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Greg Kirkman
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It's awesome. Jeph Loeb and a whole bunch of cast and crew are in it (minus Michael J. Fox). Susan Ursitti-Sheinberg is interviewed, too, and she's STILL adorable, three decades later (albeit in a more matronly way).

Loeb recounts things like the origin of the name "Boof", and how he snuck in the Spider-Man quote without fear of Marvel suing, because it wasn't a big deal in those days.

Lots of great info and anecdotes. Highly recommended.
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CAVEMAN 1981 - Lalo Schifrin

SUPERGIRL 1984 - Jerry Goldsmith

THE KARATE KID 1984 - Bill Conti

BLOODSPORT 1988 - Paul Hertzog

RAIN MAN 1988 - Hans Zimmer

KICKBOXER 1989 - Paul Hertzog



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Karate Kid was a wonderful pseudo-classical score by Bill Conti. I suppose Gheorge Zamfir's pan flute playing in that score really does count as a guilty pleasure -- you aren't supposed to admit to liking the pan flute cos it's seen as cheesy, but it works so well in that film.

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Not sure if it counts under these criteria as a score, but the soundtrack (criminally unavailable in any audio format) for "Rock and Rule" is a great snapshot of New Wave pop/rock genius. 
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Goldsmith did great music that elevated already good movies but he was world renowned for also bringing gravitas and particularly inspired efforts to highly forgettable or outright stinker movies.

Among others:

THE SWARM (incredibly catchy main title)
STAR TREK TMP (Not quite a stinker, but his music far outshines it)
100 RIFLES
THE 13th WARRIOR
WILD ROVERS
LOGAN'S RUN
ANGIE
INCHON

One of his very best scores for me is a modest, largely forgotten  George C. Scott character study from 1977 called ISLANDS IN THE STREAM.  He put so much heart and emotion into a small, troubled family period piece he had to know going in wouldn't make a dime.  Vintage Goldsmith.
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BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS by James Horner
ICE STATION ZEBRA by Michel Legrand
TORA,TORA,TORA by Jerry Goldsmith

I also liked his score for THE SAND PEBBLES.
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TOYS (1992)

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Planet of the Apes (the original 1968).  

A buddy of mine and I went to the symphony last year and the symphony recreated the music from the scene when Taylor (Charlton Heston) escapes and runs through Ape City.  It was spectacular to hear live!
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Speaking of Charlton Heston..

The score for OMEGA MAN is another favorite of mine. The music is very distinctively 70's, but that's part of it's charm. 


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