Stories of love and romance are possibly some of the oldest in our storytelling history, predating film by thousands of years. In music, love is by far the most common topic - and that's nothing new. Romance through music has been around almost as long as music itself. Today, the marriage of music and film (see what I did there?) has given us a new way of experiencing these emotions as stories are told with breathtaking visuals that bring us closer to the characters and music that pushes you to tears, often without you even noticing that it was there. This Valentine's week, I'd like to give credit to my top 10 romantic film scores. I should note that not all of these are stories about romance, but the scores do have a romantic aesthetic.
10. Pride & Prejudice (2005) - Dario Marianelli
9. Up (2009) - Michael Giacchino
8. Out of Africa (1985) - John Barry
7. Somewhere in Time (1980) - John Barry
6. Marley & Me (2008) - Theodore Shapiro
5. Cinema Paradiso (1988) - Ennio Morricone
4. Rudy (1993) - Jerry Goldsmith
3. Forrest Gump (2001) - Alan Silvestri
2. The Holiday (2007) - Hans Zimmer
1. Saving Mr. Banks (2013) - Thomas Newman
What are your favorite romantic film scores? Let me know in the comments!
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