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Poll: Iconic Scores From Best Picture Winners

There haven't been many pre-2005 Best Picture winners that didn't feature a memorable, if not instantly iconic, score... so it was pretty tough to narrow it down to 35 choices. Let's hope your favorite one isn't missing.

Which of these classic scores from Best Picture winners is your favorite?

After voting, you might discuss the list here

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    Gone with the Wind (1939)

    Max Steiner
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    The Godfather (1972)

    Nino Rota
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    Ben Hur (1959)

    Miklos Rosza
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    Schindler's List (1993)

    John Williams
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    Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

    Maurice Jarre
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    Braveheart (1995)

    James Horner
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    Howard Shore
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    Out of Africa (1985)

    John Barry
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    On the Waterfront (1954)

    Leonard Bernstein
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    The Sting (1973)

    Marvin Hamlisch
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    Chariots of Fire (1981)

    Vangelis
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    Rocky (1976)

    Bill Conti
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    Oliver! (1968)

    Johnny Green
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    Midnight Cowboy (1969)

    John Barry
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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

    Jack Nitzche
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    The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

    Malcolm Arnold
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    Titanic (1997)

    James Horner
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    Forrest Gump (1994)

    Alan Silvestri
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    Dances with Wolves (1990)

    John Barry
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    Shakespeare in Love (1998)

    Stephen Warbeck
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    The Last Emperor (1987)

    Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne & Cong Su
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    Terms of Endearment (1983)

    Michael Gore
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    Gandhi (1982)

    Ravi Shankar & George Fenton
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    American Beauty (1999)

    Thomas Newman
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    The English Patient (1996)

    Gabriel Yared
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    Patton (1970)

    Jerry Goldsmith
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    The Sound of Music (1965)

    Irwin Kostal
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    My Fair Lady (1964)

    André Previn
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    West Side Story (1961)

    Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green, Irwin Kostal & Sid Ramin
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    Rebecca (1940)

    Franz Waxman
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    All About Eve (1950)

    Alfred Newman
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    Rain Man (1988)

    Hans Zimmer
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    De beste jaren van ons leven (1946)

    Hugo Friedhofer
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    Gladiator (2000)

    Hans Zimmer
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    Casablanca (1942)

    Max Steiner

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