Favorite (non-John Williams) movie score.

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  1. Spero Jedi Youngling

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    My favorite non-William themes are from the movies: Unbreakable, Fight Club and, October Sky.
  2. AurraJade Jedi Padawan

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    My fav is probably "The Lord of the Rings" soundtrack. Although I also really like "Braveheart" and "The Patriot".
  3. CopernicusDent Jedi Youngling

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    Hahaha?Williams did score The Patriot.

    I have plenty of favorite, (non-John Williams) movie scores; many Danny Elfman scores come to mind. But some I?ve been listening to are King of Kings, King Kong and Spartacus.
  4. Jedi Chikara Jedi Padawan

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    I would probably have to say Braveheart. So beautiful.
  5. darth_brutus Jedi Padawan

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  6. UniversalDestiny Jedi Padawan

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    My favorites are:

    The Star Trek First Contact Theme: By Jerry Goldsmith

    Star Trek: The Motion Picture : By Jerry Goldsmith.

    Apollo 13 Opening by James Horner

    The American Symphony from Mr. Holland's Opus.


    And if I were to add one more it'd be

    Hymn to the Sea: By James Horner

  7. Darth_Obstreperous Jedi Padawan

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    So many great ones have been said already but...

    Independence Day(say what you want about the movie but the score rocks!)-David Arnold
    A Leauge of Their Own- I think Zimmer
    Batman: Mask of The Phantasm- Shirley Walker
    Brave Sir Robin-Monty Python (sorry! heh heh)
    The theme from ST:First Contact by Goldsmith is beatiful.

    I'm not sure if this counts but...
    *prepares for a massive flaming*
    The Rebirth of Fusion(DBZ Movie 12)- Shunsuke Kikuchi
    (sorry but he's one of my favorites!)

  8. Jedi15 Jedi Youngling

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    I love James Horner's score for Braveheart and Howard Shore's for LOTR. Those are my two all-time favorite scores. Absolutely stunning, beautiful pieces of work. They deserved their Oscars.

    Runners-up are:

    Batman and Batman Returns (Danny Elfman)
    Conan the Barbarian (Basil Poledouris)
    Gladiator (Hans Zimmer)
    Total Recall (Jerry Goldsmith)
    The Crow (Graeme Revell)
  9. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    James Horner:
    The Perfect Storm
    Apollo 13

    Terminator 2 (Brad Fiedel)

    Batman (Elfman)

    A League of their Own (Zimmer)

    Cast Away (Alan Silvesrti)

    Pearl Harbor (Zimmer)

    Air Force One (Goldsmith)

    The Mummy (Goldsmith)

    Tara's Theme from Gone with the Wind (Max Steiner)

    Music from Moulin Rouge (Craig Armstrong)

  10. HL&S Magistrate Emeritus

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    Mine are....

    Willow (Madmardigens theme and Willows theme) - James Horner

    Krull (Ride of the Firemares and Colwyn and Lyssas theme)- James Horner

    Cocoon - James Horner

    Titanic - James Horner

    Braveheart - James Horner

    Last of the Mohicans - James Horner

    Aliens (escaping the nuclear blast portion) - James Horner

    Land Before Time - James Horner

    An American Tail - James Horner

    Project X - James Horner

    Glory - James Horner

    X-Men - Micheal Kamen

    Robin Hood Prince of Thieves - Micheal Kamen

    Stargate - ??????

    Crimson Tide - Hans Zimmer

    Backdraft - Hans Zimmer

    Gladiator - Hans Zimmer

    Batman - Danny Elfman

    Batman Returns - Danny Elfman

    Nightmare Before Christmas - Danny Elfman

    Sleepy Hollow - Danny Elfman

    Dick Tracy - Danny Elfman

    Pee Wees Big Adventure - Danny Elfman

    Beetlejuice - Danny Elfman

    Goonies - David Grusin

    Puppet Master - Richard Band

    Austin Powers - Quincy Jones

    Masters of the Universe - Bill Conti

    The Godfather - Nino Rota

    Psycho - Bernard Hermann

    Beverly Hills Cop - Harold Faltermeyer

    Top Gun - Harold Faltermeyer

    Running Man - Harold Faltermeyer

    Goldfinger - John Barry

    Dances With Wolves - John Barry

    On Her Majesties Secret Service - John Barry

    Casablanca - Max Steiner

    Star Trek Motion Picture - Jerry Goldsmith

    Star Trek First Contact - Jerry Goldsmith

    Congo - Jerry Goldsmith

    Gremlins - Jerry Goldsmith

    Poltergeist - Jerry Goldsmith

    First Knight - Jerry Goldsmith

    Patton - Jerry Goldsmith

    The Omen 1-3 - Jerry Goldsmith

    Those are my favorite movie scores that do not include Williams. :)

  11. Sara_Kenobi Jedi Grand Master

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  12. rodan70 Jedi Padawan

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    Mothra- Yuji Koseki
    Anything by Akira Ifukube! He's great!
  13. Ewan Jedi Master

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    Poltergeist (Jerry Goldsmith) has always been one of my favorites.

    It was nominated but lost the Oscar to Williams' E.T.
  14. darth_sidious1 Jedi Youngling

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    My non-JW favourites:

    Jerry Goldsmith:
    1. Any Star Trek score
    2. The main titles to Total Recall.

    Cliff Eidelman:
    3. Star Trek VI - pure evil, but it's just so well done.

    David Arnold:
    4+5. The World is not Enough, and Tomorrow Never Dies. Kick a$$ action music, and really sexy opening songs, too.

    James Horner:
    6. Star Trek II. I love that nautical feeling. A real seaworthy score. Great music to play while cruising the ocean on my luxury yacht...I wish.
  15. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    Jerry Goldsmith - Star Trek: TMP

    Howard Shore - FOTR & TTT
  16. Bezo Jedi Knight

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    Hunt For Red October - Hans Zimmer

    The Power Of One - Hans Zimmer

    Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story - Randy Edelman

    Batman Forever - Elliot Goldenthal

    Terminator - Brad Fiedel

    The Crow - Graeme Revell

    Edward Scissorhands - Danny Elfman

    Batman Returns - Danny Elfman

    Mars Attacks - Danny Elfman

    Alexander Nevsky - Sergei Prokofiev

    The Good The Bad and The Ugly - Ennio Morricone

    Kull The Conqueror - Joel Goldsmith

    Cool Hand Luke - Lalo Schifrin

    Enter The Dragon - Lalo Schifrin

    Transformers: The Movie - Vince DiCola

    Braveheart - James Horner

    Willow - James Horner

    Titanic - James Horner

    Supergirl - Jerry Goldsmith (say what you like about the horrifically bad movie, the score was divine)
  17. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

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    my version of Hunt for Red October is by Basil Poledouris, not Hans Zimmer ?[face_plain]

    I don't know what I posted before, but since then Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away, both by Joe Hisaishi, have to be added
  18. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    I dunno. Prokofiev's Alexandr Nevsky. Or one of the Henry V scores. Or something by Basil Poledouris.
  19. ZERANE Jedi Youngling

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    I AM SAM.

  20. ST-TPM-ASF-TNE Moderator Emeritus

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    Not including John Williams:

    Howard Shore: Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring & Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    Hans Zimmer: Black Hawk Down & Pearl Harbor

    Don Davis, Juno Reactor, & Rob Dougan: The Matrix & The Matrix Reloaded

    James Newton Howard: Signs

    James Horner: Glory

    Danny Elfman: Batman & Batman Returns

    Thomas Newman: Road to Perdition
  21. Bezo Jedi Knight

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    Oy, I can't believe I made that mistake. Of course it's Basil Poledouris.

    *smacks self in head*

    I was on a Hans Zimmer kick. :p
  22. forcefeeler5 Jedi Youngling

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    Overall,my favourite other composer is John Barry for consistent quality.But for individual scores,i love TRON by Wendy Carlos.It's so much better than BLADE RUNNER in my opinion and still sounds really fresh and exciting.CLASH OF THE TITANS by Laurence Rosenthal is my other favourite.it's the only other orchestral fantasy score i've heard that comes near to that special Williams quality of magic and melody.It really is superb,and i can't believe he didn't go on to do more big movies.i think he scored some young indy episodes,but apart from that his cv seems quite sparse.If Williams died,he'd be my first choice as his replacement for ep3.
  23. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    John Barry . . . I LOVE The Last Valley, Raising the Titanic, and The Lion in Winter (although the Silva re-release of that last isn't as good as the original). I think Somewhere in Time and Dances with Wolves are WAY overrated. I look forward to picking up Robin and Marian and Out of Africe one of these days. Not a fan of his Bond stuff.

    The Last Valley also goes in my list of favorite scores.
  24. JonathonVandergriff Jedi Youngling

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    Okay, I'll bite. Favorite non-williams scores:

    Taras Bulba - by Franz Waxman
    Demetrius and the Gladiators - by Franz Waxman
    To Kill a Mocking Bird - by Elmer Bernstein
    The Magnificent Seven - by Elmer Bernstein
    Westside Story - by Leonard Bernstein
    The Omen - by Jerry Goldsmith
    Men in Black - by Danny Elfman
    North by Northwest - by Bernard Herrmann
    Edward Scissorhands - by Danny Elfman
    Delores Claiborne - by Danny Elfman
    The Great Escape - by Elmer Bernstein
    Our Man Flint - by Jerry Goldsmith
    Peter Gunn - Henry Mancini

    As you can see it's a real eclectic mix, with hardly any normal scores.
  25. Drac39 Jedi Grand Master

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    Howard Shore LOTR,and Silence of the Lambs

    All most everything by Danny Elfman

    John Carpenter Halloween

    Harry Manfredini Friday the 13th

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