Favorite (non-John Williams) movie score.

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  1. SWJaggy Jedi Master

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    Mine is the music score from the Pirates of the Caribbean movie/soundtrack.
  2. solojones Chosen One

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    I would have to say John Ottman's awesome mysteriously haunting and rivetting score for The Usual Suspects

    -sj loves kevin spacey
  3. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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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.
  4. darkknight_152002 Jedi Grand Master

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    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
  5. AssassinDroid21 Jedi Master

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    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.
  6. SWJaggy Jedi Master

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    My favorite Non-John Williams score is all of the music from the "Pirates of the Caribbean" soundtack. That music is amazing.
  7. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    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.

  8. Mal Jedi Knight

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    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.
  9. Emos-Edud Jedi Master

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  10. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    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.
  11. waheennay Jedi Master

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    Ennio Moriconne's score for The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly.
  12. DarthMoribund Jedi Padawan

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    lets see:

    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 !
  13. Jedi_Master_Ev-dog Jedi Master

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    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... :)
  14. Ganner_The_Hero Jedi Master

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    The Rock
    The good, the bad and the Ugly
    Lord of the rings
    Small soldiers (opening theme)
    Thunderbirds
    Waterworld
  15. --Darth_Ganondorf-- Jedi Master

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    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 .
  16. Bad_Feeling Force Ghost

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    Back to the Future
    Back to the Future Part II
    Back to the Future Part III
  17. Ganner_The_Hero Jedi Master

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  18. Drac39 Force Ghost

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    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
  19. CountDoofus Jedi Knight

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    "The Hours" by Phillip Glass
    "Snow Falling On Cedars" by James Newton Howard
    "Dances With Wolves" by John Barry
    to name a few
  20. MD-O Jedi Knight

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    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.
  21. Ceethreepio Jedi Grand Master

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    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.


    Games:
    Opening theme to Metal Gear Solid
    Opening theme to Metal Gear Solid 2: sons of liberty
    DOOM


  22. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    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.
  23. Well_Of_Souls Jedi Grand Master

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    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
  24. TheVioletBurns Force Ghost

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    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.
  25. JediMasterLuminara Jedi Master

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    Edward Scissorhands (Danny Elfman).. that soundtrack always gets me.
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