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Your favorite James Horner score?

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Indiana_Fett, Dec 13, 2005.

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  1. Indiana_Fett

    Indiana_Fett Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Glory. My favorite tracks are...

    After Antietam

    The Year of Jubilee

    Defense Preperations

    Charging Fort Wagner

    Closing Credits
     
  2. Mastadge

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    The Land Before Time
    Star Trek II
    Legends of the Fall
    Krull


    Probably one of the above.
     
  3. Well_Of_Souls

    Well_Of_Souls Jedi Master star 5

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    Gotta go with The Land Before Time. Just beautiful.

    Honorable mention goes to Willow, Braveheart, The Rocketeer, and Aliens.
     
  4. droideka27

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    I love the music for Land Before Time, so probably that. it's so sweet, so inquisitive, so sad, so happy... I like it !
     
  5. Strilo

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    Braveheart, Mask of Zorro and Deep Impact.
     
  6. redsabreanakin

    redsabreanakin Jedi Knight star 5

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    Star Trek 2
    The Rocketeer
    Krull
     
  7. Son-Of-Suns

    Son-Of-Suns Jedi Master star 4

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    The Land Before Time
    Apollo 13
    Braveheart

    [hl=midnightblue]And like that...he's gone.[/hl]
     
  8. stradman

    stradman Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I would have to say The Mask of Zorro, just because I thought it was so innovative. It was not a bunch of musical Ideas that had been used over and over again.
     
  9. Strilo

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    Apollo 13 now there is a score that needs a better CD release.
     
  10. JMN77

    JMN77 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Glory- hands down.
     
  11. Zarm_Rkeeg

    Zarm_Rkeeg Jedi Youngling star 3

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    1. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn
    2. Apollo 13
    3. Mask of Zorro
     
  12. Jedi_Master_Conor

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    Apollo 13 and Legends of the Fall
     
  13. Strilo

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    I thought the Glory score was about a subtle as a brick to the face. Too over the top and manipulative for me.
     
  14. HL&S

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    1. Krull
    2. Glory
    3. Aliens
    4. Willow
    5. Braveheart
    6. Titanic
    7. The Land Before Time
    8. An American Tail
    9. Cocoon
    10. Something Wicked This Way Comes
    11. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
    12. Field of Dreams
    13. The Rocketeer
    14. Project X
    15. Thunderheart
    16. Apollo 13
    17. Legends of the Fall
    18. The Mask of Zorro
    19. The Man Without A Face
    20. A Beautiful Mind
     
  15. Well_Of_Souls

    Well_Of_Souls Jedi Master star 5

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    I disagree with that. There are numerous reuses of themes, notably the 4-note danger motif from every other score Horner's ever done and the echoing 2-note theme from Aliens. I enjoy The Mask of Zorro for the most part, but its album is over long and the main theme is repeated too often without enough variation to remain interesting.
     
  16. SeventhAngelicSlayer

    SeventhAngelicSlayer Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Titanic, The Mask of Zorro, and Field of Dreams.
     
  17. Indiana_Fett

    Indiana_Fett Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I should get my hands on this Krull you people speak of.
     
  18. General Kenobi

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    Khhhaaaaaaan!
     
  19. redsabreanakin

    redsabreanakin Jedi Knight star 5

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    FETT: yeah..Krull is good stuff. It was relatively early in his career..you know..before he started re-hashing his own stuff. He is not one of my favorites, but it's a good score.


    I forgot "Mask of Zorro" on my list.


    Strilo: absolutely...Apollo 13 needs a better release. Lot of good music in there that wasn't heard...could've done without some of the "songs of the time" also.
     
  20. Well_Of_Souls

    Well_Of_Souls Jedi Master star 5

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    There's a good promo of Apollo 13 out there with more of the score, no quotes, and no period songs. It's very good. Best track on the album is by far The Launch.
     
  21. redsabreanakin

    redsabreanakin Jedi Knight star 5

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    Thanks Well of Souls..didn't know that. I'll look for it.
     
  22. Paradise in Naboo

    Paradise in Naboo Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I have to go with Braveheart as my favorite. That main theme is wonderful.

    Other favorites include Willow, The Mask of Zorro and Titanic.
     
  23. Well_Of_Souls

    Well_Of_Souls Jedi Master star 5

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    I can't really get into Titanic. It's filled with material that Horner used to better effect in Braveheart, Legends of the Fall, and Apollo 13. Plus, the synthesized choral work sounds dreadful.

    And then of course, the kiss of death... Celine Dion.
     
  24. MystikalMaceWindu

    MystikalMaceWindu Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Yes, without hesitation, I also say GLORY is my all-time favorite James Horner score, and also one of my all-time favorites in general.

    My favorite track is Closing Credits, but I enjoy every track. The score is both rousing and melancholy. No matter how joyous a track may be, there's always that underlying sadness. Great stuff. It was the first Horner score I heard, and still the best among his works.
    The movie's great, too. Forget Last Samurai, see Glory. Glory's the movie that Last Samurai only hopes to be (same director....)
     
  25. Master_EdgeCrusher

    Master_EdgeCrusher Jedi Knight star 3

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