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    Question Favorite scores?

    What's everyone's favorite movie scores? Just out of curiosity, thought it would stir up some great light conversation.

    I think Alexander is an excellent soundtrack, as is Yared's Troy, but I can't just pick one soundtrack for all tiem for me. Here's my favorites.

    Historical/Mythological/Religious Epic:

    Troy by Gabriel Yared
    The Ten Commandments by Elmer Bernstein
    Alexander by Vangelis

    Animated

    Sleeping Beauty
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame
    Anastasia
    The Secret of NIMH
    Atlantis: The Lost Empire
    Sinbad: Legend of The Seven Seas
    The Prince of Egypt

    Fantasy/Sci-fi/Comic Book

    X2: X-Men United
    Spiderman 2
    LOTR
    Star Wars quintology (all 5 scores not sure if that is the correct word)
    Batman (Danny Elfman)
    Peter Pan (James Newton Howard, 2003)
    Dragonheart

    Horror

    The Omen
    Psycho
    Halloween
    The Ring
    The Mummy (Goldsmith, 1999)
    Dracula (Phillip Glass, to the original 1931 version)
    The Haunting (Goldsmith, 1999)
    The Ninth Gate

    Action

    Armageddon
    The Mummy Returns
    The Scorpion King
    Pirates of the Carribean

    Romance

    Romeo + Juliet (Armstrong)
    Romeo and Juliet (Rota)
    City of Angels
    Ever After
    Edward Scissorhands

    Hm guess that's it!
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    The Sea Wolf by Korngold. (or is the Sea Hawk?)

    Joe

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    My number one favorite - Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves!

    I also love the soundtracks to Mr. Holland's Opus, Little Women, The American President, Seabiscuit, Pirates of the Caribbean, Sense & Sensibility, Dragon, First Knight, & Independence Day, to name a few.

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    Pleased to meet a fellow Kamen fan!

    I should add Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves to the list as well, and The Three Musketeers, and Mr. Holland's Opus as well, and X-Men.

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    Titanic
    The Black Stallion
    Day of the Dolphins
    The Omen
    White Squall
    Star Wars
    Lord of the Rings
    Cat People

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    Well, I would have to think really hard but two I can think of right now would be
    Sound of Music and Oklahoma.

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    On the Waterfront
    West Side Story
    Indiana Jones Trilogy
    The Natural
    The Mission
    The Last Emperor
    Amelie
    Beauty and the Best
    The Red Violin
    Frida
    Out of Africa
    Schindler's List
    Gone With the Wind
    Casablanca
    Doctor Zhivago

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    Hmmm, let's see...


    Star Wars (all five, soon to be six)
    Gladiator (even when it was overused during the 2001 skating season)
    Band Of Brothers
    Lord of the Rings
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    Schindler's List
    Born on the Fourth of July
    JFK

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    I hope someone uses the music from Van Helsing. Hmm, Evgeni as Dracula? Veeery nice.

    I also like Pirates of the Caribbean. Would've loved to have seen Sasha Abt skate to it. *sigh*

    The music from The Village is gorgeous, too.

    Laura

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    Ooh, I love film scores:

    1. "The Mission"
    2. "Titanic"
    3. "Armageddon"
    4. "Cold Mountain"
    5. "Speed"
    6. "Glory"
    7. "Gladiator"
    8. "The Time Machine"
    9. "Sense and Sensibility"
    10. "West Side Story"
    11. "Romeo and Juliet" - Rota
    12. "Spartacas" - Khataturian
    13. "Forrest Gump"
    14. "Kill Bill Vol. 1"
    15. "Blackhawk Down"
    16. "The Last Temptation of Christ"
    17. "Rudy"
    18. "Somewhere in Time"

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    OMG how could I have forgotten The Village?! I'm slipping!

    The Village is gorgeous, and terrifying at the same time. I love it! It's Howard's best, BY FAR.

    The Sixth Sense, Signs and Unbreakable are all amazing scores too.

    I've only heard hte songs from West Side Story, even though I have the movie there didn't seem to be much of a score to it. But maybe it was just very subtle.

    Beauty and The Beast is also a great score. Gotta love Menken. I like most of his scores.

    Van Helsing! That's a great score too! And Harry Potter series is turning out very well too!

    I've forgotten so many of my favorites I'm shocked at myself LOL.

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    I'm so passionate about film scores!!!

    1. Unfaithfull
    2a. Dragonheart
    2b. Legends of the Fall
    3. Chocolat
    4. Working Girl
    5. Sleeping Beauty (although I am hesitant to characterize it as a film score as it is basically thematically the same as the Tchaikovsky ballet)
    6. Last of The Mohicans
    7. Little Women
    8. Far and Away
    9. Gone with the Wind
    10. The Truman Show
    11. The Mission
    12. American Beauty
    15. Labrynth
    16. A River Runs Through It
    17. The Godfather
    18. Patton (an odd choice I know, but my high school band played it so its got sentimental value to me)
    19. ET
    20. Terms of Endearment


    I'm sure I will think of more!!!

    And I did!...

    An Affair to Remember
    Amistad
    Jaws!!!
    10 (an excuse to include bolero on the list)
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    Gotta Have Music iluvtodd's Avatar
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    I'll also add Lord of the Rings, Band of Brothers, 1492 (I haven't seen the movie, but I the music), Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Life is Beautiful,
    Gettysburg, A Clockwork Orange, Amadeus, & Fantasia. I wish I had the music from the Danny Kaye movie "Hans Christian Andersen" (I can't get the song "Wonderful Copenhagen" out of my mind).

    I love Broadway musicals! My favorite roadway musical scores are Camelot (Broadway cast with Julie Andrews, please), the Sound of Music, Oklahoma, The King & I, South Pacific, My Fair Lady, & Gigi.

    Re: Disney scores (besides Fantasia) - I love The Little Mermaid, Mulan, & Beauty & the Beast the most.

    I am very grateful to skating for exposing me to many soundtracks that I might not otherwise have discovered.
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    The Color Purple
    The Grifters
    The Witches of Eastwick
    Aladdin
    Gladiator (mainly because it reminds me of the 2001 Worlds, where someone skated to it about every 15 minutes or so..... )

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    I won't officially count Kubrick's films since he never used original scores ("Too much great music in the world to try to do better with something new"). However, the way Kubrick used everything from "The William Tell Overture" ("Clockwork Orange") to Ligeti ("2001") prompts me to put Kubrick at the top of my list of directors who really knew how to score their films with existing music.

    As for original scores:
    Badlands
    Rumble Fish
    My Life as a Dog
    Unfaithful -- Would love to see a SP to the music from the first adultery scene. If I had a similar encounter with Olivier Martinez, I'd be shaking naked too!
    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
    The English Patient
    The Thin Blue Line (Glass)
    Catch Me if You Can
    Road to Perdition
    North by Northwest
    Vertigo
    Casanova (Rota)
    The Piano (Nyman)
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    Where Angels Fear to Tread
    Starman
    Mountains of the Moon
    Hair
    West Side Story -- the Bernstein re-recording
    Blue Velvet
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Casablanca
    Psycho
    Stop Making Sense
    Sid and Nancy
    This is Spinal Tap

    Rgirl
    Last edited by Rgirl; 11-15-2004 at 04:00 AM.

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