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Ennio Morricone's score for Once Upon A Time In The West is pretty great.
"BLADERUNNER" as close to a perfect score. Now Bladerunner2, who knows. It's a Brave New World.
To this day, I love John Barry's score to Dances With Wolves.
I'm a sucker for Miles Davis's score for ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS as well as the jazz score for DINGO, also with Davis.
I am enamored with Memoirs of a Geisha. The music is ethereal and powerfully haunting!
BLADE RUNNER. No question about it "." Release date: June 25, 1982 (USA) Director: Ridley Scott Cinematography: Jordan Cronenweth Story by: Philip K. Dick Screenplay: Hampton Fancher, David Peoples Music : Vangelis
I agree with Alberto, Blade Runner for me is one of the best scores ever! always a point of reference for my work as well! Also Last temptation of Christ (music Peter Gabriel)
The "Rumblefish" score by Stewart Copeland
Forrest Gump :)
Great responses! Very diverse tastes!
Hi Aldon, I am old so the Sound of Music was one I really love. I am a children's writer and my first book from a series of books I am writing for Alpha Wolf Publishing is coming out at the end of June this year. If you know of any children who like magic please let them know about Mary Sumeridge Beginnings. It is all about a little girl and her Granny Ann as well as Poppy the troll who go on an adventure of a life time. They save a ghost child from an evil witch and met lots of magical creatures. You can check out Poppy on my web page http://maryfilmer.com/ There is a link to my face book page can you go and like my author page for me too. Mary Filmer author
My Top 10 10.The Craft 9.Labirynth 8.The Crow 7.Singles 6.Dazed and Confused 5.Good fellas 4.The Wall 3.Can't hardly wait 2.Rocky Horror Picture Show 1.Led Zeppelin's The Song Remains The Same/Swan Song Sorry to many movie soundtrack favorites to choose so I decided to settle an just list 10 lol!!!
Dazed & Confused, Song Remains the Same, The Wall, Platoon
OK OK so I can't just stop with just 10 so here's 15 more for ya! 15.endless summer 14.blow 13Hard days night (Beatles) 12.almost famous 11.go 10.Disturbing Behavior 9.Legend 8.The Omen 7.Grease 6.Party Monster 5.The lost boys 4.dirty dancing 3.trainspotting 2.the howling pt.2 1.Return of the living dead (punk version)
Chariots of Fire, Picnic At hanging Rock, The Abyss, The Rocketeer
A Beautiful Mind, Gladiator
Hi Aldon, I still love the sound of music. That's might because I am old. Mary Filmer author
Anything with John Williams and Danny Elfman.
There a number of stand-out faves for me: Meet Joe Black by Thomas Newman; Braveheart by James Horner; Gladiator by Hans Zimmer; Mission Impossible by Danny Elfman; Snow Falling On Cedars by James Newton Howard.
Stay and Drive.
On the Waterfront. Music by Leonard Bernstein...
The Dust Brothers taking on Fight Club
Into The Wild by Eddie Vedder
A Little Romance. It won the Academy Award for the score. Amazing!
The Legend of 1900 - Ennio Morricone created magic. Movie stars Tim Roth
There is a great scene in SEVEN BEAUTIES where our diminutive Sicilian tough guy wannabe Pasqulino goes to a bar to rescue and redeem his honor as a Mafiosi, and of his reluctant sister working as a prostitute for the fat pimp. So he comes down the stairs, staring threateningly at the sweating cigar chewing tough pimp across the bar as his terrified sister hides behind his broad back...flips his blazer open and we see a pistol tucked in his belt, and as the two men lock stares rushing in comes the most incredible original music - a classic. Why classic? Totally creative, innovative and unpredictable which is why the film's director Lena Wertmuller was considered a cinema genius (worked as Fellini's AD). Another genius when it comes to selecting outstanding music is Tarantino: Kill Bill I & II. Brilliant. Opening scene of The Rock...outstanding music, and scene of The Gladiator as camera tracks before Roman troops ready to do battle with the barbarians. And lastly, Rio Bravo Mexican death music which influenced Ennio Morricone showdown music in Few Dollars More, and The Good, The Bad and Ugly. And my favorite: Godfather II...Don Corleone as a child arriving in New York Harbor and lush Italian music swells as all the immigrants watch the Statute of Liberty...followed by the boy singing in his quarantined room, Statute of Liberty reflected on the window.
Being such a music lover, I truly can't say. There are so many. I do remember from my adolescent years, the theme song for "Romeo and Juliet," "The Adventurers," (ith Alain Delon singing "Leticia" ) and "A man and a Woman" as well as "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing." "Laura" and "An Affair to Remember," besides my all-time favorite, "Casablanca." Best.
Did anyone mention Risky Business? Another favorite is the soundtrack to Gladiator.
Definitely, August Rush, for the combination of the wonderful music with the images.
Could be Fight Club, actually. Given that The Dust Brothers composed the music for the film.
Composers? Just about anything by Bernard Herrmann, Eric Korngold, and Max Steiner. Movie soundtrack? My favorite, at this moment, is Henry V . Patrick Doyle's soaring music for the St Crispin's Day speech always moves me. How empowering.
Yann Tiersen, Amélie.
Yes Charlotte! Patrick Doyle is amazing and usually underrecognized. His work on Much Ado About Nothing was phenomenal. I'm also a huge Bernard Herrmann fan as well. sometimes i think good original soundtracks is why i started loving movies in the first place...
The opening scene for Much Ado About Nothing is imho, the best way ever to awaken our spirits to Shakespeare's charming comedy. It sets up the next two hours perfectly. And Doyle again gives us a fanfare during the credits! Brilliant!
A couple others off the top of my head: Cinema Paradiso and The Untouchables. both by Morricone. Morricone made me cry at the end of Cinema Paradiso more than just a tear. That's the power of a great soundtrack/theme.
Cinema Paradiso is in my top 5 favorite movies, the music is treacle.
Ha! This old gal's gotta remember that word.. Treacle -as in sweet?
Big faux pas... But like I said before, so many wonderful music, so little time... I forgot memorable movies from the 70s and 80s like "Love Story," "The Way we Were," "Midnight Cowboys," "Titanic," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "Skyfall," "Up Where We Belong," from "An Officer and a Gentleman" by the unforgettable Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes, by Adele and how to forget "Unchained Melody" from "Ghost" by the Righteous Bros and the themes for "Doctor Zhivago," "A Summer Place," the "The Godfather," "Summer of '42," "The Windmills of your Mind" from "The Thomas Crown Affair" by Michel Legrand, As for animated movies: "A Whole New World" from "Aladin," "You'll be in my Heart" from "Tarzan," "Beauty and the Beast," "Can you Feel the Love," from "Lion King," "Colours of the Wind" from "Pocahontas," by Vanessa Williams and the wonderful Judy Garland singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" in the animated version of "Alice in Wonderland," (though I should not have forgotten to mention the original version of 1951!), And for Western lovers, "Don Not Forsake Me," from "High Noon," by Frankie Lane,
Charlotte - Treacle as in very very sweet :)
Stay. Beautiful score. If you see the movie, then listen to the soundtrack, you can hear the story being told.
The original Disney Alice in Wonderland
My Top 5 would be: 1. HELP! (1965) The Beatles with George Martin & Ken Thorne 2. RUMBLEFISH (1983) with its brilliant score by Stewart Copeland 3. ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (1968) by Ennio Morricone 4. THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980) by John Williams 5. THE VIRGIN SUICIDES (1999) by AIR