Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Q187, Mar 26, 2001.
So what's yours? Anything besides John Williams.
Mine is Willow.
I still remember the music from Willow! My favorite is the Temple of Doom theme.
Uhhhh......didn't JW do the music for Indiana Jones? Or was that just for Raiders?
Temple of Doom is Williams
I don't know...I liked "Anna and the King" and "The Red Violin" a lot.
I'm stuck between 2 so you guys pick:
Mad Mardagan's theme in "Willow"
"To the Stars" from "Dragonheart"
Yes, Williams scored all three of the Indiana Jones films.
As for the topic... I really can't decide right now.
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
I think the "The Rock" Theme and "The Battle" from Gladiator are really good.
Indiana Jones, any film.
My favorite non-John Willams score would have to be..........Braveheart.
Either Air Force One (by Goldsmith) or Robin Hood, Prince of Theives (by Kamen).
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.
Um, Tellesto, I thought John Williams did write the Indiana Jones movie music....
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.
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!)
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?
Back to the Future, and the Gremlins theme. Very cool pieces of music. Crikey, and Blade Runner!
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
Forgot about that.
I'd have to say Batman then for the dark gothic approach.
I agree about Aliens Calli. The whole military feel mixed in with the original Alien theme rules!!
This is kinda hard question as every path I try to follow lead to John Williams
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...
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.
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 - ?