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Favourite film scores?

Posted: Fri, 29th Nov 2002, 8:12pm

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Anyone got any favourites?

I particularly enjoy the Gladiator Score, it's very effective at potraying the mood for each scene..and the fact that the album flows as one continous track is icing on the cake.

Other favourites of mine are Beyond Rangoon and Armageddon. I'm getting the impression that alot of people don't really like Rabin's guitar drivin scores, but I've always adored the Armageddon Score, for whatever reason. Also, Requiem for a Dream has some interesting work. Although the tracks are hard to listen to on their own, they compliment the mood of the film very well... anyway, that's just a few, there's countless others. What do you guys think?
Posted: Fri, 29th Nov 2002, 8:33pm

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scores? redface Guess u mean like soundtracks?
Me Love BackToTheFuture music!
Posted: Fri, 29th Nov 2002, 8:44pm

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hay Andreas Mcfly i thought i told you never to come in here again. wink

yes bttf, not a lot i don't know about that film, in the 1st year it came out on video i watched it over 120 times... sad or bored, i still have my diary where i wrote init everynight, watched Bttf.

Most stuff that john williams does.
And the danny's music on Edward butterfingers

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Posted: Fri, 29th Nov 2002, 8:45pm

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The best score of all time, period, is Ennio Morricone's inspired scoring of Cinema Paradiso smile Each and every tune is a stroke of genius, I kid you not!

A close second would be anything by Danny Elfman, especially Edward Scissorhands smile
Posted: Fri, 29th Nov 2002, 10:32pm

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Uuuuuhhh... Filmscores... my favorite subject... :9


Okay... I love:

DANNY ELFMAN (he's my favorite composer. I love his artistic way to create a perfect feeling in his scores)

- Sleepy Hollow
- Batman
- Army of Darkness (together with Joseph LoDuca)
- Spiderman
- Planet of the apes (especially the Theme)
- The Flash Theme
- Men in Black
- Edward Scissorhands
- nightmare before christmas (the only musical I like) smile
- Red Dragon


ALAN SILVESTRI

- The mummy returns (wich is my favorite score of all)
- Back to the future
- The Abyss
- Judge Dredd
- Eraser
- Predator
- Quick and the dead


HANS ZIMMER

- Gladiator
- Dropzone
- Peacemaker
- the Rock
- backdraft
- Broken Arrow
- Crimson Tide


HARRY GREGSON WILLIAMS

- Metal Gear Solid 2
- Spygame
- Shrek
- Enemy of the state
- Replacement Killers


MARK MANCINA

- Bad Boys
- Speed
- Twister
- Tarzan
- Con Air


JERRY GOLDSMITH

- Air Force One
- Congo
- Deep Rising
- First Knight
- Ghost and the darkness
- Gremlins
- The 13th Warrior
- The Mummy (yeeeehaaa)
- Total Recall


DAVID ARNOLD

- independence Day
- Stargate
- Godzilla
- The world is not enough
- Wing commander


ELLIOT GOLDENTHAL

- Final Fantasy
- Interview with a vampire
- Demolitian man


ENNIO MORRICONE

- The untouchables (I think is his best)
- the Good, the Bad & the Ugly
- hang em high
- cinema paradiso
- once upon a time in the west
- The Mission


JOHN WILLIAMS

- Star Wars (Yes, I don't like the movie, but I like the score) smile
- Indiana Jones
- Jaws
- Jurassic Park
- The Lost World
- The Patriot
- Schindlers List
- Superman


MICHAEL KAMEN

- X-Men
- Robin Hood
- Highlander
- Die Hard
- Lethal Weapon


JAMES HORNER

- Alien
- Braveheart
- Deep Impact
- Zorro


Okay... and additional I like


conan by BASIL POLEDOURIS
Terminator by BRAD FIEDEL
Tombstone by BRUCE BROUGHTON
Galaxy Quest and ice age by DAVID NEWMAN
negotiator by GRAEME REVELL
Cutthroat island by JOHN DEBNEY
The timemachine by KLAUS BADELT
baldurs gate by MICHAEL HOENIG
Frankenstein by PATRICK DOYLE
Dragonheart by RANDY EDELMAN
and
Face to Face by ROBIN HOFFMANN... smile




phew... yeah... that's it... hmm... almost... but thats enough for now... smile
Posted: Fri, 29th Nov 2002, 11:01pm

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And a free tip to all filmmakers here:

You can never learn as much about filmmaking as when you listen carefully to the filmcomposers. Their feeling for drama, timing and intension is extreme!

believe me! smile
Posted: Fri, 29th Nov 2002, 11:51pm

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ooh sollthar that was a long list.. but it isnt so strange couse the music is by me half the movie!

And B4 i have actuly watched all the films 48h without sleeping biggrin Beat that! wink I pretend i was sick from school wink
and maybe i do it again couse -The Future Hasn't Been Written Yet- wink
Posted: Fri, 29th Nov 2002, 11:52pm

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that was written by me! biggrin /\
Posted: Sat, 30th Nov 2002, 1:40am

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I really dont listen to ANY music besides film scores. Here's a few of my favs.

Dragon the Bruce Lee Story Theme
Spiderman by Danny Elfman (The end theme gave me goosebumps)
All Star Wars (I really like how duel of the fates was used in epII)
The Patriot (Martin vs. Tavington is awesome, get it on kazaa)
Final Fantasy THE GAMES (Especially 7 and cool
The Matrix (Not the techno stuff but the actual score)
Posted: Sat, 30th Nov 2002, 3:21am

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I think I remember reading a few months back that Sollthar has a big soundtrack collection. I have a fairly large one myself...been collecting since around 1962 (yea, I'm an old guy). Some of my faves:

Elmer Bernstein
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To Kill A Mockingbird
The Great Escape
Magnificent Seven

Bernard Herrmann
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Psycho
North By Northwest
Citizen Kane
Taxi Driver

Alfred Newman
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How The West Was Won

Miklos Rozsa - Everything, but especially
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Ben-Hur
Ivanhoe

James Horner
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The Rocketeer
Star Trek III
Braveheart

Trevor Jones
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Thirteen Days

Rachel Portman
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The Cider House Rules

Mark Isham
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A River Runs Through It

John Williams
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Superman
The Patriot
Empire of the Sun
E.T.
Empire Strikes Back
Close Encounters
Jaws

Bruce Broughton
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Silverado
Tombstone

Franz Waxman
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Taras Bulba

Bronislau Kaper
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Mutiny on the Bounty (1962 version)

Jerry Goldsmith
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Patton
The Sand Pebbles
Star Trek The Motion Picture
And anything else he writes.

Like Sollthar, that's a start.
Posted: Sat, 30th Nov 2002, 10:12am

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Howard Shore with his Lord of the Rings stuff is great aswell, especially when the Dark Riders appear, or at the Bridge of Khazad Doom
Posted: Sat, 30th Nov 2002, 12:13pm

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Phill collins Tarzan soundtrack, and the Jurassic Park score.
Posted: Sat, 30th Nov 2002, 1:36pm

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I almost always love Jophn Williams scores but my favourite movie theme is the Robocop theme by BASIL POLEDOURIS who also composed great music to Starship troopers

i think sollthar before me named all teh great themes but one i think is missing is the Ghostbuster theme which for some reason i love
Posted: Sat, 30th Nov 2002, 2:37pm

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Yeah, the robocoptheme really is cool. I like it too...

And Ghostbusters was one of the first CDs I bought... but today I prefer orchestral scores and not just the themes, but whole scores...

Still I have ghostbusters in my iTunes list and always have some nice feeling when it plays... smile
Posted: Sun, 1st Dec 2002, 3:57am

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Sollthar... The only musical you like is Nightmare Before Christmas?? I am very disappointed in you, haha.

I have to say, my favorite soundtrack (both the musical numbers and the underscoring) is The Wizard of Oz. I think that it would be safe to say that it's my favorite musical and film of all time. Strange? Perhaps. I just happened to grow up with it, and I have acted in the stage version twice (my third time will be this summer). I watch it like other people watch Star Wars and Back to the Future; I have seen it more times than I'd like to admit. Ask me almost any trivia question, and I'd know the answer. I know the movie down to every single musical cue. It's actually kind of scary, lol. lol
Posted: Sun, 1st Dec 2002, 7:48am

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nitroviper007 wrote:

Sollthar... The only musical you like is Nightmare Before Christmas?? I am very disappointed in you, haha.
Hey, don't knock NBX, dude! It's my favourite too! biggrin
Posted: Sun, 1st Dec 2002, 5:41pm

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My bad, I worded it wrong. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love Nightmare Before Christmas. I was just saying that I was disappointed that it's the only musical Sollthar likes. I'm a theatre boy, so I am a big fan of most musicals.
Posted: Sun, 1st Dec 2002, 7:32pm

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I believe that the music is one of the largest parts of movie. My favorites are, in no order:

The theme to Pay it Forward (very strange beat) Thomas Newman

The Fifth Element Soundtrack

Star Wars (not really the main title, but the underlying themes, like Luke's theme, Duel of Fates, and Across the Stars.

I lied, my favorites are the themes to The Sixth Sense and Signs. I love James Newton Howards work, I listen to it all the time on my way to school, my friends make fun of me for it, but it will really set you in the mood to think.

The Indiana Jones Score

Titanic had a nice theme (not my heart will go on the vocal verison but the Rose theme)

True Lies Theme

The Jackal had alot of cool music in it.

Quigley Down Under

Robin Hood: Prince of Theives

Back to the Future

Aliens

Police Academy Theme ( I grew up on those movies)

Terminator Theme (should be 2nd on my list, I love it!!) It always seemed so sad for an action movie

Thats all I can think of right now

Dan
Posted: Sun, 1st Dec 2002, 8:15pm

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danial_02 wrote:

I lied, my favorites are the themes to The Sixth Sense and Signs. I love James Newton Howards work, I listen to it all the time on my way to school, my friends make fun of me for it, but it will really set you in the mood to think.
I agree, Signs has some really good stuff. I love The Hand of Fate Parts 1&2 especially
Posted: Sun, 1st Dec 2002, 9:05pm

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I love The Dust Brothers' score for Fight Club. One of the main reasons I love the film!

Its quite a tiring album to listen to, though!



Oh, and anything by Williams. But I guess that goes without saying…
Posted: Mon, 2nd Dec 2002, 4:54am

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spotless wrote:

I love The Dust Brothers' score for Fight Club. One of the main reasons I love the film!

Its quite a tiring album to listen to, though!
I completely agree! The score worked tremendously well in the context of the film, but when listened to on its own, it gets very monotonous smile
Posted: Mon, 2nd Dec 2002, 6:24am

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A very good song that gets looked over on the Matrix soundtrack is "Clubbed to Death" by Rob D. I love this song it reminds me of Akira for some reason.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Dec 2002, 12:30pm

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moebius wrote:

when listened to on its own, it gets very monotonous smile
Sure does! And it gives me a headache...

Strange how many of the best scores don't work as an album. Shows how much they are designed to accompany particular moments in film.

Braveheart spings to mind. Worked great in the film but on its own... bleaurgh!
Posted: Mon, 2nd Dec 2002, 12:31pm

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"Clubbed to Death" is brilliant! Great for use with slo-mo shots of the hero(es) walking...
Posted: Mon, 2nd Dec 2002, 2:42pm

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Thus it shows how VERY VERY IMPORTANT sound is to a film.
It's interesting to note how most of" ALAM's" BEST film makers are so greatly effected by the soundtracks of various movies.As much time should be spent on the sound track of our movies as in the visuals ......if not more.....mind u I've never done a decent track yet but I shall keep trying.

There's an excellent example of use of sound on "otteypm"'s compitition film .......his link is .....

http://uk.geocities.com/otteypm/dopeldivx.avi


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That's one freaky clip, ol' Dav - and you're right, the use of music in that clip is excellent! Great work, Otteypm! biggrin
Posted: Mon, 2nd Dec 2002, 3:40pm

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I really enjoyed the score for One Hour Photo by Reinhold Heil and Johnny Klimek. I also liked the score for Insomnia by David Julyan .

But who can forget Fantasia razz


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moebius wrote:

That's one freaky clip, ol' Dav - and you're right, the use of music in that clip is excellent! Great work, Otteypm! biggrin
Yes "moe" it was but what also impressed me was the use of "subtle"sound which of course is not so obvious but still an important part.....as it should be...really good fx should never be obvious and should be natural in the film so as not to be noticed as such. (what do I know!)
When are u gonna get filming again...if its your masters you're worried about I'll post u one...hee!hee!(joking).

Ol'dav
Posted: Mon, 2nd Dec 2002, 6:33pm

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I don't really follow music at all, never have. However I know the importance of music in films. Being a bit of an action junkie. I like the Zimmer/Mancina style such as Bad Boys, The Rock etc. However I like to use music not used in films before. There's a film called "Hong Kong 1941" I want to see it but haven't got round to it. However the music on the trailer is fantastic, so I've taxed it for use in my film. Also the music from the trailers to "2000 ad" and "The Killer" These are Hong Kong movies, which are my favourite. If you get the chance to see the trailers to the above films as (only the versions released by "Hong Kong legends" they remaster all the films and trailers, so they have the coolest themes.) then take note of the themes they are often very action packed, stirring and powerful too. Also not many people use the tunes so you can tax 'em for your film and no one'll know biggrin
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If you watch any of the old Errol Flynn swashbucklers, Eric Korngold did some very good work in many of them. Especially The Adventures of Robin Hood and the Sea Hawk were very good. I think Captain Blood was his as well. Good stuff.

As far as more current composers, Alan Mankin is one of my favorites. I am a bit partial to animated features, and his work, especially in collaboration with Howard Ashman on The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin was phenominal. Pocahontas also had a beautiful score. And his work in the live-action Newsies was good, too.

Danny Elfman is probably my overall favorite-- I think you could hear his Batman theme once and remember it the rest of your life. All his stuff is good, though.

But he is getting some pretty stiff competition from Howard Shore. Fellowship of the Ring is one of the best scores I have heard, and the snippets from The Two Towers that can be heard on the trailers sound even better.

Last of the Mohicans has some beautiful themes in it, from James Horner and another guy I can't remember off the top of my head.

My current favorite score is The Patriot, I just can't seem to get sick of it, no matter how many times I listen to it.

And this one seems to kind of polarize-- people either seem to love it or hate it-- but I really like the score to Ladyhawke. I frequently argue with several of my friends who detest it, but I still like it. I have since the movie came out.