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. 178 - Clint Mansell's 'Moon'

    Duncan Jones' 'Moon' is nothing short of thought provoking, and beautiful to watch. There is no question that Sam Rockwell's performance is incredible throughout the entire film, in addition to Clint Mansell's beautiful score which propels the narrative forward.

    This scene in particular takes pl...

  • Ep. 177 - Room (feat. Jon Hopkins)

    There is no question that Lenny Abrahamson's 2015 film gained a great deal of attention that year. First, there was Jacob Tremblay's entrance into the business, in addition to Brie Larson's wins at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, and BAFTAs. On top of that, the music by Stephen Rennicks is act...

  • Ep. 176 - Disasterpeace's 'It Follows'

    There is no question that 'It Follows' put director David Robert Mitchell on the map. The film was acclaimed by critics and was a remarkable commercial success considering its low budget. The film itself is one of the most creative and unique horror films we've seen, and the music reminds us of t...

  • EP. 175 - Alan Silvestri's 'Back to the Future, Part III'

    This snapshot features a variety of cues including:
    'A Science Experiment (The Train - Part I)'
    'It's Clara (The Train - Part II)'
    'Point Of No Return (The Train - Part III)'
    'It's Destroyed, Back To The Girlfriend, It Erased'
    'The Power of Love - Huey Lewis and the News'
    'Doc Returns'
    'End Credi...

  • Ep. 174 - Paul Simon's 'Graceland - The African Concert'

    There is no question that Paul Simon's 'Graceland' album is one of the best albums of the 20th century and completely transformative for a variety of reasons. Winning Grammys for Best Album in 1987, and for Record of the Year in 1988, this record alone helped popularize African music in the Weste...

  • Ep. 173 - Alan Silvestri's 'Back to the Future, Part II'

    You have to know by now that Silvestri's music never disappoints. Who can forget the iconic 'Back to the Future' theme? Thus continues our tribute to one of the best composers alive today, featuring snapshots from all three BTTF films! Stay tuned for the last one next week as we feature a cue fro...

  • Ep. 172 - Alan Silvestri's 'Back to the Future'

    There is no question that Zemeckis' 1985 film is a masterpiece. After the successful collaboration between Silvestri and Zemeckis on 'Romancing the Stone', one of the main directions Silvestri received was, "It's got to be big". Boy, did we ever get one massively awesome score! Everything about t...

  • Ep. 171 - David Arnold's 'Independence Day'

    "We will not go quietly into the night!
    We will not vanish without a fight!
    We're going to live on!
    We're going to survive!"
    Today, we celebrate our Independence Day!"

    Happy Fourth! Enjoy this beautiful cue by the amazing David Arnold in celebration of one of the best Fourth of July movies ever....

  • Ep. 170 - James Newton Howard's 'The Sixth Sense'

    In another snapshot featuring the genius relationship between James Newton Howard and M. Night Shyamalan, we are going to focus this one on the first feature film that sparked their creative relationship for many years to come.

    This scene in particular comes at the end of the film when Malcolm (...

  • Ep. 169 - Pink Floyd's 'The Wall'

    There is no question that Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' is one of the best albums ever made. And in true Floyd fashion, the album is one big story which lends itself to be intrinsically cinematic. Alan Parker's incredible interpretation of the record is a perfect example of how true cinema can complime...

  • Ep. 168 - U2's 'Rattle and Hum'

    It is safe to say that nothing compares to U2's signature sound with Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr.. There is no question that U2 changed the face of Rock & Roll, and in between the release of 'The Joshua Tree' and 'Achtung Baby', they came out with one of their finest achieve...

  • Ep. 167 - James Newton Howard's 'Waterworld'

    'Waterworld' is an interesting film, mainly because over time it has gained a following who not only appreciate its creativity but its production achievements. There is no question that when it was released it had a lot of toxic buzz circling it due to production delays (a massive hurricane destr...

  • Ep. 166 - Jerry Goldsmith's 'The Mummy'

    Saying 'The Mummy' was successful in 1999 is an understatement - it was hugely successful, and sparked a multitude of sequels, a park ride, spinoffs, and a reboot. With a score by the legendary Jerry Goldsmith, orchestrations were provided by Alexander Courage. Sommers, the film's director, had p...

  • Ep. 165 - Elliot Goldenthal's 'Interview with the Vampire'

    This film took the world by storm when it was released in 1994 - mainly because of its all-star cast with two leading A-listers. Even so, Neil Jordan's interpretation of Anne Rice's work landed Elliot Goldenthal an Oscar nomination for Best Original Score. He also won an ASCAP Film and Television...

  • Ep. 164 - Philip Glass' 'The Hours'

    We love this film, specifically Nicole Kidman's incredible performance as Virginia Woolf which actually won her an Academy Award. The score, composed by the legendary Philip Glass, won the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music. It was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Score, the Go...

  • Ep. 163 - Brad Fiedel's 'Terminator 2: Judgement Day'

    We think it is safe to say that 'Terminator 2' was well ahead of its time in terms of practical and digital effects. There is no question that the score has a massive impact on the storytelling, such as Brad Fiedel's ability to use tones, pulses, and simple musical elements to make you feel uneas...

  • Ep. 162 - Danny Elfman's 'Alice in Wonderland'

    Elfman's score to Tim Burton's 2010 film is one of our favorites. Interestingly, the film generated over $1.025 billion in ticket sales and became the fifth highest-grossing film of all time during its theatrical run!

    This scene in particular is especially fun - Alice refuses a marriage proposa...

  • Ep. 161 - John Williams' 'Saving Private Ryan'

    As we celebrate Memorial Day, we felt it necessary to showcase John Williams' masterful work to the Spielberg epic 'Saving Private Ryan'. Considered to be one of the greatest American films ever made, it has been preserved in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as 'culturally, h...

  • Ep. 160 - Thomas Newman's 'Shawshank Redemption'

    Frank Darabont's cinematic masterpiece is one of the most unforgettable films of the mid-90's. In 2015, the Library of Congress actually selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it 'culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant'.

    We think that this is al...

  • Ep. 159 - Danny Elfman's 'Batman'

    Tim Burton's 1989 masterpiece is considered one of the best films ever made, which includes Keaton and Nicholson's performance in addition to Elfman's incredible score. Elfman enlisted the help of Oingo Boingo lead guitarist Steve Bartek and Shirley Walker to arrange compositions for the orchestr...

  • Ep. 158 - John Morris' 'Clue'

    Because of our love of 'Sgt. Bilko', 'My Cousin Vinny', and 'The Whole Nine Yards', we felt it necessary to go back to director Jonathan Lynn's first feature film 'Clue' (1985) featuring an all-star ensemble cast which included Tim Curry and Christopher Lloyd (just to name a few).

    Composer John ...

  • Ep. 157 - Patrick Doyle's 'Thor'

    We love the collaboration between Patrick Doyle and Branagh, and 'Thor' is one of Doyle's best scores simply because of its complexity. Doyle himself even mentioned that it was a challenge to find a tone that fit the duality of Asgard and Earth, and we think he found a perfect balance.

    This scen...

  • Ep. 156 - John Williams' 'Home Alone'

    We think it is fair to say that the 1990 Chris Columbus film 'Home Alone' is one of the best Christmas movies ever made. Produced by the great John Hughes, it was nominated for multiple awards including two Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song.

    The opening of the film de...

  • Ep. 155 - Elmer Bernstein's 'The Magnificent Seven'

    We don't think anyone can forget the iconic Bernstein theme from John Surges' 1960 American Western film, 'The Magnificent Seven'. Some say that it is one of the most iconic themes ever composed for the genre. Based off of Akira Kurosawa's 'Seven Samurai', 'The Magnificent Seven' is considered to...