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Best Film Soundtrack Ever..?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by The Dude, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. The Dude

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    Dazed & Confused is on Sky Movies 2 at 12:25 tonight....

    Even if you don't like the movie, you'll love the tunes... :clap:
     
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    No, that would have to go to Star Wars or Jaws or the LotR: Trilogy or Schindler's List etc...
     
  3. Gary D

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    one of the only movie soundtracks that stands up to repeated playing (without the movie) is Vangelis's soundtrack to "1492: Conquest of Paradise". a beautiful soundtrack for a poor film. i've used it for various holiday videos. :smashin:

    on of my fav soundtracks that use "tunes" would be "Jackie Brown" - opens with Bobby Womack's fantastic "across 110th Street" which is one of the greatest soul tunes of all time - so much better than what passes for soul today. pure gold :D

    while i like things like Jaws, LOTR and star wars etc - most of them just dont stand up without the visuals (lets be honest how many people would sit and listen to the star wars theme - sad sad geeks. ) and to be honest most of the time John Williams seems to "phone in" his soundtracks these days.

    before i get jumped all over i know that it has to have visuals but for me the mark of a true brilliance is if it stands up on its own as a peice of music.

    i can also listen to anything by Ennio Morricone - the best composer in the world


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    :thumbsup: Last of the Mohicans :thumbsup:
     
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    Jackie Brown is a classy collection too.... good call garyD :thumbsup:
     
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    I'd have to say The Wicker Man. The soundtrack is as distinctive and original now as it was then.
     
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    Dude, its just good taste :thumbsup: you cant buy it- you either have or you dont :smashin:


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    Boyz in the Hood or Friday. [​IMG] I love my hip hop.

    I also liked Reservior Dogs. :thumbsup:
     
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    Edward Sissorhands is one of my faves.
     
  11. Gary D

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    hip hop :eek: first act as world leader would be to ban hip hop/reggee/rap - if you want me to go postal play me some of that!


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    Ive been into Hip Hop for over 15 years. :clap:
     
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    Razor, some how I am not shocked at that statement ;) ;)
     
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    Whys that Dave? :D
     
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    Yes although I hate movies that just use allredy recorded material I loved the soundtrack to this film I had Across 110 long before this film came out, heck I can still remember the film of the same name. Also agreed about what passes for soul these days it is just cheap repetitive stuff.

    Back on topic I think one of my soundtracks would have to be one of Jerry Goldsmiths probably my recent purchase of Capricorn One, what a stiring opening into and masterful mood set pieces with in the film.

    Of the other composers there is a fair few I like Barry especially Somewhere in Time which the music can cut me to the core.
    Ennio Morricone is always good.

    I really do like the soundtrack to the first X-Men film especially the end title sequence which for some reason is not on the CD
     
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    Not the best ever, but I like the soundtrack to 2046, but it's mainly just a collection of songs rather than something like John Williams would create.
     
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    "Dances With Wolves" soundtrack stands up on its own IMHO, and if you like that sort of thing (which I do :)) is a recommendation.
     
  18. Gary D

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    i used the "love" theme from dances on my siuster in laws wedding video - made everyone cry when i showed it the family :D top, top soundtrack.

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    HI,

    Many of my favourite soundtracks have already been chosen by others, e.g. "The Last Of The Mohicans", "Dances With Wolves", "1492: Conquest Of Paradise", et al. However, I'd also include the following films as havings some of the best ever soundtracks:

    - Akira
    - Run, Lola, Run
    - The Insider
    - Betty Blue
    - Manhunter
    - Sirens
    - My Neighbour Totoro
    - The Simpsons (Sing The Blues)

    There are tons of others, that I really love, but these are the only ones that come to mind, at this time in the day. :)


    Pooch
     
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    The Insider soundtrack is a killer!! pooch good shout. Lisa Gerrard is fantastic but then that brings up the Gladiator track doesn't it? as she dis that as well (used that one on my holiday video from Rome last year. :smashin:

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    Bridge on the river Kwai - the Colonel Bogie bit gets me every time.
    Lawrence of Arabia.
    Talking about visuals. It was movies like 2001 and Clockwork Orange that made me realise I could enjoy classical music. And, believe it or not, it was The Intelligence Men that got me into Swan Lake.
     
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    Morricone - Once Upon A Time In America - absolute class!
     
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    Hi,

    Talking of Ennio Morricone - what about his knock-out score for the 1987 film "The Untouchables"! What a stunner that is, too! :clap:

    Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention that I loved Eric Serra's score for the Luc Besson film "La Grand Bleu" (The Big Blue) as well.


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    You got my vote :smashin:




    Best soundtracks:

    Blade Runner
    Gladiator
    1492
    Alien
    Kingdom of Heaven
    (are we seeing a trend here?! :D )
    Lord of the Rings
    First Knight
    Batman (Danny Elfman)

    oh and about a billion others!! :rolleyes:
     
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    I have always been a fan of the Road To Perdition soundtrack, while it stands on its own quite well, how it is used in the movie is just about perfect!
     
  26. Gary D

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    good choice - i'd forgotten that one.


    and big HELLO from across this side of the pond :hiya:


    Gary
     
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    kill bill's soundtrack aint bad
     
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    Nah, your all wrong. :D Best film soundtrack that pulverises the rest is Conan the Barbarian. :D :smashin:
     
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    Basil Poledouris :smashin:

    Other greats by him include:

    Robocop
    The Hunt for Red October
    Starship Troopers

    :clap:
     
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    I've been into Hip Hop for over 20 years ;)

    Anyway back to the thread:

    Once Upon a Time in The West
    The Good,The Bad and The Ugly
    For a Few Dollars More
    The Magnificent Seven
    Beat Street
    Run Lola Run
    LOTR
    Raging Bull
    Easy Rider
    Platoon
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Any of the classic early John Carpenter films
    Dawn of The Dead (all the tunes were burnt into my grey matter as a kid) :D
     

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