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Favourite film scores?

Posted: Fri, 17th Mar 2006, 6:00am

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I don't know about any of you, but I love Film Scores. Some of my fav's:

Conan the Barbarian
Planet of the Apes
Band of Brothers
Flash Gordon
La Marche De L'Empereur (The March of the Penguins)
The Last of the Mohicans

So what are some of yours? Remember its just on the soundtrack, not on an entire reflection of the film.
Posted: Fri, 17th Mar 2006, 1:57pm

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Oh, I have many favorites.


The Mummy returns (Alan Silvestri)
Sleepy Hollow (Danny Elfman)
The Rock (Hans Zimmer)
Van Helsing (Alan Silvestri)
Batman (Danny Elfman)
Hidalgo (James Newton-Howard)
Chicken Run (Harry Gregson-Williams)
Independence Day (David Arnold)
Indiana Jones 3 (John Williams)
The Timemachine (Klaus Badelt)
Kingdom of Heaven (Harry Gregson-Williams)
back to the future (Alan Silvestri)
Black Hawk Down (Hans Zimmer)
Cutthroat Island (John Debney)
Dragonheart (Randy Edelman)
Galaxy Quest (David Newman)
Gladiator (Hans Zimmer)
Godzilla *unreleased* (David Arnold)
Highlander (Michael Kamen)
Medal of Honor (Michael Giacchino)
Nightmare before christmas (Danny Elfman)
Predator (Alan Silvestri)
Road to Perdition (Thomas Newman)
Robocop (Basil Poledouris)
Silverado (Bruce Broughton)
Speed (Mark Mancina)
Star Trek VI (Cliff Edelman)
Starship Troopers (basil Poledouris)
The Mummy (Jerry Goldsmith)
Terminator 2 (Brad Fidel)
Mists of Avalaon (Lee Holdridge)
X-Men 2 (John Ottman)



Hm, there's more. But these come to my mind right now. smile
Posted: Fri, 17th Mar 2006, 2:12pm

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to name a few:

Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl (Klaus Badelt)
Back to the future (Alan Silvestri)
Casper (James Horner)
Forest Gump (Alan Silvestri)
An American Tail (james horner)
The truman show (phillip glass)
Blade Runner (vangelis)

And my al time favorite
Edward sissorhands (danny elfman)
I think every one should listen to this soundtrack i listent to it a least 1 every 2 days
Posted: Fri, 17th Mar 2006, 2:15pm

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To many to list for me, but my favorite composer is Danny Elfman.
Posted: Fri, 17th Mar 2006, 2:25pm

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Film scores??
What's that?
Posted: Fri, 17th Mar 2006, 2:36pm

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03ruby wrote:


And my al time favorite
Edward sissorhands (danny elfman)
Nice choice. I've not heard such wonderful fairytale like music in a movie since and is definately one of the best.

As for my picks, basically John Williams owns film scores so anything from him. Also:

Lord of the Rings trilogy (Howard Shore)
Finding Nemo (Thomas Newman)

and most of the ones previously mentioned.
Posted: Fri, 17th Mar 2006, 2:37pm

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Klut wrote:

Film scores??
What's that?
Movie music, dude... wink I particular like all Hans Zimmer's and John Williams' work... Have a huge list, but I don't have the time to post it! (They're basicly already listed above) smile

Oeyvind
Posted: Fri, 17th Mar 2006, 2:44pm

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Danny Elfman, and Alan Silvestri are both great. John Williams can be very repetitive..
Posted: Fri, 17th Mar 2006, 2:50pm

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Way too many to list them all, but a few favourites that haven't been listed:

Tangerine Dream
Legend
Risky Business

Alan Silvestri
Clan Of The Cave Bear
Flight Of The Navigator

Philip Glass
Mishima
Candyman
Koyaanisquatsi
Powaqqatsi

John Williams
Superman: the Movie (probably my favourite soundtrack)
Empire Of The Sun
The Empire Strikes Back

James Newton Howard
Unbreakable
Signs
Dinosaur

Hans Zimmer
Thelma & Lousie
Days Of Thunder
Paperhouse
Hannibal

Patrick Doyle
A Little Princess
Hamlet
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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This is a great collection of soundtracks, with some uderrated & forgotten gems:
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Posted: Fri, 17th Mar 2006, 3:39pm

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Hmmm....

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Gladiator freakin' rule. Armageddon is pretty good, too.

-Pikl
Posted: Fri, 17th Mar 2006, 4:38pm

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Yes John Williams is the God, but I do agree his still is abit repetative. Well you can tell when its a Williams, Just like you can tell when its a John Barry (Dances with wolves, and alot of the early bond films)
Posted: Fri, 17th Mar 2006, 4:53pm

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Star Wars Theme + darth waders teme, and luke skywalkers theme (dunno the name of the songs)

Indiana Jones Theme
Back to the Future Theme
Disney Music (lots of good ones)
The music from The Wall (pink floyd baby)


All I can think of right now...
Posted: Fri, 17th Mar 2006, 5:21pm

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It's all about John powell and harry gregson-williams. Pretty much everything they've done.


although for casual listening pleasure, I'm a huge fan of the pirates of the carribean soundtrack. That, and all of the newest bond movie soundtracks.


"London"'s soundtrack is also good, Done entirely by the crystal method.

Danny elfman is also Great, loved his work on sleepy hollow.

John williams is Really great, but a little over the top for casual listening. His score for munich is very well done though..
Posted: Fri, 17th Mar 2006, 5:28pm

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Yea, I love Munich.

Blackhawk Down is another gooden
Posted: Fri, 17th Mar 2006, 6:17pm

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FLASH! AHHHehAAHHHH!

I have to go watch Flash Gordan again now.
Posted: Fri, 17th Mar 2006, 6:24pm

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The Lord of the Rings trilogy
The Star Wars saga but I like the Episode III soundtrack the best
The Princess Bride
Van Helsing
Pirates of the Caribbean
The Bourne Supremacy

There are others but I can't think of them at the moment.
Posted: Fri, 17th Mar 2006, 8:14pm

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Danny Elfman and John Williams. All of them.
Posted: Sat, 18th Mar 2006, 1:25am

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i don't remember any specific scores from the movie, but i remember liking braveheart.

Recently, The Van Helsing (just watched it last night) theme

Gotta love all those strings

Also the X2 theme (just watched that move too) the main one at the beging rocks!
Posted: Sat, 18th Mar 2006, 3:22am

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I actually thought the X2 theme was a little too bombastic and in your face for my liking, like it was trying too hard to be the Superman theme.

I prefer the understated score for the first x-men movie by Michael Kamen, which reminds me:

The Iron Giant (Michael Kamen)

Sadly, this is the most underrated animated feature ever. Shame. sad
Posted: Sat, 18th Mar 2006, 3:30am

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Howard Shore - LOTR - Best score ever. Period.
Posted: Sat, 18th Mar 2006, 6:27am

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[img]Howard Shore - LOTR - Best score ever. Period.[/img]

Oh yeah!
Posted: Sat, 18th Mar 2006, 9:32am

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I don't know the names of them... But my favorite composer is Hans Zimmer, I just love the Crimson Tide Theme smile
Posted: Sat, 18th Mar 2006, 10:09am

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Last Samuri - Hanz Zimmer
Posted: Sat, 18th Mar 2006, 12:39pm

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Some of my favourites are :

T2 - Brad Friedel
Batman Begins - Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard
Blade - Mark Isham
Event Horizon - Michael Kamen & Orbital
The Sixth Sense - James Newton Howard
Team America - (Various)
Posted: Sat, 18th Mar 2006, 3:07pm

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i like john williams but feel that the music it doesnt stand out. a bit ordinary
Posted: Sun, 19th Mar 2006, 1:29am

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Can't believe I didn't mention any John Carpenter or Ennio Morricone. So a nod to them, and a shout out to Tomandandy's score for the "Hills Have Eyes" remake, which I've just watched. By turns creepy and strangely uplifting....

i like john williams but feel that the music it doesnt stand out. a bit ordinary
Quite bemused by this comment. I'm struggling to think of a composer that's written a larger amount of more memorable and iconic themes! If anything, Williams' critics accuse his scores of standing out too much, manipulating the audiences.
Posted: Sun, 19th Mar 2006, 4:04am

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The Sleepy Hollow soundtrack tops everything in my book. The classic "Halloween" theme song rocks aswell. Lots of the classic horror films seem to have really cool, rememberable scores.
Posted: Sun, 19th Mar 2006, 9:43am

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Quite bemused by this comment. I'm struggling to think of a composer that's written a larger amount of more memorable and iconic themes! If anything, Williams' critics accuse his scores of standing out too much, manipulating the audiences.
hes a brilliant composer for blockbusters because hes the safe bet, but the scores ive listed are ones im happy sit down and listen to whole thing. for me john williams seems to have one or two songs that stand out and the rest are only good with the video
Posted: Mon, 20th Mar 2006, 1:51am

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The way John Williams did the music for the battle on Mustafar is amazing.
Posted: Mon, 20th Mar 2006, 2:11am

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Predator
"Extended Edition" of Raiders of the Lost Ark
Return of the Jedi "Special Edition"
Raw Deal
and...
Sean Callery's score for the video game "Everythingor Nothing" is really good also...
Posted: Fri, 24th Mar 2006, 8:16pm

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Oh and the Braveheart score by James Horner is very good. Patrick Doyle has made some good stuff for the latest Harry Potter movie as well.. Hehe, nothing beats the Johnny English music by Edward Shearmur! biggrin And Don Davis (Matrix) and David Arnold (Bond) is also awsome!

Oeyvind
Posted: Fri, 24th Mar 2006, 11:10pm

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Englar Alheimsins [Angels of the Universe] - Hilmar örn Hilmarsson/Sigur Rós
Hlemmur - Sigur Rós
Lord of the Rings - Howard Shore
Gladiator - Hanz Zimmer
Equalibrium - Klaus Badelt
Friday Night Lights - Explosions in the Sky

Some of my favorites.
Posted: Fri, 24th Mar 2006, 11:38pm

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I think that Howard Shore's score for the LOTR trilogy is the greatest music for a movie ever, tied with the Star Wars movies.

My favorite music cue ever is when Frodo is cotemplating wheter or not to continue his journey near the end of fellowship, and then has the gandalf flashback where the shire music picks up perfectly. Ahh..
Posted: Fri, 24th Mar 2006, 11:43pm

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Yes, in LotR the themes were perfect and they always managed to come in at the right time.