Dances with Wolves (includes John Dunbar Theme)
John Barry


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The highest of John Barry's 3 entries in the Ultimate Hall of Fame. This first entered the Hall of Fame in 2004 and is at its highest position of number 78 in the 2015 chart.

Kevin Costner directed and starred in this 1990 Western, hoovering up seven Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. British film composer John Barry's sweeping string sounds suited the epic nature of the story's Sioux-soaked skylines perfectly. As well as the main John Dunbar Theme, the Love Theme is eloquent and haunting; while the music used to accompany Two Socks (the 'star' wolf) is both shifting and beautiful. Dances With Wolves earned Barry his fifth Academy Award.

Dances with Wolves (1990).