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- Posted on Dec 1st 2010 10:30AM by Ciaran Thompson
Currently studying film composition at the Berklee School of Music where he's chipping away at 12 more credits whenever he isn't touring or recording, Picker sat down with Spinner and let loose on his top five favourite soundtracks.
1. 'The Royal Tenenbaums' (2001)
The score for the film was composed by Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh, and the movie itself features tracks by John Lennon, Nico, Paul Simon, the Ramones, Elliott Smith, the Rolling Stones, the Clash and Van Morrison.
2. 'Edward Scissorhands' (1990)
Danny Elfman wrote the score for the fourth feature film collaboration between him and Tim Burton. The orchestra that performed the score consisted of some 79 musicians.
3. 'Psycho' (1960)
Apparently director Alfred Hichcock said that 33 percent of the effect of 'Psycho' was due to the music, regarding composer Bernard Herrmann's score. The music during the shower scene is one of the most famous pieces of music ever created for film, and was originally opposed to by the director.
4. 'The Burbs' (1989)
The soundtrack was composed by Jerry Goldsmith and has been likened to his previous work for the film 'Patton.' Other artists appearing in the film's music include Ennio Morricone, Jetboy and Circus of Power.
5. 'The Legend of Sleep Hollow' (Walt Disney version, 1958)
Originally titled 'The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad' until the 'Sleepy Hollow' portion was shown separately in 1958, the score was written by British composer and conductor Oliver Wallace, while the film was narrated by Bing Crosby.