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SlaytanicMaggot
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« on: 04-21-2004 02:04 »
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There's been topics on soundtracks, but this one focuses specifically on the movie scores- ie, the symphony/non-vocal music actually used in the movies. What are some of your favorite movie/TV scores?

My list:
1. LOTR Trilogy
2. Futurama
3. Farscape
4. The British Whose Line Is It Anyways?
5. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
6. Matrix Trilogy scores
7. Ronin (The Robert DeNiro movie, not the anime)
8. One Hour Photo
9. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust-anyone got a link to where I can get that score?
9. Harry Potter movies
10. Star Wars Quintology
11. Lawrence of Arabia
11. Master of the Flying Guillotine
12. Batman
13. Spiderman
14. Hellboy
EDIT: 15. Snatch
16. Troy (even though it hasn't come out yet)
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« Reply #1 on: 04-21-2004 02:17 »

Just a couple of note:
The one
Lock Stock and two smokin' barrels
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« Reply #2 on: 04-21-2004 06:56 »
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Girl, Interrupted - I liked the score better than the film itself.
Amelie
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SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #3 on: 04-21-2004 07:19 »
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From what I remember, Gladiators' was pretty good...
Star Wars, Indiana Jones, LOTR...
Godfather trilogy...
I like others... but... can't... remember...   mad
CyberKnight

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« Reply #4 on: 04-21-2004 08:54 »

Anything scored by John Williams, with "Star Wars" and "Jurassic Park" being standouts from standouts.  tongue

Back to the Future's score was also great.

If I can also include videogame scores, the first Metal Gear Solid's score really fit the game. The second one's version of the main theme was good, but the rest of the score didn't fit (especially the ending song).
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« Reply #5 on: 04-21-2004 09:31 »

My list of the top of my head:

Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Star Wars
Gladiator
Pulp fiction
Moulin Rouge
Casablanca
Raiders Of the Lost Ark
The Majestic
Zed 85

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« Reply #6 on: 04-21-2004 09:47 »

If I went on about all the moviethemes I liked I would be here all day, and a lot of them have been mentioned already.
I have to say though, that just recently I've fallen in love with James Horner's score to Enemy at the Gates, even though there is very little originality left in that score (a lot of it is spot the influence from a previous Horner score). I still love it though, possibly down to the great use of the Russian choral music.  wink

If we talk about games, then I really love Freelancer's music. Really adds to a great story, and even outside of the story, it works very well.  smile
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« Reply #7 on: 04-21-2004 13:40 »

 
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Originally posted by CyberKnight:
Anything scored by John Williams, with "Star Wars" and "Jurassic Park" being standouts from standouts.
Second!
LOTR, Gladiator, Stargate and James Bond ones are cool too.

As for game soundtracks
Hitman 2, Earth 2150, Shogun and Total Annihilation.
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« Reply #8 on: 04-21-2004 13:51 »
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Originally posted by ~FazeShift~:
LOTR, Gladiator, Stargate and James Bond ones are cool too.

I'd forgotten Stargate, James Bond (except Die Another Day *ugh*), and Total Annihilation.

Most of the Star Trek scores are excellent as well, in particular First Contact.

Ironic, isn't it, that sci-fi movies/shows normally have scores done very traditionally with big orchestras?
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« Reply #9 on: 04-21-2004 13:53 »

I have to agree with people who mentioned John William's film scores, I'd add Jaws to the films he has done the music for

I'd also add Ennio Morricone's music in Sergio Leone's films, especially for The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West
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« Reply #10 on: 04-21-2004 14:02 »

The Breakfast Club
Reality Bites
Daria. Splendora rule.
Impossible

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« Reply #11 on: 04-21-2004 14:18 »
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Star Wars
Indiana Jones
Back to the Future
American Beauty
The Little Mermaid

I also liked some of Don Davis's score for the Matrix (and Reloaded) too.
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« Reply #12 on: 04-21-2004 14:30 »
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The Lion King!!! I love the music in that movie, especially at the bit where Mufasa dies. I was crying my eyes out but without the music I wouldn't of felt any emotion at all.  cry
All the african music is beautiful. I love that film to pieces!!!
 
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« Reply #13 on: 04-21-2004 14:33 »

Alice in Wonderland
Aladdin
Jurassic Park
The Matrix
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« Reply #14 on: 04-21-2004 14:36 »

 
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Originally posted by Tweek:

I'd also add Ennio Morricone's music in films

What about The Mission? The score for that is amazing.

Other good ones I forgot to mention are: The Italian Job, Get Carter, Glory and The Magnificent Seven.
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« Reply #15 on: 04-21-2004 14:41 »

THis may have been done before, but I don't care.

Fight Club
Vertigo
Urusei Yatsura 2
Back to the Future
Kill Bill
Blade
And more!
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« Reply #16 on: 04-21-2004 14:54 »

 
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Originally posted by Impossible:
The Little Mermaid

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
Aladdin

I'm a big fan of Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman's work, especially in Little Shop of Horrors (there's definitely a little bit of "Somewhere That's Green" in Mermaid's "Part of Your World" ).

Hans Zimmer's work on "The Lion King" was also amazing.
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« Reply #17 on: 04-21-2004 15:14 »

 
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Originally posted by CyberKnight:
Anything scored by John Williams, with "Star Wars" and "Jurassic Park" being standouts from standouts.   tongue
Back to the Future's score was also great.
Ditto.
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« Reply #18 on: 04-21-2004 15:37 »

Gonna have to go with Kill Bill 1[not so much 2.. ], Finding Nemo, Star Wars '4-6' and Triplets of Belleville as my favorites. Also awesome are Barbarella, Rocky Horror, Fantasia[not so much 2000..] and the Disney movies already mentioned. I don't know why but I have a thing for movies like Bambi or Alice in Wonderland when they got choirs and the like to sing these long, uplifting notes in their songs. It all sounded like something you'd hear at a concert. Nowadays scoring is very different..
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« Reply #19 on: 04-21-2004 15:44 »

 
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Originally posted by Tweek:
I'd also add Ennio Morricone's music in Sergio Leone's films, especially for The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West

*second*

also his themes from "Once upon a time in America" or "for a few dollars more".

I also like the theme music from "TwinPeaks" and the original Theme from "Das Boot" (not the version of 1992 from U96).

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« Reply #20 on: 04-21-2004 15:48 »
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Originally posted by Tweek:
I'd also add Ennio Morricone's music in Sergio Leone's films, especially for The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West

I'd certainly agree with that. TGTBaTU is probably my favourite as far as overal theme goes, though I also like a fair few pieces from For a Few Dollars More.
What I especially like about Ennio Morricone's work with Sergio Leone's films is that Ennio wrote the music first then Sergio shot the films around it.

The Mission is very good too, but I personally don't think it stands alone as well as some of his other scores, in other words, sometimes you get scores that are glued to a film and only work if you can see what's going on, and there are other ones that a much more subtle, like Gladiator in particular and also Blade Runner, out of the ones I know. They can be listened to and enjoyed without ever watching the film. I still enjoy The Mission's music and still haven't seen the film, but I think it's slightly missing that magic of the Dollar Series'

   
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Ironic, isn't it, that sci-fi movies/shows normally have scores done very traditionally with big orchestras?
Blade Runner (sorry for repitition) brakes a trend, though it could be said that synthasised music was quite the vogue at the time. Fantastic score though. I found that Total Recall had a more contemporary score -ish, and was done by Jerry Goldsmith who of course did many Star Trek and similiar films. Really like that one too.    wink

Das Boot - though germanfryfan just beat me to it.   wink
/edit, nice to see another NRW PEELer  smile
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« Reply #21 on: 04-21-2004 18:55 »

My list in no particular order.

Movies
Kill Bill vol. 1 & 2
Gladiator
Star Wars 1-2, 3-6
Indiana Jones
LOTR all
Pirates of the Carribean
Requiem for a Dream
Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Futurama(even though it's not a movie)

Games

Halo
Total Annihilation
Total War games
Call of Duty

Thats all for now...

David A

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« Reply #22 on: 04-21-2004 19:53 »

In no particular order:

the original Star Wars trilogy
Lord of the Rings
the Indiana Jones films
the Conan films
Krull
Dune
Stargate
any pre-90s animated Disney film
anything by Danny Elfman
DrThunder88

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« Reply #23 on: 04-22-2004 02:54 »

Ronin and The Rock both had exceptional soundtracks, especially since they are widely considered to be "shoot 'em up" movies.

But I really like The Music Behind The Movie by Slurm Guy and Favorite Movie songs/music by I_am_Lrrr.
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #24 on: 04-22-2004 12:22 »
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Some more of my favorite movie scores:

-Citizen Kane

-The Shadow

-Gattaca

-Star Trek (movies and series, save the opening music of Deep Space Nine-blech!)

-Insomnia (both versions)

-Schindler's List

-Lost In Translation

-Danny Elfman (anything by him)

-Halloween

-Friday The 13th

-2001

-The Man Who Would Be King

-James Bond (every score up to Die Another Day)

-Godzilla (Japanese)

-Godzilla (American, score by David Arnold)

-David Arnold (anything else by him)

-Galaxy Quest

-Ghandi

-Phone Booth

-Jerry Goldsmith (anything by him)

-John Williams (anything by him)
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« Reply #25 on: 04-22-2004 12:27 »

Plunkett + Maclane is a bizarre but great sountrack too.
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« Reply #26 on: 04-22-2004 12:52 »

 
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But I really like The Music Behind The Movie by Slurm Guy and Favorite Movie songs/music by I_am_Lrrr.


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