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Barry Jenkins Names His 10 Favorite Film Scores: ‘Sicario,’ ‘Gone Girl,’ and More

Mica Levi, Cliff Martinez, and Alexandre Desplat are all included on Jenkins' list.




Love the film scores for “Jackie” and “Gone Girl”? You’re not alone. Barry Jenkins celebrated National Film Score Day by publishing his personal list of 10 favorite film scores, and the selections cover recent favorites like “Sicario” and classics such as Georges Delerue’s music for Jean-Luc Godard’s “Contempt.”

Jenkins includes current favorites like Mica Levi, Alexandre Desplat, and Cliff Martinez on his list. The “Sicario” mention is another reminder of what great work Jóhann Jóhannsson achieved before his untimely death earlier this year. Despite the addition of “The 400 Blows,” Jenkins wrote a follow-up tweet saying he would replace the entry with Ryuchi Sakamoto’s “Gohatto” score instead.

Jenkins is expected to return to theaters this year with his James Baldwin adaptation “If Beale Street Could Talk.” The feature is the director’s first since the breakout success of “Moonlight,” which won the Oscar for Best Picture. Jenkins won the best adapted screenplay Oscar with Tarell Alvin McCraney.

Check out Jenkins’ 10 favorite film scores below.

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