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Posted on Mon, Apr 24 2006 06:17
by svonkampen
Joined on Wed, Jan 05 2005, San Diego, California, Posts 828
List your 3 favorite all-time Film-Scores

I'll kick it off......(in no particular order)



Psycho Suite - Bernard Herrmann
Body Heat - John Barry
China Town - Jerry Goldsmith

SvK
I once thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken.
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Posted on Mon, Apr 24 2006 07:17
by dpcon
Joined on Sat, Oct 12 2002, Los Angeles, Posts 1646
Sparticus - Alex North

Patton - Jerry Goldsmith

Planet of the Apes - Jerry Goldsmith

My next three would all be Bernard Herrman scores
Dave Connor
Posted on Mon, Apr 24 2006 07:25
by svonkampen
Joined on Wed, Jan 05 2005, San Diego, California, Posts 828
Actually....my next would definitely be

Wojchiech Kilar's "Dracula' AND "Ninth Gate"

he's awesome

SvK
I once thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken.
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Posted on Mon, Apr 24 2006 07:26
by dunk187
Joined on Mon, Oct 04 2004, SF Bay Area, Posts 164
Hmmmm....Thats a good question.... I'll go with these that come to mind......

Star Trek II - James Horner
Dances With Wolves - John Barry
Basic Instinct - Jerry Goldsmith
Posted on Mon, Apr 24 2006 10:43
by mech289
Joined on Sat, Mar 05 2005, Ft. Lauderdale, Posts 109
Gattaca, Michael Nyman
End of the Affair, Michael Nyman
Somewhere in Time, John Barry..
Posted on Mon, Apr 24 2006 15:31
by Rob Elliott
Joined on Sun, Feb 02 2003, Salt Lake City, UT, Posts 1659
Give this some thought, but one for me that shot right to the 'near' top is

Pride and Predujice. If a score is judged solely on its impact to the film - this has my utmost respect!!!


Rob
what would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
Posted on Mon, Apr 24 2006 20:50
by Angelo Clematide
Joined on Thu, Sep 08 2005, Posts 1139
Modern Times (1936)
Song “Smile“ by Charlie Chaplin

Alfred Hitchcock
any by Bernard Herrmann

Blade Runner (1982)
V. Papathanassiou

Amadeus (1984)
Wolfgang. A. Mozart

1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
V. Papathanassiou
...so good, it dosn't need the film at all, similar to Amadeus....

well there are five really good ones, not three

Smile

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Posted on Mon, Apr 24 2006 22:23
by dpcon
Joined on Sat, Oct 12 2002, Los Angeles, Posts 1646
Angelo Clematide wrote:
Modern Times (1936)
Song “Smile“ by Charlie Chaplin


Co-written by David Raksin as was the entire score.
Dave Connor
Posted on Mon, Apr 24 2006 22:28
by magates
Joined on Thu, Aug 14 2003, Los Angeles CA, Posts 484
1) ET
2) James Newton Howard's peter pan
3) Basic Instinct

also my 3 favorite composers
Posted on Mon, Apr 24 2006 22:53
by dunk187
Joined on Mon, Oct 04 2004, SF Bay Area, Posts 164
Magates, I didn't think anyone even remembered Basic Instict..... Great score huh? Horrible movie though.....

-Ben
Posted on Mon, Apr 24 2006 22:55
by magates
Joined on Thu, Aug 14 2003, Los Angeles CA, Posts 484
yea great score, and i think the movie is okay. mainly cause the score makes it work.
Posted on Mon, Apr 24 2006 22:59
by dunk187
Joined on Mon, Oct 04 2004, SF Bay Area, Posts 164
You know another similar scenario with regards to this was Congo. I thought the score was great, movie not so great. Jerry G, had a knack for keeping me intersted even though the move was flat....

-Ben
Posted on Tue, Apr 25 2006 01:02
by svonkampen
Joined on Wed, Jan 05 2005, San Diego, California, Posts 828
ALIEN-Jerry Goldsmith
I once thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken.
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Posted on Tue, Apr 25 2006 04:11
by chemicalseb
Joined on Sat, May 08 2004, Los Angeles, Posts 112
1) Star Wars (all of them)
2) Gladiator
3) ....too hard to decide on a third one...
Posted on Tue, Apr 25 2006 04:32
by magates
Joined on Thu, Aug 14 2003, Los Angeles CA, Posts 484
alien should be footnoted with howard hanson. The movie wouldn't be the same with out his music. At least in my opinon as huge howard hanson fan.
Posted on Tue, Apr 25 2006 04:43
by dpcon
Joined on Sat, Oct 12 2002, Los Angeles, Posts 1646
Was any Hanson used in the film other than the end title? Have you heard Goldsmiths original end title? A stunning work that is quite beautiful.
Dave Connor
Posted on Tue, Apr 25 2006 04:46
by magates
Joined on Thu, Aug 14 2003, Los Angeles CA, Posts 484
I haven't heard what jerry did, but I am sure it was great. And yea I think it was just the end titles but still it had a huge impact to me anyways.
Posted on Tue, Apr 25 2006 04:50
by dpcon
Joined on Sat, Oct 12 2002, Los Angeles, Posts 1646
I recorded it when Gail Eichenthal interviewed David Raksin on KUSC years ago. I like the Hanson but I think Jerry's music blew it away and was far more appropriate to the film.

I'm guessing you know a little about KUSC if I'm not mistaken.
Dave Connor
Posted on Tue, Apr 25 2006 08:16
by svonkampen
Joined on Wed, Jan 05 2005, San Diego, California, Posts 828
State Of Grace - Ennio Morricone

brilliantly dischordant and hauntingly beautiful!


Oh and in terms of "drony" scores:

Copland - Howard Shore

AND speaking of cops .......for jazzy it's GOT TO BE

Bullit - Lalo Schifrin (or maybe Taking Of Pelham 123.......12note system)

hehe
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Posted on Tue, Apr 25 2006 09:56
by Maya
Joined on Tue, Nov 25 2003, Vienna/Europe, Posts 841
Oh, no Gabriel Yared fans around here? How come....

Possession, the english patient... just beautiful.

M
/Maya - Vienna Symphonic Library
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