1980's Film Music Appreciation!

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Barriss_Coffee, Apr 19, 2013.

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  1. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Jun 29, 2003
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    Anyone here a fan of 1980s scifi/fantasy music? (...aside from y'know, Star Wars?)

    The 1980s churned out a lot of bizarre/awesome/not-quite-old-enough-to-be-considered-B-rated-but-still-horrendously-cheesy-in-that-cult-phenomenon-kind-of-way films. And one of the reasons they were so unforgettable methinks is the music. There was a certain 1980s-ness to film music of this era. And then it suddenly died as fast as Alderaan blew when the 90s kicked in. It was as if Hollywood proclaimed: "THOU SHALT NOT PASS, SYNTHESIZER!"

    Anywho, here are some of my favs....


    The Terminator -- awesome film, definitely couldn't imagine a different theme. The sequels couldn't either.


    The Neverending Story -- because holy hell was this cinematic fantasy at its best. (It didn't follow the classic book but I will forgive it for that.) If the soundtrack doesn't give you chills I recommend you check yourself out for any recent zombie bites.



    David Lynch's WTF-fest otherwise and unfortunately titled "Dune" -- horrible film. Awesome soundtrack. Theme kicks in ~1:50. I can't find a better quality version on youtube sadly.

    I could keep listing but I'm not gonna spam the OP. What are some of your favorites?
  2. Kev Snowmane Jedi Grand Master

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    Jan 1, 2013
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    The score from Krull was epic! And let us not forget Conan...
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  3. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    Not quite 1980s, but Alien. There's an awful lot of unsettling asymmetric weirdness to that score, especially in the main titles.

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  4. Placeholder Force Ghost

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    Jan 30, 2013
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    I always liked the music in Star Trek II. It really fit what was happening on screen
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  5. StampidHD280pro Force Ghost

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    Jul 28, 2005
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    Vangelis's Bladerunner is pretty dope.
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