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Best Movie Soundtracks - 1980s
A BAFTA win and Oscar and Grammy nominations were Maurice Jarre's reward for his work on Witness, Peter Weir's thriller starring Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis. Maurice Jarre's use of synthesisers in this score appears to be an unusual choice of soundscape for such a film, but it seems to enhance the otherworldliness of the Amish community. The simple thematic ideas come together in the barn building sequence, which emphasise feelings of early America and the community work ethos.