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Favorite (non-John Williams) movie score.

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Q187, Mar 26, 2001.

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  1. Q187

    Q187 Jedi Master star 4

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    So what's yours? Anything besides John Williams.

    Mine is Willow.
     
  2. waheennay

    waheennay Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I still remember the music from Willow! My favorite is the Temple of Doom theme.
     
  3. Q187

    Q187 Jedi Master star 4

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    Uhhhh......didn't JW do the music for Indiana Jones? Or was that just for Raiders?
     
  4. Zaphod Beeblebrox

    Zaphod Beeblebrox Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Temple of Doom is Williams
     
  5. Erin Kenobi

    Erin Kenobi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I don't know...I liked "Anna and the King" and "The Red Violin" a lot.
     
  6. Krash

    Krash RSA Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm stuck between 2 so you guys pick:
    Mad Mardagan's theme in "Willow"
    "To the Stars" from "Dragonheart"
     
  7. Son of the Suns

    Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yes, Williams scored all three of the Indiana Jones films.

    As for the topic... I really can't decide right now.

     
  8. bright sith

    bright sith Jedi Knight star 5

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    With the mindset of "favorite" allowing more than one, these come to my head right now:

    Rudy, Jerry Goldsmith
    Patton, Jerry Goldsmith
    Braveheart, James Horner
    Glory, James Horner
    Willow, James Horner
    Legends of the Fall, James Horner
    Psycho, Bernard Herrman
    Vertigo, Bernard Herrman
    Lawrence of Arabia, Maurise Jarre
    The Thin Red Line, Hans Zimmer
    Crimeson Tide, Hans Zimmer
    Forrest Gump, Alan Silvestri
    A Bug's Life, Randy Newman
    The Godfather, Nino Rota
    Requiem for a Dream, Clint Mansell
    Edward Scissorhands, Danny Elfman
    Batman, Danny Elfman
    The Shawshank Redemtion, Thomas Newman
    Seven Samuri, Fumio Hayasaka


     
  9. TIEfighter

    TIEfighter Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I think the "The Rock" Theme and "The Battle" from Gladiator are really good.
     
  10. Sache8

    Sache8 Jedi Master star 4

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    Gladiator
     
  11. Tellesto

    Tellesto Jedi Knight star 5

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    Indiana Jones, any film.
     
  12. Demosthenes_Locke

    Demosthenes_Locke Jedi Youngling star 2

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    My favorite non-John Willams score would have to be..........Braveheart.
     
  13. Joyoda

    Joyoda Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Either Air Force One (by Goldsmith) or Robin Hood, Prince of Theives (by Kamen).
     
  14. JonathonVandergriff

    JonathonVandergriff Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Scores these days are hard to judge. They are all written by good composers (and some not so good), but the score that keeps my intrigue and is the most artistic would, hands down, have to be To Kill a Mocking Bird by Elmer Bernstein.
     
  15. Sache8

    Sache8 Jedi Master star 4

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    Um, Tellesto, I thought John Williams did write the Indiana Jones movie music....
     
  16. Son of the Suns

    Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Like I said earlier, all Indiana Jones music was composed by John Williams except for the music heard in the Indiana Jones Chronicles TV series.
     
  17. Jemmiah

    Jemmiah Jedi Master star 5

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    Most of my fave scores ARE by John Williams, but of the non-Williams variety I loved The Lion In Winter and Zulu, both by John Barry. Also Champions by Carl Davis and by The Mission by Ennio Morricone. I also liked the tracks to Last of the Mohicans, Braveheart and Rob Roy. (Do you detect a tiny bit of celtic bias creeping in there? LOL!) :)
     
  18. JediGemini

    JediGemini Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I saw Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon a few weeks ago, and the movie score is really very beautiful. Maybe that's why they won the oscar for it, hmm?
     
  19. Oakessteve

    Oakessteve Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Back to the Future, and the Gremlins theme. Very cool pieces of music. Crikey, and Blade Runner!
     
  20. Calli

    Calli Jedi Master star 4

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    Hannibal--Its so pretty and haunting at the sametime.

    Bram Stoker's Dracula--Ditto

    Last of the Mochicans--Its just so sweeping and really makes you feel the emotions of the film.

    John Carpenter's The Thing--Hands down 1 of the most unsettling soundtracks I have ever heard. I get chills when I hear it.

    Aliens--With this I feel like I am in the movie and with that being said, parts of this soundtrack scare the Hell out of me.

    Ohhh..did I mention you probably can see a pattern in my music :D



     
  21. Tellesto

    Tellesto Jedi Knight star 5

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    Forgot about that.
    I'd have to say Batman then for the dark gothic approach.
     
  22. Q187

    Q187 Jedi Master star 4

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    I agree about Aliens Calli. The whole military feel mixed in with the original Alien theme rules!!
     
  23. Starfox

    Starfox Jedi Padawan star 4

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    This is kinda hard question as every path I try to follow lead to John Williams :)

    Hmmm...
    I loved 'The Rock' soundtrack also,
    'Armageddon' wasn't bad either...

    I will write more when they pop into my head - now I'm maybe too tired to remember anything... :)
     
  24. Luukeskywalker

    Luukeskywalker Force Ghost star 5

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    Since JOhn Williams isn't "credited" as writing and conducting the score for Superman 2, I would say that is my all time favorite non-Williams score.

    Ken Thorne was the credited composer. But technically it is still William's.
     
  25. Bolt

    Bolt Jedi Youngling

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    Braveheart - James Horner
    U-571 - Richard Marvin
    Starship Troopers - Basil Poledouris
    Robocop - Basil Poledouris
    The Rock - Hans Zimmer
    DragonHeart - Randy Edelman
    Armgeddon - Hans Zimmer
    The Mask of Zorro - James Horner
    Waterworld - James Newton Howard
    Vertical Limit - James Newton Howard
    The Predator - Alan Silvestri
    Tombstone - ?

     
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