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What's your perfect movie soundtrack?

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1st September 2006 20:53  #1

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,104 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
What's your perfect movie soundtrack?
I'm not talking traditional score here, rather the film with the most fitting soundtrack. I think Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown and Trainspotting  are perfect examples of a soundtrack being used to enhance the film. Donnie Darko is another, as is Fight Club. There are loads (far too many to mention), so which are your favourites?

1st September 2006 22:09  #2

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
It's obvious, but Top Gun's near the top.

1st September 2006 22:16  #3

Mr.Badass Banned Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 539
3 best soundtracks
Donnie Darko (post punk at it's best... Joy Division,Echo and The Bunnymen,Tears For Fears,The Church, and I beautiful haunting score)
24 Hour Party People (just watch it, the story of Factory and it's band and the best band ever... Joy Division)
Grosse Pointe Blank (just wonderful with great songs and a great dark comedic opening song)

1st September 2006 22:16  #4

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Yep I have to agree with Chris on a few of them.

And it might be just me but I really liked the Snakes on a Plane soundtrack, seeing some of my favorite songs being made into remixes.

1st September 2006 23:31  #5

Mr.Badass Banned Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 539
the SOAP soundtrack almost ruined the greatness of that flick, awful soundtrack

2nd September 2006 0:22  #6

atomickong Member Join Date: July 2006 Location: United States Posts: 19
For me it's AMERICAN GRAFFITTI.

SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE also had a pretty good mix (everything from Harry Connick Jr. to Jimmy Durante).

2nd September 2006 1:04  #7

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Forrest Gump
Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

More to come when I think about it more...

2nd September 2006 1:30  #8

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
i realy realy enjoy "Corpse Bride" soundtrack..love Elfman work....masive. Happy
also the ST from "Gone in 60 Seconds" if great...great to listen in the car.

2nd September 2006 2:40  #9

Jonathan Bennett Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: United States Posts: 600 Send a message via AIM to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via MSN to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Yahoo to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Google to Jonathan Bennett
I thought Graham Reynolds' score and Radiohead's songs used for A Scanner Darkly were absolutely amazing, really fit the mood of the film. in terms of recent films, I also really liked the soundtrack for Garden State as well, but my favorite soundtrack is probably High Fidelity, and for nostalagia, Highlander.

2nd September 2006 4:48  #10

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Hello... Footloose...geez, do I have to point out all the great and obvious ones here?

2nd September 2006 5:38  #11

Jersey Jedi Member Join Date: August 2004 Location: United States Posts: 714
DUDE!!!! DAZED AND CONFUSED!!!! HELLLLLOOOO!?!?!

I wouldn't classify RENT as a traditional score, but it is original music, so I'm not sure if it classifies, but that's a great one too.

2nd September 2006 6:52  #12

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
I have to agree with atomic dog

2nd September 2006 7:00  #13

BoBoi Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: Australia Posts: 1,109 Send a message via MSN to BoBoi Send a message via Yahoo to BoBoi
Almost Famous

2nd September 2006 7:30  #14

hossein Member Join Date: December 2005 Location: Iran, Islamic Republic of Posts: 104
Lord of the rings and Conquest of paradise

2nd September 2006 9:06  #15

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,104 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
If it has a traditional score it doesn't qualify. I'm talking about films with great 'songs' in them. American Psycho has a killer soundtrack (if you'll forgive the pun).

2nd September 2006 12:18  #16

demiscy Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Cyprus Posts: 589
Amelie! - by far!

2nd September 2006 14:26  #17

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,104 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Isn't that just a traditional score? That's not what this thread is about.

2nd September 2006 15:22  #18

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Natural Born Killers

2nd September 2006 16:14  #19

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
My favourites are Dazed and Confused, Donnie Darko and Garden State. It's a shame rights issues mean legal versions of these sorts of soundtracks are often incomplete.

2nd September 2006 18:16  #20

Mr.Badass Banned Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 539
the cool thing is in the UK, the Darko soundtrack is basicly complete for one song that isn't even that good but you get Echo,Joy Division,Tears For Fears,The Score,The Church and Mad World so it's awesome

3rd September 2006 17:05  #21

Silent-Bling Member Join Date: September 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 9
Somewhere in time's score is amazing and enhances the film 100% Couldn't watch it without it. oh and Back to the Future, Braveheart, Signs etc

3rd September 2006 21:55  #22

Jersey Jedi Member Join Date: August 2004 Location: United States Posts: 714
Silent-Bling wrote: Somewhere in time's score is amazing and enhances the film 100% Couldn't watch it without it. oh and Back to the Future, Braveheart, Signs etc

Chris Gould wrote: If it has a traditional score it doesn't qualify. I'm talking about films with great 'songs' in them.

However, the BTTF Soundtrack is an awesome compilation of 80s music. It IS hip to be a square.

4th September 2006 2:19  #23

Chris Hazelton Member Join Date: January 2005 Location: Australia Posts: 40
For 60's music you cant go past "The Big Chill" and "Forest Gump".

The "Spawn" soundtrack, a good mix of metal and electro-beats, each song is a colaboration between two bands. Filter/Crystal Method colaboration "Trip Like I Do" being a highlight. Not a great film though.

5th September 2006 2:36  #24

Bob "the film man" Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 258
The Big Lebowski!

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