a half days to record the entire thing.

    This sequence is from the epic battle and finale at the end of the film, and it is truly a massive c...

  • Ep. 35 - Junkie XL's 'Mad Max: Fury Road' (4K HDR)

    In one of the more complex episodes of Score Cue Snapshots, this sequence features three score cues from the score composed by Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL. Interestingly, Holkenborg was inspired largely by the work of Bernard Herrmann and the rock opera genre, utilizing hundreds of drums and ele...

  • Ep. 34 - James Newton Howard's 'A Hidden Life' (4K HDR)

    There are very few directors that are marked by broad philosophical and spiritual overtones, but Terrence Malick has truly stood out from the crowd and become one of the most well known directors alive as a result.

    Featuring a score by James Newton Howard that he considered a 'spiritual' explora...

  • Ep. 33 - James Newton Howard's 'Lady in the Water'

    Featuring the 91-piece Hollywood Studio Symphony, this is another great score by James Newton Howard, continuing his collaboration with director M. Night Shyamalan. There are two vastly different cues from the score in this sequence that fit so perfectly together. There is such simple and swellin...

  • Ep. 32 - John Williams' 'Schindler's List' (4K HDR)

    Considered to be one of the greatest films ever made, "Schindler's List" was nominated for twelve Academy Awards including Best Original Score. Williams ended up winning the Academy Award, in addition to a BAFTA, Grammy, and Golden Globe. The film won numerous other awards including seven BAFTAs,...