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Title: Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Bogey on May 26, 2007, 04:40:06 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
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Robert on May 26, 2007, 06:44:25 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.........
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Iago on May 26, 2007, 07:16:35 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
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Papy Oli on May 26, 2007, 07:27:12 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 !

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/31nWiAfzH0L._AA130_.jpg)


Papy
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: tjguitar on May 26, 2007, 08:39:22 AM
Sea Hawk - Korngold
Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Goldsmith
The Empire Strikes Back - Williams
El Cid - Rozsa
Conan The Barbarian - Poledouris
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Haffner on May 26, 2007, 09:28:40 AM
The ones I love:

Boys From Brazil (Jerry Goldsmith)
Star Wars
It Could Happen To You (?)
Thumbelina (Barry Manilow)
Hunchback of Notre Dame
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Wendell_E on May 26, 2007, 09:36:08 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.   :)
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Brian on May 26, 2007, 09:59:26 AM
Doctor Zhivago
and the Russian version of Hamlet (score by Shostakovich)
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: BachQ on May 26, 2007, 10:19:19 AM
StarWars (incl Empire Strikes Back)
Star Trek -- The Motion Picture
Victory at Sea (Richard Rodgers)
Amadeus
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Shrunk on May 26, 2007, 10:21:52 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?)
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Norbeone on May 26, 2007, 10:22:39 AM
Batman Returns - Danny Elfman
Aliens - James Horner
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: BachQ on May 26, 2007, 10:52:46 AM
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Titanic
You Only Live Twice
Moonraker
Live and Let Die
Superman
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Mametesque on May 26, 2007, 11:04:14 AM
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.
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: E d o on May 26, 2007, 11:09:25 AM
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
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: techniquest on May 26, 2007, 11:42:09 AM
'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'.
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 26, 2007, 01:19:29 PM
Zulu - John Barry

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/new/Zulu.jpg)


Crimson Tide - Hans Zimmer

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/goodmusic/3ST.jpg)


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

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/goodmusic/1ST.jpg)


Gettysburg - Randy Edelman

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/goodmusic/2ST.jpg)


They Died With Their Boots On - Max Steiner

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/goodmusic/4ST.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: vandermolen on May 26, 2007, 01:49:52 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
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Kullervo on May 26, 2007, 02:24:15 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

 
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Bogey on May 26, 2007, 04:37:44 PM


Crimson Tide - Hans Zimmer

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/goodmusic/3ST.jpg)

Sarge

One of my first scores on cd Sarge....top-notch.
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Bogey on May 26, 2007, 04:42:37 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.
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Bogey on May 26, 2007, 04:45:52 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.

Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Bogey on May 26, 2007, 04:48:07 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.
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Kullervo on May 26, 2007, 05:10:10 PM
Oh my, I forgot Gottfried Huppertz's wonderful score to Metropolis!
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: BorisG on May 26, 2007, 06:50:16 PM
2001: A Space Odyssey, Barry Lyndon, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut.
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Haffner on May 27, 2007, 03:52:15 AM
Anyone remember the score for the Christopher Reeve-fronted "Superman"?
Loved it!
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Bogey on May 27, 2007, 04:28:16 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.
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Haffner on May 27, 2007, 05:02:11 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).
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Bogey on May 27, 2007, 05:11:14 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.
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Haffner on May 27, 2007, 05:16:47 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!
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: stingo on May 27, 2007, 06:17:02 AM
My favorite film score is this one:

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41VC8MVPK8L._AA240_.jpg)

but I also like

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/416GDSBHY7L._AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Bunny on May 27, 2007, 06:31:00 AM
I'd like to add Red River to the list.  Great score by Dmitri Tiomkin.

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/61DV84AFRAL._SS500_.jpg)

And Captain Blood by Erich Korngold.

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/61BCXGEBNHL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Drasko on May 27, 2007, 06:41:34 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.
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Bogey on May 27, 2007, 07:13:24 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.
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Bogey on May 27, 2007, 07:13:58 AM
My favorite film score is this one:

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41VC8MVPK8L._AA240_.jpg)

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

PS: One of my all-time favorite movies as well.
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: stingo on May 27, 2007, 07:18:23 AM
I agree - I'm moved by the music alone, let alone with the images it accompanies.
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Bogey on May 27, 2007, 07:19:49 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?
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 27, 2007, 10:24:44 AM
My favorite film score is this one:

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41VC8MVPK8L._AA240_.jpg)

but I also like

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/416GDSBHY7L._AA240_.jpg)

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

Sarge
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Choo Choo on May 27, 2007, 11:58:30 AM
Thomas Newman:  American Beauty

It also makes a great hifi test disc, having some of the strongest and cleanest ultra-low bass.
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Bogey on May 27, 2007, 12:06:24 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
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Choo Choo on May 27, 2007, 12:08:59 PM
John Lurie et al:  Get Shorty

IMO the soundtrack is the best thing about the movie.
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Choo Choo on May 27, 2007, 12:10:04 PM
Ry Cooder:  Paris, Texas
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Bunny on May 27, 2007, 01:31:50 PM
Bunny,
What are the "performances" like here?

They are both great, especially Red River.  In fact, I don't think there's a clunker in the Naxos Great Film Music series.


Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Bunny on May 27, 2007, 01:32:41 PM
Ry Cooder:  Paris, Texas

You can't mention Ry Cooder without mentioning the Buena Vista Social Club.  Now, that's really a soundtrack! ;D
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: toledobass on May 27, 2007, 01:54:00 PM
You can't mention Ry Cooder without mentioning the Buena Vista Social Club.  Now, that's really a soundtrack! ;D

Yeah, it's too bad he f'ed it all up with those annoying slide he plays on the guitar though.

Allan


Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Bogey on May 27, 2007, 01:54:08 PM
They are both great, especially Red River.  In fact, I don't think there's a clunker in the Naxos Great Film Music series.

This is good news.
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: toledobass on May 27, 2007, 01:56:42 PM
Here's the only one I own:


Duke Ellington's score for Anatomy of a Murder

(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/85367.jpg)

Allan

Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Bogey on May 27, 2007, 02:01:41 PM
Here's the only one I own:


Duke Ellington's score for Anatomy of a Murder

(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/85367.jpg)

Allan



Allan,
I just have to post the Sal Bass poster for this (and since Vertigo has been mentioned a few times, that poster as well.....I simply love Bass's work:

(http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/MG/142869~Anatomy-of-a-Murder-Posters.jpg)  (http://images.google.com/url?q=http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/44/013_2716~Vertigo-Posters.jpg&usg=AFrqEzd9nSSbaOk6I0JSHX_IZfmj5FFIsg) 
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Solitary Wanderer on May 27, 2007, 02:07:02 PM
Hows about:

Beretta 70
(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/s54212.jpg)

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
(http://www.films42.com/chats/taking_of_peham.jpg)

The Hanged Man [TV series]
(http://www.moviegrooves.com/images/covers_main/hangedman_main.jpg)

The Sweeney [TV series]
(http://www.dustygroove.com/images/products/z/zzshutitmusicoftheswe_101b.jpg)

The Stone Killer
(http://www.dougpayne.com/rbtsk.jpg)

or heres another 5 :)


Star Wars
Superman
Caravans
Bullitt
Jonathan Livingstone Seagull


 :)






Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: tjguitar on May 27, 2007, 05:14:21 PM
Bunny,
What are the "performances" like here?

I'm not Bunny, but those early Marco Polo cd's with Richard Kaufman and the Brandenberg Philharmonic are usually dismissed by many film music fans, even John Morgan who reconstructed some of them.  He's more proud of his Moscow recordings, though some don't like those either.

Either way, it's the most extensive music of Captain Blood on disc (except for maybe illegitimate releases of the original soundtrack recording), and well worth having on my opinion. Gerhardt did not record much from Captain Blood unfortunately.

I'd also have to recommend the recent recording of "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes" by Nic Raine and the City of Prague Philharmonic, I know Thomas isn't generally a fan of their recordings in the past, but I think this is easily one of their best recordings in a long time:

(http://moviemusic.com/cdcovers/285/privatelifeofsherlock.gif)
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: tjguitar on May 27, 2007, 05:20:24 PM
Since we seem to be adding another 5, I'll add:


Cutthroat Island by John Debney
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/419FGQYCB2L._AA240_.jpg)
Treasure Island by Clifton Parker
(http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/611SYNTJDGL._SS400_.jpg)
Oliver Twist by Arnold Bax
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/9a/2d/8376c6da8da0291142480110._AA240_.L.jpg)
King's Row by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VD79Z88PL._AA240_.jpg)
Coastal Command by Ralph Vaughan Williams
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/518vir1zknL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Bogey on May 27, 2007, 06:17:01 PM
I'm not Bunny, but those early Marco Polo cd's with Richard Kaufman and the Brandenberg Philharmonic are usually dismissed by many film music fans, even John Morgan who reconstructed some of them.  He's more proud of his Moscow recordings, though some don't like those either.

Either way, it's the most extensive music of Captain Blood on disc (except for maybe illegitimate releases of the original soundtrack recording), and well worth having on my opinion. Gerhardt did not record much from Captain Blood unfortunately.

I'd also have to recommend the recent recording of "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes" by Nic Raine and the City of Prague Philharmonic, I know Thomas isn't generally a fan of their recordings in the past, but I think this is easily one of their best recordings in a long time:

(http://moviemusic.com/cdcovers/285/privatelifeofsherlock.gif)

Somewhat off topic, but here is one that I want to find for a decent price:

Bruce Broughton - Young Sherlock Holmes and the Pyramid of Fear

(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/s376469.jpg)
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: tjguitar on May 27, 2007, 07:10:10 PM
don't think you're going to as that was a "private" release, i.e. non-sanctioned by the rightsholders, a composer promo of sorts. Best bet is probably illegal copies, such as the torrent world.
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Bogey on May 27, 2007, 07:11:45 PM
don't think you're going to as that was a "private" release, i.e. non-sanctioned by the rightsholders, a composer promo of sorts. Best bet is probably illegal copies, such as the torrent world.

Yup, last one on Ebay went for $149 + $5 shipping.
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Robert on May 28, 2007, 11:58:44 AM
Allan,
I just have to post the Sal Bass poster for this (and since Vertigo has been mentioned a few times, that poster as well.....I simply love Bass's work:

(http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/MG/142869~Anatomy-of-a-Murder-Posters.jpg)  (http://images.google.com/url?q=http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/44/013_2716~Vertigo-Posters.jpg&usg=AFrqEzd9nSSbaOk6I0JSHX_IZfmj5FFIsg) 
Now if you are James, the soundtrack to these two movies are meaningless. :D
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: vandermolen on May 28, 2007, 12:15:17 PM


Wow....you both have this.  Difficult one to come by if I remember correctly.  The "Destroyer" one even more so.

Yes, I got mine from a second hand record/CD shop in Battle, East Sussex which specialises in soundtracks. There are two CD versions of Poledouris's Conan score on Milan and a more complete version on Varese Saraband. I have seen the score compared (justifiably in my view) with Prokofiev's "Alexander Nevsky".
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: vandermolen on May 28, 2007, 12:20:15 PM
Fun thread:

List 3:

2001 A Space Odyssey: ligeti/Khachaturian etc

Excalibur:Wagner/Orff etc

Alien:Jerry Goldsmith version (with a bit of Howard Hanson at the end!)

The Shawshank Redemption: Thomas Newman

Little Miss Sunshine (can't remember composer)

Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Bogey on May 28, 2007, 12:24:51 PM

The Shawshank Redemption: Thomas Newman


I usually enjoy Newman....I may have to check into this.
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: vandermolen on May 28, 2007, 10:03:34 PM
I usually enjoy Newman....I may have to check into this.

His score for "The Green Mile" is also excellent.
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Maciek on May 29, 2007, 01:37:58 PM
I do like film music but don't know it well enough to make a list of my own. I was wondering however, if this thread wasn't a bit English-language-film-composers-biased? There was barely a couple of Russian and French names mentioned, and nothing more than that (unless I missed something). Without going very far (and I could, of course, go on about Polish film music composers for quite a while ;D): where is Nino Rota??

Anyway, carry on. Enjoyable thread that'll keep my notebook nicely filled... :)

Maciek
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Bogey on May 29, 2007, 03:25:16 PM
Spun this one twice today.  Great "jazz-themed" score by Williams with the likes of Sinatra and Getz wedged in between cues.  Almost made my top 5.

(http://www.film.org.pl/soundtrack/images2/catch_me.jpg)

PS: Loved the movie as well.
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: vandermolen on May 29, 2007, 11:04:17 PM
I do like film music but don't know it well enough to make a list of my own. I was wondering however, if this thread wasn't a bit English-language-film-composers-biased? There was barely a couple of Russian and French names mentioned, and nothing more than that (unless I missed something). Without going very far (and I could, of course, go on about Polish film music composers for quite a while ;D): where is Nino Rota??

Anyway, carry on. Enjoyable thread that'll keep my notebook nicely filled... :)

Maciek


OK, Nino Rota : Romeo and Juliet, great score

Ovchinnikov: War and Peace (Russian version) terrific score, never on CD as far as I know.

Michel Legrand: Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Georges Auric: The Lavender Hill Mob

Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible (better than Alexander Nevsky)

There are some French and Russian ones for you!

Jeffrey
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Daverz on May 29, 2007, 11:18:02 PM
Some of these have already been mentioned:

Duke Ellington, Anatomy of a Murder
Morricone, Once Upon a Time in the West, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, and The Misson.
Ry Cooder, Paris, Texas (I find Wim Wenders a very tedious director, though.)

Lots of Korngold, of course.

I love the Skinner/Salter series on Naxos/Marco Polo.

Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Bogey on May 30, 2007, 03:17:22 AM

I love the Skinner/Salter series on Naxos/Marco Polo.


Would not mind those on my shelf.
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Robert on May 30, 2007, 02:07:32 PM
I usually enjoy Newman....I may have to check into this.
A MUST
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Post by: Michel on May 30, 2007, 09:12:51 PM
Gadfly
Gadfly
Gadfly
Gadfly
Gadfly
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Post by: val on May 30, 2007, 11:53:13 PM
Ivan the Terrible

Alexander Nevsky

The Hunger

Il Vangello secondo Matteo

The Corpse Bride
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Post by: Grazioso on May 31, 2007, 02:39:24 AM
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41CY1CV8ETL._AA240_.jpg)

Beautiful, richly evocative music (but only adequately played), plus it plays a huge role in the film, largely taking the place of dialogue and helping creating a sort of music drama.

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Herrmann in lushly Romantic mode.

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/1e/d6/0765820dd7a09ed8e5b1f010._AA240_.L.jpg)

Sadly OOP :(

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Post by: Mametesque on May 31, 2007, 03:31:03 AM
I initially posted five desert island soundtracks that I thought everyone should own. Here's a list of 5 that I personally would not be without.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind, John Williams (Arista)
Angels in America, Thomas Newman (Nonesuch)
The Final Conflict, Jerry Goldsmith (Varese)
Guns for San Sebastian, Ennio Morricone (Film Score Monthly)
The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3, David Shire (Retrograde/Film Score Monthly)



Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Robert on May 31, 2007, 08:43:10 AM
Would not mind those on my shelf.
Bill
I am sure at one time Berkshire had them all....
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Post by: Bogey on May 31, 2007, 12:57:08 PM
Bill
I am sure at one time Berkshire had them all....

Thanks.  That's alright...with this genre of film music, it will be fine to piece them together over a long period.
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Post by: Bogey on May 31, 2007, 01:00:19 PM
By the way, I have an extra copy of John Williams' Jaws soundtrack...it's an earlier pressing, but works as a starter.  I would be happy to send it to any GMG'r that would like it.  Just send me a PM and I will take the first to respond.

If you are worried about giving out your address, please see George, Gurn, Karl, Mad Hatter or Drasko for references. :)
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Grazioso on June 01, 2007, 02:30:36 AM
interesting ...an annoying occurance in many films for this movie goer, long scenes with lots of music and not much happening, ive always perceived this as a sign that the director has sort of run out of ideas, filler in otherwords...bleh

just my perspective.

If the director has any skill, every scene has something important happening, and the music and visuals are of course key components of that, even if the characters aren't saying anything at the moment. Movies aren't plays, after all. It's like with a big symphony: if the composer is skilled, the seemingly slow parts between big climaxes, where not much is apparently happening on your first listen, are actually vital to the overall musical argument and pacing and emotional set-ups.

An example that springs to mind: Kurosawa's legendary Ran, a retelling of King Lear set in feudal Japan. There are lots of scenes with no dialogue or action in the coarse sense, but it all adds up to an exquisite whole. You need to have patience and understanding with fine-art films, just as with classical music. You need to dig into it and consider why the director makes the choices he or she does, and not just impatiently drum your fingers as you wait for more talking or car chases :)

As for Conan the Barbarian, plenty is happening while all the music is playing. It's just that the the film relies primarily on intertwined visuals and music to tell the story, with relatively few words--probably a good thing when a young Arnold Schwarzenneger is your lead :)
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Post by: Kullervo on June 01, 2007, 04:55:09 PM
Ive probably seen and know more about films than you ever will!

Since when did a thread about movie soundtracks become a penis-measuring contest?
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Grazioso on June 02, 2007, 03:09:34 AM
plenty of happening in Conan? pfffffffffffffffffffffff  ::) ::) ::)

The music tells us jack shit. Ive probably seen and know more about films than you ever will!

ps - you couldnt pay me to watch that pile of crap again...

 ;D ;) :D $:)

I'm afraid you've made your ignorance of film all too apparent in the other thread about movie soundtracks, as just about everyone pointed out there :)

I should add for posterity :) that I don't think Conan the Barbarian is a great film, but it does provide a useful example of a foregrounded soundtrack. The music there obviously tells us a lot emotionally, not intellectually. You seem hung up on the idea that films are just expensive ways of telling a story, that they're fundamentally about plot and ideas. That neglects so much: for instance, the fact that film is a form of visual art akin to photography and painting, and that even in scenes where "nothing is happening", a good film will have something beautiful or artistic to "say" in the composition, lighting, etc. of each shot.
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Post by: Daverz on June 02, 2007, 04:26:09 AM
Since when did a thread about movie soundtracks become a penis-measuring contest?

GMG has always had more than its share of insecure penis owners.
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Gurn Blanston on June 02, 2007, 02:50:35 PM
Gentlemen, please!

There is a discussion, there are differing points of view. All well and good. There is absolutely no reason whatsoever for this to degenerate into petty name calling.  So, you don't agree. We are all intelligent adults here, or at the least we should be. Let's move on, please.

8)
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Bogey on June 02, 2007, 07:07:23 PM
Seems we have been moved to the Diner folks.  I have always respected the moderators here and all they do to keep things in order and flowing so we can all enjoy this forum at a high level.....and these feelings of respect are still in tact.

Like to throw out a new question:

Are there any soundtracks that you enjoy (do not need to be top-5) that do not rely on a "symphonic" sound?  A few have been mentioned I believe, but are there others?
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Post by: uffeviking on June 02, 2007, 07:14:00 PM
Thank you, Mr. Bogey for your compliment and your trust in the moderator's judgement. Don't get pats on the back too often!  0:)

To continue with the thread: Would you believe it was the music to the TV series - was it ever a movie? - to Reilly, Ace of Spies which started my interest in Shostakovich? Gadfly and the enthusiasm has not stopped or even slowed down!  ;D
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Post by: Scriptavolant on June 02, 2007, 08:08:04 PM
A certain number of soundtracks I've listened to, had the limit to be little more than a single theme taken, arranged and played over and over.
Nevertheless, I'd include in my favourites:

"Il postino" by Luis Bacalov
"Milano calibro 9" Luis Bacalov
"Profondo Rosso" Goblin
"Inferno" Keith Emerson
"Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo", "Once upon a time in America" Ennio Morricone
"Amarcord" Nino Rota
"The shining" (Wendy Carlos arrangements)

(I've got the feeling I'm missing a lot of titles, but couldn't remember now.. :-[ )
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Grazioso on June 03, 2007, 03:13:10 AM
Seems we have been moved to the Diner folks.  I have always respected the moderators here and all they do to keep things in order and flowing so we can all enjoy this forum at a high level.....and these feelings of respect are still in tact.

Like to throw out a new question:

Are there any soundtracks that you enjoy (do not need to be top-5) that do not rely on a "symphonic" sound?  A few have been mentioned I believe, but are there others?

Blade Runner by Vangelis, a score which has excited quite a range of opinion. For my part, this electronic work, which moves to near abstraction at some points, serves the visuals and themes admirably, and some of the music is simply beautiful in its own right.

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/515RK2NKK1L._AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Bogey on June 03, 2007, 04:40:19 AM
Blade Runner by Vangelis, a score which has excited quite a range of opinion. For my part, this electronic work, which moves to near abstraction at some points, serves the visuals and themes admirably, and some of the music is simply beautiful in its own right.

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/515RK2NKK1L._AA240_.jpg)

Great call! 

A few that have some "jazz" tint to them:

Any of the early John Barry Bond scores.
Rocky by Bill Conti
Dirty Harry by Lalo Schifrin

One that I am looking for, but seems very difficult to find on cd:

(http://retroland.mimesis.nl/images/89.jpg)


Also, but not jaaz:
Peter Gabriel's music for The Last Temptation of Christ
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Morn on June 03, 2007, 07:23:25 AM
Spartacus (Alex North)
Alexander Nevsky (Prokofiev)
The Empire Strikes Back (John Williams)
The Untouchables (Ennio Morricone)
The Matrix (Don Davis)
I would suggest anyone unfamiliar with film music or not sure if they like it, get these scores.


BTW, the post above me talking about jazz scores, if you want the best jazz score get A Streetcar Named Desire (Alex North) This was the first fully jazz score in film music (1951) by a composer who had grown up on jazz.
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Post by: BachQ on June 03, 2007, 08:01:02 AM
Morn!
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Post by: 71 dB on June 03, 2007, 08:47:51 AM
Okay, my selection of five soundtracks:

(http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/5950/5soundtracksov6.png) (http://imageshack.us)

1 ... Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith (John Williams)

2 ... Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back (John Williams)

3 ... A.I. Artificial Intelligence (John Williams)

4 ... The Spielberg/Williams Collaboration (John Williams)

5 ... Mansfield Park (Lesley Barber)
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: david johnson on June 04, 2007, 12:52:47 AM
blackhawk down
any mix of the morricone/eastwood spaghetti westerns
the man with the golden arm
seahawk
starwars stuff

dj
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Post by: Mystery on June 04, 2007, 01:06:09 AM
The Pianist :D
Grease!
West Side Story

OK, maybe they don't really count :-S :-)
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Post by: Bogey on June 04, 2007, 04:25:07 AM

the man with the golden arm

dj

I had that on lp....great Elmer Bernstein effort.
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Post by: david johnson on June 04, 2007, 05:34:19 AM
alright!  someone else knows 'the man w/the golden arm'.
wasn't shelly manne drumming and shorty rogers trpt/flugel on that?  i haven't heard it in quite awhile.

dj
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Post by: Bogey on June 04, 2007, 12:59:08 PM
alright!  someone else knows 'the man w/the golden arm'.
wasn't shelly manne drumming and shorty rogers trpt/flugel on that?  i haven't heard it in quite awhile.

dj

I do not recall the musicians' names.  Believe it or not, I have it on my wish-list as I got rid of the lp a couple years back....it's one I definitely miss.  FWIW, I enjoyed the movie as well.
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Post by: Robert on June 04, 2007, 03:22:39 PM
alright!  someone else knows 'the man w/the golden arm'.
wasn't shelly manne drumming and shorty rogers trpt/flugel on that?  i haven't heard it in quite awhile.

dj
THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM
A FILM BY OTTO PREMINGER
ORCHESTRA CONDUCTED BY ELMER BERNSTEIN
ORCHESTRATIONS BY FRED STEINER
JAZZ ARRANGEMENTS BY SHORTY ROGERS
DRUMMING SEQUENCES BY SHELLY MANNE
WITH ASSISTING MR BERNSTEIN (JAZZ ORCHESTRA SOLOS)
PETE CANDOLI TRUMPET
MILT BERNHART TROMBONE
BUD SHANK ALTO
BOB COOPER TENOR
RALPH PENA BASS
SHELLY MANNE DRUMS
SHORTY ROGERS FLUEGELHORN
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Post by: Bogey on June 04, 2007, 05:18:02 PM
THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM
A FILM BY OTTO PREMINGER
ORCHESTRA CONDUCTED BY ELMER BERNSTEIN
ORCHESTRATIONS BY FRED STEINER
JAZZ ARRANGEMENTS BY SHORTY ROGERS
DRUMMING SEQUENCES BY SHELLY MANNE
WITH ASSISTING MR BERNSTEIN (JAZZ ORCHESTRA SOLOS)
PETE CANDOLI TRUMPET
MILT BERNHART TROMBONE
BUD SHANK ALTO
BOB COOPER TENOR
RALPH PENA BASS
SHELLY MANNE DRUMS
SHORTY ROGERS FLUEGELHORN

You'd da man Robert!
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Joe_Campbell on June 04, 2007, 11:32:03 PM
Are there any soundtracks that you enjoy (do not need to be top-5) that do not rely on a "symphonic" sound?  A few have been mentioned I believe, but are there others?
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Lost Highway

on another note:
Master and Commander's choice of theme was well picked. (fantasia on a theme by tallis)
LotR continually moves me whenever I have a chance to hear it.
Children of Men's score selection was gritty.


Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: Bogey on June 24, 2007, 08:03:20 AM
(http://www.screenarchives.com/gifs/large/7241.gif)

Bought this one last week. I already got all the other re-recordings of selections from "The Sea Hawk", by Charles Gerhardt, Varujan Koijan, James de Preist (8 minutes only) and André Previn, respectively, and sadly I must report that while the new version is welcome for being complete, it is all too obviously the weakest in terms of both performance and recorded sound.

The trouble begins with the dullest recording of the Main Titles imaginable. Stromberg's reading here lacks any of the "schwung" this fanfare demands and that is best captured by Kojian as part of his 45-min Utah Symphony recording. The brass from Moscow sound limp and defensive not just here, but in many places. Things improve after that, with some sensitive playing especially in the lyrical or atmospheric (Panama) sequences. However, the Moscow forces cannot swash nor buckle with the best orchestras from England or the US.

Why Stromberg/Morgan chose to hire a Russian soprano (Irina Romishevskaya) for the short but beautiful Dona Maria's song, other than because of easy availability, is a mystery. She sings the ballad with the most inappropriate Russian accent, and with none of the required sensitivity. Even in comparison to Carol Wetzel's small-voiced but sweet and sensitive take on this song in the Kojian recording, Romishevskaya is totally unacceptable. Mind though, we're talking here of just under a minute of Naxos' 115minute reading of The Sea Hawk.

The Moscow Chorus do better in "Strike for the Shores of Dover", but again are no match for the London singers in Gerhardt's recording or the Utah Symphony Chorus (for reasons unknown, Previn chose to replace the chorus with a brass section carrying the theme in his LSO recording).

A word on sound: The Prelude alarmed me because of a rather cavernous and mushy sound that cannot be the state of the art today even in Moscow, but it gets better from track 2 on. However, solo instruments are frequently spotlighted in the way movie soundtracks are being recorded, which is true to these producers' expressed aim to make film music sound as intended and not as "ersatz symphonic music" - resulting in a balance that is clear but never natural. While this policy made a lot of sense in many of Morgan/Stromberg's earlier recordings, like the film music of Roy Webb, Hans Salter etc., it is highly questionable here. Erich Wolfgang Korngold made no distinction between concert and film music, and his orchestration here (except compromises with regard to the size of the Warner Bros Orchestra) does not differ from his concert music. It should IMHO be recorded ike concert music.

The notes on the scores are, predictably, splendid, and with one exception Brendan Carroll (the president of the Korngold Society) this time refrains from hyperbole when referring to Korngold's importance in the history of film music - in his notes for the Previn Sea Hawk CD he erroneously credited Korngold having singlehandedly reinvented Hollywood film music.

A slightly disappointing release then as far as The Sea Hawk is concerned (the twofer also contains a 30-minute suite of Korngold's Deception score, including the shorter film version of the Cello Concerto, which also gets a rather pedestrian treatment by soloist Alexander Zagorinsky), which is valuable for its completeness, but falls short occasionally in the "perfomance department". If you want a CD of most of the substantial music from THE SEA HAWK, go with Varese Sarabande's clearly superior Utah Symphony Orchestra version of 1987. If you need the highlights only, but shown to the greatest possible advantage, try and hunt down the RCA suites conducted by Charles Gerhardt and recorded by the best classical recording engineer of them all, Decca's Ken J. Wilkinson.

Thomas

Thomas,
Felt it is worth bringing this one over, even made me change the name of the thread a bit....wish I had your talent for reviewing music.  Always a pleasure to read your reviews.  I take it that this is the one to go after if one wants a complete (?) score:

(http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/cc/c6/c194828fd7a07b69255bf010._AA240_.L.jpg)
Title: Re: Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: The Mad Hatter on June 24, 2007, 10:20:17 AM
Are there any soundtracks that you enjoy (do not need to be top-5) that do not rely on a "symphonic" sound?  A few have been mentioned I believe, but are there others?

I think that Thomas Newman's soundtrack to A Series of Unfortunate Events demonstrates a wonderful lightness of touch, and it's certainly not symphonic. The theme has actually made its way into a large number of trailers for other films, due to its attractive, mysterious nature. Also, I love the film (as I love any film or book that can be enjoyed equally well by both children and adults)!

Edit to add: I should probably point out that I don't actually own this soundtrack, and am just going by what I heard in the film.
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Post by: mahlertitan on June 24, 2007, 05:38:25 PM
Rampo
Title: Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
Post by: ChamberNut on March 06, 2008, 10:07:09 AM
2001: A Space Odyssey, Barry Lyndon, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut.

I have these, and this is what drew me into classical music!  Hip, hip, hooray!   :)

Also have The Omen soundtrack, Jerry Goldsmith.

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Post by: pjme on March 06, 2008, 12:56:44 PM
(http://content.answers.com/main/content/img/amg/videos/drv100/v116/v11657prmad.jpg) Rosenthal/Gurdjief

(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:reZ4WFbuqcQrlM:http://www.soundtrackcollector.com/images/cd/large/Three_musketeers_Bell1310.jpg) Michel Legrand - THe three musketiers ( a great mix of Milhaud, Verdi & bagpipes...)

and : Auric : La belle et la bête
Miklos Rozsa : Ben HUr , Sodom & Gomorra
Close encounters of the third kind
Music to Pasolini's 1001 nights ( ? composer?)
American beauty
....
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Post by: Don on March 06, 2008, 01:30:53 PM
The music to The Ice Storm greatly impressed me as being a perfect fit for the film.  I doubt it would stand well on its own.
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Post by: Drasko on March 06, 2008, 01:35:19 PM

Music to Pasolini's 1001 nights ( ? composer?)


Morricone
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Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on March 06, 2008, 01:38:44 PM
Movie Soundtracks I like: several Herrmann scores (Psycho, Vertigo, North-By-Northwest), The Ten Commandments (Elmer Bernstein), Ben Hur (Miklosz Rosza), Return to Oz (David Shire), The Lord of the Rings (Howard Shore), The Sea-Hawk (Korngold), Lawrence of Arabia (Jarre), The Empire Strikes Back (Williams)...
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Post by: Ephemerid on March 06, 2008, 01:52:10 PM
For shame!  No mention yet of Takemitsu's haunting score to Akira Kurosawa's Ran!  Just for the scene at the third castle alone even!  8)

I seem to recall really liking Michael Nyman's soundtrack to Gattaca.

Also:

Peter Gabriel's Passion (the soundtrack to The Last Temptation of Christ)

28 Days Later (especially for the "East Hastings" segments by Godspeed You Black Emperor!)

And yes, Vangelis' Blade Runner soundtrack is good one, very original (he was my first real musical hero as a kid & inspired me to record music).

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Post by: orbital on March 06, 2008, 02:47:12 PM
l (he was my first real musical hero as a kid & inspired me to record music).

Mine too  -with my Yamaha PSR-70 I think it was- I recorded a full album on cassette manyyears ago, which I found just recently in a closet. I found a walkman and recorded the whole thing on my computer as mp3. Horrible horrible stuff, but obviously influenced by Vangelis  ;D
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Post by: Jupiter on March 06, 2008, 02:55:14 PM
Has anyone mentioned the Taxi Driver soundtrack? Bernard Hermann is wonderful. Includes the sickest use of the harp on a movie soundtrack
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Post by: pjme on March 06, 2008, 03:15:06 PM
Morricone

Thanks- there are some very lovely moments in this film - I remember a sequence with doves flying away....Zumurud & Aziz!
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Post by: Haffner on March 06, 2008, 03:36:18 PM
The Omen soundtrack, Jerry Goldsmith.






Another great one.
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Post by: gomro on March 06, 2008, 07:30:26 PM
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

Only 5? O.K....

The Andromeda Strain - Gil Melle'
Koyaanisqatsi - Philip Glass
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Ennio Morricone
Suspiria - Goblin
Sorcerer - Tangerine Dream
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Post by: Bogey on March 08, 2008, 02:16:12 PM
I am seeing a bit of play for Ennio Morricone's music....which does my heart good.  If you already did not catch this link on the non-classical thread I posted, you may want to give it a listen as Andy Trudeau briefly discusses the 3:10 to Yuma music in which Marco Beltrami's efforts are compared to Morricone's.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=19251328

Also, here is Morricone during and after the 79th Oscars:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X0dOrmOOhk&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE1I6U56gjE
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Post by: Bogey on March 08, 2008, 07:34:24 PM

Also:

Peter Gabriel's Passion (the soundtrack to The Last Temptation of Christ)


Excellent disc to have on the shelf.
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Post by: shive1 on March 08, 2008, 07:38:42 PM
The Sea Hawk (Korngold)
Braveheart (Horner)
Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (Korngold)
Gone With the Wind (Steiner)
...and last but not least, perhaps surprisingly, Airplane (Bernstein). I really like the cheesy quality Bernstein came up with for this film. It fits the idea of the movie perfectly, but yet, if given a chance, is really very good.
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Post by: Bogey on March 08, 2008, 07:48:18 PM

...and last but not least, perhaps surprisingly, Airplane (Bernstein). I really like the cheesy quality Bernstein came up with for this film. It fits the idea of the movie perfectly, but yet, if given a chance, is really very good.


Surely I should know about this one.... ;)
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Post by: 71 dB on March 09, 2008, 01:04:43 AM
Sorcerer - Tangerine Dream

After I discovered Tangerine Dream I found out that ironically I haven't seen any of the many movies they have scored. Michaels Mann's 'Thief' is one that interests me.
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Post by: knight66 on March 09, 2008, 01:12:35 AM
Do try Vaughn Williams' Symphony No 7, Antartica. It is partly based on the music he wrote for the film, 'Scott of the Antartica'.

Mike
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Post by: The new erato on March 09, 2008, 02:59:28 AM
I'm not much into film music (not that I don't see that it can be VERY good) - but I like Shostaovichs music to Hamlet a lot, and Prokofievs music to the Eisenstein films are classics (though references to them probably are buried somewhere in this thread already).
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Post by: Ephemerid on March 09, 2008, 05:49:50 AM
After I discovered Tangerine Dream I found out that ironically I haven't seen any of the many movies they have scored. Michaels Mann's 'Thief' is one that interests me.

They did the original theatrical release of Ridley Scott's Legend-- however, I thought the director's cut, with the first sundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith to be better (at least I thought it fit the film better at any rate).  But that's one you might want to check out...



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Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on March 09, 2008, 05:59:56 AM
I'm not much into film music (not that I don't see that it can be VERY good) - but I like Shostaovichs music to Hamlet a lot, and Prokofievs music to the Eisenstein films are classics (though references to them probably are buried somewhere in this thread already).

Alexander Nevsky and Ivan the Terrible are among my favourites, too. Forgot to mention them...
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Post by: Norbeone on March 09, 2008, 06:50:32 AM
Goldsmith's score to Planet of the Apes is great.

And, as I've mentioned, Elfman's score to Batman Returns.

Some of Goldenthal's tracks to Heat are nice too.
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Post by: Bogey on March 09, 2008, 06:54:13 AM
Goldsmith's score to Planet of the Apes is great.


This would easily crack my top 10.
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Post by: Haffner on March 09, 2008, 03:27:08 PM
Surely I should know about this one.... ;)


Bill, you were fishing for this:

let's leave Shirley out of this.
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Post by: Haffner on March 09, 2008, 03:29:00 PM
Has anyone mentioned the MASSIVE Conan the Barbarian soundtrack? A must have.
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Post by: Bogey on March 09, 2008, 07:08:39 PM

Bill, you were fishing for this:

let's leave Shirley out of this.
;)

Has anyone mentioned the MASSIVE Conan the Barbarian soundtrack? A must have.

Briefly mentioned on the first page of this thread Ange.  I always wanted to get the rarer recording that had 4 extra tracks, so and in the end own neither.  ;D

http://cgi.ebay.com/Conan-the-Barbarian-Poledouris-16-Tracks-Varese-OOP_W0QQitemZ350027514199QQihZ022QQcategoryZ307QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

The Destroyer one can be very pricey:

http://cgi.ebay.com/CONAN-the-Destroyer-Rare-SDK-CD-Varese-Poledouris-MINT_W0QQitemZ140210418971QQihZ004QQcategoryZ307QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

So I can sleep better at night Ange, please tell me that you have picked up the re-published Robert E. Howard works that they have been putting out.

http://www.amazon.com/Coming-Conan-Cimmerian-Original-Adventures/dp/0345461517/ref=pd_bbs_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1205118447&sr=1-2  ;D
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Post by: pjme on March 10, 2008, 12:09:16 AM
Has anyone mentioned the MASSIVE Conan the Barbarian soundtrack? A must have.

Hi, I counted at least 7 "Conans"...it didn't appear unnoticed!
I bought the Milan CD a couple of years ago for a few euro cents....( 2nd hand shops are great for this kind of music). It's all well spiced up with Ravel (Bolero,Daphnis),Rozsa,Respighi,even Borodin/Prokofiev...but indeed really atmospheric !

(http://www.musicweb-international.com/film/2000/may00/LostHorizonTiomkin.JPG)

I want to mention Dimitri Tiomkin's 1937 great score for "Lost horizon" which got a very good recording in ca 1976 / National PO under Charles Gerhardt. (RCA Victor GD81669). Gerhardt has distilled a spectacular 23 min. suite (choral/orchestral) from the score - shamelesly "exotic" in the extreme .
On a very kitschy double Silva Screen CD "Hammer, the studio that dripped blood" there's a beautiful fragment from Humphrey Searle's (1957) score for Val Guest's "The abominable snowman". A cheap B-film receives ,apparently, a monumental score. the Main title ( the only fragment on CD) is a towering "Maestoso" depicting the Tibetan mountains.


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Post by: Haffner on March 10, 2008, 11:14:22 AM


So I can sleep better at night Ange, please tell me that you have picked up the re-published Robert E. Howard works that they have been putting out.

http://www.amazon.com/Coming-Conan-Cimmerian-Original-Adventures/dp/0345461517/ref=pd_bbs_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1205118447&sr=1-2  ;D



I'm so there, dude.
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Post by: eyeresist on March 10, 2008, 06:24:56 PM
Starship Troopers - Poledouris (unfortunately the recording is very compressed and unnatural, but I'd love to hear this in a concert hall)

Outland - Goldsmith (a good movie too, except it goes downhill in the last act)

Psycho - Herrmann (not just a good soundtrack, but damn good music)

Gone with the Wind - Steiner (I have the suite played by some British pick-up group; I'd love to know who the conductor was!)

TIED: Dune / Blade Runner - "Toto" (plus arranger, plus "additional music by" a name I don't recall) / Vangelis


I also want to make the point here that Ridley Scott was dead wrong, putting Hanson's symphony at the end of Alien. Goldsmith's "End title" music would have been more fitting - and it's just better music, too.
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Post by: Bogey on March 10, 2008, 06:51:42 PM

Psycho - Herrmann (not just a good soundtrack, but damn good music)


To steal a line from MN Dave, "Damn skippy!"
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Post by: Kullervo on March 10, 2008, 07:17:16 PM

Outland - Goldsmith (a good movie too, except it goes downhill in the last act)

A fun romp of a movie (basically a western in space) and one that owes a lot of its "look" to Alien. Pretty dated special effects, though. :) After recently watching Chinatown for the first time I would probably put Goldsmith's score near the top of my (admittedly short) list of soundtracks.

Psycho - Herrmann (not just a good soundtrack, but damn good music)

Agreed, but I would probably place Vertigo over Psycho. It's hard to choose between those two and Citizen Kane.

TIED: Dune / Blade Runner - "Toto" (plus arranger, plus "additional music by" a name I don't recall) / Vangelis

Oh, definitely Vangelis (I may be biased as Blade Runner is one of my favorite films, whereas Dune is to me unwatchable.  :-\). If memory serves, the "other guy" is Brian Eno.
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Post by: Kullervo on March 10, 2008, 07:40:08 PM
Some soundtracks I've come to know in the months since I posted my top five:

Woman in the Dunes and Ran (Toru Takemitsu)
Chinatown (Jerry Goldsmith)
In a Lonely Place (George Antheil)
On the Waterfront (Leonard Bernstein)

Alex North's score for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is also worth mention. Auric's score for Dassin's Rififi really stood out, but perhaps it's too soon to list it as a favorite — I only watched it last night.
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Post by: Bogey on March 10, 2008, 07:46:21 PM
Some soundtracks I've come to know in the months since I posted my top five:


On the Waterfront (Leonard Bernstein)



Do you have a link to this recording Corey?
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Post by: Kullervo on March 10, 2008, 07:51:15 PM
Do you have a link to this recording Corey?

I don't know if there's a full score available, Bill. I've only ever heard it within the context of the film, but it's very effective.
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Post by: Bogey on March 10, 2008, 07:52:28 PM
One that gets buried, and for that matter the movie as well, was Elfman's A Simple Plan.  He did a brilliant job on this score and it laid over the movie perfectly.

If you want one that is just a fun ride from start to finish, try Shearmur's Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow score.  
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Post by: Bogey on March 10, 2008, 07:53:24 PM
I don't know if there's a full score available, Bill. I've only ever heard it within the context of the film, but it's very effective.

Gotcha Corey. 
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Post by: Bogey on March 10, 2008, 08:02:28 PM
This might be worth taking a risk on Corey:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Waterfront-Original-Score/dp/B000008P9I

and then there was this:

http://www.filmnight.org/onthewater.htm
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Post by: eyeresist on March 11, 2008, 12:09:51 AM
Oh, definitely Vangelis (I may be biased as Blade Runner is one of my favorite films, whereas Dune is to me unwatchable.  :-\). If memory serves, the "other guy" is Brian Eno.
Yeah, I know Eno contributed a track, but I think there was another guy hidden in the small print somewhere. I'll see if I can fish out my copy tonight.
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Post by: Ephemerid on March 11, 2008, 01:37:04 AM
The soundtrack to SlingBlade was really good too-- lots of work by Daniel Lanois.
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Post by: eyeresist on March 11, 2008, 11:40:40 PM
Here is the composition info on Dune, from the CD liner notes:

Written, composed and performed by Toto
Prophecy Theme by Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois and Roger Eno


But then in the fine print:

Adaptation and additional music by Marty Paich
Additional orchestration by Allyn Ferguson


Paich and Ferguson also conducted the score. Paich is presumably the brother of Toto's David Paich.

BTW, the orchestra is the Vienna Symphony Orchestra with the Vienna Volksoper choir. Concertmaster was Dieter von Ostheim.


Anyway, I love the movie Dune. Like Blade Runner, it creates a fascinating, immersive alternate world, but Dune is more bizarre and horrific (directed by Lynch, after all). But then I like William Burroughs and the films of Jodorowsky, beside which Dune is fairly sane.
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Post by: Bogey on March 12, 2008, 04:00:50 AM
Here is the composition info on Dune, from the CD liner notes:

Written, composed and performed by Toto
Prophecy Theme by Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois and Roger Eno


But then in the fine print:

Adaptation and additional music by Marty Paich
Additional orchestration by Allyn Ferguson


Paich and Ferguson also conducted the score. Paich is presumably the brother of Toto's David Paich.

BTW, the orchestra is the Vienna Symphony Orchestra with the Vienna Volksoper choir. Concertmaster was Dieter von Ostheim.


Anyway, I love the movie Dune. Like Blade Runner, it creates a fascinating, immersive alternate world, but Dune is more bizarre and horrific (directed by Lynch, after all). But then I like William Burroughs and the films of Jodorowsky, beside which Dune is fairly sane.

I wonder if this soundtrack ran into the same Academy Awards' buzzsaw as Master and Commander and was not eligible for an award because more than one person (or is it two?) worked on the score.
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Post by: Hattoff on May 09, 2013, 07:11:50 AM
Would one of you experts list me a few John Barry albums that give a good coverage of his output? Cheap!
 I'm getting nostalgic in my old age and have a hankering to listen to soundtracks I remember as being pretty good. Cheers.
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Post by: Cato on May 09, 2013, 07:32:46 AM
Would one of you experts list me a few John Barry albums that give a good coverage of his output? Cheap!
 I'm getting nostalgic in my old age and have a hankering to listen to soundtracks I remember as being pretty good. Cheers.

Out of Africa, Somewhere in Time, Dances With Wolves and if you can find it, one of Michael Caine's best movies: Zulu
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Post by: Bogey on May 09, 2013, 03:50:49 PM
Combine the last two:

Goldfinger
Dances With Wolves

and The Black Hole
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Post by: Bogey on May 09, 2013, 05:06:43 PM
I checked my collection and the John Barry soundtracks I have are:

The Ipcress File
Day of the Locust
The Lion in Winter

(and Dances with Wolves)

Those three I bolded are really good.

And obviously some Bond? 8)
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Post by: Hattoff on May 09, 2013, 08:47:44 PM
Thank-you all, I can get those at reasonable prices, I see.
Ah, nostalgia can be expensive.
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Post by: ChamberNut on November 25, 2013, 06:02:06 AM
2001: A Space Odyssey, Barry Lyndon, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut.

I second this endorsement.  All 5 are what drew me into the classical music world.
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Post by: motoboy on September 08, 2017, 02:45:59 AM
Great Balls Of Fire

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Pretty much all the Beatles movies

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Post by: North Star on September 08, 2017, 07:16:05 AM
This thread could do with a friendly bump?
I'm sure John (MI) would suggest this one, and he wouldn't be wrong.  8)

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Post by: drogulus on September 08, 2017, 04:01:32 PM

     (http://filmtracks.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/the-thing.jpg) (http://dw.convertfiles.com/files/0874003001504918064/the%20thing%20%28complete%20score%29%20-%20ennio%20morricone.mp3)



             
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Post by: SimonNZ on September 09, 2017, 12:56:44 AM
not mentioned yet: Trevor Jones' music for Angel Heart

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0000/926/MI0000926570.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

could also teach Tarantino a thing or two about incorporating dialogue into a film soundtrack album
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Post by: stingo on September 13, 2017, 07:58:51 PM
Branagh's Henry V - score by Patrick Doyle
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Post by: Mirror Image on September 13, 2017, 08:11:12 PM
I'm sure John (MI) would suggest this one, and he wouldn't be wrong.  8)



YES!