The Classic FM Movie Music Hall of Fame 2016: how the presenters are voting

Which film score will reach the No.1 spot this year? We asked our presenters about the pieces of movie music they're backing this year…

Andrew Collins

Every year we ask you to vote for your top three favourite pieces of film music – last year Howard Shore topped the chart, with John Williams's iconic score for Schindler's List a close second.

Now is your last chance to have your say in the 2016 Classic FM Movie Music Hall of Fame! Voting closes tonight. If you need some inspiration, our presenters reveal below how they have been voting. Includes a trombone performance by John Suchet!

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Andrew Collins: an obscure classic that *needs* to be in the Movie Music Hall of Fame 

Our 'Saturday Night at the Movies' presenter believes paranoid 1974 thriller The Conversation is one of the best film scores ever. See why below: 
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Why paranoid 1970s thriller The Conversation needs to win the Classic FM Movie Music Hall of Fame

Andrew Collins puts the case for David Shire's film score.

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Andrew Collins puts the case for Interstellar

Well, he is our film music guru, so Andrew gets to put the case for another big favourite music score: Interstellar. He insists this movie gets better the more times you watch it:
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Interstellar's fantastic score deserves to win the Classic FM Movie Music Hall of Fame

Andrew Collins puts the case for Hans Zimmer's stellar soundtrack

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John Suchet plays Cinema Paradiso

Our weekday mornings presenter insisted on communicating his favourite film score to us through the medium of his trombone. Enjoy his rendition of an Ennio Morricone below:

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John Suchet's choice for the Classic FM Movie Music Hall of Fame 2016

John's chosen to play his favourite film theme for you – on his trombone.

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Tim Lihoreau

The presenter of our More Music Breakfast performed his favourite film score on the piano:

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Tim Lihoreau's choice for the Classic FM Movie Music Hall of Fame 2016

Tim has sentimental reasons for picking his first choice film theme...

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Catherine Bott whistles the Harry Potter theme

The presenter of Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music and a singer on film soundtracks from Willow to Kung Fu Panda, whistles her choice below:
 
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Catherine Bott's choice for the Classic FM Movie Music Hall of Fame 2016

Catherine whistles up a spellbinding John Williams theme.

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David Mellor

Classic FM's music reviewer is a fan of Ennio Morricone. But which of the great Italian's film scores gets his vote? 

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David Mellor's choice for the Classic FM Movie Music Hall of Fame 2016.mov

David thinks his choice should have won its composer an Oscar.

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Anne-Marie Minhall

Find out which three pieces of movie music Anne-Marie is backing… her third one might come as a bit of a surprise. Listen here:

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