Favorite Movie Soundtracks and Composers

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    I love the soundtracks to:

    Cinema Paradiso and Malena by Ennio Morricone
    Dr. Zhivago and Ryan's Daughter by Maurice Jarre
    Memoirs of a Geisha by John Williams.

    What are your most memorable soundtracks.
     
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    That is a wonderful one...
     
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    Top Gun (1986)

    WWG?
     
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    i like pino donaggio who wrote for movies CARRIE.....DRESSED TO KILL....BLOW OUT.....BODY DOUBLE. i like Ennio Morricone also....his western themes are unreal like.....ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST. also THE THING was chilling. i also like robert colbert who wrote for an old tv show DARK SHADOWS and went on to write the haunting music for WAR AND REMEMBRANCE......WINDS OF WAR. john williams is great also as you all know the many scores he wrote.
     
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    The soundtrack to this is pretty horrible, but I love the song. And this film is responsible for me owning black turtleneck sweaters and starting smoking!
    YouTube - Un Homme et une Femme scene
     
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    Randy Edelman-- one of my favorites is Draco from Dragonheart
    Danny Elfman-- too numerous to mention
    Vangelis-- just amazing with everything
     
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    Soundtracks:

    The Lost Boys
    Dazed and Confused
    Superfly (Thanks Mr. Mayfield)
    Purple Rain (Duh)
    Pulp Fiction
    O Brother, Where Art Thou?
    Hedwig and the Angry Inch
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Boogie Nights
    This is Spinal Tap
    Harold & Maude (The artist formerly known as Cat Stevens)
    The Graduate (Simon & Garfunkel)
    Good Will Hunting (Danny Elfman/Elliott Smith)

    Scores:

    To Kill a Mockingbird - Elmer Bernstein
    Amelie - Yann Tiersen
    Star Wars - John Williams
    The Fountain - Clint Mansell w/ the Kronos Quartet
    The Lord of the Rings - Howard Shore
    Fantasia - Various
     
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    Good choices! I wasn't really thinking of soundtracks with songs when I saw the OP's question, but I love the soundtracks to O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Harold and Maude, and The Graduate. And of course The Rocky Horror Picture Show and This is Spinal Tap! All these are great movies with great soundtracks!

    I like the songs from Purple Rain too, but I haven't seen the movie. I've just heard the songs.

    My favorite movie score composers? Two stand out for me: Danny Elfman and John Williams. I also really like the score to The Good, The Bad and The Ugly as well.
     
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    Oh come on! You all know what my favorite soundtrack is! Need I repeat my unending enthusiasm for Bernard Herrmann's masterpiece score for The Ghost and Mrs. Muir? So heartbreakingly beautiful; the definition of haunting. It's a huge fucking tragedy it wasn't even nominated back when the film debuted, but finally, FINALLY this score is beginning to get its due.

    Fox thought the score so good that it is one of only a handful of 20th Century Fox films not to begin with the Fox fanfare.
     
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    thomas newman hands down end of thread.
     
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    Alot of soundracks are great...in pieces. Most are hard to listen to as an lp b/ most pieces are bits from scenes and labeled Girl Go To Store or Audrey falls Down Cliff.
    In terms of listening to a soundtrack as a great listen like a regular lp or geting involved in it I'd have to point out Yentl for it's great orchestrations and it moves along as a separate entity from the movie in terms of telling a story. I loved the soundtrack to the Rose too. Oingo boingo's Adventures in the Forbidden Zone is a hoot and a cuh-razy movie. I LOVE you Susan Tyrell!
     
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    I love Audrey Falls Down Cliff! It's one of my favorite themes of that score! Couldn't have the film without it.
     
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    Yeah don't forget Audrey and Kip Go Go-Go and Audrey and Kip Visit Clinic.
     
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    PS If I remember correctly there's a soundtrack to a Glenda Jackson movie and the 1:15 segment is called Yolanda and the 2 Tampon Swim Day.
     
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    Two for the Road (1967) Henry Mancini composer
     
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    Hans Zimmer - Da Vinci Code & Pirates of the Caribbean.
    John Williams - Schindler's List & Star Wars.
    Howard Shore - Lord of the Rings.
     
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