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Anyone Else Like Films Soundtracks (film Scores)?

Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:40 pm

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

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Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:18 pm

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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Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:50 pm

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,

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Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:53 pm

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
 
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Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:00 pm

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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Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:41 pm

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.)

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Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:47 pm

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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Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:14 pm

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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Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:51 pm

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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Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:57 pm

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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Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:58 pm

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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Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:12 pm

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,

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Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:16 pm

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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Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:27 pm

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.

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Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:49 pm

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

The TRON soundtrack by Daft Punk is very good.

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Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:13 pm

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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Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:38 pm

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

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Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:47 pm

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


Magnificent flying music!

 
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Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:37 am

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.
 
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Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:14 am

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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Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:28 am

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Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:04 am

Iron Man 2

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Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:27 am

Pat Metheny "Map of the World" if you like jazz guitar.
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Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:36 pm

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...



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Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:43 pm

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 themes that are more about action than say love themes or slow moving themes. Here's my list, at least what I can think of.

The Hunt for the Red October
The Predator
The Dark Knight
Crocodile Dundee (Such a fun score)
Home Alone
Delta Force (The score is the star of this movie)
Ghostbusters
Star Trek First Contact
The Last of the Mohicans
Death on the Nile
The Adventures of Robin Hood
Cutthroat Island
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
The Boy in Striped Pajamas
Flightplan
Superman
Superman Returns
Polar Express
Mary Poppins
The Never Ending Story
Cool Runnings
Naked Gun Series
North by Northwest
Blazzing Saddles
Robing Hood Men in Tights
Spaceballs
How the West Was Won
To Kill a Mockingbird
Paint Your Wagon
Indiana Jones series (especially like the Last Crusade)
Around the World in 80 Days
Batman
Batman Returns
U.S. Marshals
Dances Wth Wolves
U-571
Explorers
Willow
Back to the Future series (I like the third the best)
Cast Away
Forrest Gump
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Spirit
Thelma & Louise
Lethal Weapon
Star Trek
Forever Young
Twister
Rookie of the Year
The Right Stuff (one of my favorites of all time)
Airplane
Airport
Flash Gordan
The Gladiator
Seabiscuit
Air Force One
Get Low
Basic Instinct
Clear and Present Danger
Sum of All Fears
Speed
The Abyss
Beetlejuice
Pee Wee's Big Adventure
Juarez
The Perfect Storm
Dr. Zhivago
Jurassic Park
Crimson Tide
The Lion King
Gremlins
Toy Story series
Commando
Twins
Top Gun
Passenger 57 (Awful movie but great score)
The Magnificent Seven
The Three Amigos
The Alamo (1960 version)
Back to School
Planes Trains and Automobiles
JFK
Born on the Fourth of July
Days of Thunder
Strategic Air Command
Coming to America
Robocop
Rocketeer
Master and Commander
Lawrence of Arabia
Innerspace
Flight of the Phoenix
The Sound of Music
Stripes
Die Hard
The Wizard of OZ
Gone With the Wind
Driving Miss Daisy
Glory
Band of Brothers
Under Seige
National Lampoons Vacation series
Stargate
Joe Versus the Volcano
Dragnet
Courage Under Fire
Das Boot
Dinner for Schmucks
A League of their Own
The Goonies
Gremlins 2
Edward Scissorhands
Angels in the Outfield
Memphis Belle
Pleasantville
Apollo 13
Point Break
The Natural
The Guardian
Wild Wild West
Mr. Holland's Opus
Austin Powers
Independence Day
Jumanji
Executive Decision
Turbulence
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Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:10 pm

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 6):
You probably would love the Dances With Wolves soundtrack; that's classic John Barry.

Absolutely, especially the buffalo hunt scene

Quoting Ps76 (Reply 12):
I really liked the way Barry took the song and made it part of the orchestral music too.

As classical sounding his music was, it's with a little bit of irony that he was one of the first composer to employ the use of a synthesizer for film score ( On Her Majesty's Secret Service in 1969)

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 11):
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.

It's David Arnold, he really hit the Barry nail on the head with Tomorrow Never Dies

Quoting flightmedic72 (Reply 18):
John Barry also did the soundtrack for the 1985 film"Out of Africa"

Magnificent flying music!

  



As for more contemporary film scores, I enjoyed Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross score in The Social Network
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Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:25 pm

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 soundtrack is one of my favorites.

Also have had a soft spot for Live and Let Die for most of my life, best Bond theme song ever.

Top Gun sound track, especially the anthem and Highway to the Dangerzone.

A few honorable mentions for themes (no real order...):
2001/2010
Star Wars (Empire Strikes Back would be the best overall score wise)
Patton
Classic bonds: From Russia with Love, Thunderball, On Her Majesty's Secret Service (All the time in the world, not the opening credits), Diamonds are Forever, A View to a Kill, Man with the Golden Gun and License to Kill
"new" bonds: Goldeneye and Casino Royale, but neither would hold a match to the classic ones IMHO.
Delta Force
Earth Star Voyager (don't ask why, I just have a thing for synth sci-fi)
Star Trek IV
The Great Escape
The Terminator

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Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:31 pm

Quoting northstardc4m (Reply 27):
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 soundtrack is one of my favorites.

Yes, that's quite a good one!
 
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Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:44 pm

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Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:29 pm

I love film scores. Some of my favorites

Quoting AviRaider (Reply 25):

The Last of the Mohicans

Also a good one that gets a little underrated in part because Randy Edelman had to step in to help Trevor Jones finish the soundtrack after the decision was made to go from an electronic score to an orchestral one. My favorite tracks off that soundtrack:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2FCmfKmft4 - Main Title
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miyjdu6sfdU - Elk Hunt
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gFpGjhwFUE - Fort Battle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9SEFMIBwAs - Promontory

I'm absolutely floored not to see anyone list The Mission's soundtrack yet - one of Ennio Morricone's best.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FZZH5M38bs&feature=related - Medley of tracks

Another favorite of mine is "Platoon" if for no other reason than Barber's Adagio for Strings.

I also love the soundtracks for:

Star Wars (Episodes I-VI)
Indiana Jones Trilogy
Top Gun
The Matrix Trilogy
The Godfather Trilogy
The Hunt for Red October
Dances With Wolves
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Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:01 pm

Quoting AviRaider (Reply 25):
Here's my list

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 sounds on it. No music or voices. It's the most interesting way to watch that movie.)
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Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:29 pm

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 week who knows?

Score NOT THEMES...

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

THE PIANO

ALIEN

SCHINDLER´S LIST

King Kong 1976.

just off the top of my head.....

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Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:49 pm

Quoting skywatch (Reply 5):
Indiana Jones (The Raiders March theme)
Mine was the "Map Room" scene.But the entire Williams score was super.

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

You got my vote,too.Loved it.

I didn't see mentioned:

Batman Begins
Tora!Tora!Tora!
View To a Kill
World Is Not Enough
Star Trek: 2,3 and 6
Back To The Future 1
Living Daylights
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Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:15 pm

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.
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Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:45 pm

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 thanks,

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Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:24 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 1):

Airport 1975 - John Cacavas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiMjF...V_jQA
Quoting Superfly (Reply 1):

Towering Inferno - John Williams
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D84hN...h0zSw
Quoting Klaus (Reply 3):
• Jurassic Park
Quoting dragon-wings (Reply 17):
Superman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9vrfEoc8_g&feature=related
Quoting AviRaider (Reply 25):
Home Alone
Quoting AviRaider (Reply 25):
Twister
Quoting AviRaider (Reply 25):
Speed

   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-AMs

Titanic (1997)
http://youtu.be/cNeC6aRuf0k
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Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:59 am

I don't listen to film music every day, but there are some tunes I like:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 3):
Koyaanisqatsi (minimal music - hypnotic!)

   Makes half of the movie experience!

Quoting mad99 (Reply 21):
Amélie

  

Quoting northstardc4m (Reply 27):
closing credits to Dune, Take my Hand by Toto

  

And some more:

Mark Knopfler: Local Hero
http://youtu.be/98nllsnasek

Mark Kopfler (again): Cal
http://youtu.be/-D9mhKbjqso

Peter Gabriel: Last Temptation of Christ (Album is called 'Passion')
http://youtu.be/g0EYRC4NQ-Q

And this is Zabriskie Point's final scene (if you have never seen it, you are in for a surprise!) with music by Pink Floyd:
http://youtu.be/ResQFDDsDAI
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Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:39 am

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 Machine (2002) in stark contrast to RoboCop.

Garden State, haven't seen the movie but I remember the ST from trailers and now in YT favorites.

Jurassic Park, epic.

Star Trek 2009

Batman 1989, 1992, 2005, 2008

more...
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Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:11 am

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 Battle of Britain
A Bridge Too Far
The Dambusters

Also
The Longest Day
http://youtu.be/g43Q0KuLAm0

Where Eagles Dare
http://youtu.be/8XKGhG0W0LQ

Kelly's Heroes
http://youtu.be/doeJSspVL5Y

and TV series
Colditz
http://youtu.be/1aT5gGDA59k

World At War
http://youtu.be/eqONgYHYo88

The Sharpe Series
http://youtu.be/zBwXvW11gDc

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RE: Anyone Else Like Films Soundtracks (film Scores)?

Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:08 am

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 old to very recent, recorded by The Prague Symphony (of all things!). There's a 2nd volume, but I like the first one best. Elmer Bernstein, Bruce Broughton, and Ennio Marricone are classic. Surprisingly (not because they're good, but because their other works in other genres get more attention) are the overtures for...
The Coyboys, probably one of John William's best multidimensional work; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQdHVALhr6c
and Wild Rovers, by Jerry Goldsmith (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBTuxnPzd4o, which also has hints of "The Waltons", but be sure to check out the rousing and complex overture, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct_YPJiaAlo)

Along with favorites of mine already mentioned:

Quoting dragon-wings (Reply 17):
Saving Private Ryan "Hymn to the Fallen"
Quoting TheRedBaron (Reply 32):
THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
Quoting TheRedBaron (Reply 32):
THE PIANO
Quoting WrenchBender (Reply 39):
World At War
Quoting Confuscius (Reply 7):
The Great Escape
Quoting Confuscius (Reply 7):
Magnificent Seven
Quoting AviRaider (Reply 25):
To Kill a Mockingbird

...I'd also like to include:
Miklos Rozsa, Ben Hur, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcZg8nt3J-4
and El Cid, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCqjq7oN2sg&feature=related)
Jerry Goldsmith with Patton http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v3Ov3ILCj0
The whole Newman family is legendary with musical scores, Alfred (Captain from Castile), son Thomas (Wall-E, Finding Nemo, Shawshank), nephew Randy (The Natural, Toy Story, Cars)
And while it's verging on musical theater, it's own topic, Alan Menken's Disney compositions are a blast. Enchanted , an actual movie, spoofs his own previous Disney works.

That's a start.  

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RE: Anyone Else Like Films Soundtracks (film Scores)?

Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:09 am

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 good score at the end of the movie.


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RE: Anyone Else Like Films Soundtracks (film Scores)?

Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:58 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 31):

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 recording of it.
 
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RE: Anyone Else Like Films Soundtracks (film Scores)?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:23 am

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 29):
The Godfather

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 favourites are Schindler's List, and In Mood for Love.
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RE: Anyone Else Like Films Soundtracks (film Scores)?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:14 am

Quoting sturmovik (Reply 43):
The Godfather theme is just amazing. Gives me the goosebumps every time I listen to it.



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 about Pele.
He even managed to drag in the soccer player Pele to sing on the album. He's probably the only athlete that could sing as well even though he sounds a bit drunk.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cID00cdX5yQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4YWUbUPuuM

Quoting northstardc4m (Reply 27):
Also have had a soft spot for Live and Let Die for most of my life, best Bond theme song ever.
Quoting Ps76 (Reply 12):
View to A Kill with Duran Duran.



All the James Bond themes are magnificent. Paul McCartney & Wings as well as Duran Duran did a spectacular job with their James Bond themes.


Other rock artist that did sound scores were Queen and Journey.
Journey did a sound score to a Japanese movie that was never translated in to English and the album is unknown to most people except hard-core Journey fans.
Try to check out the Dream After Dream album by Journey.
Here are a few songs from that album which sounds hardly anything like anything else Journey had recorded.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEDmE5DbXA8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IoeobOn1sI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcYweyFVtqo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ-A3CkHfGQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmL_BcDU0N0





Other sounds scores I like;
Danny Elfman - Edward Scissorhand
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Uil_moZTQk
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RE: Anyone Else Like Films Soundtracks (film Scores)?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:48 pm

Amazed that no-one has mentioned Tangerine Dream, one of my favourites. As well as classic electronic albums such as Phaedra, Force Majeur and Underwater Sunlight, they have scored tonnes of great movies including Risky Business, Firestarter, Near Dark, Sorcerer, The Keep, Thief etc.

Love On A Real Train from Risky Business
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjPGmSqadxM

Charly The Kid from Firestarter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGf02tGLfrg

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

My copy is on orange Decca. Airport 1975 is a banger, on MCA. Have never found Airport 77 or The Concorde Airport 79 on vinyl, which is surprising, esp cos the latter was by film score legend Lalo Schifrin, one of the all-time greats of film music and one of my favourites. He is known for Mission Impossible, Bullitt, Enter The Dragon, Dirty Harry etc etc.

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

Have bought this on LP but still in shrink wrap, saving it up.

Quoting dragon-wings (Reply 17):
Book of Eli

Also got the LP, little frustrated with this one cos it's spread over two discs, but it's only ten or fifteen minutes per side, could have fitted onto a single LP.

Quoting Klaus (Reply 19):
The original TRON soundtrack by Wendy Carlos

...who scored A Clockwork Orange in the 70s - amazing and a great addition to anyone's record collection. Mine is a Japanese pressing, sounds great and worth a fortune.

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 37):
Zabriskie Point's final scene

Yes! Fantastic. My Zabriskie Point LP is on the blue-and-olive MGM label.
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RE: Anyone Else Like Films Soundtracks (film Scores)?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:12 pm

Hi!

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 45):
Amazed that no-one has mentioned Tangerine Dream

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 was the theme for the TV series Streethawk!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah6G8mKqcy4

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RE: Anyone Else Like Films Soundtracks (film Scores)?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:43 pm

About the only soundtrack I would add would be from 1972's The Sting.
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RE: Anyone Else Like Films Soundtracks (film Scores)?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:13 pm

I assume you mean background music, not actual scores for movie musicals.

They are probably mentioned above already, but Lawrence of Arabia, Gone With the Wind, and The Godfather simply wouldn't be as great as they are without their incredible background music. The music for Lawrence almost brings you right into the sweeping desert; the GWTW music evokes the end of an entire way of life; The Godfather is almost operatic.

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RE: Anyone Else Like Films Soundtracks (film Scores)?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:02 pm

Quoting 2707200X (Reply 38):
Lord of War

Very under rated film all around.Music,script,everything was done very well,IMHO.


Dracula films usually have great soundtracks.

Mel Brooks:
"Young Frankensteen"(lol)
"Blazing Saddles"

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