Favourite Score Cues

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  1. fuzzbox77 Force Ghost

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    Alas, many of us aren't just fans of Williams' amazing scores as a whole. The score to Star Wars made a lot of us appreciate movie music and opt for the double LP or the endless re-recordings that were available or only what was accessible at the time. We can love the "Main Title/Blockade Runner", "The Imperial March" or even "Sail Barge Assault"...

    But what are your favourite 10 score cues from any other movies apart from those from the Star Wars saga?

    *Symphony No. 2 - The Romantic (Alien - Howard Hanson)
    *March & Love Theme - (Superman: The Movie - John Williams)
    *Humanity - Part 2 (The Thing - Ennio Morricone/John Carpenter)
    *Fratelli Chase - (The Goonies - Dave Grusin)
    *Main Title: The Trioxin Theme (The Return of the Living Dead - Francis Haines/Matt Clifford)
    *Far From Home/E.T Alone (E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial - John Williams)
    *Hellraiser & Hellbound Main Title - (Hellrasier/Hellbound: Hellraiser II - Christopher Young)
    *The Miracle of the Ark (Raiders of the Lost Ark - John Williams)
    *Zuul Suite & Main Theme (Ghostbusters - Elmer Bernstein)
    *L'alba Dei Morti Viventi (Dawn of the Dead - Goblin)
  2. mes520 Jedi Grand Master

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    I don't have ten but here are two I listen to all the time.

    Farewell (Pocahanutus - Alan Menken)
    Transformation (Beauty and the Beast - Alan Menken)
  3. Mr. K Moderator Emeritus

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    In no particular order and no doubt my top 10 is a revolving door depending on what I feel like at the time. Here 'tis!

    Ride of the Firemares (Krull, James Horner)
    Parade of the Slave Children (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, JW)
    Star Trek: First Contact Main Title (ST:FC, Jerry Goldsmith)
    Escape/Chase/Goodbye (E.T., JW)
    Back to the Future Overture (BTTF, Alan Silvestri)
    Willow's Theme (Willow, James Horner)
    The Chase (Dick Tracy, Danny Elfman)
    Indy's Very First Adventure (IJ & the Last Crusade, JW)
    For Frodo (LOTR: Return of the King, Howard Shore)
    Cyclone (Wizard of Oz, Harold Arlen)
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  4. TX-20 Jedi Grand Master

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    No order...

    Welcome to Lunar Industries (MOON, Clint Mansell)
    Into the Rushes (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Nicholas Hooper)
    Kazad-Dum (The Fellowship of the Ring, Howard Shore)
    Glamdring (The Two Towers, Howard Shore)
    The Last March of the Ents (The Two Towers, Howard Shore)
    Dumbledore's Farewell (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Nicholas Hooper)
    The Hunt (The Lost World: Jurassic Park, John Williams)
    Neodämmerung (The Matrix Revolutions, Don Davis)
    Facts (The X-Files: Fight the Future, Mark Snow)
    Humanity, Pt. 2 (The Thing, Ennio Morricone)
  5. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    OK, I won't cheat and use any "End Credits" tracks.

    "The Enterprise", Jerry Goldsmith, Star Trek:The Motion Picture
    "Desert Chase", John Williams, Raiders Of The Lost Ark
    "The Map Room/Dawn", John Williams, Raiders Of The Lost Ark
    "Come Una Sentenza", Ennio Morricone, Once Upon A Time In The West
    "The Breaking Of The Fellowship", Howard Shore, LOTR: The Fellowship Of The Ring
    "Give Me Your Names", John Williams, Schindler's List
    "Liberation: Exultate Justi", John Williams, Empire Of The Sun
    "One Day", Hans Zimmer, POTC: At World's End
    "Foundations Of Stone", Howard Shore, LOTR: The Two Towers
    "May Day Jumps" (Bond Theme), John Barry, A View To A Kill
    "The Lighting Of The Beacons", Howard Shore, LOTR: The Return Of The King
    "Knock The Cover Off The Ball" (prefer "The Natural", but that track wasn't used in the film), Randy Newman, The Natural
    "The Blimp Turns Around", John Williams, Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade

    Damn, that might be more than ten. I'd better stop now.
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  6. fuzzbox77 Force Ghost

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    Keep them coming... :D
  7. DarthWilliams Force Ghost

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    =D=
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  8. AndyLGR Jedi Master

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    The only soundtrack I listen to outside of SW OT is Raiders of the Lost Ark and from that I would say that Opening Credits South America, The Truck Chase and The Map Room are my 3 favourties from it. The Map Room in particular is epic and biblical. The opening credits take me back to the time I first watched it on video rental when I was about 9 or 10 and that opening score I thought was really creepy. The Truck Chase is perfect for that whole scene, one of the best continuous action scenes ever with a score that fits the tempo of the action.
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  9. fuzzbox77 Force Ghost

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    Williams' score for that is faultless - like SW, ESB, Superman: The Movie and Jaws before it. Even his score for 1941 had some cracking cues.
  10. AndyLGR Jedi Master

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    That run of films is amazing and the consistent quality throughout them is testament to how good he is. I'm looking forward to the ST and I'm sure we will see him taking his cues from the OT with the returning characters.
  11. fuzzbox77 Force Ghost

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    So many classic themes to draw from and a handful of new ones. This wait is going to be agonising! Hehehe
  12. DarthWilliams Force Ghost

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    Gosh all of these responses are great - making me want to go back and revisit all of these scores. Listening to Raiders now.:D
  13. Darkslayer Force Ghost

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    No order

    - Gotham's Reckoning (The Dark Knight Rises)
    - Thor: The Dark World (Marvel's Thor: The Dark World)
    - The Avengers (Marvel's The Avengers)
    - The Battle of the Pelannor Fields (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)
    - A Spell of Concealment (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug)
    - Roast Mutton (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)
    - Khazad-dum (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    - Main Theme (Superman the Movie)
    - Molossus (Batman Begins)
    - What Are You Going To Do When You're Not Saving the World? (Man of Steel)

    I really have too many to list lol, so I just looked at my iTunes most played.
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  14. fuzzbox77 Force Ghost

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    Nice choices Darkslayer
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