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Best Movie Soundtrack

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24th May 2005 14:17  #1

- - Senior Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 594
Best Movie Soundtrack
I would love people to tell their favorite movie soundtracks.  I have a few but one that I love is probably a movie I didn't even like that much which is "Singles"

24th May 2005 14:29  #2

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Hard to say. Do you mean Movie Soundtracks with the best scores or Movie Soundtracks with the best collection of Music/ songs that best reflects the movie?

My favourite score is from
Entrapment

Favourite Soundtracks with music would be Notting Hill and Mannequin

24th May 2005 14:40  #3

- - Senior Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 594
Sorry for not being specific Mark, but that's good that you mentioned it.  I guess both scores and best collection would be good.

I don't have a favorite score because I usually just buy soundtracks that features bands.

24th May 2005 15:29  #4

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
I gotta start putting tin foil on my head, I almost started a thread on this exact topic a few days ago. I ran outta time and had to go so I didnt...hehehe

John Williams is my fav movie composer by far so most of what I pick are his scores -

ET (his best)
Star Wars movies (his second best)
Indiana Jones movies (third best)
Jaws (no particular order below)
Jurassic Park
JFK
Superman

James Horner -

Braveheart / Titanic (theyre both very similar)
Apollo 13
Aliens

Jerry Goldsmith -

Star Trek The Motion Picture
Alien
many more

Hans Zimmer -

Gladiator
Lion King
Black Hawk Down
The Rock / Crimson Tide (both similar)

Alan Silvestri -

Back to the Future movies
Flight of the Navigator
The Abyss

James Newton Howard -

The Fugitive

Thomas Newman -

The Shawshank Redemption

24th May 2005 16:12  #5

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Favs off of the top of my head...

The Empire Strikes Back
E.T.
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Krull
Conan The Barbarian
Planet of The Apes (1968)
The Omen
Batman (1989)

24th May 2005 16:33  #6

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Dang, Forgot Batman and The Good The Bad and The Ugly.

Ennio Morricone's Untouchables score is outstanding too.

24th May 2005 17:41  #7

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,473 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
So far as newer films go, I was very impressed with the score for The Bourne Supremacy. Perfect mix of styles, and it made the film 10 times better.

25th May 2005 0:19  #8

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
John Powell did a great job with the Bourne movies. Another recent score I was really impressed with was Sin City, which was a great collaborative effort.

25th May 2005 6:05  #9

Rodrigo Giust Member Join Date: September 2004 Location: Uruguay Posts: 103 Send a message via MSN to Rodrigo Giust
Since no one did it, I´ll put a vote to the "Lord of the Rings" score, simply amazing...
But to me besides that, in no particular order, some of them are:
-Star Wars (All of them)
-The Mummy Returns
-The Mask of Zorro
-Contact

25th May 2005 10:48  #10

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Now that Jonny's mention composers, I personally like James Newton Howard and Randy Edelman, who both composed scores for some of my fave Romantic Comedies - One Fine Day, Runaway Bride and My Best Friend's Wedding.
I also forgot to mention that I loved the score in Maid In Manhattan. Yes, the original Superman and Supergirl was good too!

28th May 2005 16:06  #11

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
1. Anything by John Williams
2. The Lord of the Rings Soundtracks
3. Most of Danny Elfman's stuff
4. Rain Man
5. American Grafitti
6. Forrest Gump

Maybe more to come soon...I have to think more.

31st May 2005 17:37  #12

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,473 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Alright, I thought about it, and my top three would have to be:

1. Suspiria (anything by Goblin basically, this is their best)
2. Once Upon a Time in the West
3. Ravenous

2nd June 2005 1:19  #13

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
I think the people over at the AFI read the site or something. Their next 100 Years, 100 Whatever, is 100 Movie Scores.

The list of nominee's are here

The official site doesnt mention whether or not it'll be on TV (It had BETTER be) but they do mention a concert will be put on at the Hollywood Bowl showcasing the top 25 of the top 100 winners.

2nd June 2005 8:09  #14

Tom Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 2,497 Send a message via ICQ to Tom
Yeah Gabe, Ravenous has a really catchy main theme. I quite often find myself humming along to that in the shower Wink But anyways...moving on....

15th June 2005 13:40  #15

tuxido - Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: Thailand Posts: 1
There're so many soundtracks that I loved. example :

- Mourin Rouge because all song re-arranged their music that seem to be good.
- Bridget Jone's Diary 1 because all song are appropriate when use in this movie.

18th June 2005 18:52  #16

Marv . Member Join Date: August 2003 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 49
I've got loads of teh above so i'll try to mention ones which other people havent stated.

Speed
The Crow
Casper
Dragon: The Buce Lee Story
Mortal Kombat
ALien 3
Forrest Gump
Once Upon a Time in The West
House of Flying Dagger
Heat

19th June 2005 12:20  #17

Bodhi Member Join Date: February 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 403
Can you get the Mortal Kombat soundtrack on CD anywhere?

19th June 2005 14:38  #18

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Quote: Originally posted by Bodhi Sarkar
Can you get the Mortal Kombat soundtrack on CD anywhere?


Yup, videogame and movie.

19th June 2005 14:57  #19

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,120 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
The Empire Strikes Back is mine. It's probably because it's one of - if not my favourite - films, but everything is just perfect. The Imperial March, The Asteroid Field, Yoda's Theme... all amazing.

I love Williams' work. E.T. is probably the only score to make me cry!

As for songs, well I really liked the soundtrack for Magnolia. Probably because the movie was written around the songs (or so I read).

19th June 2005 15:03  #20

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Quote: Originally posted by Bodhi Sarkar
Can you get the Mortal Kombat soundtrack on CD anywhere?

There were two soundtracks for Mortal Kombat, a 'songs inspired by' disc and the actual score by George Clinton. I believe they are out of print now, but you can still get them used at various places.

24th June 2005 22:10  #21

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
Over the Top

'Meet me half way, across the sky..' brings a tear to the eye and blood to the shoulders.

9th October 2005 21:54  #22

tobi olodude Member Join Date: October 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 5
oceans eleven
old school (the wedding reception song)

9th October 2005 23:08  #23

Adam K Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 247
Moulin Rouge!

and

Titanic

off the top of my head...

10th October 2005 14:15  #24

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Donnie Darko. Mad World scares the shit out

28th December 2005 4:22  #25

Bob "the film man" Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 258
Just found this thread

John Williams
Star Wars (all six films) (also my fav overall scores)
Indiana Jones Trilogy
Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban

Howard Shore
Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Danny Elfman
Mars Attacks
Spiderman

James Horner
Willow
Titanic
Star Trek 2

Jerry Goldsmith
Star Trek 1,5,8,9,10

Harry Gregson-Williams
Chronicles of Narnia

I also loved the opening track "The Story Continues" by Patrick Doyle for the new Harry Potter film.

28th December 2005 4:22  #26

Bob "the film man" Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 258
Just found this thread

John Williams
Star Wars (all six films) (also my fav overall scores)
Indiana Jones Trilogy
Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban

Howard Shore
Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Danny Elfman
Mars Attacks
Spiderman

James Horner
Willow
Titanic
Star Trek 2

Jerry Goldsmith
Star Trek 1,5,8,9,10

Harry Gregson-Williams
Chronicles of Narnia

I also loved the opening track "The Story Continues" by Patrick Doyle for the new Harry Potter film.

28th December 2005 8:12  #27

lst Member Join Date: December 2005 Location: United States Posts: 42
the one song at the end of saw

28th December 2005 14:41  #28

Je Ff Member Join Date: February 2005 Location: United States Posts: 438
Wow, nobody has mentioned the Good, The Bad, & The Ugly.  The Trio is such a good piece of music.

28th December 2005 15:09  #29

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Je Ff wrote: Wow, nobody has mentioned the Good, The Bad, & The Ugly.  The Trio is such a good piece of music.
Ahem...I did actually, way back in May. Wink

28th December 2005 16:10  #30

GRZA Member Join Date: December 2005 Location: United States Posts: 89
Tony DeFrancisco wrote: Donnie Darko. Mad World scares the s**t out

Damn!  That would be mine as well.  The original score and all the Tears for Fears songs are great.
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