Great Villains

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This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, we delve into the psychosis and monomania of some of film’s best villains, including Darth Vader, Dracula, Hannibal Lecter, Voldemort and a few more.

Music highlighted in this episode

End Titles from Dracula

John Williams

London Symphony Orchestra

Varese Sarabande VSD 5350

1979

Pie-in-the-Face Polka from The Great Race

Henry Mancini

Henry Mancini & His Orchestra

RCA 82876 59226 2

1965

Overture from Robin Hood Prince of Thieves

Michael Kamen

Seattle Symphony Orchestra

London 289 458 912-2

1991

Emperor's Throne Room from Return of the Jedi

John Williams

London Symphony Orchestra

RCA 09026-68748-2

1983

Main Title from The Silence of the Lambs

Howard Shore

Munich Symphony Orchestra

MCA Records MCAD-10194

1991

Prelude and The Knife from Psycho

Bernard Herrmann

National Philharmonic Orchestra

Unicorn-Kanchana UKCD 2021

1960

Gollum's Villainy from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Howard Shore

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Warner Bros 162004-4

2003

Delirious Escape/End Title from The Wizard of Oz

Herbert Stothart

M-G-M Studio Orchestra

Water Tower Music WTM 39276

1939

Captured and Tortured and Rescuing Hermione from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

Alexandre Desplat

London Symphony Orchestra

Water Tower Music WTM 39212

2010

Showdown from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

Alexandre Desplat

London Symphony Orchestra

Water Tower Music WTM 39255

2011

Lilly's Theme from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

Alexandre Desplat

London Symphony Orchestra

Water Tower Music WTM 39255

2011

The Joker's Poem/Clown Attack/Up the Cathedral from Batman

Danny Elfman

City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

Silva Screen Records SILCD 1276

1989

And I Thought My Jokes Were Bad from The Dark Knight

Hans Zimmer/James Newton Howard

original soundtrack recording

Warner Bros 511101 2

2008

Dawn Raid at Fort Knox from Goldfinger

John Barry

City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

Silva Screen Records SSD 1100

1964

HAL 9000/Main Title: Also Sprach Zarathustra used in 2001: A Space Odyssey

Richard Strauss

Vienna Philharmonic

Turner Classic Movies R2 72562

1968

Night Journeys from Dracula

John Williams

London Symphony Orchestra

Varese Sarabande VSD 5350

1979

Terrorists Entrance from Die Hard

Michael Kamen

original soundtrack recording

La-La land Records LLLCD 1188

1988

Voldemort's End/A New Beginning from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

Alexandre Desplat

London Symphony Orchestra

Water Tower Music WTM 39255

2011

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