Date: 27th August 2002
In a poll carried out by UK radio station, Classic FM, Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001) was voted the number one movie score of all time.
The composer responsible for the soundtrack, Howard Shore, was said to be delighted with the result of the poll which surveyed more than 52,000 listeners.
The recently released fantasy film came ahead of other classics such as Schindler's List (1993) and Gladiator (1992). In second place was Star Wars (1977), composed by the well known John Williams. He is also responsible for other scores that performed well such as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and Raiders of The Lost Ark (1981).
1 Lord Of The Rings - Howard Shore
2 Star Wars - John Williams
3 Schindler's List - John Williams
4 The Empire Strikes Back - John Williams
5 Gladiator - Hans Zimmer
6 ET - John Williams
7 Out Of Africa - John Barry
8 Lawrence Of Arabia - Maurice Jarre
9 Dances With Wolves - John Barry
10 Titanic - James Horner
Source: Press Release