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What's your favorite non-Star Wars opening score???

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by DARTH_BELO, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. Darth Basin

    Darth Basin Jedi Master star 5

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    I see you like kid stuff:D
     
  2. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Force Ghost star 6

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    Just because it's animated doesn't make it kiddy.
     
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  3. Darth Basin

    Darth Basin Jedi Master star 5

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    Well your avatar screams youngling :)
     
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  4. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    That sounds a lot like his Trek movie scores.
     
  5. PaulWrightyThen

    PaulWrightyThen Jedi Knight star 2

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    This was his first big movie I believe. I reckon he figured "No one will watch this as its a bit rubbish, but this score is ace. I'll just use it again... No-one will know". There is a track called 'Shad's pursuit' which really sounds like Khan.
     
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  6. Jedi Daniel

    Jedi Daniel Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    James Bond
    Jurassic Park
     
  7. Martoto77

    Martoto77 Jedi Master star 5

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    Just about all of John Carpenter's themes. Getting to see him perform them live has been the highlight of my year (so far).

    I've always particularly loved Ennio Morricone's opening theme for The Untouchables.
     
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  8. themoth

    themoth Jedi Master star 4

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    Danny Elfman's Batman theme.
     
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  9. PaulWrightyThen

    PaulWrightyThen Jedi Knight star 2

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    Just seen Under the Skin and the music in that movie is phenomenal. You want nightmares while you're awake? This is for you.
     
  10. Anakin.Skywalker

    Anakin.Skywalker Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Jaws!!! Love it!

    Darth Basin darkspine10
    A lot of animated films have great songs, especially Disney movies because they have so much money to spend :)
     
  11. Howard Hand

    Howard Hand Jedi Master star 4

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    Jurassic Park 1 is another good one. Not just the iconic boom ahhs at the beginning but the frenzied action music afterwards too.
     
  12. Chancellor Yoda

    Chancellor Yoda Jedi Master star 4

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    One of my favorites is the opening for the first Home Alone movie, also an underrated soundtrack from Williams. I love how it has almost a eerie feeling to it which you don't see in Christmas movie themes often.
     
  13. ObiWanKnowsMe

    ObiWanKnowsMe Jedi Master star 4

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    spiderman 1,2,3 music. especially the theme song that opens the movies. absolutely beautiful score!

    i also love the 'man of steel' theme song
     
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  14. Moll

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    I have to agree with Jurassic Park! One of the best film series! :D

    Also, a massive fan of Ghostbusters, so that theme has to be a top one.

     
  15. sbk1234

    sbk1234 Jedi Knight star 1

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    This could be a long list.

    In no particular order:
    Superman the Movie
    Star Trek First Contact
    The Magnificent Seven
    Patton
    Independence Day
    The Last Starfighter
    Gone With the Wind
    Oh, God
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Silverado
    Rocky
    Out of Africa
    The Pink Panther
    Schindler's List
    Chariots of Fire

    I could go on and on and on....
     
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  16. ezekiel22x

    ezekiel22x Force Ghost star 5

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    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. I can't think of another movie where I was so instantly engaged after only a couple of minutes, and the subtle and mysterious theme was a big part why.
     
  17. Ancient Whills

    Ancient Whills Force Ghost star 5

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    Just to name a few.
    Jurassic Park
    Schindler's List
    Harry Potter
    Titanic
     
  18. Darth Dnej

    Darth Dnej Jedi Master star 4

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    Main Titles - The Rescuers Down Under
    Olim - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
    The Prophecy - The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
    Main Titles - Spider-Man (2002)
    Lily's Theme - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
     
  19. RDeckard

    RDeckard Jedi Knight star 1

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    North-by-Northwest
    Batman (1989)
    Spider-man 2

    I would argue Spider-man 2 is the last great super hero theme. Anything Hans Zimmer touches becomes garbage.
     
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  20. Zejo the Jedi

    Zejo the Jedi Jedi Knight star 3

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    Every John Williams movie ever.
     
  21. cwustudent

    cwustudent Jedi Master star 4

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  22. Pain and Suffering

    Pain and Suffering Jedi Knight star 3

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    Probably for me, "This is Berk" and "Dragon Racing" from How to Train Your Dragon and How to Train Your Dragon 2.
     
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  23. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 6

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    Here's a list of some more opening scores that I enjoy

    - The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
    - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
    - Man of Steel
    - The Avengers: Age of Ultron
    - Thor: The Dark World
    - The Avengers
    - The Dark Knight
    - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
    - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
    - Star Trek Into Darkness
    - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
     
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  24. ekrolo2

    ekrolo2 Jedi Knight star 2

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    All of the Lord of the Rings movies, whichever Hobbit movie uses Smaug's theme as the start (I think its Five Armies) and Beautiful Lie from BvS.
     
  25. Master_Rebado

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