5 Fandom Friday

This weeks 5 Fandom Friday focuses on music. This comes off the beautiful nostalgic high of Rogue One and the musical score.


In no particular order are some of my favorite musical scores and composers, the ones I can listen to over and over to, and be brought back to that same place of amazement — the first time ever hearing it.

  1. John Williams –Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  2. Michael Giacchino – Lost season 1
  3. John Williams – Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope
  4. Howard Shore – Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Rings
  5. Danny Elfman – Batman

I almost put more John Williams OSTs up (Jaws, Jurassic Park, Memoirs of a Geisha) but I wanted to show some variety.

Fun note, Michael Giacchino recently composed Star Wars – Rogue One! He is also known for Alias, Fringe, Up, the recent Star Trek series, Super 8, and Jurassic World. It appears as if he is conquering the modern movies as John Williams once did.

Howard Shore composed Big, Mrs. Doubtfire, Crash, the Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and Hugo. He also went on to compose the Hobbit series.

Danny Elfman is also known for Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Mission Impossible, Men in Black, Sleepy Hollow, Big Fish, and Fifty Shades of Grey. He collaborates with director Tim Burton a lot.

Some honorable mentions:

Movies Scores

Hans Zimmer

John Carpenter

Bernard Herrmann

Monty Norman/John Barry

James Horner

Brad Friedel

Steve Jablonksy


Television Scores

Greg Edmondson

Bear McCreary

Kyle Dixon/Michael Stein


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