Favorite (non-John Williams) movie score.

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  1. Minigo Varay Jedi Youngling

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    "Conan, pop? ARe we thinking of the same Conan?"

    Yes I think so. The whole orchestra kind of like accompanies the melody and all the instrumental lines are going in the same direction (except for the melody) just like in rock and popmusic. In Williams' scores every line has it's own melody and moves in different directions. That's what makes it so interesting. More counterpoint so to speak.

    In the main theme in Conan the whole orchestra plays a F chord and then the wole orchestra moves to a E flat chord....It's hard to explain but I hope you understand what I'm getting at...
  2. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    I understand the words coming out of your mouth, but I can't comprehend not liking the Conan music...to each his own, I guess. Different strokes for different folks.
  3. UK Sullustian Jedi Grand Master

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    Enio Morricone's music for Serge Leone's "Gui' la Testa".

    "Shauns Theme" in that is the most haunting/celebratory piece of Music I've heard in a film. My Dad Loves the movie and used to play it all the time, and I've picked up a love for it as well.

    The music makes the film, it kinda reminices on times gone by, on things that Youth throws away and Age regrets.

    I recommend it, even if it is quite hard to get hold of!



  4. Samurai-Jack Jedi Youngling

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    Predator by Alan Silvestri
    Batman by Danny Elfman
    Ghidora, the Three-Headed Monster by Akira Ifukube.
    My favorite piece of Ifukube music is the reworking of the Godzilla theme for the opening of Godzilla vs. Destroyer.
    Conan one of my favorites
    Halloween by John Carpenter
  5. Mayhem Jedi Padawan

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    Interview with a Vampire is one of my top.
    note worthy:Crouching Tiger,Hidden Dragon
    Planet of the Apes
    Sleepy Hollow
  6. Minigo Varay Jedi Youngling

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    I also like:

    Forrest Gump- Alan Silvestri
    Driving miss Daisy- Hans Zimmer
    Sleeping with the enemy- Jerry Goldsmith
    Prince of Egypt- Hans Zimmer
    The Lion King- Hans Zimmer
  7. Shloz Jedi Youngling

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    Definitely Horner's score for Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (and also Search for Spock, which is basically a continuation of the same score).
    You really feel the majesty and mystery of space travel and exploration in that score.

    I was also singing the main theme for Willow for months after seeing it.
  8. darthfrede Jedi Padawan

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    "The Lord of the Rings : The Fellowship of the Ring" :D
  9. Minigo Varay Jedi Youngling

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    Haven't heard that soundtrack yet....So you recommend it?
  10. Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master

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    My non-JW favs (in no particular order):

    - Dragonheart
    - Gladiator
    - The Last of the Mohicans
    - The Patriot (with Mel Gibson)
    - Moulin Rouge :D (I love the mix)
  11. Wolverine Jedi Master

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    But JW did the patriot... ;)

    I'm thinking of LOTR, Gladiator (eventhough I'm no big Zimmer-fan) and Braveheart...
  12. Adakin Jedi Youngling

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    I would have to say....

    American Beauty - Thomas Newman (without his help it would just be a plastic bag blowing in the wind, with his music its something very special that everyone should experience.)

    Thin Red Line - Hans Zimmer (play it 10 times in a row & you won't take it off! It just gets better & better)

    Mummy Returns - Alan Silvestri (I didn't think I would like this but it just keeps impressing me Parts of it have a real "Lawrence Of Arabia" flavour & you can never complain about that!)

    Gladiator - Hans Zimmer (above & beyond the call of a score. Didn't just compliment or add to the visuals, it made the whole flick! Still can't believe he didn't win an Oscar!!)
  13. Dayda_Amidala Jedi Youngling

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    DEFINETLY GLADIATOR. Like Adakin said, it pretty much made the movie. I listen to it like every day. Barbarian Horde!
  14. DARK_SCORE Jedi Master

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    Pretty much anything by Thomas Newman is incredible. 'Brooks was Here' from The Shawshank Redemption is earth-shatteringly beautiful.

    As is the theme played in American Beauty when the film of the plastic bag caught in the wind is playing.

    He has an amazing gift for composing simple, skeletal, haunting, beautiful piano themes.

    FYI: I think his uncle, Arthur Newman, composed the 20th Century Fox fanfare! Without which... etc etc etc :D
  15. DARK_SCORE Jedi Master

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    I QUITE like Howard Shore's soundtrack to FOTR but it's not amazing nor is it particularly memorable.

    Unlike WIlliams, he doesn't really expand and develop different themes throughout the score (apart from the central Fellowship theme) and there's too much gothic operatic stuff to make it really 'user-friendly'

    I'm looking forward to JW's Ep2 score massively though. I still think his TPM score was a bit of a disappointment...
  16. Neophool Jedi Youngling

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    hmm...tough one

    I'd say probably Willow (Horner)
  17. Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus

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    I see that I didn't really list my favorites before, so here goes:

    Braveheart - James Horner
    Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Jerry Goldsmith
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - Tan Dun
    Gladiator - Hans Zimmer, Lisa Gerrard
    The Mask of Zorro - James Horner
    The Lion King - Hans Zimmer
    Legends of the Fall - James Horner
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Howard Shore
    The Godfather Part II - Nino Rota, Carmine Coppola
    Titanic - James Horner
    Batman - Danny Elfman
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - James Horner
    North by Northwest - Bernard Herrmann
    Tomorrow Never Dies - David Arnold
  18. Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master

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    Ooops, my bad.... :p I still loved it though... ;)
  19. dolphin Jedi Grand Master

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    Lion King


    Enemy at the Gates
  20. filmbuff1017 Jedi Youngling

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    Stargate - David Arnold
    The Red Violin - John Corigliano
    North By Northwest/Psycho - Bernard Herrmann
    Planet Of The Apes(original) - Jerry Goldsmith
    CutThroat Island - John Debney
    Alien - Jerry Goldsmith
    The Abyss - Alan Silvestri
    Cocoon - James Horner
    Dances With Wolves - John Barry

    I have many more, too many to list.
  21. Helen_Vader Jedi Youngling

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    "Gladiator" all the way!

    And I also love "Amelie" (music by Yann Tiersen). Tres jolie, tres francaise, ca musique!
  22. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    Goldsmith - Star Trek: TMP
    Newman - The Natural

    and of course John Barry for 007 Theme!
  23. filmbuff1017 Jedi Youngling

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    John Barry did not write the 007 theme, it was written by Monty Norman for Dr.No in 1962, but John Barry has compsoed some of the best 007 scores.
  24. bright sith Jedi Knight

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    Isn't that still in dispute? Pure question.
  25. Randykin Jedi Youngling

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    Did JWilliams compose the Dracula soundtrack???
    Various from Danny Elfman, Edward Sciscorhands, SleepyHollow, MIB, Mars Attacks, Addams Family....

    Yann Tiersen - Amelie
    Rachel Portman - Chocolat
    Enio Morricone-The Clint Eastwood/Western Trilogy
    Clint Mansell w/ kronos quartet- Requiem for a Dream
    Koji Kondo- Legend of zelda games.. hehe

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