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Anyone Else Like Films Soundtracks (film Scores)?  
User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2553 times:

Hi!

Just wondering if there are any other people who like listening to film soundtracks (film scores). I don't really mean the songs but the stuff written by composers. I think the first composer I really noticed was Jan Hammer with the music for Miami Vice. The music was so good. Then I got into Hans Zimmer a lot and John Williams and James Horner. There is still good film music out there if you look for it. I like Dear John recently by a composer called Deborah Lurie. I liked the movie and the score is really good to listen to.

Anyone else into film soundtracks? What are your favourites?

Many thanks,

Pierre

[Edited 2012-06-05 07:41:41]

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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2534 times:

Quoting Ps76 (Thread starter):
Anyone else into film soundtracks? What are your favourites?

Count me in.
Some of my favorites;

Airport 1975 - John Cacavas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiMjFbV_jQA


Earthquake - John Williams
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsYx3fwwJv4



Towering Inferno - John Williams
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D84hNvh0zSw



Amittyville Horror - Lalo Schifrin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yav2eKnYMm0



Coffy - Roy Ayers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9X1Jkv48po

Priscilla's Theme
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FpW44bRnyY



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User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2517 times:

Hi!

Many thanks for the links and nice to have someone else into movie soundtracks. I haven't really heard any of those so will give them a listen.

Many thanks,

Pierre


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21442 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2516 times:

Oh yes, absolutely.

For me movie soundtracks became a clearly recognizable part of the experience when Star Wars came out and they've been a big part of my music interest ever since.

Recommended soundtrack albums:
• Blade Runner (it provides at least half of the experience there!)
• The Empire Strikes Back (best of the 6)
• Dinosaur (brilliant adventure score)
• How to train your Dragon (just a lot of fun)
• Cutthroat Island (the quintessential pirate score!)
• Coming to America (yes, the Eddie Murphy movie: forget the soundtrack – the actual score is great!)
• The Hunt for Red October
• Dances with Wolves
• Koyaanisqatsi (minimal music - hypnotic!)
• Princess Mononoke

Great themes:
• James Bond theme
• Robocop
• Beetlejuice
• Rocketeer
• The Pink Panther
• Miss Marple Theme (the old black&white ones with Margret Rutherford!)
• Jurassic Park

TV themes:
• The Persuaders
• Space:1999
• Angels in America
• Chuck (end credits)
• Raumpatrouille


User currently offlinehomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2242 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2501 times:

As a Bond fan, I loved John Barry's (RIP) scores...I am anxious to hear Thomas Newman's (another one of my favorites) version for the new Bond pic Skyfall

Add to the list:

Randy Edelman
Danny Elfman
Mark Isham
Vangelis



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User currently offlineskywatch From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 923 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2492 times:

I am a die-hard John Williams fan, but I occasionally branch out and listen to some Jerry Goldsmith, or anyone else that captures my attention.

-- Seven Years in Tibet (Love the dynamics. While most of Williams' music tends to run on all 8 cylinders, this entire album is laced with soaring themes and then quiet piano/cello duets. A brilliant work.)

-- Indiana Jones (The Raiders March theme)

-- Jurassic Park (Great brass)

-- Born on the Fourth of July (Best trumpet piece I have ever heard)

-- Schindler's List (Itzhak Perlman on the violin... so good.)

-- E.T. (Flying Theme... a very light-hearted work).


And just to prove that I do look beyond Williams on occasion:

Star Trek: First Contact (Ending Credits. Strings and French Horn like none other. Jerry Goldsmith at his best)

Master and Commander (The entire album. Great mix of folk and classical music. One of the main themes is an adaptation of a Boccherini quintet.)

Casino Royale (The theme is great, of course, but I can't get over how good the "City of Lovers" track is. Beautiful strings.)

Slumdog Millionaire (A.R. Rahman's music fits the movie like a glove. A great departure from the average score...the Bollywood influence makes for an interesting listen.)

Swadesh (Another A.R. Rahman work. The music is more Indian classical than techno, making it a great listen, if you like that sort of music. Great vocals.)

---Skywatch



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7519 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2492 times:

Quoting homer71 (Reply 4):
As a Bond fan, I loved John Barry's (RIP) scores

You probably would love the Dances With Wolves soundtrack; that's classic John Barry.



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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3853 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2482 times:

Magnificent Seven
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45KAjt7v4t4

The Great Escape
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ieaYqW9FcA&feature=related

Lawrence of Arabia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdFwhhH2x7I&feature=related

Bridge on the River Kwai
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB8F8g1-4Uw&feature=related

Dr. Zhivago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeEbuAXPqVU

Love Story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTSc4hBdCd0

The Sound of Music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbQSAdU4Qb4&feature=related



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User currently onlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20541 posts, RR: 62
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2480 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 1):
Airport 1975 - John Cacavas

Dude, I had the original Airport on vinyl! Decca label, I think.

Other than that, the only other one I've ever bought was the Wizard of Oz soundtrack CD (that's soooo gay, it's embarrassing!)

Now showtunes ... that's another story altogether.  



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2465 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 8):
Dude, I had the original Airport on vinyl! Decca label, I think.

You're thinking of the first Airport movie from 1969. That was on Decca and conducted by Alfred Newman.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-58Z6FG4h0

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 8):
the Wizard of Oz soundtrack CD (that's soooo gay, it's embarrassing!)

Umm, yes, that is very, very gay.


Then there is Ferrante & Teicher doing the Midnight Cowboy...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkWeXYWp8Ik



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User currently onlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20541 posts, RR: 62
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2462 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 9):
You're thinking of the first Airport movie from 1969.

That's the one! I forget who it was that was introduced at the Academy Awards a few years ago, and they played "Inez' Theme" from the movie as she was walking on stage. I recognized it instantly.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 9):
Umm, yes, that is very, very gay.

  



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User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2462 times:

Anything by the late composer John Barry is golden. Barry made the Bond series along with Sean Connery. His successor, Tom Arnold (not sure of first name) is improving and sounding more like Barry for each Bond film. Interestingly enough, in my opinion the worst Bond movie also had the worst soundtrack Live and Let Die. Beatle's producer George Martin had the ball in his court and dropped it. Barry's music carried many of the mediocre 1970's and early 80's Bond films. Of course Barry did plenty of other films including Dances With Wolves. If I ever wrote a novel, had it published and made into a movie I always dreamed of the soundtrack being composed by John Barry.


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User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2454 times:

Hi!

Many thanks for all the replies. I really didn't think there would be many people who listen to film music in here. I like many of the soundtracks listed. John Barry was very cool. My favourite bond movies and music too were the Living Daylights with Aha and View to A Kill with Duran Duran. I really liked the way Barry took the song and made it part of the orchestral music too. I also really like the Titanic music by James Horner and Deep Impact. I used to listen to it while studying at university a lot.

Many thanks,

Pierre


User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2453 times:

Quoting Ps76 (Reply 12):



Go on You Tube and also check out the "John Barry 7." They had some cool Ultra-Lounge type late 50's and early 60's instrumentals prior to 007!



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User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2446 times:

Hello!

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 13):
Go on You Tube and also check out the "John Barry 7." They had some cool Ultra-Lounge type late 50's and early 60's instrumentals prior to 007!

Many thanks. I've heard of the John Barry 7 but never checked them out so will do so. I think John Barry used to play brass (though I'm not sure) which is why it features so prominently in his music. I loved the way he did his strings too, kinda blocky but so his style and it worked so well.

Many thanks,

Pierre


User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2434 times:

Quoting Ps76 (Thread starter):
Anyone else into film soundtracks? What are your favourites?

The TRON soundtrack by Daft Punk is very good.

Tugg



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User currently offlinepetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3364 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2423 times:

For me pretty much anything from John Williams, although it often does sound alike. James Bond as well, often though I find that the best Bond movies have the worst music, but the worst movies the best music. Maybe that's just me. Pirates of the Carribean is good as well.

The Star Trek themes are very good as well. And speaking of TV sci-fi, Christopher Franke's Babylon 5 score is really good as well. And every episode scored seperately for maximum effect, unlike a lot of series (including Star Trek) where the same tune is used for whatever kind of emotion is needed.

For international movies Das Boot (DE) and Soldaat van oranje (NL) are really good as well!



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User currently offlinedragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3982 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2403 times:

Some good ones in this thread. Here are 4 that were not mentioned that I like.

Book of Eli
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSwyJ0aaM4k

Saving Private Ryan "Hymn to the Fallen"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ejg-lPcFxU

The Delta Force
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQUeQOIlcDM

Superman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9vrfEoc8_g&feature=related

[Edited 2012-06-05 16:46:14]

[Edited 2012-06-05 16:46:36]


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User currently offlineflightmedic72 From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

John Barry also did the soundtrack for the 1985 film"Out of Africa"


Magnificent flying music!



User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21442 posts, RR: 53
Reply 19, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2371 times:

Quoting tugger (Reply 15):
The TRON soundtrack by Daft Punk is very good.

Indeed; Very nice.. Unfortunately the high point in a very disappointing sequel.

The original TRON soundtrack by Wendy Carlos is very good as well, but quite different.


User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2357 times:

Quoting petertenthije (Reply 16):
For me pretty much anything from John Williams, although it often does sound alike. James Bond as well, often though I find that the best Bond movies have the worst music, but the worst movies the best music. Maybe that's just me. Pirates of the Caribbean is good as well.



Please elaborate, break it down for us. Did you mean John Barry. This is the stuff of a spin off thread but, I'd like have your breakdown of the Bond movies; worst movies/best soundtracks and vice verse.



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User currently offlinemad99 From Spain, joined Mar 2012, 543 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

Amélie
Yann Tiersen

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou


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Reply 22, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2319 times:

Iron Man 2

Megamind

Cars


User currently offlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3421 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2291 times:

Pat Metheny "Map of the World" if you like jazz guitar.


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User currently offlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2389 posts, RR: 13
Reply 24, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2282 times:

The final duel in "For a few dollars more". It wonderfully intertwines action and music, as the fourth and fifth persons in this scene are the music watches...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xPxMAhMRfk


Well, there are too many to list all my favourites...



David

[Edited 2012-06-06 05:45:51]


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25 AviRaider : I love listening to soundtracks, it really is the silent hero, pun intended, of the movie experience, if done properly. I would say in general I like
26 Post contains images homer71 : Absolutely, especially the buffalo hunt scene As classical sounding his music was, it's with a little bit of irony that he was one of the first compo
27 northstardc4m : One of my favorite instrumental songs is from the closing credits to Dune, Take my Hand by Toto (like everything else in the movie), though the entire
28 Klaus : Yes, that's quite a good one!
29 Post contains links Confuscius : The Godfather http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aV9X2d-f5g
30 Post contains links garnetpalmetto : I love film scores. Some of my favorites Also a good one that gets a little underrated in part because Randy Edelman had to step in to help Trevor Jon
31 AeroWesty : Jeepers, did you buy all those? (BTW, if anyone has the DVD for Monsters, Inc., you can select a separate soundtrack with JUST the special effects so
32 TheRedBaron : I am surprised that so many good scores here NOBODY mentions...man I though here on A net there were quite a few great music lovers (maybe Its a slow
33 Post contains links PSA53 : Quoting skywatch (Reply 5):Indiana Jones (The Raiders March theme) Mine was the "Map Room" scene.But the entire Williams score was super. You got my v
34 zippyjet : How could I forget such noir 1950's early 60's classics as Psycho and the Robert Mitchum Cape Fear. That 50's style heavy music is cool.
35 Ps76 : Hi! Many thanks for the replies. Great to see so many people like listening to soundtracks. Lots of good ideas for stuff to listen to and watch. Many
36 Post contains links and images RedTailDTW : These a very good ones indeed! I would like to add a couple in addition to my favorites above: The Poseidon Adventure (1972) http://youtu.be/xN-QOmX-
37 Post contains links and images NoUFO : I don't listen to film music every day, but there are some tunes I like: Makes half of the movie experience! And some more: Mark Knopfler: Local Hero
38 2707200X : My favorite soundtracks include... The Island Lord of War The one who keeps creeps in check, RoboCop, my favorite! Da da daa, da da daa... Time Machin
39 Post contains links WrenchBender : http://youtu.be/xR3mib8gtEc A favourite selection of mine some of the great soundtracks from world war 2 movies The Great Escape 633 Squadron The Batt
40 Post contains links and images rampart : Great question and topic! I'm a longtime movie score maven. My recent favorite CD is a collection of scores from Westerns, "The Wild West" from quite
41 Post contains links dragon-wings : I don't know if anyone remembers the movie "Just Married" starring Ashton Kutcher and Brittany Murphy. It wasn't a very good movie but it did have a g
42 AviRaider : Yea I might have gotten a bit carried away with it, I don't own all of these albums but I do own at least one song from each movie or have some recor
43 sturmovik : The Godfather theme is just amazing. Gives me the goosebumps every time I listen to it. I also like the Guns and Roses version of it. Other favourite
44 Post contains links Superfly : What do you think of the Ray Conniff version? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDCnCYyMNWg Sergio Mendes & Brasil '77 did a soundtrack to the movie
45 Post contains links cedarjet : Amazed that no-one has mentioned Tangerine Dream, one of my favourites. As well as classic electronic albums such as Phaedra, Force Majeur and Underwa
46 Post contains links Ps76 : Hi! Definitely. Although some of their stuff is a bit too experiemental for my taste I love their album Underwater Sunlight. And of course their music
47 KBOS : About the only soundtrack I would add would be from 1972's The Sting. I love anything with piano.....
48 daviation : I assume you mean background music, not actual scores for movie musicals. They are probably mentioned above already, but Lawrence of Arabia, Gone With
49 PSA53 : Very under rated film all around.Music,script,everything was done very well,IMHO. Dracula films usually have great soundtracks. Mel Brooks: "Young Fr
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