Top Movie Music

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  1. b.c.

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    The other day I was busy doing something while overhearing the ending of the latest Superman movie in the other room. As I was listening to the all so familiar theme music I thought, damn, that still sends goose bumps when I hear it. Which started me to thinking what other movie themes do the same (for me).

    I'm sure we could categorize this into classic movie music and more recent fare. I'll stick to the latter. Here are my favs (in no particular order):

    Superman (main theme and Smallville setting theme)
    Star Wars (beginning and ending theme)
    Batman (the theme music from the first three)
    Lord of the Rings (all of the music from all three)
    Borne Identity (the ending theme of all three movies)
    Star Trek (Search for Spock -ending theme)
    Dragonheart (all of it - awesome)
    James Bond (various: including You Only Live Twice - Thunderball - Goldfinger - Her Majesty's Secret Service (main theme and Louis Armstrong's "We Have All the Time in the World" - The Living Daylights - License to Kill (Gladys Knight's version) - Live and Let Die)
     
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    LOTR for life baby!!! o i mean lord of the rings is cool....
    For some reason this made me think of Indiana Jones and a bunch of video game music it really sends shivers down my spine.
    this is from a video game YouTube - 03 - To Zanarkand
    ... i feel lame lol

    like your avatar btw
     
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    Indiana Jones theme dude! Great list I have all of em too!

    Don't forget the Back to The Future theme...lemme look through my list to see more.
     
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    Also will add the music from "The Keep"...a really excellent movie in itself. Gotta go out and find me another copy.
     
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    Anyone who excludes the Rocky soundtrack had better have their ears & head examined.
     
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    Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me soundtrack by Angelo Badlamenti and David Lynch. I purchased it for Pink Room, but the whole album is amazing.

    If you can find them..
    Conte de printemps
    Round Midnight
    Tous les matins du monde
    Mo Better Blues
    Devil in a blue dress
     
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    Final Fantasy X! love that game and its music.

    and if we're talking film scores, i thought Memoirs of a Geisha had a beautiful soundtrack. John Williams is a genius.

    and with musicals, i love Moulin Rouge!
     
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    OMFG!!! That, along with "The Fountain" soundtrack by Clint Mansell and Mogwai, are some of THE MOST beautiful pieces of music ever written. "Together We Will Live Forever" is my favorite from the fountain. "Requiem for a Tower" is a very powerful piece of music based on the Lux Aeterna from Requiem for a Dream.

    BTW... this is my specialty, I LOVE movie soundtracks.
     
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    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir by Bernard Herrmann

    I can't listen to this without just losing it. Exceptionally powerful and beautiful accompaniment to a wonderful film. It's the very definition of haunting. Considered one of the finest scores ever put to film and the masterpiece of a brilliant composer. The clip is 5 minutes. See if it isn't worth it.
     
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    Good call man, I remember getting that on cassette when I was no more than 11 or 12, and it's stuck with me for 20-odd years.

    I've also been quite partial to the soundtrack for Last of the Mohicans - believe the music in the link below was written by Trevor Jones:

    YouTube - The Last Of The Mohicans - Music

    along with just about anything by Angelo Badalamenti, props to Graeme Revell for the score music for The Crow.
     
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    That fucking movie is KILLER!!!!

    I just picked that up yesterday by the way... I had it a while back and I lost it, that soundtrack is INCREDIBLE!!

    Bernard Herrmann was a fucking genius... absolutely brilliant!!!!

    I will add a few of my favorites:

    Blade Runner by Vangelis... a must have for sci fi fans
    Jacob's Ladder by Maurice Jarre (I have been a huge fan of his son Jean Michel Jarre for many years)
    Flash Gordon by Queen
    SupaFly by Curtis Mayfield
    Sweet Sweetback's Badass Song by Earth Wind and Fire
    Across 110th Street - A fucking amazing album with the vocals of Bobby Womack against a backdrop of gorgeous jazz/funk written and performed by J.J. Johnson and his Orchestra... I just can't say enough about this soundtrack it is, in my opinion, one of the greatest ever recorded
    Blackula by Gene Page
    Repo Man - various artists (The title track by Iggy Pop is AWESOME)
    Death Wish by Herbie Hancock - don't laugh, the soundtrack is AMAZING!
    anything by Ennio Morricone
    Dune
    by Toto
    The Blues Brothers Soundtrack
    andAny of Kubrick's soundtracks
     
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    SHIT YES! I forgot to mention the Rocky soundtrack (and was thinking I was forgettin' several I originally had in mind when I was making up the list). Thanks for remembering.
     
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    I like Pan's Labyrinth's score, especially the one with the humming..

    i like the music on the final scene of Babel. Gustavo Santaolalla is such a great composer.
     
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    I loved the scores for:

    Glory
    THe Hours
    The Joy Luck CLub
    Out of Africa
    Memoirs of a Geisha
    Malena
    Dr Zhivago
    Ryan's Daughter
    Tess
    Practical Magic
    Magnificent Seven
    Sleepy Hollow
    Russia House




    Most scores by Ennio Morricone, John Williams, Maurice Jarre,Phillip Glass, Elmer Bernstein, Danny Elfman.
     
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    I cannot believe that no one has mentioned Michel Legrand's Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg). It virtually defines score: the entire film is sung, for crissakes!

    Also unmentioned through grave error is Dancer In The Dark. I am correcting that right now.

    And because it was such an influence in my teen life, Tommy needs to be included. Besides, Roger Daltrey was major hot and so was Ann Margret (to say nothing of Oliver Reed). See me, feel me, touch me, heal me, baby.

    Liquid Sky was also an imperative of my generation, Me And my rhythmbox got some crazy synchronicity going on, doll.

    As was, slightly regretfully, Flashdance (who doesn't admire a woman who eats a lobster without resorting to nutcrackers?) and let's not forget Thank God It's Friday (moonlight and and music, baby. The magic is you). Last Dance, written by Paul Jabara, won the Oscar that year.
     
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    My favourite film score ever is from "The Piano". Its just beautiful.
    I also love Schindlers List, Magnificent Seven, Arsene Lupin, Stepford Wives and Gone with the Wind. But there are many many more great ones too!!
     
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    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. I mean, come on, it's Nick Cave. :notworthy:
     
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