Decrease in classical film score, increase in newer music trends. Henry mancini was the top film songwriter for this decade. Popularized in the 1950s and 60s; declined after the vietnam war and star wars (indoor theatre"s stereo is crucial) Allowed parents of baby boomers a convenient and inexpensive outlet to come to the movies. Lavish, major stars, wide-screen, colour, classical film scores. But: films were weaker artistically and in popular appeal than those of the previous decade. The successful epics of the 1960s were about subjects other than the bible and rome (excluding spartacus) Exotic locations are used for many new epics (china, africa ) lawrence of arabia. Slave rebellion against rome; slaves are crushed by the power of rome. Mixes a late 1950s epic with the pessimism of the 1960s. Sets the standard for the new epic film score. Not the first choice for the score, 3 people declined prior.