On an iTunes buying spree. I like very lush, evocative orchestral scores. My latest purchases are Elmer Bernstein's Age of Innocence, Bernard Hermann's Vertigo and Ryuichi Sakamoto's The Last Emperor.
Film score recommendations?
|by Anonymous||reply 53||10/21/2013|
[quote]I like very lush, evocative orchestral scores.
I'll say it first...MARY!
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/23/2012|
John Addison's Bafta-winning score for A Bridge Too Far is simply gorgeous.
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Ennio Morricone - Malena
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Rachel Portman's score for THE CIDER HOUSE RULES is certainly lush. I find the film overly sentimental and cloying but the score is lovely to listen to on its own.
Gabriel Yared's score for POSSESSION is gorgeous.
Also love Thomas Newman's scores for LITTLE WOMEN, HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN QUILT, and ANGELS IN AMERICA, though his style probably wouldn't be called lush.
It's hard to go wrong with Herrmann. If you like VERTIGO (which is one of his materpieces), you might enjoy his score for DePalma's homage film OBSESSION.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/23/2012|
The Portrait of a Lady- Wojech Kilar.
Mediocre film. Great score.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/23/2012|
"The Moderns" soundtrack by Mark Isham is my favourite. It's jazzy, so OP probably wouldn't like it.
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Elmer Bernstein's "Taxi Driver"
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Excuse me, "Taxi Driver" was Bernard Herrmann's last score, not Elmer Bernstein's.
Lush, violent interpretation of what is going on in Travis Bickle's mind, in any case.
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|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/23/2012|
"The Man With the Golden Arm" -- Shorty Rogers and His Giants with Shelly Manne
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Any Bernard Herrmann scores. I love his space and fantasy material. Alfred Newman scores if you love stings.
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Ennio Morricone, The Mission. Gorgeous.
Maurice Jarre, Lawrence of Arabia.
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BIRTH - Alexandre Desplat
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Nathan Barr's soundtracks from Hostel and Hostel 2 are, surprisingly, very good.
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Last of the Mohicans. Obvious one's like Gladiator,The Piano, The Mission. the Untouchables. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Once upon a time in America End of the Affair. Rocky!!
|by Anonymous||reply 15||11/18/2012|
Chinatown - Jerry Goldsmith
L.A. Confidential - Jerry Goldsmith
Body Heat - John Barry
Thomas Crown Affair - Michel Legrand
and another vote for Bernard Herrmann's Obsession - an incredible score.
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Gone With The Wind.
Bridge on the River Kwai.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||11/18/2012|
If you don't mind French lyrics, "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg."
|by Anonymous||reply 18||11/18/2012|
Bernard Herrmann-The Essential Film Music Collection (2 Discs)
|by Anonymous||reply 19||11/18/2012|
Pino Donaggio's scores for Dressed to Kill and Carrie are wonderful. Don't listen to them at the gym, the stalking museum music from Dressed to Kill will give you anxiety.
Philip Glass's score for The Hours is gorgeous.
I find myself listening to the score for Waking Life quite often. I like the music more than I liked the movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||11/18/2012|
Angelo Badalamenti's score in David Lynch films SUPERB!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||11/18/2012|
I like the Days of Heaven soundtrack
|by Anonymous||reply 22||11/18/2012|
La Califfa - Ennio Morricone
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/18/2012|
Anything Harold Faltermeyer. Also Quincy Jones on 'The Anderson Tapes' - amongst everything else he's composed for film.
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A Very Long Engagement
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To Kill a Mockingbird
How to Make an American Quilt
Walk on the Wild Side
I Want to Live!
How the West was Won
The Great Gatsby
Days of Heaven
Picnic including "Moonglow"
Doctor Zhivago pretty much anything by composer Maurice Jarre.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Gone With the Wind
The Wizard of Oz two disc set includes all the music and is quite fun.
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[quote] How to Make an American Quilt
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Days of heaven, Out of Africa, Somewhere in Time, Diva, Witness, Amacord
|by Anonymous||reply 28||11/18/2012|
The Secret Garden
Meet Joe Black
|by Anonymous||reply 29||11/18/2012|
It's the 2012 homage to old movie scores.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||11/18/2012|
The Cell - Howard Shore
|by Anonymous||reply 31||11/18/2012|
Almost anything by Morricone, including "Days of Heaven."
Also: "Born on the Forth of July" (Williams)
Here's some "Glory":
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The Bruce Lee Story
|by Anonymous||reply 33||11/18/2012|
The Nathan Barr scores to Hostel and Hostel 2 are--surprisingly--very good.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||11/18/2012|
Dragonheart - Randy Edelman
|by Anonymous||reply 35||11/18/2012|
Have you heard of Erich Korngold? You'll love it.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||11/18/2012|
In the Mood for Love, though it's difficult to find, let alone the 2-disc version of the soundtrack. I had to track down about 26 clips from youtube. I'm not about to spend $60+ on some used import from a second-hand seller on Amazon.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||11/18/2012|
Say what you will about the film R27, but the main theme is beautiful.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||11/18/2012|
More In the Mood for Love. Gorgeous.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||11/18/2012|
'Chouans!' by Georges Delerue is perfect. In general, i consider Georges Delerue one the greatest film composers.
'L'important c'est d'aimer'
are also two soundtracks of Georges Delerue that reached perfection.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||11/18/2012|
Granada TV's version of Dr. Zhivago with soundtrack by Ludovico Einaudi - the cd is only available in the UK but it is amazing.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||11/18/2012|
John Barry Out of Africa and The Lion in Winter
Nino Rota Amarcord
Adolph Deutsch The Apartment
Maurice Jarre Ryan's Daughter
Max Steiner Now, Voyager
Charlie Chaplin Modern Times
Ennio Morricone The Mission
Richard Rodney Bennett Murder on the Orient Express
Bernhard Hermann Vertigo
|by Anonymous||reply 42||11/18/2012|
I was just coming over here to recommend Murder on the Orient Express.
I admit to loving most of Alan Silvestri's work (well, okay, I'm sick of Forrest Gump). A Christmas Carol is one of my holiday listening favorites.
Also loved Philip Glass's soundtrack for Notes on a Scandal, but although it was perfect for the movie it does become kind of an earworm.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||11/18/2012|
Melancholia, a classical score by Wagner, not in the same category, but it's so beautiful and is perfect for the movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||11/18/2012|
I'll second and third the recommendations for Gattaca and Out of Africa.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||11/18/2012|
Anything by Laura Karpman.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||11/18/2012|
It's only one piece of music but I'm loving the music from the new Disney short film Paperman by Christophe Beck.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||11/18/2012|
Anything from Georges Delerue is gorgeous. Agnes of God, Crimes of the Heart, Rich in Love.
But his most melodic and beautiful has to be his score for RICH AND FAMOUS, the last movie by George Cukor. It's a pretty trashy movie, but Delerue scores it like the height of romantic drama.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||11/19/2012|
Basil Poledouris' "The Blue Lagoon" is the most beautiful score in movies. I could see a Ballet company doing this. Ridiculous it wasn't even nominated and the score (which is the background music, not individual songs) to "Fame" won. Just listen for two minutes....
|by Anonymous||reply 49||11/19/2012|
Another vote for Portrait of a Lady
Camille Claudel -- Gabriel Yared
The Draftsman's Contract -- Michael Nyman
Lord Jim and Mutiny on the Bounty -- Bronislau Kaper
Planet of the Apes, Papillion, and Logan's Run -- Jerry Goldsmith
Cleopatra -- Alex North
El Cid, Sodom and Gomorrah, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, and Providence (among others) -- Miklos Rozsa
|by Anonymous||reply 50||11/20/2012|
If you ever get a chance, don't see the movie, but try to hear the score to "Creation" with Paul Bettany. Christopher Young is mostly known as a horror movie/thriller composer (his best of that genre was Jennifer 8) but this one is beautiful and melodic.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||10/21/2013|
THE GHOST AND MRS MUIR by Bernard Herrman
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - Elmer Bernstein
DRIVING MISS DAISY - Hans Zimmer
TERMS OF ENDEARMENT - Michael Gore
FIELD OF DREAMS - James Horner
|by Anonymous||reply 52||10/21/2013|
The score from Frida, and from La vi en rose.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||10/21/2013|