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Favorite film scores

Anyone have good recommendations for film scores that you like?

I like listening to moody, atmospheric (a little melancholy) film scores as background music.

I loved "Silence of the Lamb" and surprisingly "From Hell."

I also love Gustavo Santoallala's work in "Amores Perros."


by Anonymousreply 17704/04/2015

Jodie on the pool table. Bada-bing!

by Anonymousreply 111/08/2013

The Godfather Part II,

The Exorcist Part II(skip the movie),

Mulholland Drive,

Lost Highway,

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me,

Dressed to Kill,

Femme Fatale(except the heist scene music at the beginning)

by Anonymousreply 211/08/2013

Days of Heaven

To Kill a Mockingbird

The Cardinal

Lawrence of Arabia

Wuthering Heights (Timothy Dalton version from the 70's)

Far from the Madding Crowd

Carrie (Sissy Spacek version)

I Want to Live! Great jazz score

by Anonymousreply 311/08/2013

I forgot...




Taxi Driver,

Bringing out the Dead

by Anonymousreply 411/08/2013


I also forgot Chinatown!

by Anonymousreply 511/08/2013

Brokeback Mountain goes without saying, also done by Santoallala.

"1492 Conquest of Paradise" by Vangelis

"First Knight" Jerry Goldsmith

"Amelie" by Yan Tiersen

"The Piano" by Michael Nyman

"Maurice" by Richard Robbins

"The Last of The Mohicans" by Trevor Jones/Randy Edelman

"Micmacs" by Raphael Beau

"The Godfather" by Nino Rota

Now two Iconic soundtracks that deserve some love

"The New World" by James Horner

"There Will Be Blood" by Jonny Greenwood

I know Dragonheart was not the best film ever, but my god how can anyone not love the soundtrack? It's brilliant!

by Anonymousreply 611/08/2013

"A Patch of Blue"....Jerry Goldsmith

by Anonymousreply 711/08/2013

The Omen trilogy - Jerry Goldsmith

Conan the Barbarian - Basil Polederis

Hellraiser - Christopher Young

Legend - Various Artists

Cat People - Giorgio Moroder

Crimson Tide - James Horner

Body Heat - John Barry

Red Shoe Diaries - George E. Clinton

Suspiria - Goblin

Dracula (1979) - John Williams

by Anonymousreply 811/08/2013

While not melancholy, I recommend the sound track to Pride & Prejudice (2005).

by Anonymousreply 911/08/2013

"Gravity" by Stephen Price

"The Secret in Their Eyes" by Emilio Kauderer and Federico Jusid

"The Painted Veil" by Alexandre Desplat

"The Brothers Grimm" by Dario Marianelli

And, just for kicks, I used to love to get stoned and dildo myself while playing "Gladiator" by Hans Zimmer

by Anonymousreply 1011/08/2013

The music to "Somewhere in Time," by John Barry.

by Anonymousreply 1111/08/2013

Bram's Stoker Dracula Next Stop Wonderland The Matrix The English Patient Life of Pi

by Anonymousreply 1211/08/2013

I found Oyuki's soundtrack quite melancholic in a strange way.

"Oyuki" End credits

by Anonymousreply 1311/08/2013

The Da Vinci Code

by Anonymousreply 1411/08/2013

Another vote for Marnie (Bernard Herrmann).


The Fury (John Williams)

Sidney Sheldon's Bloodline (Ennio Morricone)

by Anonymousreply 1511/08/2013

Crimson Tide was Hans Zimmer. And agreed, it's great.

Blow Out - Pino Donaggio

Th Portrait of a Lady - Wojchiech KJilar

Suspiria - Goblin

Traffic - Cliff Martinez

Obsession - Bernard Herrmann

King Kong - John Barry

Boom! - John Barry

Superman - John Williams

Blade Runner - Vangelis

Legend - Tangerine Dream

One Hour Photo - Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek

by Anonymousreply 1611/08/2013

"Mulholland Drive". All those sad, spooky Angelo Badalamenti orchestrations.

Actually, any David Lynch film- including the constant industrial hiss of Eraserhead.

by Anonymousreply 1711/08/2013

I love that often-times the best film scores originate from some of the most obscure, average or terrible, WTF movies (i.e. "The Cell", "Copycat", "Last Temptation of Christ").

by Anonymousreply 1811/08/2013

The Big Country

The Song of Bernadette

The Day the Earth Stood Still

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad


by Anonymousreply 1911/08/2013

SPARTACUS by Alex North--it's a score that can share pride of place with the greatest classics of 20th century modern music.

by Anonymousreply 2011/08/2013

Obsession, Vertigo, Psycho, Hangover Square, Taxi Driver, The Snows of Kilimanjaro - BERNARD HERRMANN

Chinatown, The Omen, L.A. Confidential, The Detective - JERRY GOLDSMITH

sex,lies & videotape - CLIFF MARTINEZ

Claudine, Superfly - CURTIS MAYFIELD

Body Heat, Midnight Cowboy, Dances with Wolves, Somewhere in Time, Goldfinger, Jagged Edge - JOHN BARRY

Spiderman 2 - Danny Elfman

Dressed to Kill, Blowout - PINO DONAGGIO

The Shining - WENDY CARLOS


Lady Sings The Blues - DIANA ROSS

Melancholia - RICHARD WAGNER (Tristan und Isolde)

Rebel Without A Cause, Making Love, The Chapman Report - LEONARD ROSENMAN


Saturday Night Fever - BEE GEES, etc.

State of Grace - ENNIO MORRICONE

The Professional - Eric Serra

by Anonymousreply 2111/08/2013

Yes R20, I love the love theme.

by Anonymousreply 2211/08/2013

Agree with R7 a beuatiful launting score. Another good one, the soundtrack to Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Can't get more somber than that. And the score (Alex North) is quite beautiful.

One of my all time favorites-- Picnic with the score by George Duning

by Anonymousreply 2311/08/2013

West Side Story

by Anonymousreply 2411/08/2013



High Noon


Out of Africa

The Mission

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Giulietta of the Spirits

The Apartment

by Anonymousreply 2511/08/2013

"Nine to Five" - Charles Fox

by Anonymousreply 2611/08/2013


score by Clint Mansell

Fantastic movie too, I still get very emotional when Sam brings his clone back to the moon mobile to die.

by Anonymousreply 2711/08/2013

and Rosemary's Baby.

by Anonymousreply 2811/08/2013

"Risky Business" Tangerine Dream

"Body Double" Pino Donaggio

"Purple Rain" Michel Colombier, John L. Nelson, Prince

"The Breakfast Club" Gary Chang

by Anonymousreply 2911/08/2013

But that's the least of it, r22. THIS is where the score makes the short hairs stand on end...

by Anonymousreply 3011/08/2013

Another Alex North masterwork....

by Anonymousreply 3111/08/2013

Last Tango In Paris

by Anonymousreply 3211/08/2013

THE QUEEN and LUST, CAUTION. Both Desplat.

by Anonymousreply 3311/08/2013

One that's hugely underrated that I love is Anaxandre Desplat's for "The Queen." It's so evocative--it both gives you a sense of sadness and it suggests the relentlessness of news and current events.

by Anonymousreply 3411/08/2013

True R30, the opening is amazing, but I just have a soft spot for the love theme!

by Anonymousreply 3511/08/2013

Or this, starting at 1'08". North suggests a bizarre antique culture through the prism of modern musical syntax.

by Anonymousreply 3611/08/2013

Wrong link at r36. Here 'tis....

by Anonymousreply 3711/08/2013

"Alexander" had a good score

by Anonymousreply 3811/08/2013

The Company Of Wolves.

Tous les Matins du Monde

by Anonymousreply 3911/08/2013

The Perfect Storm

Our of Africa


Wuthering Heights (1939)

by Anonymousreply 4011/08/2013

Blue Valentine

Mary and Max

by Anonymousreply 4111/08/2013

Flowers in the Attic Dressed to Kill Carrie Blow out American Beauty Body Double White oleander Hellraiser The Hand That Rocks the Cradle The Haunting Poltergeist 1 and 2 The House on Sorority Row Inferno Suspiria Terms of Endearment Stepmom Sisters Psycho Single White Female Phantasm Phenomena Tenebrae Matilda Klute Magic Kindergarten Cop Jennifer 8 Heathers Exorcist II

by Anonymousreply 4211/08/2013

Thelma and Louise

by Anonymousreply 4311/08/2013

Hermann's "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" - evocative and haunting

John Barry: "Peggy Sue Got Married" only four tracks or so on the soundtrack, but they are poignant and wistful.

by Anonymousreply 4411/08/2013

Always loved the score to BROTHER SUN SISTER MOON

by Anonymousreply 4511/08/2013

Back To The Future and Rocky have nice scores, as does The Patriot.

by Anonymousreply 4611/08/2013

The Bad and the Beautiful, David Raskin

The Postman Always Rings Twice, George Bassman

On The Town, Leonard Bernstein, Roger Edens

Purple Rain, Prince

Under the Cherry Moon, Prince (just the opening theme)

The Letter, Max Steiner

The Manchurian Candidate, David Amran

by Anonymousreply 4711/09/2013

"Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters" - Philip Glass

by Anonymousreply 4811/09/2013

Music from "Philadelphia"

by Anonymousreply 4911/09/2013

"Road To Perdition" by Thomas Newman.

by Anonymousreply 5011/09/2013

Midnight Express

by Anonymousreply 5111/09/2013


"Dr. Zhivago"

"Never On Sunday"

And perhaps 100 more

by Anonymousreply 5211/09/2013

My favorite film score is "Star Wars" (the original), though that's probably not your cup of tea, OP.

by Anonymousreply 5311/09/2013

Gattaca The Piano Anything by Michael Nyman

by Anonymousreply 5411/09/2013

Frank Skinner, The Tarnished Angels (and most of the other big Sirk films of the 1950s)

Erich Korngold, The Adventures of Robin Hood

by Anonymousreply 5511/09/2013

Birth - Alexandre Desplat

by Anonymousreply 5611/09/2013

"Dr. Zhivago" -- entire soundtrack

by Anonymousreply 5711/09/2013

Basil Poledouris's The Blue Lagoon gives me an eargasm every time. Please, just listen to this two and a half minute track and you'll agree.

by Anonymousreply 5811/09/2013

I love the music of Dario Marianelli. Among other things, he's done the music for "Pride & Prejudice", "V for Vendetta", and "The Soloist". He won a well deserved Oscar for "Atonement". I think he's written the score for most, if not all, of the movies directed by Joe Wright. So beautiful!

by Anonymousreply 5911/09/2013

Cinema Paradiso

by Anonymousreply 6011/09/2013

I also love the score for Coppola's "Dracula", written by Wojciech Kilar. I just don't understand how he didn't get at least an Oscar nomination for this.

by Anonymousreply 6111/09/2013

[quote]I like listening to moody, atmospheric (a little melancholy) film scores as background music.

Try French movie themes of the '70s, like this one. In fact I think this is exactly what you're looking for.

by Anonymousreply 6211/09/2013

Shawshank Redemption (although it's been overplayed to death on a lot of the Olympics back story videos)

Almost anything else by Thomas Newman- Horse Whisperer, Cinderella Man, Road to Perdition,etc

Schindler's List

The Lives of Others

The Crucible

by Anonymousreply 6311/09/2013

Thelma and Louise - Hans Zimmer

by Anonymousreply 6411/09/2013

Prelude to a Kiss, Long Kiss Goodnight, The Commitments.

by Anonymousreply 6511/09/2013

"Out of Africa" own this thread.

by Anonymousreply 6611/09/2013

R66 Funnily enough, when I saw the film, the music didnt seem that memorable. Years later when I heard a new slower version of the theme that I appreciated John Barry's music to Out of Africa

by Anonymousreply 6711/09/2013

Dances with Wolves

by Anonymousreply 6811/09/2013

Thomas Newman has written fantastic scores. I love his work in Less Than Zero, Desperately Seeking Susan, and Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation film short.

by Anonymousreply 6911/09/2013

The Hours - Philip Glass

Bram Stoker's Dracula - Wjotek Kilar

by Anonymousreply 7011/09/2013

John Barry, again.

This time, Petulia.

by Anonymousreply 7111/09/2013

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence. Lovely score by Ryuichi Sakamoto

The Hunger also has a great score, between Bauhaus, Schubert, Lully, and Delibes.

by Anonymousreply 7211/09/2013

UP the animated movie.

That sweet old fashioned tune that played throughout grabs my heart.

by Anonymousreply 7311/09/2013

Speaking of Thomas Newman, here is one of my favorite movie themes

by Anonymousreply 7411/09/2013

Out of Africa

by Anonymousreply 7511/09/2013

[quote]Prelude to a Kiss

Debbie Harry did a great job on the song.

[quote]Shawshank Redemption

A great haunting score.

I also like all 3 King Kong scores and the score for Signs.

by Anonymousreply 7611/09/2013


Composed by John Barry

A great mix of styles and is an interesting assortment for many scenarios.

by Anonymousreply 7711/09/2013

Thomas Newman's score for LESS THAN ZERO was brilliant and haunting

by Anonymousreply 7811/09/2013

I would disqualify "Out of Africa" just because the most beautiful music in it was written by Mozart over 200 years ago. I'm thinking more attention should be given to music specifically written for the film.

by Anonymousreply 7911/13/2013

No, R79, it wasn't. There's one Mozart piece in it. One. The rest, including the main theme, is Barry's original work product.

by Anonymousreply 8011/13/2013

"From Hell" has one of the most underrated scores of all time, IMO. Gorgeous and haunting, unlike the movie.

Also love "The Ring". Manages to be simple and lush at the same time. And also super creepy.

by Anonymousreply 8111/14/2013

Marvin Hamlish score to. "Sophie's Choice" is my personal favorite - looked for years to get the cd.

by Anonymousreply 8211/14/2013

Gattaca and The Social Network

by Anonymousreply 8311/14/2013

And an honorable mention must go to Zbigbiew Preisner's work on the Krzysztof Kieslowski films and Wim Wenders "Wings of Desire."

Guess I like melancholy.

by Anonymousreply 8411/14/2013

Let the Right One In (original Swedish version) is my latest favorite. Score by Johan Soderqvist. Especially 'Oskar in Love' and 'Eli's Theme', both on Youtube but can't seem to get one of the links to copy. Haunting just like this wonderful film and the performance of its two leads.

The Graduate. Don't Look Now.

Many by the great Georges Delerue including Truffaut's Jules et Jim and Day for Night.

Did someone mention Michel Legrand? Les parapluies de Cherbourg, Les Demoiselles de Rochefort, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Go-Between.

Although borrowed from the classical repertoire, Death in Venice (Mahler), Elvira Madigan and Sunday Bloody Sunday (Mozart), The Music Lovers (Tchaikovsky), Platoon (Samuel Barber), Slaughterhouse Five (JSBach) to name a few.

by Anonymousreply 8511/15/2013

Eli's Theme from Let the Right One In.

by Anonymousreply 8611/15/2013

Great thread! Thank you, OP.

My favourite are by Michael Nyman, Zbigniew Preisner, Philip Glass, Carter Burwell, Clint Mansell, Ennio Morricone.

Ennio Morricone: Once Upon a Time in the West.

Michael Nyman: There's The Piano and Gattaca, but I also really love his score for Wonderland. Very gloomy and beautiful.

The score for Being John Malkovich, by Carter Burwell.

The OST for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Double Life of Veronique and Red, by Zbigniew Preisner.

Love that music by Philip Glass that was re-used in Truman Show.

Requiem for a Dream composed by Clint Mansell and played by Kronos Quartet, but I bet it's been in a dozen posts already.

by Anonymousreply 8711/15/2013

Another vote for Mulholland Dr. It's just beautiful. And its own character in the film, IMO.

by Anonymousreply 8811/15/2013

Oh, and that zither from The Third Man. Love the cinematography and the narration on that movie - too bad the end result is boring. It's got a lot of atmosphere. Perhaps I should watch it again. Maybe it's one of those movies that you have to be an adult to enjoy.

Theme is part of the music for Kontakthof by Pina Pausch. Love it there too. Actually, love the whole score for Dancing Dreams - Jugendlitche dancing Kontakthof.

by Anonymousreply 8911/15/2013

Loved Jonny Greenwood's score for there Will Be Blood. Didn't like the movie all that much, but the music was up there.

David Byrne's score for Young Adam, with Ewan McGregor and Tilda Swinton- great score too. And great cinematography. Very bleak movie, not at all what I expected.

by Anonymousreply 9011/15/2013

no love for the Gladiator End theme? when this started playing, just as Maximus was dying, i got chills. the woman's voice is so haunting.

by Anonymousreply 9111/15/2013

In the mood for love

Lift to the scaffold

Le mépris

Great ziegfeld

Barry lyndon

The good the bad and the ugly


American in Paris

by Anonymousreply 9211/15/2013

Thought Ennio Morricone's music for Once Upon A Time in America was great and was a perfect fit with the film especially this tune with the last shot in the film

by Anonymousreply 9311/15/2013

Others I like besided those posted:

Love Letters

Now Voyager

Zefferelli's "Romeo and Juliet"

In Cold Blood

The Fox


Summer of '42

High Noon


Friendly Persuasion

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest


A Man and a Woman


An Affair to Remember



by Anonymousreply 9411/15/2013

"Besides" those posted.

by Anonymousreply 9511/15/2013

The soundtrack to Magnolia is great and certainly melancholy , but you have to like Aimee Mann since it is essentially an Aimee Mann album.

I also like the score to an obsure 2002 NZ film called Rain. Lot's of lowkey Neil Finn on that one.

by Anonymousreply 9611/15/2013

The English Patient.

by Anonymousreply 9711/15/2013

Dressed To Kill

Waking Life

Peggy Sue Got Married - John Barry's theme for it is gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 9811/15/2013

I love the Dressed to Kill soundtrack too. But the soundtrack to Femme Fatale is even better. One day I hope FF will be widely appreciated for the masterpiece it is--the capstone to Brian De Palma's brilliant career.

Other favorites:

White Oleander

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Angels in America


Bad Education

by Anonymousreply 9911/15/2013

The Solaris score (Clooney as star) by, I think, Chris Martinez is pretty good.

by Anonymousreply 10011/15/2013

I like the Erich Korngold score for "Captain Blood."

Odd that there is so little mention of the composers of the golden age. I don't expect a lot of praise for Max Steiner, but still...

by Anonymousreply 10111/15/2013


by Anonymousreply 10211/15/2013

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

by Anonymousreply 10311/15/2013

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (1966). I have had a life-long love affair with that movie and the score is just amazing.

by Anonymousreply 10411/15/2013

crush with Andie Mcdowell

by Anonymousreply 10511/16/2013

The Fury



by Anonymousreply 10611/16/2013

So many garbage scores on this thread that are considered "great." Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 10711/16/2013

Close Encounters of the Third Kind - very ethereal and haunting

by Anonymousreply 10811/16/2013

I admire how fun the score for Star Wars is whereas the score for The Empire Strikes Back is so much more darker and malevolent.

by Anonymousreply 10911/16/2013


by Anonymousreply 11011/16/2013

Chinatown has always been my very favorite.

Antarctica by Vangelis


Ciderhouse Rules

The Reivers by John Williams (anyone get that one yet?)


A Single Man (bought it after hearing it in a very upscale bookshop and still have not seen the film)

by Anonymousreply 11111/16/2013

[quote]One day I hope FF will be widely appreciated for the masterpiece it is--the capstone to Brian De Palma's brilliant career.

I couldn't agree more. I saw it when it opened, twice. First alone, then I brought a friend. We were mesmerized and entertained.

by Anonymousreply 11211/16/2013

The Omen. I love the way Goldsmith sets up the Satanic chorus and the theme for the loving, happy family, and spends the rest of the recording slowly weaving the former into the latter. It's a brilliant retelling of the basic plot of the book/movie, and practically a tone poem unto itself, a la Peter and the Wolf. As the album builds, the family theme regresses and fragments, repeatedly interrupted and subverted by rumblings of the Satanic verse theme, which has been fractured and reassembled in strange new ways, some subtle and some terrifying. By the frantic climax of the album, the family theme is sad, hollow and broken, and the Satanic verse has been so powerfully deconstructed that the singers are literally just hissing and shouting and hurling detached, atonal syllables at the listener--it's an amazing and frightful tornado of sound. Listening to the album start-to-finish is probably the most effectively terrifying way to experience the story of The Omen, and the score itself may be one of the scariest, most unsettling works ever written.

by Anonymousreply 11311/16/2013

Soderbergh's Solaris. Music by Cliff Martinez.

by Anonymousreply 11411/16/2013

West side story!

by Anonymousreply 11511/17/2013

Field of Dreams

Wyatt Earp


The Deer Hunter

Body Heat

Dances With Wolves

The Player

Little Women

Medicine Man

by Anonymousreply 11611/17/2013

Another John Barry score - Mary, Queen of Scots...

by Anonymousreply 11711/17/2013

The Untouchables.

by Anonymousreply 11811/17/2013

I Want to Live! great jazz score

Anatomy of a Murder


The Apartment

Looking for Mr. Goodbar- OK, it's a compilation of disco covers but damn it's good.

by Anonymousreply 11911/17/2013

Ben-Hur - Miklos Rozsa

by Anonymousreply 12011/17/2013

The Bounty- Vangelis

by Anonymousreply 12111/17/2013

Ship of Fools

Murder on the Orient Express

The Mission

The Untouchables

Somewhere in Time

by Anonymousreply 12211/17/2013

The Man with the Golden Arm.

The Magnificent Seven.

Never on Sunday.

by Anonymousreply 12311/18/2013

I love you, r122!

by Anonymousreply 12411/22/2013

City of Angels, Umbrellas of Cherbourg, A Man and A Woman, anything by Ferrante and Teicher or Henry Mancini.

by Anonymousreply 12511/22/2013

Are film scores our era's version of "classical" music?

by Anonymousreply 12602/15/2014

"The silence of the lambs" Howard Shore

"Star Trek 2: The wrath of Khan" "Star Trek 3: The search for Spock" and "Aliens" James Horner

by Anonymousreply 12702/15/2014

The Age of Innocence

by Anonymousreply 12802/15/2014

Rome Adventure Susan Slade A Summer Place

by Anonymousreply 12902/15/2014

Yes, #111 A SINGLE MAN's soundtrack is very haunting.....just wait til you see the film & you'll be even more enamored with the music.

by Anonymousreply 13002/15/2014


by Anonymousreply 13102/15/2014

Henry V

Sweet Smell Of Success

by Anonymousreply 13202/15/2014

Great William S. Fischer score for the woefully forgotten "Born To Win".

I am obsessed with finding more of this early-70s funky-jazz-type music; what do you call this genre anyway?

by Anonymousreply 13302/15/2014

I'm surprised no one mentioned David Shire's score for THE CONVERSATION:

by Anonymousreply 13402/15/2014

Field of Dreams

Wyatt Earp


The Deer Hunter

The Social Network

Dances With Wolves

Body Heat

Medicine Man

by Anonymousreply 13502/15/2014

The Perfect Storm

LA Confidental

Out of Africa

by Anonymousreply 13602/18/2014

Man, how did I forget "Out Of Africa"? It's one of the few soundtracks I owned. Love it.

by Anonymousreply 13702/18/2014

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan


Monster's Ball

The Little Mermaid (yes, I went there)

by Anonymousreply 13802/18/2014

The soundtrack to the Angelina Jolie-Johnny Depp movie "The Tourist" has some gorgeous cuts. So does the Jane Campion film "Bright Star."

by Anonymousreply 13902/18/2014

Anything Carter Burwell's done for the Coen Brothers, especially his score for Miller's Crossing.

by Anonymousreply 14002/18/2014

Gone With The Wind

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by Anonymousreply 14202/19/2014

Somewhere In Time

by Anonymousreply 14302/19/2014

Ragtime. Randy Newman and Mandy Patinkin do schmaltz in a most lovely, perfect way here.

Glory. Makes grown men cry.

Southern Comfort (Ry Cooder's score is sublime)

Places In the Heart. Makes me weep every time.

Shaft. We literally wore out the grooves on this one as kids!

Claudine. Ditto to Shaft.

by Anonymousreply 14402/19/2014

Hans Zimmer's score for The Thin Red Line. Especially the theme Journey to the Line has. The theme starts at about 2.50.

Apparently this has been used in various trailers, too.

by Anonymousreply 14502/19/2014

Dune (David Lynch's version) - Brian Eno and Toto

Children of Dune (miniseries) - Inama Nushif by Brian Tyler - the song played during the birth/slaughter montage. Haunting and in Freman!

The Keep - Tangerine Dream (any TD soundtrack, actually)

Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi (recycled for the Truman Show) - Philip Glass

Vibes, Braveheart - James Horner

Lady Jane - Steven Oliver

Gladiator, Mission Impossible 2 - Hans Zimmer with Lisa Gerrard

Crimson Tide, The Da Vinci Code - Hans Zimmer

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy - Howard Shore

Civilization IV (video game) - Baba Yetu by Christopher Tin and preformed by the Soweto Gospel Choir (Also from the album Calling All Dawns. Baba Yetu is the first composition written for a video game to win a Grammy and each of the songs featured on the album are sung in a different language with lyrics sourced from various religious texts and prayers, including: the Torah, the Bhagavad Gita, the Lord's Prayer, and Maori proverbs)

Hunt for Red October, Starship Troopers - Basil Poledouris (Starship Troopers features his daughter performing an awesome cover of David Bowie's 'I Have Not Been to Oxfordtown)

by Anonymousreply 14602/19/2014

Michael Nyman, Wonderland.

Carter Burwell, Being John Malkovich.

by Anonymousreply 14702/19/2014

La Califfa by Ennio Morricone

by Anonymousreply 14802/19/2014

The Moderns, a film by Alan Rudolph, and the soundtrack is by Mark Isham. It's a jazzy soundtrack and it features a beautiful old French song, "Parlez-moi d'amour", sung by Lucienne Boyer.

Also, I love the True Romance theme, "You're So Cool". It is by Hans Zimmer, and it is a cover of Carl Orff's "Gassenhauer".

by Anonymousreply 14902/19/2014

This is the "Parlez-moi d'amour" song by Lucienne Boyer featured in The Moderns.

by Anonymousreply 15002/19/2014

1977, the spy who loved me, the 10th James Bond film Marvin Hamlisch

by Anonymousreply 15102/19/2014

Gone With the Wind


Lawrence of Arabia

Peyton Place

A Patch of Blue

The Sand Pebbles

On the Waterfront

How the West Was Won

The Cardinal

Days of Heaven

The Bishop's Wife

Inside Daisy Clover

Wuthering Heights (Timothy Dalton version)


The Great Gatsby (Robert Redford, Mia Farrow version)

Looking for Mr. Goodbar (disco covers)


Goodbye, Columbus

The Big Country

Spartacus (Kirk Douglas version)

Cleopatra (Elizabeth Taylor)

I Want to Live!

by Anonymousreply 15202/19/2014

Magnificent Seven and Some Like It Hot

by Anonymousreply 15302/19/2014

Enemy at the Gates

by Anonymousreply 15402/19/2014

Soundtrack from "Somewhere in Time" with Christoper Reeve & (I think) Jane Seymour.

by Anonymousreply 15502/19/2014

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly


Mary, Queen of Scots

Little Women

Magnificent Seven


The Cardinal

The Miracle

The Mission

Sherlock Holmes

Man of Steel

by Anonymousreply 15602/22/2014

Air - The Virgin Suicides

The Cinematic Orchestra - The Crimson Wing: Mystery Of The Flamingos

Johan Soderqvist - Let The Right One In

by Anonymousreply 15702/25/2014

John Barry's score for "Boom!" is good and moody.

by Anonymousreply 15802/25/2014

Thomas Newman's score for "Little Women" is gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 15902/25/2014

MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY the remake with Brando has a great score



THE 4 HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE remake. Score by Andre Previn

I WANT TO LIVE! Gerry Mulligan jazz

PICNIC George Duning

Just about anything by Thomas Newman

by Anonymousreply 16002/25/2014

Alexandre Desplat is tne new IT composer. This year he has Imitation Game, Unbroken and The Grand Budapest Hotel. But his best score is for The Painted Veil and parts of Birth.

by Anonymousreply 16112/05/2014

Not my absolute favorite (many of them have been listed here), but I liked The Price of Tides score a lot. Here's Barbra with the main theme.

by Anonymousreply 16212/05/2014

Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Jerry Goldsmith went absolutely musical nuts on that score. Especially with that creepy, grinding "blaster beam" instrument (you'll know it when you hear it, it's impossible to miss).

by Anonymousreply 16312/05/2014

You queens are going to love the Cinderella score by Patrick Doyle. So much better than the film which is beautiful to look at but has not a single iota of originality in its story or direction. Whoever though Kenneth (heavy handed) Barangh could direct a Disney movie should be fired.

by Anonymousreply 16403/08/2015

Mark Isham's "Afterglow"; Ryuichi Sakamoto's "Silk."

by Anonymousreply 16503/08/2015

El Cid

by Anonymousreply 16603/08/2015

Basil Poledouris's "The Hunt for Red October"

by Anonymousreply 16703/08/2015

Cinema Paradiso

by Anonymousreply 16803/08/2015

Basil Poledouris' Les Miserables.

by Anonymousreply 16904/02/2015

It's a strange movie, but I thought "Edward Scissorhands" had a fantastic musical score.

by Anonymousreply 17004/02/2015

R124, Thank you! I remember taping these opening credits with my tape recorder when Ship of Fools was on the ABC Sunday Night movie. I have not seen this since, but I did find the soundtrack years later.

by Anonymousreply 17104/02/2015

"Body Heat" soundtrack. Don't know if one can find it now, though.

by Anonymousreply 17204/03/2015

Here yoy go, R172. And it's an expanded double disc.

by Anonymousreply 17304/04/2015

Superfly and Touch of Evil make the performances more brilliant than they are.


by Anonymousreply 17404/04/2015

The V.I.P.s (1963)

by Anonymousreply 17504/04/2015

Another vote for "Afterglow." Gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 17604/04/2015

Malena by Ennio Morricone

by Anonymousreply 17704/04/2015
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