Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Q187, Mar 26, 2001.
Mine is the music score from the Pirates of the Caribbean movie/soundtrack.
I would have to say John Ottman's awesome mysteriously haunting and rivetting score for The Usual Suspects
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Does anyone have the Master And Commander soundtrack? There is some interesting source music in this film in addition to the score.
2001: A Space Odyssey has an excellent score with pieces of Classical music that had already existed.
Gayaneh, Aram Khachaturian
The Blue Danube, Johann Strauss Jr.
Also Sprach Zarathustra, Richard Strauss
Requiem for..., Richard Strauss
Michael Giacchino has some very good pieces out there. I've found most of his work on Kazaa, but no luck with a CD yet.
Arnhem Knights is a good one by him. Reminds me of some Lord of the Rings scores Shore's done.
My favorite Non-John Williams score is all of the music from the "Pirates of the Caribbean" soundtack. That music is amazing.
I am gonna have to say that my favorite Non John Williams scores are now the Lord of the Rings scores. They are just so great. Braveheart is probably second to them.
Mine are Once Upon a Time in America, The Untouchables both by Ennio Morricone and Godfather Part II and III by Nino Rota and Carmine Coppola. I don't own the CD for OUATIA (it's rather expensive), but I do have a couple of MP3s and they are great. I do like about half the tracks on The Untouchables, but I love all of GF2 and GF3, including the opera.
Tenebre by Goblin
X-Men 2. John Ottman is one heck of a conductor/composer. Perfect for an ambitious comic-book movie.
Aliens. Cool, military-inspired music.
Black Hawk Down.
Ennio Moriconne's score for The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly.
Carlito's Way - Patrick Doyle
Halloween - John Carpenter
Rocky - Bill Conti
Lock Up - Bill Conti
Titanic - James Horner
The Shawshank Redemption - Thomas Newman
Friday the 13th - Harrt Manfredini
The Perfect Storm - James Horner
Batman - Danny Elfman ????
i'm sure there's more but alot of my favorites are Williams. He is with out a doubt the man !
A few selections in no particular order...
Gattaca (Michael Nyman)
Glory (James Horner)
Edward Scissorhands (Danny Elfman)
The Last of the Mohicans (Trevor Jones/Randy Edelman)
The Thin Red Line (Hans Zimmer)
Dances With Wolves (John Barry)
Field of Dreams (James Horner)
Rocky (Bill Conti)
Waterworld (James Newton Howard)
Once Upon A Time In America (Ennio Morricone)
I'll stop at ten, but I could keep this list going for a while...
The good, the bad and the Ugly
Lord of the rings
Small soldiers (opening theme)
Yet another favorite for me, is The Mummy Returns by Alan Silvestri. The themes are really catchy, especially the Heroic(?) Theme, and the Scorpion King's Theme for the end of the movie .
Back to the Future
Back to the Future Part II
Back to the Future Part III
Anyone else like the score from Ed Wood?
Most of it is rehashed,but it is done so effectivly. I personally like The Swan Lake used when we see Bela Lugosi,but Shore mainly uses it when Lugosi is ailing. Very effective
"The Hours" by Phillip Glass
"Snow Falling On Cedars" by James Newton Howard
"Dances With Wolves" by John Barry
to name a few
Not my absolute favorite but I recently purchased the Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack and it is wonderful. Totally captures the feel of the movie.
The opening theme from Starship troopers
The "DO YOUR PART" theme from Starship Troopers
"Know your foe" from starship troopers
The whole score to Casablanca
The sum of all fears "nuclear lanuch senquence
The song when they talk about "The Machine" in the Princess's Bride
Batman opening theme
II3980(this is a movie I made) it is a rock-disco-techno song. The movie has no relation to Star wars or any GL movie, except Howard the Duck.
Opening theme to Metal Gear Solid
Opening theme to Metal Gear Solid 2: sons of liberty
I've probably listed Goldsmith's Star Trek: The Motion Picture before, but the LOTR scores are right up there now. I like bits of some John Barry Bond scores here and there, but not at that level beginning to end.
My top 5 favorite non-John Williams scores (no order):
Black Beauty, Danny Elfman
The Land Before Time, James Horner
Rudy, Jerry Goldsmith
Signs, James Newton Howard
Independence Day, David Arnold
First of all, I have to say Don Davis's work on The Matrix Trilogy is some incredible, original, and severely underappreciated stuff.
Next... I just picked up The Bourne Supremacy score by John Powell, and it's one of the best, most appropriate, slick, and enjoyable soundtracks I've heard in ages. Highly recommended.
Edward Scissorhands (Danny Elfman).. that soundtrack always gets me.