Favorite movie soundtracks and themes

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  1. naughty

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    Hi,

    I was just listening to the soundtracks from Glory, Joy Luck CLub and Empire of the Sun. I now know why I loved the movies so much. Themes are so much a part of what makes great films memorable. WHere would the Magnificent Seven be without Elmer Bernstein, Dr ZHivago without Maurice Jarre or Raiders of the Lost Ark without John Williams... ?

    Share your favorites!
     
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    Dr. Zhivago's soundtrack was somewhat repetitive, but very good.
     
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    I've been listening to The Fabulous Baker Boys since the movie came out -- Dave Grusin's compositions just "send" me! (However, when it comes to Michelle Pfeiffer's singing, I just drown her out by singing those songs myself... she looked great in the movie, but she's not a singer.)
     
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    Soundtrack or Score? Natural Born Killers for the former and Eyes Wide Shut for the latter. The songs selected for the NBK sound track were so eclectic. It was the songs that didn't seem to fit (Patsy Cline's "Back in Baby's Arms") that really hooked me. Also, on the adventerous side, check out Leng Tch'e by Naked City. Supposedly, it was the sound track to a Japanese S&M movie. Imagine Miles Davis' zombie jamming with Napalm Death.
     
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    Probably one of my favorite soundtracks, was from Somewhere in Time, composed by John Barry. It has always touched me on a very emotional level. Another favorite is the soundtrack from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Ok---so I like sappy, thematic music:tongue:
     
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    How about Barbers Adagio for Strings heard in Platoon, or The End from Apocalypse now...Ride of the Valkyries is pretty dramatic too.
     
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    Favorites include:

    Out of Africa
    Cinema Paradiso
    The Mission
    Somewhere in Time
    and scores by Maurice Jarre and Dave Grusin.
     
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    Not really a fan of movie soundtracks...but Aeris' Theme is very moving. Its from Final Fantasy VII. Such an epic story.

    Another moving theme is Interrupted By Fireworks. And Great Warrior...all the themes are amazing!

    I'm not really into movie soundtracks, I just don't often feel involved with the story or notice them...

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    Full Metal Jacket has a great soundtrack come to think of it. Fitting. And PURPLE RAIN! Love that soundtrack hehe. But generally I'm not a big fan of movie soundtracks.
     
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    My favorite soundtrack was with the movie Catch 22. The opening credits theme was the best ever.
     
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    Score from "The Piano".
     
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    Psycho. Bernard Hermann.

    Ennio Morricone music in Sergio Leone westerns.

    Forbidden Planet. There was no music, per se, just electronic sound effects by Louis and Bebe Barron, generated by a ring modulator and gussied up a bit with reverb and the standard tricks. All very high-tech, and at least a decade before synthesizers. I considered it a great success in Forbidden Planet, but so far as I know the experiment was never repeated.
     
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    Soundtrack? My absolute favorite is the soundtrack from the movie "Niagara, Niagara". Has some very cool folksy and "new country" (for lack of a better description) stuff, along with a few more rockin' tunes. Nothing really "rock" but excellent stuff.

    Score? Schindler's List. Especially the violin solos by Itzhak Perlman.
     
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    boogie nights...... i love this movie and music in it
     
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    Not really a classic, but the soundtrack to City of Angels is spot on I think.
     
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    Cool Hand Luke
     
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    Now, I understand! Why it looks like what we've been having here is a failure to communicate! :biggrin1:
     
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    "The Hunger". Good goth backgrounds by Bauhaus in the beginning and beautiful chamber music thereafter.
     
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    You are such a sweetheart. Whatever special person you have or will have in your life is lucky indeed.
     
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