Was watching the last 30 mins of The Day The Earth Stood Still (the good one!) and had forgotten just how brilliant the score was. Just looked it up and of course it just had to have been composed by the legendary Bernard Herrmann which explains it. The final minute is sheer perfection.
The inimitable John Carpenter from Assault on Precinct 13
Carpenter once again with Escape From New York; one of those films I watched endlessly as a kid.