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Offline Bogey

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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2007, 05:45:52 PM »
Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Goldsmith

Star Trek -- The Motion Picture

The Klingon Battle queue puts this one over the top in my opinion, let alone the Main Title.....this one just missed my cut tj and D.

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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2007, 05:48:07 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.

Sorry to cap it at 5, but there you have it.  Never heard the Papillion score.  Your last point is right on.
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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2007, 06:10:10 PM »
Oh my, I forgot Gottfried Huppertz's wonderful score to Metropolis!

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« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2007, 07:50:16 PM »
2001: A Space Odyssey, Barry Lyndon, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut.

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« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2007, 04:52:15 AM »
Anyone remember the score for the Christopher Reeve-fronted "Superman"?
Loved it!

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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2007, 05:28:16 AM »
Anyone remember the score for the Christopher Reeve-fronted "Superman"?
Loved it!

Iago mentioned that one Andy....I believe he played Lex Luthor, or was that Gene Hackman....I cannot recall.  A great soundtrack for sure, especially if you can nail down the two disc set version.
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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2007, 06:02:11 AM »
Iago mentioned that one Andy....I believe he played Lex Luthor, or was that Gene Hackman....I cannot recall.  A great soundtrack for sure, especially if you can nail down the two disc set version.



Got to get the two-disc now, Bill, thanks!

Reeves played an excellent Superman, Hackman Luthor, and Marlon Brando got paid about 10 times the yearly salary of the current President of the United States for a cameo (as Supe's dad).

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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2007, 06:11:14 AM »


Got to get the two-disc now, Bill, thanks!

Reeves played an excellent Superman, Hackman Luthor, and Marlon Brando got paid about 10 times the yearly salary of the current President of the United States for a cameo (as Supe's dad).

This is the copy Andy:

http://www.amazon.com/Superman-Original-Motion-Picture-Soundtrack/dp/B000046PVN/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-7134284-2880939?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1180274806&sr=1-1

and as far as Brando's salary, worth every penny in my opinion.
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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2007, 06:16:47 AM »
This is the copy Andy:

http://www.amazon.com/Superman-Original-Motion-Picture-Soundtrack/dp/B000046PVN/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-7134284-2880939?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1180274806&sr=1-1

and as far as Brando's salary, worth every penny in my opinion.



Brando, Nicholson, and Pacino are my favorite actors.

Thanks for the link!

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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2007, 07:17:02 AM »
My favorite film score is this one:



but I also like


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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2007, 07:31:00 AM »
I'd like to add Red River to the list.  Great score by Dmitri Tiomkin.



And Captain Blood by Erich Korngold.


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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2007, 07:41:34 AM »

[Conan The Barbarian]

Wow....you both have this.  Difficult one to come by if I remember correctly. 

Longer version on Varese Sarabande indeed is, shorter one on Milan Records is easy to find if you're willing to settle for that.

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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2007, 08:13:24 AM »
Longer version on Varese Sarabande indeed is, shorter one on Milan Records is easy to find if you're willing to settle for that.

Probably foolish of me, but that is why I never pulled the trigger on this one.
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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2007, 08:13:58 AM »
My favorite film score is this one:



Maybe Horner's best effort....ever.

PS: One of my all-time favorite movies as well.
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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2007, 08:18:23 AM »
I agree - I'm moved by the music alone, let alone with the images it accompanies.

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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2007, 08:19:49 AM »
I'd like to add Red River to the list.  Great score by Dmitri Tiomkin.

And Captain Blood by Erich Korngold.


Bunny,
What are the "performances" like here?
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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #36 on: May 27, 2007, 11:24:44 AM »
My favorite film score is this one:



but I also like



Amazing coincidence. Both made my shortlist! Unfortunately Bogey only allowed us five instead of seven...

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« Reply #37 on: May 27, 2007, 12:58:30 PM »
Thomas Newman:  American Beauty

It also makes a great hifi test disc, having some of the strongest and cleanest ultra-low bass.

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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #38 on: May 27, 2007, 01:06:24 PM »
Amazing coincidence. Both made my shortlist! Unfortunately Bogey only allowed us five instead of seven...

Sarge

Ha!  :D  You're a veteran of GMG Sarge and you know darn well how these list threads work.  When I say "5" that translates into listing 5, but then using phrases such as these at the end of your list:

"If I could of listed 3 more....."

"I cannot believe I have to leave _____________________ off this list......"

"Since ______ already listed _________, _______________, __________________, I will go a different route and go with ____________, _____________, and ____________."

or better yet,

"Amazing coincidence. Both nearly made made my shortlist! Unfortunately Bogey only allowed us five instead of seven..."  ;D
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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #39 on: May 27, 2007, 01:08:59 PM »
John Lurie et al:  Get Shorty

IMO the soundtrack is the best thing about the movie.

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