Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Mastadge, May 11, 2001.
My other is Thomas Newman (Meet Joe Black, Corrina Corrina, Scent of a Woman, The Green Mile, etc.)
I'm still trying to decide who to vote for.
Next to Williams, Horner is probably my favorite composer.
Wish you could change your vote on these things...
Hans Zimmer's my second favorite composer.
Can't believe I'm the only Elfman fan so far. Hard to choose, though... Hans Zimmer is pretty good too. Horner I find to be a bit melodramatic. Poledouris's scores seem to lack a certain depth. I don't know, I'm probably just biased because I love Elfman so much.
Alan Silvestri -- I like his music, but it's not memorable or strong enough.
Jerry Goldsmith -- Some very good music again, but when I think of my favorite soundtracks none of his come to mind.
Danny Elfam -- blah. Don't like his worka t all for the most part. Whenever I hear his music in a movie, I know it's him right away. Almost all his music sounds the same, not distinctive enough.
James Horner -- awesome guy, he almost got my vote.
Hans Zimmer -- He can do some very good themes, but his work is too up and down. When he's good he's really good, but...
Basil Poledouris -- Awesome music, pretty versatile. He gets my vote, stepping ahead of Horner.
John Debney -- Cutthroat Island was an amazing soundtrack, but he hasn't had the opportunity to do any high-profile high-quality music since then, so no.
Randy Edelman -- He's good but not that good.
David Arnold -- Very very good and kind of unique, he just doesn't have enough stuff out to step ahead of some of the others.
Jerry Goldsmith. I'll admit he's a little wishy-washy at times, but I really like what he's done for some of the ST movies.
Did he do ST The Motion Picture, because that was an AMAZING soundtrack. I love how the video has the big overture at the beginning...great.
James Horner for me.
"Did he do ST The Motion Picture"
Yes, Jerry Goldsmith composed Star Trek: The Motion Picture. He also composed Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Insurrection, plus the theme to Star Trek: Voyager.
Didn't vote, can't, really. Can't do such a thing, and besides, many great composers I love aren't even on the list.
You didn't even mention the next biggest, Hans Zimmer. For shame! For shame!
HEre's my list:
Handel (forgot his first name)
I chose other. That other is... Ennio Morricone!
Forgot to say Ulpio Minucci did I.
Er, I don't know his name, but the guy who did U-571.
He also did 3 Ninjas and Breakdown.
Ah, thats' it. Thanks Mastage (yes, i remember you from Games)!
Two can play at the name game, Sitman, or shall I say Sithma, or, dare I say it?, S*hitman.
HEY! lol, sorry I mispelled it. I always did forget the "d" part.
There are so many, so picked Maurice Jarre.
What about Elmer Bernstein?
Gladiator was a fantastic soundtrack, I love it! Doesn't beat John Williams/Star Wars but he's my definite second choice!