Tournament: Favorite Film Score [Winner Inside!]

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

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    The Fellowship of the Ring



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    E.T. - The Extraterrestrial
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    Consolation Final

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    Consolation Final

    The Fellowship Of The Ring - Howard Shore 7
    E. T. - The Extraterrestrial - John Williams 6

    Championship Round

    The Empire Strikes Back - John Williams (1980)

    vs.

    Star Wars - John Williams (1977)


    This final round will run for about 48 hours./>
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    Championship Round

    Star Wars - John Williams (1977)
  9. Darth_Vader-Anakin Jedi Master

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    The Empire Strikes Back - John Williams (1980)
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    The Empire Strikes Back
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    And the overrated SW soundtrack strikes again. How predictable.
  13. Well_Of_Souls Jedi Grand Master

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    The Empire Strikes Back - John Williams (1980)
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  15. __Vader__ Force Ghost

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    Ah, no! The beautiful ET pipped at the post by The Lord of the Rings!

    Sorry Star Wars.

    The Empire Strikes Back
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  18. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

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    I don't care if I'm predictable:
    The Empire Strikes Back
  19. Boba_Fett_123 Jedi Master

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    The Empire Strikes Back. I may do a full write-up when it wins, but for now, here's my logic.

    John Williams is the best film composer of all time.
    The Empire Strikes Back is Williams' best score.
    The Empire Strikes Back is the best score of all time.
  20. JediKnight20043 Force Ghost

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    Not really, I think ESB is better and here is why.


    The two soundtracks are different yet similar, they both have the general Star Wars feel too them.

    I find that SW is a good soundtrack but is light and generally in major keys. It is as good as ESB, however I find that ESB is a much darker soundtrack, including more minor keys as well as some major evil, dark music.



    I prefer Evil, dark music, to a lighter soundtrack.

    And that is why I vote for


    The Empire Strikes Back
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    When you're talking about originality and historical impact then Star Wars would win. But if you're talking about the better listen and overall emotional impact then The Empire Strikes Back wins. I prefer the emotional better listen.
  23. Well_Of_Souls Jedi Grand Master

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    In addition to the emotional impact that it carries, I find ESB to be the most mythic score of the entire saga.

    If any of the SW scores are overrated it's ROTS.
  24. Cerrabore Jedi Master

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    Star Wars

    The Empire Strikes Back is a wonderful score, but there's so much more effort put into the original. It's subtler where subtlety is called for and brassier where brassiness is called for. ESB is a series of beautiful but sometimes meaningless cues (fortunately, a good twenty minutes of it were cut from the film). Besides, would it be as spectacular without the themes of the original? Some of the best moments involve the Force theme, the Rebel fanfare, etc. I suppose I am biased by sound quality a little, as Star Wars survives as a much stronger recording than Empire, though its master tapes may have sounded just as good.
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