Who's your favorite movie music composer (besides John Williams)?

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Mastadge, May 11, 2001.

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Who's your favorite movie music composer (besides John Williams)?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
Alan Silvestri (Back to the Future tri, Predator, etc...) 2 vote(s) 7.7%
Jerry Goldsmith (Thirteenth Warrior, Mummy, Rambo movies, etc...) 4 vote(s) 15.4%
Danny Elfman (Batman, Sleepy Hollow, Frighteners, etc...) 4 vote(s) 15.4%
James Horner (Braveheart, Glory, Willow, etc...) 5 vote(s) 19.2%
Hans Zimmer (Gladiator, the Rock, Crimson Tide, etc..) 5 vote(s) 19.2%
Basil Poledouris (Conan, Robocop, Starship Troopers, etc...) 0 vote(s) 0.0%
John Debney (Cutthroat Island, nothing else of consequence) 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Randy Edelman (Dragonheart, Gettysburg, etc...) 0 vote(s) 0.0%
David Arnold (StarGate, ID4, World is not Enough, Godzilla, etc...) 1 vote(s) 3.8%
Other (and who?) 5 vote(s) 19.2%
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  1. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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  2. silverblade Jedi Padawan

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    My other is Thomas Newman (Meet Joe Black, Corrina Corrina, Scent of a Woman, The Green Mile, etc.)
  3. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    I'm still trying to decide who to vote for.
  4. Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus

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    Next to Williams, Horner is probably my favorite composer.
  5. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    Wish you could change your vote on these things...
  6. Grand Admiral Reese Jedi Knight

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    Hans Zimmer's my second favorite composer.
  7. Whimper Jedi Master

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    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.
  8. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    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.
  9. Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus

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    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.
  10. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    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.
  11. Q187 Jedi Master

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    James Horner for me.
  12. Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus

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    "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.
  13. bright sith Jedi Knight

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    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.
  14. Beowulf Jedi Master

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    You didn't even mention the next biggest, Hans Zimmer. For shame! For shame!

    HEre's my list:

    Jerry Goldsmith
    Alan Silvestri
    Basil Poledouris
    Richard Wagner
    Eduard Grief
    Handel (forgot his first name)
    Hans Zimmer
    Chris Thielemenn
  15. Short Round McFly Jedi Youngling

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    I chose other. That other is... Ennio Morricone!
  16. Beowulf Jedi Master

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    Forgot to say Ulpio Minucci did I.
  17. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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    Er, I don't know his name, but the guy who did U-571. :D

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  18. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    Richard Marvin?

    He also did 3 Ninjas and Breakdown.
  19. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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    Ah, thats' it. Thanks Mastage (yes, i remember you from Games)!

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  20. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    Two can play at the name game, Sitman, or shall I say Sithma, or, dare I say it?, S*hitman.
  21. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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    HEY! lol, sorry I mispelled it. I always did forget the "d" part. :D

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  22. Possession Jedi Youngling

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    There are so many, so picked Maurice Jarre.
  23. Oakessteve Manager Emeritus

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    What about Elmer Bernstein?
  24. FiendishJedi Jedi Padawan

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  25. Sidane Jedi Youngling

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    Gladiator was a fantastic soundtrack, I love it! Doesn't beat John Williams/Star Wars but he's my definite second choice!
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