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Best movie soundtracks

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by oxygenuk, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. oxygenuk

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    iv watched some great films in my time and half of them have all had killer soundtracks to say the least.

    there are some proper kings of soundtracks though but what kicks it for you?

    for me it has to the soundtract to 'the business' (just released) or has to be the soundtrack of dirty dancing

    as you may of guessed i love me 80s :D
     
  2. Kazuya Mishima

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    oxygenuk, if you love your eighties why not try some of the Grand Theft Auto: Vice City stuff? I have the Flash FM CD which has some classic 80s, there are 7 CDs in the set, all featuring music used in the game. I am sure I saw the whole set on Amazon for 26 quid, but each CD is a slightly different genre of 80s music.

    Anyway, to answer your original question: some of the stuff from "The Matrix" is awesome (at the time this came out, another forum member said that this was music to make him lose his driving license), stuff by David Holmes is really good (soundtracks to Out of Sight, Ocean's Eleven/Twelve) but the all-time classic (and blaring from the halls of residence when I was at uni) is Reservor Dogs OST. In fact, was Reservoir Dogs not one of the first big soundtracks to feature 'proper' music (and not just scored orchestral stuff)? Nowadays is is commonplace (e.g. The Business soundtrack) but in the past it was quite rare to have soundtracks of this ilk.
     
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    C'mon - The Blues Brothers surely is the most memorable for a soundtrack ? Ok.....maybe just me...........
     
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    I like the sound track from Millers Crossing. Gives me goose bumps every time. :)
     
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    Jackie Brown is a great Soundtrack
     
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    Has to be either Paris Texas by Ry Cooder or the soundtrack for The Big Lebowski (also one of my fav films of all time ) :thumbsup:
     
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    Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Blues Brothers
    The Crow
     
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    Conan The Barbarian every time. A masterpiece of cinematic scoring.

    If its a bizarre selection of songs then "Repo Man" is a good example.
     
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    Training Day has a fantastic soundtrack................ if your into rap!

    If not stay well away as i think all the songs featured on the CD are rap songs!
     
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    I liked some of the artist collaboration soundtracks. I think the film Judgement Night started it with songs like "Real Thing" by Pearl Jam & Cypress Hill and "Another Body Murdered" by Faith No More & Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.
     
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    From Dusk 'Till Dawn & SHaun of the Dead have some cool tracks as well as some great audio clips.

    Special note to the Collateral soundtrack which has that sweet remix of Oakenfold's "Ready, Steady, Go"
     
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    I think the Batman Begins soundtrack is pretty damn good.

    Or music for The Royal Tenenbaums is a great compilation.
     
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    bill & ted baby oh and american pie
     
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    Second the votes for Jackie Brown and Paris Texas...but what about The Warriors - it rocks!!!

    Also like The Untouchables, Dances with Wolves and love Alien and Bladrunner.
     
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    The Warriors, Alien and Bladerunner.

    Second the votes for Jackie Brown and Paris Texas
     
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    American Beauty
    Shawshank Redemption
    Gladiator
     
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    Another good one like this is Spawn - Heavy Metal & Dance remixes (Marilyn Manson + Sneaker Pimps, Metallica + Orbital)
     
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    Got to be Reservoir Dogs
     
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    Top Gun soundtrack is great...Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins always gets turned up a notch whenever I hear it!

    Oh and the Vanilla Sky soundtrack still makes it into my car every couple of months or so...
     
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    out of Africa
    heat
     
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    I'm going to distingish here between scores and soundtracks that are just compilations of songs "from and influenced by movie X"

    Of the former...
    Doctor Zhivago (by Maurice Jarre... - also, Jesus Of Nazareth by him (a cinematic TV mini-series rather than a standard movie)
    Everything by John Barry (such as his Bond scores and Out fo Africa as mentioned above); I would also include his non-film "soundtracks" The Beyondness Of Things and Eternal Echoes
    Fight Club (by The Dust Brothers)
    Howard Shore's LOTR trilogy scores
    Local Hero (by Mark Knopfler)
    Gladiator (by Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard)
    ... also worth getting Rob Dougan's Furious Angels (+ Bonus Instrumental CD) as its music that has been used brilliantly in The Matrix, Law & Order, etc...

    Of the latter...
    Saturday Night Fever
    Grease
    Reservoir Dogs
    Pulp Fiction
    Shallow Grave
    Trainspotting (orange & green)
    Jackie Brown
    The Beach
    Kil Bill (1 & 2)
     
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    Edward Scissorhands
    Meet Joe Black
    Dirty Dancing
    The Beach
    Forrest Gump
    Scarface
     
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    Ryuichi Sakamoto - Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence :thumbsup:
     
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    Rushmore.
     
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    The ones I can think of right now are Gladiator and Swordfish.
     
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    Any Micheal Mann movie in particular:
    Last of The mohicans, Ali, The Insider & Heat
     
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    For me, the old orchestral epic stuff, particularly the Miklos Rosza scores such as Ben-Hur, El Cid, or Lust for Life :)
     
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    BLADE RUNNER! - One of my fave albums
    ...also...
    Gladiator
    Star Wars
    some Jame Bond Tunes
    and
    Human Traffic

    :hiya:
     
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    Bladerunner, Dances With Wolves, John Barry's Bond Scores and most of John Williams stuff including Star Wars Trilogy, Indiana Jones Trilogy, Superman, Jaws and Saving Private Ryan.... :)
     

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