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18th November 2006 2:57  #1

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,467 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
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All the talk over at my Batman Beyond review has made me eager to talk more about movie music. Off the bat, I'm gonna give up a few of my favorites:

Yoko Kanno for her work on Cowboy Bebop.
Goblin for Suspiria and Deep Red
Fabio Fabrizzi for his Fulci movies
Riz Ortolani for Mondo Carne, Day of Anger, and Cannibal Holocaust
Damon Albarn and Michael Nyman for Ravenous
and of course, Ennio Moricone and Bernard Herman, for just about everything they ever did.

18th November 2006 3:04  #2

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
John Williams (All), Danny Elfman (All), Bernard Herrmann (Hitchcock, Taxi Driver), Howard Shore (Lord of the Rings, Silence of the Lambs, etc.), James Horner (Titanic, Apollo 13, etc.), Jerry Goldsmith (The Omen, Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, etc.), Alan Silvestri (Contact, Forrest Gump, etc.), Hans Zimmer (Lion King, Rain Man, Batman Begins (With James Newton Howard), everything else).

18th November 2006 4:20  #3

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
Danny Elfman (for all his work with Burton)
Hans Zimmer (for his stuning score for GLADIATOR)
John Williams (for Empire of the Sun)
J.P.Kaczmarek (for beautiful music in Finding Neverland,and for he is my country-man Happy

18th November 2006 6:57  #4

Bob "the film man" Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 258
John Williams (everything)
James Horner (Braveheart, Willow, Titanic)
Hanz Zimmer (Gladiator)
John Barry (11 Bond Films: From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, O.H.M.S.S., Diamonds are Forever, The Man with the Golden Gun, Moonraker, Octopussy, A View To A Kill, Living Daylights)
Michael Kamen (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves)
Danny Elfman (all, particularly Spidey)
Howard Shore (Lord of the Rings)
Harry Gregson-Williams (Narnia)
James Newton Howard (King Kong)

18th November 2006 11:53  #5

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Seeing as no one else has mentioned him, Don Davis for his work on the Matrix films.

18th November 2006 15:07  #6

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
The only composer I know and love is James Newton Howard, and only for the wrong reason - Romantic Comedies like "My Best Friend's Wedding". I like how the music really matches the tone and the feel of some of the romatic comedies he has composed music for..

18th November 2006 23:29  #7

mikey mike Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: Yemen Posts: 256
Elliot Goldenthal is pretty underrated. his music was the ONLY good thing about "Batman and Robin".

use to love Zimmer but he broke my heart with "Batman Begins". turns out a lot of the stuff was stolen from either his past scores or stole it from composers in his media venture family. the new two note batman theme is stolen from Ramin's two note theme for Blade in "Blade 3" and the training montage music is pretty much a slowed down version of the opening music from "The Island". I didn't mind the "Backdraft" copy pasting that he did in the Batmobile chase since it worked a lot better in the Batman than it did in "Backdraft"

I know every composer borrows from themselves but he just takes it to a ridicoulous level. he's so talented and yet he chooses to write shallow music instead of do something special. and don't even get me started on his countless shadow writers

use to like Horner too till I found out that he stole about 80% of his music from classical and concert composers.

well I'm done ranting and causing the Zimmer and Horner fans to hate me, I have other people to annoy

19th November 2006 4:50  #8

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,467 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Yeah, I was very unimpressed with the Batman Begins soundtrack.

19th November 2006 5:24  #9

Bob "the film man" Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 258
I'd like to add the late great Jerry Goldsmith to my list for almost everything he has done. (i.e. Star Trek, Rudy, etc.)

19th November 2006 11:52  #10

Kozinski Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 235
Love Danny Elfman, and hats off to Howard Shore for the beautiful epic Lord of the Rings score, which is a story in itself.

19th November 2006 16:14  #11

Disciple Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Sweden Posts: 765
Yann Tiersen's beautiful score for Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain is definitely one of the best scores EVER IMO and should NOT be forgotten!

It's great to know i'm not the only fan of the Ravenous score Gabe. Wink Suspiria and Deep Red are on my list as well as Opera.

19th November 2006 17:23  #12

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Forgot to add Mancini for a lot of his stuff, too many to list.

21st November 2006 12:26  #13

Disciple Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Sweden Posts: 765
HARRY GREGSON-WILLIAMS!

I know i'm not the only one who was totally chocked when the academy decided to skip nominating his work for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, or for Kingdom of Heaven for that matter.

1st December 2006 0:55  #14

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Since this thread really started in the Batman Beyond S2 review thread, I thought it'd be appropriate to announce here that, sadly, Shirley Walker has passed. Just thought some of you might want to know.

1st December 2006 0:59  #15

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,467 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
WHAT!!??! Oh no! What happened?

1st December 2006 1:14  #16

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Brain aneurysm apparently.

1st December 2006 1:38  #17

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,467 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I can't find any info, do you have a link? She wasn't that old was she? Only in her late 50s I thought.

1st December 2006 1:41  #18

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
61. http://supermanhomepage.com/news.php

November 30, 2006: Shirley Walker Dies Aged 61
Composer Shirley Walker, best known for her television work on "Superman: The Animated Series" and "Batman: The Animated Series", has died of a brain aneurysm at the age of 61.
Shirley was reportedly a wonderfully sweet, kind and generous woman, who will be missed by all those who knew her.
Here's another one:
http://www.soundtrack.net/news/article/?id=872

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