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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. wobbits

    wobbits Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Hans Zimmer, Spirit;Stallion of the Cimarron, and Pearl Harbor
    Superman
    Georges Delerue, The Black Stallion Returns
    Harold Faltermeyer, Top Gun
     
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  2. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I can't remember if I've ever posted this one here, but another great one is Foundations of Stone from The Two Towers.
     
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  3. Kenneth Morgan

    Kenneth Morgan Chosen One star 4

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    Heard this one Wednesday night, at a TCM/Fathom Events revival showing:
     
  4. Kenneth Morgan

    Kenneth Morgan Chosen One star 4

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    And a couple from Hammer's resident composer, James Bernard:

     
  5. Sith Lord 2015

    Sith Lord 2015 Jedi Master star 4

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    Whether you like the movie itself or not, I think this is a great opening, the music combined with the shots of the fighters preparing to take off, then blending into "Danger Zone" when they do, pretty cool stuff.


    Another classic opening!
     
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  6. Darth Smurf

    Darth Smurf Force Ghost star 6

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    Indiana Jones
    Once upon a Time in the West
    Pirates of the carribean
    Terminator
    The Edge
     
  7. sith_rising

    sith_rising Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Conan the Barbarian, but The Terminator is a close 2nd
     
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  8. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Chosen One star 7

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    This music, combined with the gorgeous space visuals and Tony Jay's narration: Perfection.
     
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  9. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That's a solid film.
     
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  10. christophero30

    christophero30 Chosen One star 8

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    The opening Gladiator battle music is amazing.
     
  11. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

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    3 of my favorite pirate movie opening scores:







    PotC has a world-class score too, and its opening is appropriately moody and atmospheric...



    but it doesn't get to the rousing stuff that grabs my attention until Jack makes his grand entrance.

     
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  12. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Not sure I would call the POTC score "world-class"... It's okay, but bombastic and overproduced, with one trick (the He's a Pirate theme). The sequel scores are much better.
     
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  13. Blackhole E Snoke

    Blackhole E Snoke Jedi Master star 5

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    Two of my favourites that I haven't seen already mentioned.


     
  14. skyabovethesky

    skyabovethesky Jedi Youngling star 1

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