Silva Screen Records’ 100 Greatest Film Themes, Take 2 continues in the vein of its predecessor by compiling an esoteric collection of movie music that spans generations. From Citizen Kane and West Side Story to Slumdog Millionaire and Avatar, the overview can seem a bit random at times, and the majority of the tracks are recent re-recordings of the source material, resulting in a fairly generic set of film music.
The third installment in the series, 100 Greatest Film Themes, Take 3 gathers together a sprawling collection of film music into a six-disc set. Spanning from 1930 to 2012, the set features themes from films ranging from classics like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Apocalypse Now, and Star Wars: A New Hope to more contemporary movies like The Dark Knight Rises, The Hunger Games, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, making for an expansive and eclectic collection. This wide and extremely varied collection provides the perfect overview of a musical genre that can both delight and educate on a journey through cinematic history.
Of note, this collection does contain re-recorded versions of these songs, so anyone looking for original recordings would be better served by going to the original soundtracks.
The greatest film hits of Nino Rota. Including "The Godfather I-II-III", various Fellini films, "Romeo & Juliet", "Death on The Nile" and many others, performed by Solisti e Orchestre del Cinema Italiano. Nino Rota was an Italian composer, pianist, conductor and academic who is best known for his film scores, notably for the films of Federico Fellini and Luchino Visconti. He also composed the music for two of Franco Zeffirelli's Shakespeare films, and for the first two films of Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather trilogy, receiving the Academy Award for Best Original Score for The Godfather Part II (1974).