Silva Screen Records’ 100 Greatest Film Themes, Take 2 continues in the vein of its predecessor by compiling an esoteric collection of movie music that spans generations. From Citizen Kane and West Side Story to Slumdog Millionaire and Avatar, the overview can seem a bit random at times, and the majority of the tracks are recent re-recordings of the source material, resulting in a fairly generic set of film music.
The third installment in the series, 100 Greatest Film Themes, Take 3 gathers together a sprawling collection of film music into a six-disc set. Spanning from 1930 to 2012, the set features themes from films ranging from classics like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Apocalypse Now, and Star Wars: A New Hope to more contemporary movies like The Dark Knight Rises, The Hunger Games, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, making for an expansive and eclectic collection. This wide and extremely varied collection provides the perfect overview of a musical genre that can both delight and educate on a journey through cinematic history.
Of note, this collection does contain re-recorded versions of these songs, so anyone looking for original recordings would be better served by going to the original soundtracks.