Tournament: Favorite Film Score [Winner Inside!]

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by General Kenobi, Oct 4, 2006.

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  1. AdamBertocci Manager

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    holy crap I can't believe I didn't mention Rocky
    I guess I assumed someone already had

    To compensate:


    Rocky II (1979) - Bill Conti



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  2. HL&S Magistrate Emeritus

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    Out of your 8 nominations, 2 I absolutely agree with. 2 I think are pretty good. The other 4 are good scores, but out of their league here for a tournament with only 128 nominations.
  3. Well_Of_Souls Jedi Grand Master

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    Well, I was under the impression this was a "favorite" film scores, not "best" film scores tournament.

    And anyway, I doubt many here have heard a lot of my favorite scores, so they'll be weeded out pretty quickly once the voting begins.

    EDIT:
    Missed this post, but yes, what he said.
  4. HL&S Magistrate Emeritus

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    Well alot of my favorites happen to be the best. ;) But there are some that are considered classics that I really don't care for. Though I respect them. I won't mention them in fear that someone might nominate them though.
  5. Well_Of_Souls Jedi Grand Master

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    Fair enough. But, I just hope this doesn't become a thread where only the so-called "classics" can be considered for greatness. That makes for a fairly stale tournament, IMO, when all the usual suspects are nominated and nothing outside of the "classic" sphere is given a chance.
  6. Boba_Fett_123 Jedi Master

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    Got a fourth: Goldfinger - John Barry.
  7. GoldenSunRanger Jedi Padawan

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    1. Poltergeist (Jerry Goldsmith)
    2. Stargate (David Arnold)
    3. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (Brad Fiedel)
    4. Alien (Jerry Goldsmith)
  8. HL&S Magistrate Emeritus

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    To please you, for my next 4 picks I will choose lesser known scores. Though they're not unknown to film music buffs, they're certainly not obvious favorites to win.
  9. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    I've rearranged the nominees in the initial post into so they are alphabetical by composer.

    If you nominated four yesterday or today, you can now nominate a second four scores.
  10. HL&S Magistrate Emeritus

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    So I can nominate four more now eh?

    The Red Violin - John Corigliano
    Requiem For A Dream - Clint Mansell
    Godzilla - Akira Ifukube
    Krull - James Horner





    What happens when the board turns midnight, can I nominate four more? :confused:
  11. Indiana_Fett Jedi Master

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    Alexander Nevsky by Sergei Prokofeiv (That should balance out my nomination for Gladiator.:p)

    Gettysburg by Randy Edelman

    North by Northwest by Bernard Herrmann

    Patton by Jerry Goldsmith


    EDIT: Crap, Nevsky is already nominated. To redeem myself, yet again, I'll nominated Basil Poledouris' The Hunt for Red October.
  12. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    You may nominate a total of eight scores until Friday at 7:00 pm board-time (PDT). Then I'll see where we are at, and remaining spots can be filled up four at a time, but in non-consecutive posts.

    That brings us to 99 scores so far.

    I'm wondering what Tim would nominate if he logged on now... a Harry Potter... Goldsmith - maybe First Contact?... hmmm. :p
  13. Darth_Vader-Anakin Jedi Master

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    The Lion in Winter - John Barry (1968)
    Under Fire - Jerry Goldsmith (1983)
    Henry V - Patrick Doyle (1989)
    Farewell to the King - Basil Poledouris (1989)
  14. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    Beauty and the Beast (1991) - Alan Menken
    Aladdin (1992) - Alan Menken
    Air Force One (1997) - Jerry Goldsmith
    Twister (1996) - Mark Mancina

  15. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Back To The Future by Alan Silvestri
    Bram Stoker's Dracula by Wojciech Kilar
    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves by Michael Kamen
    The Last of the Mohicans by Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman
  16. JediKnight20043 Force Ghost

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    The Matrix (1999) - Don Davis
    The Matrix Reloaded (2003) - Don Davis
    The Matrix Revolutions (2003) - Don Davis
    House of Flying Daggers (2004)- Shigeru Umebayashi
  17. Boba_Fett_123 Jedi Master

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    Okay, here we go:

    A Streetcar Named Desire - Alex North (1951)
    Sunset Boulevard - Franz Waxman (1950)
    A.I.: Artificial Intelligence - John Williams (2001)
    Blade Runner - Vangelis (1982)
  18. HL&S Magistrate Emeritus

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    It's 7pm board time...


    The Final Conflict ? Jerry Goldsmith
    The Red Pony ? Aaron Copland
    The Third Man ? Anton Karas
    The Lord of the Rings ? Leonard Rosenman



    EDIT: Okay so I was off by 5 seconds. Still counts though!
  19. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    The Thing by Ennio Morricone
    The Nightmare Before Christmas by Danny Elfman
    Alien 3 by Elliot Goldenthal
    Pinocchio by Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith, and Ned Washington
  20. HL&S Magistrate Emeritus

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    Well that's 128. Unless of course General Kenobi wants to go to 256? [face_whistling]
  21. Indiana_Fett Jedi Master

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  22. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    Ned Washington isn't credited on Pinocchio by imdb.com.

    I think 128 will suffice. There are a few famous scores from the AFI top 25 not in here, and a few personal favorites that are not either, but not enough to justify 256.
  23. HL&S Magistrate Emeritus

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    I shall not take your mockery Junior! [face_beatup]




    Scores that did not make it include...


    Scores not making an appearance in this tournament include...


    The Abyss - Alan Silvestri
    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen - Michael Kamen
    Adventures of Don Juan - Max Steiner
    The Alamo - Dimitri Tiomkin
    Aliens - James Horner
    American Beauty - Thomas Newman
    Amistad - John Williams
    The Amityville Horror - Lalo Schifrin
    An American Tail - James Horner
    Anatomy of a Murder - Duke Ellington
    Angela's Ashes - John Williams
    Around the World In 80 Days - Victor Young
    Backdraft - Hans Zimmer
    Batman Forever - Elliot Goldenthal
    A Beautiful Mind - James Horner
    Beetlejuice - Danny Elfman
    Ben-Hur - Miklos Rozsa
    The Best Years Of Our Lives - Hugo Friedhofer
    The Big Country - Jerome Moross
    The Blue Max - Jerry Goldsmith
    Born Free - John Barry
    Born On The Fourth of July - John Williams
    Braveheart - James Horner
    Breakfast At Tiffany's - Henry Mancini
    The Bride of Frankenstein - Franz Waxman
    The Bridge On The River Kwai - Malcolm Arnold
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - Burt Bacharach
    Cape Fear - Bernard Herrmann
    Capricorn One - Jerry Goldsmith
    Captain Blood - Erich Wolfgang Korngold
    Captain From Castile - Alfred Newman
    Charade - Henry Mancini
    Chocolat - Rachel Portman
    El Cid - Miklos Rozsa
    Cinema Paradiso - Ennio Morricone
    Citizen Kane - Bernard Herrmann
    City Slickers - Marc Shaiman
    The Cobweb - Leonard Rosenman
    Cocoon - James Horner
    Crimson Tide - Hans Zimmer
    Cutthroat Island - John Debney
    The Day The Earth Stood Still - Bernard Herrmann
    The Deer Hunter - Stanley Myers
    Dinosaur - James Newton Howard
    Dragonheart - Randy Edelman
    Driving Miss Daisy - Hans Zimmer
    The Egyptian - Alfred Newman and Bernard Herrmann
    Empire of the Sun - John Williams
    The English Patient - Gabriel Yared
    Enter the Dragon - Lalo Schifrin
    Exodus - Ernest Gold
    Fargo - Carter Burwell
    Field of Dreams - James Horner
    First Blood - Jerry Goldsmith
    First Knight - Jerry Goldsmith
    A Fistfull of Dollars - Ennio Morricone
    The Fixer - Maurice Jarre
    For A Few Dollars More - Ennio Morricone
    Forbidden Planet - Louis and Bebe Barron
    Forrest Gump - Alan Silvestri
    Frenzy - Ron Goodwin
    The Fury - John Williams
    Get Carter - Roy Budd
    Ghost - Maurice Jarre
    Ghostbusters - Elmer Bernstein
    Girl With A Pearl Earring - Alexandre Desplat
    The Godfather Part II - Nino Rota
    The Great Escape - Elmer Bernstein
    The Greatest Story Ever Told - Alfred Newman
    Gremlins - Jerry Goldsmith
    Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone - John Williams
    Hatari! - Henry Mancini
    High Noon - Dimitri Tiomkin
    Home Alone - John Williams
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - John Williams
    Interview With The Vampire - Elliot Goldenthal
    In The Heat of the Night - Quincy Jones
    It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World - Ernest Gold
    It's A Wonderful Life - Dimitri Tiomkin
    Johnny Belinda - Max Steiner
    Laura - David Raksin
    A Little Romance - Georges Delerue
    Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing - Alfred Newman
    Love Story - Francis Lai
    The Man With The Golden Arm - Elmer Bernstein
    Medicine Man - Jerry Goldsmith
    Midnight Cowboy - John Barry
    The Mission - Ennio Morricone
    Modern Times - Charles Chaplin
    The Molly Maguires - Henry Mancini
    The Mummy - Jerry Goldsmith
    Murder On The Orient Express - Richard Rodney Bennett
    Mutiny On The Bounty - Bronislau Kaper
    The Neverending Story - Klaus Doldinger and Giorgio Moroder
    A Nightmare On Elm Street - Charles Bernstein
    Now, Voyager - Max Steiner
    Of Human Bondage - Erich Wolfgang Korngold
    Once Upon A Time In America - Ennio Morricone
    On Golden Pond - Dave Grusin
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service - John Barry
    On The Waterfront - Leonard Bernstein
    Out of Africa - John Barry
    A Passage To India - Maurice Jarre
    A Patch of Blue - Jerry Goldsmith
    Pee Wee's Big Adventure - Danny Elfman
    Peter Pan - James Newton Howard
    The Piano - Michael Nyman
    A Place In The Sun - Franz Waxman
    Planet of the Apes - Jerry Goldsmith
    Pleasantville - Randy Newman
    Prince Valiant
  24. The-Tennis-Ball-Kid Jedi Knight

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    Most of those composers are still represented, of course.

    I'm sure the gods will forgive us. Unless Goldsmith and Herrmann have taken over the great sound stage in the sky...they'd let us have it...



    ttbk



  25. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    HLS, The Last Crusade is in the tournament.

    I've got a bracket generated (courtesy random.org) and I'll post the bracket ASAP.

    edit: OK, the random generation worked quite well. The only rule I had going in was that all first-round matchups would be between different composers. There were only two conflicts (both John Williams). I generated a second random list, and simply switched the first two that came up with the conflicts.

    I'll post the bracket in a minute or so, and the voting can begin!
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