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    Great Movie Scores

    The only great scores I can think of either have to do with an epic movie or something composed by John Williams. Does anyone know of some that have been looked over?

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    The whole score to the movie "The Red Violin". I loved this movie before Michelle used part of the score for her LP, so I was thrilled when I saw her skate to it in 2000.

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    I love the score to Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

    (For those who don't know - a score is music that was written specifically for the movie. A soundtrack is the music used in a movie that was NOT written specifically, e.g. it is a list of songs that already existed.)

    I also love the scores to several of the Disney films

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    There is a music score to an old Tom Seleck movie called "High Road to China"........the music is beautiful. I also thought that the music to "Pirates of the Carribean" would be powerful music to skate to........42

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    John Barry & Maurice Jarre both do great movie scores. A lot of James Horner's & Danny Elfman's stuff is great too.

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    ANYTHING John Williams puts his hands on becomes a masterpiece....

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    The only ones I can think of right now are the ones by James Horner and John Williams.

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    I could mention lots and lots.... But here's a few of my favourites:

    Oscar & Lucinda (Thomas Newman)
    Henry V (Patrick Doyle)
    Sense & Sensibility (Patrick Doyle)
    Great Expectations (Patrick Doyle)
    Schindler's List (John Williams)
    Far and Away (John Williams)
    Gladiator (Hans Zimmer)
    The Godfather (Nino Rota)
    The Last of the Mohicans (Trevor Jones)
    Le fabuleaux destin d'Amélie Poulain (Yann Tiersen)
    The Lord of the Rings; FOTR (Howard Shore)

    Edited to add: Out of Africa!
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    Great Movie Scores

    "The Hours" - by Phillip Glass has become one of my all time favorites. Of course, all the Clint Eastwood "Spaghetti" Westerns with music by Enio Morricone are all hauntingly beautiful. The score from the "Princess Bride" by Mark Knopfler is wonderful. Then there are the Classics of course -

    Rogers and Hammerstein
    Rogers and Hart
    Leonard Bernstein
    Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Also the music from the "Great Escape" by the great Elmer Bernstein who also composed the score for "To Kill a Mockingbird."

    Henry V was mentioned here and also Hamlet both composed by Patrick Doyle.

    There are just too many to list!

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    Icenut, I didn't know that about a "score" and a "soundtrack," thanks.

    LAD, I was going to mention "To Kill a Mockingbird," too. Another outstanding score by Elmer Sernstein was "ramblin' Rose" -- a less famous movie, but a great score.

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    Andrew Lloyd Weber and Danny Elfman have many under their cinematic belts as well.

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    My all time favorite soundtrack is probably Ennio Morricone's "The Mission". Such brilliant work! Perfect for the film, but more importantly it stands by itself as lyrical, moving music. Paul Wylie and Karen Kwan used it in two of their finest competitive programs.

    Other great soundtracks:
    "Rudy"
    "Forrest Gump" (themes, not the one with all the 60s songs)
    "West Side Story"
    "The Time Machine" (the majority are skips...but there are some
    that are fast and powerful)
    "Requiem for a Dream"
    "Legends of the Fall"
    "Titanic" (I'm sorry, so cheesy I know, but I still find much of
    of that soundtrack and its sequel so moving)


    I'll also agree that "Henry V" and "The Hours" have some wonderful moments as well. And I almost always love anything that Andrew Lloyd Webber does.

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    Great Movie Scores:

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    Great Movie Scores

    BronzeisGolden:

    "The Mission" is Elvis' "signature" piece! I think it was his finest program. I would also love to see him skate to other Moriconne music such as "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" or "For a Few Dollars More." It would be awesome. Wonderful score by Ennio Morricone.

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    Ladskater,

    Elvis skated to "The Mission"? Wow, I never knew that. Was it a competitive program or show number? It certainly would be interesting to see his interpretation of that music.

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