Ask AP: Patton Theme Song

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on March 3, 2011

What is the name of the music that is being played at the beginning of the movie Patton when George C. Scott is standing in front of the flag?
—Kathleen Riley, Athol, Idaho

That tune is simply the “Patton Theme.” It was written for the 1970 film by Jerry Goldsmith, who was nominated for an Oscar for his stirring Patton score but lost to Love Story composer Francis Lai.