The Essential Hollywood (Score)
by Various Artists
Released: May 2006
Label: Sony Classical
On the face of it, naming this double CD set The Essential Hollywood may seem like so much Tinseltown hyperbole. But this stands up as a superior introduction to many key movie themes, with everything from Jaws and Star Wars to Gone With the Wind, Dr. Zhivago and Psycho represented. This doesn't tell you the whole cinematic story, but it should be the start of a beautiful musical friendship.