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Besides SW, what's your fav John Williams score?

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Mr. K, Apr 9, 2014.

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Besides SW, what's your fav John Williams score?

  1. Indiana Jones

    45.8%
  2. Harry Potter

    11.2%
  3. Superman

    19.6%
  4. Jurassic Park

    15.0%
  5. E.T.

    13.1%
  6. Other

    15.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Mr. K

    Mr. K Moderator Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The maestro Williams has created many memorable scores. What's your favorite? Doesn't have to be his best work- can be a guilty pleasure (but really, is any of it bad? No...)
     
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  2. Cushing's Admirer

    Cushing's Admirer Force Ghost star 7

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    Mine are the Indys. I really like Last Crusade's. :D
     
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  3. DarthWilliams

    DarthWilliams Jedi Master star 4

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  4. Sandtrooper92

    Sandtrooper92 Jedi Knight star 2

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    close Encounters

    Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk 2
     
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  5. royalguard962.0

    royalguard962.0 Jedi Youngling

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    Indiana Jones got my vote, but specifically, the Temple of Doom soundtrack is the one I play the most often among the 4 films in the series.
     
  6. StarWarrior92

    StarWarrior92 Jedi Knight star 3

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  7. Alexrd

    Alexrd Force Ghost star 5

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    Full score is probably a tie between the first Jurassic Park and Raiders, but my favorite track is the main theme of The Lost World:

     
  8. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    Indy. It's the best march to whistle since Colonel Bogey.
     
  9. CaptainHamYoyo

    CaptainHamYoyo Jedi Knight star 2

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    Here's how I rank them

    1. Star Wars
    2. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    3. The Empire Strikes Back
    4. Return of the Jedi
    5. The Last Crusade
    6. Temple of Doom
    7. Superman
    8. ET
    9. Jurassic Park
    10. Jaws
     
  10. PodracingSkywalker

    PodracingSkywalker Jedi Knight star 1

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    Either Hook or Jurassic Park. I actually prefer them to anything else he's ever written, honestly. My top three Williams scores are:

    Hook
    Jurassic Park
    Revenge of the Sith
     
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  11. leiamoody

    leiamoody Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Besides the Indy scores, I really like the soundtrack for Seven Years in Tibet. Williams working together with Yo-Yo Ma was just awesome.

     
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  12. Gallandro

    Gallandro Force Ghost star 4

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    Two of Williams finest scores:

    The Accidental Tourist:

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    and a big vote for:

    Stanley & Iris:

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    Yancy
     
  13. yodafan1031

    yodafan1031 Jedi Knight star 1

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    Gotta love that Indy soundtrack.
     
  14. DARTH_BELO

    DARTH_BELO Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Wow. I was shocked to see how many people voted Indiana Jones, and how LITTLE voted Jurassic Park! I honestly thought Jurassic Park would be the close 2nd.

    I myself am standing proud as the 1 vote so far for Harry Potter! :cool: I just love every bit of that soundtrack. Although JP is close for me. I still really enjoy Indiana Jones, but mainly just parts of The Last Crusade score. Amazing stuff there-but not enough to put it at the top...
     
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  15. Palpatine77

    Palpatine77 Jedi Knight star 1

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    Believe me, I absolutely love and adore the soundtracks to all six Star Wars movies like you wouldn't believe. Having said that, my all-time favorite movie soundtrack is Raiders of the Lost Ark. There is something just magical about that soundtrack. It actually moves me, that's how amazing the soundtrack is. John Williams was nominated for an Oscar for the Raiders soundtrack, but how he lost out to the Chariots of Fire soundtrack that year is beyond me.

    Nominated for an Oscar 49 times, and won 5 of them. John Williams is a God. Not THE God, mind you, but a God.....
     
  16. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 6

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    Tie between Indiana Jones and Harry Potter.
     
  17. AndyLGR

    AndyLGR Jedi Master star 4

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    Raiders of the Lost Ark is Williams best work imo.

    Its got a biblical quality suitably in the right places:



    It complements the action perfectly, this one in particular is my favourite piece of music to an action scene:



    Its perfect I think.
     
  18. TrandoJedi

    TrandoJedi Jedi Master star 4

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    As great as the Indiana Jones soundtracks are the soundtrack to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban just mesmerizes me to no end. It definitely is my favorite of his outside of Star Wars. It has this wonderful fantasy feeling, even somewhat Christmasy.
     
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  19. vinsanity

    vinsanity Jedi Master star 4

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    I love SW and Indy OST but those last 15 minutes of ET has some of John Williams finest score ever
     
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  20. Darth_Nub

    Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Here's a favourite of mine from JW's early work that tends to get overlooked - probably because the film itself was a notorious flop, although The Missouri Breaks has since been 'rediscovered' as a flawed gem:

     
  21. MOC Vober Dand

    MOC Vober Dand Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Since this, I have to go with the Man of Steel's theme...

     
  22. Yeahvin4

    Yeahvin4 Jedi Youngling

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    awe man, i completely forgot about Hook! One of my first favorite films growing up as a kid in the 90s.
     
  23. Exomnius

    Exomnius Jedi Padawan

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    I am a fan of The Patriot soundtrack myself.
     
  24. anakincol

    anakincol Jedi Master star 3

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    close encounters
     
  25. jedijax

    jedijax Force Ghost star 6

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    Saving Private Ryan-absolutely amazing and emotional

    surprised no one else mentioned it (that I saw)
     
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