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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. BauconBatista

    BauconBatista Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jun 24, 2004
    Definitely the Rocky theme. Seeing it used in recent New Progressist Party(I'm a statehooding Puerto Rican) caravans just makes it even more beautiful.

    And the Edward Scissorhands theme... hell, I'm a sucker for ANYTHING gothic :p
  2. StarWarsFan2005

    StarWarsFan2005 Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jun 28, 2004
    I can't remember if I posted or not in this thread but I have quite a few I like and of course they're the full bootleg/promo scores too...the OST's for these scores just suck in comparison...

    David Arnold
    Independence Day

    Don Davis
    The Matrix Trilogy

    Jerry Goldsmith
    Air Force One
    Star Trek The Motion Picture
    Star Trek V The Final Frontier (OST of course)
    Star Trek First Contact
    Star Trek Nemesis

    Dennis McCarthy
    Star Trek Generations (OST)

    Mark Mancina
    Twister (OST)

    James Horner
    Star Trek II The Wrath Of Khan (OST)
    Star Trek III The Search For Spock (OST)

    Danny Elfman
    Spider-Man (OST)
    Spider-Man 2 (OST)

    Those are the non John Williams scores I really like the most. Again the ones that aren't marked OST are their full bootleg/promo scores. But they're better than their OST counter parts.

  3. BaronFel88

    BaronFel88 Jedi Knight star 7

    Jan 25, 2004
    Danny Elfman did a great job in Batman Returns.
  4. Moleman1138

    Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Aug 18, 2004
    Han Zimmer - Gladiator
    James Horner - Troy
    Howard Shore - LOTR Trilogy
  5. AdmiralZaarin

    AdmiralZaarin Jedi Knight star 5

    Jul 8, 2001
    Thomas Newman's score for Road to Perdition is beautiful; the Celtic airs of "Rock Island, 1931", the impish "Meet Maguire", and the sombre "Rain Hammers", just to name three. It complements the spectacular film perfectly. On the whole, a fairly melancholy soundtrack, but I like some depressing orchestral music every now and then.

    Goodbye, Lenin! score, Yann Tiersen's, is a bit happier and jauntier, with tracks like the frantic "The Deutschmark Is Coming", with its frenzied woodwinds, which helps convey the chaotic atmosphere of the rapid change to West German money (the film is set in East Germany, just after the fall of the Berlin Wall). However, tracks such as "Summer '78" help balance the silly with the more sober.

    Walter/Wendy Carlos' electronic, futuristic soundtrack to A Clockwork Orange is great too, the remixes of Beethoven with synthesisers are especially joyful to the ear.
  6. Thumbjoint

    Thumbjoint Jedi Youngling

    Feb 3, 2005
    Anything by Basil Poledouris(Robocop, The Hunt for Red October, Starship Troopers).
  7. Persephone_Basilissa

    Persephone_Basilissa Jedi Youngling

    Apr 29, 2005
    I agree with you guys on LOTR, but why has no one mentioned Children of Dune by Brian Tyler? I've been listening to it obsessively for about nine months now.
  8. Spirit-Of-77

    Spirit-Of-77 Jedi Youngling

    May 26, 2005
    I always liked Elmer Bernstein's score from "Stripes" starring Bill Murray. Very catchy stuff.
    Parts of the score from "K-19 the Widowmaker" had some emotional moments for me.
    I also like certain cues from the first 5 Star Trek films. "Generations" had a few good ones too.
  9. neo_mp5

    neo_mp5 Jedi Padawan star 4

    Feb 21, 2004
    the matrix trilogy. i actually like the matrix trilogy score better than the star wars scores, or anything by john williams.
  10. Cherith

    Cherith Jedi Youngling star 1

    May 24, 2005
    The Last Samurai - Hans Zimmer
    Gladiator - Hans Zimmer/Lisa Gerrard
  11. jadailyTCU

    jadailyTCU Jedi Youngling star 1

    Apr 26, 2005
    Titanic - James Horner

    Take out "My Heart Will Go On" and the fact that it's tied to a vastly overrated and sappy movie, and the score is really awesome.
  12. Sly_Moore_Rules

    Sly_Moore_Rules Jedi Youngling

    May 27, 2005
    The entire LOTR trilogy is awesomely sweet...
    also, The Perfect Storm is great if you can get over the composer's constant self-cannibalization from other scores he's done (plus the damned John Cougar Mellancamp song).

    Outside of that, I must say ELFMAN!

    Sleepy Hollow is among his best work. It also features no less than three Sith Lords.

  13. mikadojedi

    mikadojedi Jedi Master star 4

    Sep 25, 2003
    Children of Dune
    The Rock
    Total Recall
  14. GeneralGrievous1

    GeneralGrievous1 Jedi Padawan star 4

    Feb 6, 2005
    The Lord of the Rings music by Howard Shore is amazing. I also like the Spider-man and Matrix trilogy music.

    None of these are even close to John Williams' greatness though.
  15. jadailyTCU

    jadailyTCU Jedi Youngling star 1

    Apr 26, 2005
    Oh yeah, David Arnold's Independence Day soundtrack is really good too. Another personal favorite.
  16. Siaynoqsbride

    Siaynoqsbride Jedi Master star 4

    May 17, 2005
    Children of Dune. Absolutley.
  17. Rogue_02

    Rogue_02 Jedi Youngling

    Jun 17, 2005
    well. You may have heard me say this already but without a doubt my favorite is Philip Glass' music in the 'qatsi' trilogy (for those unfamiliar, also wrote music for 'The Hours' and 'Kundun'). Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi, and Naqoyqatsi. Not your traditional movies. There's no dialogue, only images and music. perhaps not your traditional soundtrack, but some of the best movie music ever written, IMO. because Glass was not limited by having to tell a story that is already told by dialogue - he gets to create the story along with the unfolding spine-chilling images. mmm. tasty for my ears. [face_chicken]

  18. Zhan_Tyrros

    Zhan_Tyrros Jedi Padawan star 4

    Apr 11, 2005
    the music in the Matrix trilogy by Don Davis and Juno Reactor, the music in the LotR trilogy, and the music in A Series of Unfortunate Events.
  19. Grievous21

    Grievous21 Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jun 26, 2005
    Lord of the Rings, Return of the KIng.
  20. Noelie

    Noelie Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jul 11, 2005
    Scores with what I consider the first serious Score composer, Niklos Rozka. Ben Hur and El Cid for example.
    The Last of the Mohicans.
    Pirates of the Carribean.
  21. Darth_Davi

    Darth_Davi Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jul 29, 2005
    especially Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer.
  22. Ben_Watson

    Ben_Watson Jedi Youngling star 3

    Oct 11, 2004
    Hans Zimmer/Howard Newton - Batman Begins

    Jerry Goldsmith (By far)- First Contact, Inssurection, Nemesis.

    John Powell - The Bourne Supremacy

    Howard Shore - LotR Trilogy

    MASTERANNIE Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jul 31, 2005
    Hans Zimmer's (all of 'em) and Klaus Badelt's pirates of the caribbean
  24. ROTS_Obi1

    ROTS_Obi1 Jedi Master star 4

    Mar 16, 2005
    Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
    The Alamo: 2004 version
    Both Spidermans
    Master and Commander: The far Side of the World
  25. Ganner_The_Hero

    Ganner_The_Hero Jedi Padawan star 4

    Apr 14, 2003
    The rock - Hans Zimmer
    Hellraiser - Christopher Young
    Van Helsing - Alan Silvestri

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