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Offline Bogey

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Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« on: May 26, 2007, 05:40:06 AM »
Here are mine, though this was VERY difficult to stop at 5:

1. King Kong: Max Steiner
2. Psycho: Bernard Herrmann
3. The Ten Commandments: (A very young) Elmer Bernstein
4. Alien: Jerry Goldsmith
5. From Russia With Love: John Barry

Now that my list is complete, I am going to go "Doby the House Elf" on myself, for leaving the likes of Franz Waxman's Bride of Frankenstein, John Williams's Minority Report, and Shore's LOTR's works off my list.  :D
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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2007, 07:44:25 AM »
Here are mine, though this was VERY difficult to stop at 5:

1. King Kong: Max Steiner
2. Psycho: Bernard Herrmann
3. The Ten Commandments: (A very young) Elmer Bernstein
4. Alien: Jerry Goldsmith
5. From Russia With Love: John Barry

Now that my list is complete, I am going to go "Doby the House Elf" on myself, for leaving the likes of Franz Waxman's Bride of Frankenstein, John Williams's Minority Report, and Shore's LOTR's works off my list.  :D
Bill
I had listed a few on your other list that I must have misinterpreted as classical. 
Mystery of Rampo
The Mission
Anatomy of a Murder
Somewhere in Time
Round Midnight
etc.........

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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2007, 08:16:35 AM »
1. "Lawrence of Arabia" - Maurice Jarre
2.  "Now Voyager" - Max Steiner
3.  "The Sea Hawk" - Erich Korngold
4.  " Captains from Castile" - Alfred Neuman
5.   "Ben Hur"  Miklos Rosza
6. "Superman (I)" John Williams
7. "High Noon" - Dmitri Tiomkin
8.   "Peyton Place"- Franz Waxman
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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2007, 08:27:12 AM »
I only have one Movie soundtrack actually, but oh boy, do I recommend it :

Bullitt OST - Music by Lalo Schiffrin  $:)

I have a version on Aleph Records, dated in 2000 with the WDR Big Band, which includes both record and movie versions of the themes, however some of the themes have been re-recorded for this release. Still, Superb music and Outstanding sound quality !




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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2007, 09:39:22 AM »
Sea Hawk - Korngold
Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Goldsmith
The Empire Strikes Back - Williams
El Cid - Rozsa
Conan The Barbarian - Poledouris

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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2007, 10:28:40 AM »
The ones I love:

Boys From Brazil (Jerry Goldsmith)
Star Wars
It Could Happen To You (?)
Thumbelina (Barry Manilow)
Hunchback of Notre Dame

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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2007, 10:36:08 AM »
Hmmm.  I think 2001: A Space Odyssey is the only soundtrack I've ever bought (and that was back in the early '70s), so I'll say five copies of that.   :)

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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2007, 10:59:26 AM »
Doctor Zhivago
and the Russian version of Hamlet (score by Shostakovich)

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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2007, 11:19:19 AM »
StarWars (incl Empire Strikes Back)
Star Trek -- The Motion Picture
Victory at Sea (Richard Rodgers)
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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2007, 11:21:52 AM »
"Once Upon a Time in the West"  Ennio Morricone
Bernard Herrmann, but I'm not sure which film (Vertigo? Psycho?  Citizen Kane?  Taxi Driver?)

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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2007, 11:22:39 AM »
Batman Returns - Danny Elfman
Aliens - James Horner

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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2007, 11:52:46 AM »
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Titanic
You Only Live Twice
Moonraker
Live and Let Die
Superman

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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2007, 12:04:14 PM »
Only five? As it has been a goal of mine to expose my classical-loving friends to the wonderful world of film music, I see no better opportunity than to offer my Top Five selections of "Desert Island" soundtracks.

John Williams, "Superman"
Miklos Rozsa, "Ben Hur"
Jerry Goldsmith, "Papillon"
Bernard Herrmann, "Vertigo"
Ennio Morricone, "Once Upon a Time in the West"

To say that one has merely scratched the surface with these selections is a real understatement. Each of these five composers has produced numerous albums worth seeking out.

With many great scores being released lately by enterprising labels such as FSM, Intrada, Tadlow, LaLa Land, GDM, Digitmovies, and Varese Sarabande, soundtrack discussion should really be a bigger part of the discussion here than it currently is.
Currently listening to:
Obscure Italian "Giallo" soundtracks
(Il Gatto a Nove Code; Spasmo; La Donna Invisible)

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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2007, 12:09:25 PM »
Ascenseur pour l'échafaud - Miles Davis
Paris Texas - Ry Cooder
Dead Man Walking - mixed
Vertigo - Bernard Herrman
Wings of Desire - mixed
Tous Le Matins Du Monde - Marias/Jordi Savall

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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2007, 12:42:09 PM »
'Land before Time' - nominally by James Horner but it's pure Prokofiev through and through.
I remember really liking the music soundtrack to the film 'When the Whales Came'.

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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2007, 02:19:29 PM »
Zulu - John Barry




Crimson Tide - Hans Zimmer




The Charge of the Light Brigade and Treasure of Sierra Madre - Max Steiner




Gettysburg - Randy Edelman




They Died With Their Boots On - Max Steiner




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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2007, 02:49:52 PM »
Moby Dick: Sainton
Beauty and the Beast: Auric
Ben Hur: Rozsa
Conan the Barbarian: Poledouris
To Kill a Mockingbird: Elmer Bernstein

List 2

Ivan the Terrible: Prokofiev
Rebecca: Waxman
Things to Come: Arthur Bliss
The Green Mile: Newman
Wuthering Heights: Michel Legrand
Watership Down: Morley
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2007, 03:24:15 PM »
Night and Fog - Hanns Eisler
Richard III (Laurence Olivier) - William Walton
Lawrence of Arabia - Maurice Jarre
Babette's Feast - Per Nørgård
To Kill a Mockingbird - Elmer Bernstein

 

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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2007, 05:37:44 PM »


Crimson Tide - Hans Zimmer



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One of my first scores on cd Sarge....top-notch.
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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2007, 05:42:37 PM »

Conan The Barbarian - Poledouris



Conan the Barbarian: Poledouris




Wow....you both have this.  Difficult one to come by if I remember correctly.  The "Destroyer" one even more so.
There will never be another era like the Golden Age of Hollywood.  We didn't know how to blow up buildings then so we had no choice but to tell great stories with great characters.-Ben Mankiewicz

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