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11. Taxi Driver

score by Bernard Herrmann In Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver, Travis Bickle’s yellow cab is heralded with the marshal twomp of snare drums. Then, with a burst of Norse timpani and cascading harp, the dishwater-canary beast emerges from an expressionistic pyre...

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12. The Social Network

score by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and his collaborator Atticus Ross both won Oscars for the downbeat, ambient soundscape they created for The Social Network. And while every aspect of David Fincher’s Silicon...

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17. Fargo

score by Carter Burwell Carter Burwell’s score for Fargo is the perfect aural expression of the film’s chief theme of hardscrabble Midwestern dignity. The lilting main melody is lifted from a Norwegian folk song, appropriate given the ethnic makeup of...