Favorite (non-John Williams) movie score.

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  1. DruKalita Jedi Youngling

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    Jumping into the fray here...

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - Tan Dun
    LotR: Fellowship of the Ring - Howard Shore
    Interview with the Vampire - Eliot Goldenthal
    Fight Club - Dust Brothers


    Yes, Fight Club is not classical, it is mostly electronica, but it has to be one of the most original and creative compositions I've ever heard, and I never get tired of listening to it.

  2. rpeugh Jedi Master

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    Braveheart-James Horner (he got robbed in 1995 for this score at the Oscars, but I think it was only b/c he was competing against himself with the score from Apollo 13. At least he finally got what he deserved in 1998 with the Titanic score, that was almost as good as the Braveheart score.)
  3. rpeugh Jedi Master

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    Braveheart-James Horner (he got robbed in 1995 for this score at the Oscars, but I think it was only b/c he was competing against himself with the score from Apollo 13. At least he finally got what he deserved in 1998 with the Titanic score, that was almost as good as the Braveheart score.)
  4. Sifo_Dyas Jedi Youngling

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    Titanic
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
    The Batman movies
    LOTR
  5. darthfrede Jedi Padawan

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    "The Lord Of The Rings - The Fellowship Of The Ring" by Howard Shore


    It's also my favorite soundtrack including those by Williams.
  6. TheVioletBurns Jedi Master

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    The Man From Snowy River by Bruce Rowland.

    Gem of a soundtrack. I highly recommend y'all giving this a hear, even if you haven't seen the movie - it's just fantasmic!

    TVB.
  7. Pooja Jedi Knight

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    (not in any order)

    Titanic (James Horner)
    Braveheart (James Horner
    Robin Hood- Prince of Thieves (Michael Kamen)
    Armageddon (Trevor Rabin)
    Jurassic Park III (Don Davis)
    Gladiator (Hans Zimmer)
    Deep Impact (James Horner)
    The Matrix (Don Davis)
    The Lion King (James Horner)
    The Land Before Time (James Horner)
    The Rock (Hans Zimmer)
    Mission Impossible II (Hans Zimmer)

  8. Hanze_Skywalker Jedi Youngling

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    Superman 2
    The Phantom
    Mission Impossible 2
    Crimson Tide
    The Man From Snowy River
    Batman
    Stargate
    The Shadow
  9. TheVioletBurns Jedi Master

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    Pooja, actually I believe the Lion King score was composed by Hans Zimmer.

    TVB.
  10. Pooja Jedi Knight

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    Ah...yep, it was!

    My bad!
  11. Grieve Jedi Youngling

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    The Usual Suspects, Patton, Starship Troopers, Die Hard, and many others that I can't think of.
  12. Angel_of_Naboo Jedi Padawan

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    Well, I've got to agree with everyone here! Goldsmith, Horner and Newton Howard rock!!!
  13. 800-pound_ewok Jedi Youngling

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    the entire braveheart soundtrack by james horner!

    cheers!
  14. Rowland Jedi Youngling

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    Well, many of my favorites are posted here, so rather than repeating the same things over and over, I'll mention someone who seems to be shunned around here. I only saw a single person mention an Elliot Goldenthal work, and that was his most well-known, Interview With A Vampire. No fans of his around here? I thought Alien 3 was brilliant. Sphere is amazing, as is Micheal Collins. Final Fantasy Spirits Within had some awesome pieces, his Batman soundtracks were alot of crazy fun.

    Also, I saw someone mention the Zelda soundtracks. Well, another absolutely brilliant soundtrack by a videogame composer is Yasunori Mitsuda. His soundtrack for the game Xenogears, and the Xenogears: Creid soundtrack are both soo incredibe, stunning works. Too bad his Chrono Cross work was weak, hopefully he will comeback for the new XenoSaga game.
  15. smegtrek2000 Jedi Youngling

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    powder, rudy & star trek:insurrection, ghost & the darkness
    JERRY GOLDSMITH

    casper, bicentennial man, mighty joe young
    JAMES HORNER

    the ciderhouse rules, emma, chocolat
    RACHEL PORTMAN

    tarzan, moll flanders, return to paradise
    MARK MANCINA

    the time machine
    KLAUS BADELT

    i could go on forever really...



  16. PloKloon1138 Jedi Padawan

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    LOTR:FOTR by Howard Shore
  17. Fat_Fett Jedi Padawan

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    LOTR
    Gladiator
    The Lion King
    Terminator 1 and 2
    Braveheart
  18. deep_throat_nine Jedi Youngling

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    A brief list in no particular order?

    BRAVEHEART - James Horner
    THE GODFATHER - Nino Rota
    LotR: TFotR - Howard Shore
    CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON - Tan Dun
    PRINCESS MONONOKE - Jô Hisaishi
    THE GREEN MILE - Thomas Newman

    That's all I can think of right now.

    One of my all time favorite composers right now is Thomas Newman (THE GREEN MILE, AMERICAN BEAUTY, LITTLE WOMAN)
  19. IronParrot Manager Emeritus

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    I'll only name a few that immediately come to mind. And I'm actually talking complete scores, not just themes. By no means a complete list, but certainly one studded with honour:

    The Fellowship of the Ring - Howard Shore
    Lawrence of Arabia - Maurice Jarre
    Doctor Zhivago - Maurice Jarre
    Casablanca - Max Steiner
    Gone With The Wind - Max Steiner
    Braveheart - James Horner
    Titanic - James Horner
    Brazil - Michael Kamen
    The Godfather - Nino Rota
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Ennio Morricone
  20. SidiousDragon Jedi Master

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    Henry V -Patrick Doyle
    Gladiator -Hans Zimmer
    Lord of the Rings -Howard Shore
    Nightmare before Christmas -Danny Elfman
    Willow -James Horner
  21. TheVioletBurns Jedi Master

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    I have to add these two Danny Elfman scores.

    Batman ('89)
    Mission: Impossible ('96)
  22. MachinatingMachiavel Jedi Youngling

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    Coppolla's 1991 version: Bram Stoker's Dracula. The score was by W Kilar. I cannot pronounce nor spell his first name so I'm not even going to try. But it's an awesome score! Creepy as hell in some parts.

    I also enjoy Hannibal by Hans Zimmer simply because it's got some nice classics and great atmosphere like Bach's aria from the goldberg variations. And also a different rendition of the Blue Danube Waltz - you know, the swimming song. My favorite on the track is Vide Cor Meum which puts Dante's La Vita Nuova to music for the first time. Cool stuff.
  23. Slave-2 Jedi Youngling

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    My favourite non JW scores are:

    The Shawshank Redemption:Thomas Newman
    The Green Mile:Thomas Newman
    Lord of the Rings:Howard Shore
    Unbreakable:James Newton Howard
    The Sixth Sense:James Newton Howard
    The Matrix:Don Davis
    Spiderman:Danny Elfman
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon:Tan Dun
    Traffic:Cliff Martinez
  24. SithGuy Jedi Youngling

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    Favorite scores?
    Black Hawk Down-Hans Zimmer
    Gladiator-Hans Zimmer
    Hannable-Hans Zimmer

    All time fav.
    The Final Fantasy Series!
    Nobou Uematso- The One Winged Angel
  25. sweethoneygirl Jedi Youngling

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    My favorite non-Williams scores have to be: The Main Title to Damien:eek:men II or March of the Dead from Army of Darkness. Next to John Williams, I think Danny Elfman is brillant. John Williams and Danny Elfman are two composers that I can always tell thier musical pieces by a few bars.
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