by the twin.
I was introduced to film scores by my brother who came to understand the beauty and power of the scores at a much younger age than I. He started collecting tapes like Star Wars, Forrest Gump, and The Three Muskateers. I found that, when listening to these tapes, two things happened: 1) I could easily relive the movie and 2) I could expand on the universe of that film. For example, I used to listen to the Overture of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and come up with stories for Star Wars: Episode VII. I had it all figured out - that was 1992. Forget that this musical mixing could make a Trekkie or Star Wars Fanboy's head explode, I could have easily beat Disney to the punch on Episode VII. I guess I'll just have to trust J.J.
I was introduced to film scores without realizing it. I think, for most people, original scores are like a character that gets no credit. The best example I can give is Star Wars. Forget its almost religiously zealous followers. Focus on the movie itself. Focus just on what the music did for the movie. During the 1970s, most sci-fi films had a campy, electronic score. This matched the poor quality of most of those films. The music sounded as fake as the special effects looked. With Star Wars, however, John Williams wrote a full score like it was any other movie. I'd love to see Star Wars with a normal '70s sci-fi soundtrack - a lot of "futuristic" laser sounds and music to match. The movie would be awful.