What movie scores/soundtracks do you own [v6]

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  1. CaptSparrow Jedi Master

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    V: Original Soundtrack Recording
    by Joe Harnell

    Prince Caspian
    by Harry Gregson-Williams
  2. MomMaster Jedi Knight

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    John Williams
    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
    Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
    Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
    Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
    Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
    Jurasic Park

    Klaus Baldelt
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

    Hans Zimmer
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
    Gladiator - LOVE IT!

    Howard Shore
    The Fellowship of the Ring
    The Two Towers
    The Return of the Kign

    Various Artists
    The Phantom of the Opera - movie version
    The Phantom of the Opera - Original Broadway
    Godspell!
    Out of Africa - a few tracks

    James Newton Howard - LOVE IT
    Unbreakable
    The Village - LOVE IT
    Lady in the Water


    JUST RECENTLY ADDED:
    John Barry
    DANCES WITH WOLVES!! LOVE IT!

    Steve Jablonsky
    TRANSFORMERS - SCORE - LOVE IT!










  3. Well_Of_Souls Jedi Grand Master

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    John Williams
    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    Officially. ;)
  4. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

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    yep

    + Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    (and I never added Superman Returns when I got it)
  5. Trentman359 Jedi Knight

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    John Williams

    The Accidental Tourist

    Jerry Goldsmith
    First Blood
  6. darth-sinister Manager Emeritus

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    My revised list

    -Star Wars: Episode I-The Phantom Menace (1 CD)
    -Star Wars: Episode II-Attack Of The Clones
    -Star Wars: Episode III-Revenge Of The Sith
    -Star Wars: Episode IV-A New Hope (2 CD)
    -Star Wars: Episode V-The Empire Strikes Back (2 CD)
    -Star Wars: Episode VI-Return Of The Jedi (2 CD)
    -Star Wars: Shadows Of The Empire
    -Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (80's Concert album)
    -The Star Wars Trilogy (Music from the OT)
    -Superman The Movie (1978 album)
    -Superman The Movie: (2 CD Rhino)
    -Superman The Movie: (2 CD FSM)
    -Superman II (FSM)
    -Superman III (FSM)
    -Superman IV (2 CD FSM)
    -Superman (1988 FSM CD)
    -Superman Bonus (FSM)
    -Superman Returns
    -Batman Original Soundtrack (Prince)
    -Batman Original Score (Danny Elfman)
    -Batman Returns
    -Batman Forever Original Soundtrack
    -Batman Forever Original Score
    -Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm Soundtrack
    -Batman (TV series soundtrack)
    -Batman Beyond: Return Of The Joker
    -Mortal Kombat (The Immortals)
    -Mortal Kombat Original Soundtrack
    -Mortal Kombat Original Score
    -Mortal Kombat: More Kombat Soundtrack
    -Mortal Kombat Annhilation
    -Star Trek: The Motion Picture Original Soundtrack (2 CD)
    -Star Trek: The Asteral Symphony (Music from the first five films)
    -Symphonic Star Trek (Music from the first seven films and the various television series)
    -Highlander: The Original Scores (Music from the first three films)
    -Queen: A New Kind Of Magic (Featuring music used in Highlander)
    -Highlander Endgame
    -A mix tape featuring Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, From Dusk Til Dawn & Desperado
    -Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
    -Jaws Extended Edition Soundtrack
    -The Shadow (1994)
    -Ghostbusters
    -Ghostbusters II
    -Stand By Me
    -The Best Of Rocky Balboa
    -Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
    -Conan The Barbarian
    -Halloween (20th Anniversary)
    -A Nightmare On Elm Street
    -Terminator 2: Judgment Day
    -Lethal Weapon 2
    -Lethal Weapon 3
    -The Simpsons Sing The Blues
    -Transformers: The Movie-20th Anniversary
    -Angel: Live Fast, Die Never
    -Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Once More With Feeling
  7. Darth_Vader-Anakin Jedi Master

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    Same for me as well as:

    The Happening - James Newton Howard
  8. Well_Of_Souls Jedi Grand Master

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    Damn, I didn't realize that was out.
  9. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    It's more The Sixth Sense than Signs.
  10. Darth_Vader-Anakin Jedi Master

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    Definitely. It has some fabulous moments of intensity and beauty, but is mostly tense, dark, and brooding.
  11. Well_Of_Souls Jedi Grand Master

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    Where does it stand in comparison to the others?
  12. Darth_Vader-Anakin Jedi Master

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    Overall, I would say it's one of the weaker ones, but it's still a Shyamalan/JNH score, so that isn't saying much. There aren't any knock-your-socks off moments ala Hand of Fate, but there are definitely some great pieces. It's a score that won't grab you if you just put it on and listen to it while working or surfing the internet. It requires a dedicated listen or two.
  13. The-Tennis-Ball-Kid Jedi Knight

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    Bernstein, Elmer
    The Birdman of Alcatraz

    Introspective Elmer Bernstein music...I greatly enjoy Bernstein in thunderous, action-mode, but it's the more subtle, heartfelt stuff like this score,Far From Heaven, To Kill a Mockingbird, and the quieter parts of The Great Escape, that I really love about his music.

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    Goldsmith, Jerry
    The Wind and The Lion (complete score)

    Thrilling stuff. I'd had the original album, and I'd rank it as my favorite Goldsmith score (along with ST:TMP) just based on that, but the remastered complete score gives it a bit more scope, and variation.



    ttbk, Kingdom of The Crystal Skulls
  14. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    It's excellent. One of JNH's best.
  15. Darth_Vader-Anakin Jedi Master

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    One of his best, really? I enjoy it very much, but there are several other scores I would consider much better -- Signs, The Village, Snow Falling On Cedars. It's certainly one of his most intelligently written scores, but that doesn't translate to one of the best for me, at least not yet anyway.
  16. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    I'm not really a JNH fan, but most of his scores don't really work for me. (Same with Chris Young: I can appreciate their professionalism, but their music doesn't tend to move me or touch me particularly.) Perhaps I'll change it from "one of his best" to "one of his most appealing to me." It's no Lady in the Water, which is far and away my favorite JNH score, but it's immediately accessible to me in a way very few of his scores are.
  17. Well_Of_Souls Jedi Grand Master

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    That's interesting to hear. I've been a huge JNH fan since Waterworld and Signs is one of my all time favorites, but his latest output (aside from Lady in the Water) hasn't been stellar. He's kind of been doing the autopilot thing and I'm hoping that The Happening gets him out of this slump. His best work has always come from his Shyamalan scores.
  18. Darth_Vader-Anakin Jedi Master

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    Well, don't worry, The Happening is anything but autopilot. I'm curious have you heard The Water Horse? It's a really nice album presentation and features some of JNH's best action scoring during the finale.
  19. Well_Of_Souls Jedi Grand Master

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    I've been listening to The Water Horse over the last few days, actually. It's definitely a solid, well produced JNH score but I find it a little stale coming from him. It certainly has standout moments here and there but I feel like I've heard this score from him before. The Celtic inclusions do give it some identity, however.

    I guess I just really want another Signs-caliber score from him.
  20. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    I'm surprised people aren't mentioning I Am Legend, which seemed to catch many by surprise (in a good way) with its album presentation. I for one find that to be his best score between LITW and The Happening -- The Water Horse I don't much care for. There was quite a good cue in Charlie Wilson's War. "Turning the Tide," maybe it was called.
  21. Darth_Vader-Anakin Jedi Master

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    I Am Legend was certainly a welcome surprise (especially to anyone who saw the film as there was virtually no music in the final mix). I personally like The Water Horse more because it's the type of score that really got me started with JNH. He has a great fantasy/adventure sound (Dinosaur, Atlantis, Waterworld), and he returned to that in The Water Horse with cues like "Swimming" and the 4 closing score tracks. Plus, I've always been a real sucker for Celtic music.

    "Turning the Tide" is an excellent cue, with the interesting choice of layering tribal drums over Handel's "Messiah", but the rest of the score is pretty standard fare.
  22. Well_Of_Souls Jedi Grand Master

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    I Am Legend is good and definitely benefits from its album presentation (I hardly noticed it in the film), but as far as JNH scores go, I don't consider it among his best.

    Basically my issue with his recent output is that he just uses the same ideas over and over but doesn't do anything fresh with them. Like "Deer Hunting" in I Am Legend which starts with an evocative piano idea, but just kind of fizzles with these worn out synth percussion effects that he's so fond of. Or his use of solo trumpet over the same basic string chords. Or that simple percussion rhythm from The Postman that he uses for so many of his action cues now.

    These things are what I came to love about his music originally, but I'd like to see him experiment more. Especially since he's capable of getting higher profile projects at this point in his career.
  23. Well_Of_Souls Jedi Grand Master

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    James Newton Howard
    The Happening

    This reminds me more of The Village than anything else he's written. I really dig the three note "monster movie" motif.
  24. CaptSparrow Jedi Master

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    Koyaanisqatsi by Philip Glass

    Quite a hypnotic score and if you have seen the movie, the score is even more appreciated.
  25. BobaFrank Jedi Youngling

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    Original OT Trilogy.
    PT
    KRULL
    Fellowship of the Rings
    ALIENS
    E.T.
    Empire of the Sun
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
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