For the love of movie scores

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    Dec 03, 2009 12:24 AM GMT
    What are some of your favorite movie scores in no particular order?

    I would have to say mine are:

    1) Lord of the Rings (all 3 films)

    2) The Hours

    3) Bicentennial Man

    4) 1978 Halloween

    5) Harry Potter series

    6) Back to the Future

    7) Girl, interrupted

    Just to name a few! icon_biggrin.gif
  • Acorns

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    Dec 03, 2009 12:26 AM GMT
    A lot... >_>

    Just pile all the Horror movies into one list.

    Also Medieval ones... And Sci-fi ones.

    Not a big fan of comedy though.

    --Oh, Scores. Oops. Well those are movie-types.
  • Marshi

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    Dec 03, 2009 12:27 AM GMT
    Dexter! Wait, you said movie, not series...

    Snatch! Wait, you said score, not soundtrack...

    Star Wars, then. "Imperial March" is awesome.
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    Dec 03, 2009 12:35 AM GMT
    Acorns saidA lot... >_>

    Just pile all the Horror movies into one list.

    Also Medieval ones... And Sci-fi ones.

    Not a big fan of comedy though.


    OH!! That reminded me of "The Descent." Love that score,very powerful and emotional for a horror movie
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    Dec 03, 2009 1:01 AM GMT

    SpiderMan 1 .....just 1.

    All of Tarantino's films.



  • Acorns

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    Dec 03, 2009 1:09 AM GMT
    Anyways, Despite my other post, I'd have to say my favorite movie scores are any movies that have a dramatic "the world is ending" scene that plays classical music.

    I can't name one off the top of my head.

    OH! and Irish movies with the dancing and stuff.
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    Dec 03, 2009 1:44 AM GMT
    Dazed and Confused
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    Dec 03, 2009 3:55 AM GMT
    The Prince of Tides
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    Dec 03, 2009 4:19 AM GMT
    Ok, I'm a Disney buff so I'd have to say "Beauty and The Beast, Aladdin and the Little Mermaid".

    Ashman and Menken are geniuses.

    Also a big fan of the Sherman brothers.
  • drypin

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    Dec 03, 2009 8:19 AM GMT
    I've only been prompted to purchase (or borrow) a few:

    Out of Africa - John Barry

    The Mission - Ennio Marricone

    The Hours - Philip Glass

    Lord of the Rings - Howard Shore et al

    Boys on the Side - Various
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    Dec 03, 2009 8:24 AM GMT
    I really liked Two steps from hell's "Master of the shadows" for the movie 2012.



    Perfect end of the world song.. icon_confused.gif
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    Dec 03, 2009 8:26 AM GMT
    ANYTHING by Danny Elfman is pure gold:

    Edward Scissorhands
    Army of Darkness (theme)
    Nightmare Before Christmas
    Batman (1989)
    Batman Returns
    Black Beauty
    Mars Attacks!
    Sleepy Hollow
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Milk
    Big Fish



    those are some of my favorites of his...I could go on forever.... I love this man.

    Speaking of which, I need someone to score my short film... It is an MOS film, shot on a 16mm Canon Scoopic, so the scoring is the most crucial part of the film. There will be no Foley or SFX to speak of, just a score.
    I just finished editing! Anyone here do scoring? I was trying to collab with TantricX... not sure if that's still happening. Hoping to get it for free ( little over 4 minutes..)
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    Dec 03, 2009 8:47 AM GMT
    Jon Brion for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Air for the Virgin Suicides

    Karen O for Where The Wild Things Are

    MIA for Slumdog Millionaire

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    Dec 03, 2009 8:52 AM GMT
    Im gonna have to agree with Jon Brion for Eternal Sunshine

    (i also love his stuff for all of P.T. Anderson's movies - Boogie Nights, Magnolia and Punch-Drunk Love)

    Virgin Suicides also a good choice, abm (for Air and... everything)

    i also like Marie Antionette

    American Beauty

    Almost Famous

    Amadeus (i love Mozart)

  • jlly_rnchr

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    Dec 03, 2009 9:01 AM GMT
    Million Dollar Baby ( "Blue Morgan")
    Brokeback Mountain
    The Shawshank Redemption ("Shawshank Prison")
    Requiem for a Dream
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    Dec 03, 2009 9:35 AM GMT
    Off the top of my head:

    The Hours

    Terms of Endearment

    Beautiful Mind

    Out of Africa

    Those are the ones where I love the entire score and could listen to them it over and over. Others, like Jurassic Park or The Mission, had certain songs I liked but I didn't necessarily like the whole album.

    If James Horner, John Williams or Philip Glass have composed the score to a movie, I know I'm going to love it.
  • Csrobbie2000

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    Dec 03, 2009 5:42 PM GMT
    I love movie soundtracks. Here's some of my favorite:

    The Mission
    Scent of A Woman
    A Beautiful Mind
    Eyes Wide Shut
    Gladiator
    Pride and Prejudice
    Legends of the Fall
    Cinema Paradiso
    The Postman
    East of Eden
    Life is Beautiful
    Naquoyqatsi
    Last of the Mohicans
    The English Patient
  • jrs1

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    Dec 03, 2009 5:48 PM GMT

    Life As a House ...

    danny elfman (e.g., Men in Black)
    john williams (e.g., Star Wars, Harry Potter)
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    Dec 03, 2009 5:52 PM GMT
    No one can beat the soundtracks for any of Quentin Tarrantino's movies!
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    Dec 03, 2009 5:56 PM GMT
    Just so everyone knows, a movie score is not the same thing as a movie soundtrack... here is wikipedia's definition...

    "A film score is an alternative word used for the background music of a film (which is generally categorically separated from songs used within a film). The term soundtrack is often confused with film score, as a soundtrack may also include songs featured in the film as well as previously released music by other artists, while the score does not. A score is written specifically to accompany a film, by the original film's composer(s)."

    some of my favorites are...

    The Hours

    The Virgin Suicides

    Shop Girl

  • Celticmusl

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    Dec 03, 2009 6:01 PM GMT
    ThePenIsMyTier saidANYTHING by Danny Elfman is pure gold:

    Edward Scissorhands
    Army of Darkness (theme)
    Nightmare Before Christmas
    Batman (1989)
    Batman Returns
    Black Beauty
    Mars Attacks!
    Sleepy Hollow
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Milk
    Big Fish





    Sorry to put my stink on this, but it's true. I don't want to like him, but he is such a genius. He even did something for the movie SPY KIDS, and it is awesome:

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    Dec 03, 2009 6:07 PM GMT
    1. Gladiator - best ever!
    2. Lord of the Rings - second best ever....
    3. Harry Potter - sorta best ever
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    Dec 15, 2009 4:35 AM GMT
    Mel Gibson's masterpiece, Braveheart, is my favourite movie ever, with a great story, awesome scenery, involving drama and acting, and wonderful action sequences. But all that would not, testking I believe, make such an impact were it not for the beautiful music that accompanies and enriches all the images on screen.
    I have heard people describe the music in Braveheart as 'unbelievably beautiful', and assuredly it is that, bicsi exams and more. From the haunting, moving theme, to the pounding music for the action and battle sequences, the music is perfect. It perfectly captures and expresses the rugged beauty of Scotland, and the themes of freedom, love, cisco exams and loyalty/betrayal. The theme itself is one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever, perfectly encompassing all the great emotions, from love, to heroism unto death.
  • ticktacktalk

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    Dec 15, 2009 4:59 AM GMT
    I agree on Jon Brion... everything he does is great...

    and I'll go with...
    Contempt
    There will be blood
    Atonement
    In the mood for love
    ... for score

    and for soundtrack...
    everithing by Bruce LaBruce

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    Dec 15, 2009 5:02 AM GMT
    anything by john williams, the man is a genius. aslo, samuel barber's adagio for strings, makes war movies so much more epic