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Favorite movie soundtrack/score?
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There might be a thread about this already, but I can't find it.

A movie just wouldn't be the same if it didn't have the right kind of music backing it up. From John Williams' score in Star Wars to Juno Reactor/Don Davis dueling it out musically in the Matrix trilogy, what kinds of movie soundtracks and scores get your blood pumping and emotions high while watching a movie?

John Williams is probably my favorite. From Jaws to E.T. to Harry Potter, you can instantly recognize one of his songs. He puts you on a giddy emotional high and runs with it. …“Duel of The Fates” from SW: Episode I is my favorite Williams score.



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ozoneocean at 5:22AM, Feb. 29, 2008
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Conan the Barbarian.
-As I always say in these threads: Basil Poledouris's work on Conan the Barbarian. A beautiful score, the themes and the flavours of the music fit perfectly, and as it was largely (not all though) written during the principal photography and not after (as in most films), a lot of the scenes and action were set to his work rather than the other way around- so it fits even better :)

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The Triplets of Belle Ville.
-entertaining and magical! It carried the whole thing, especially considering there's almost no dialogue.

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Run Loa Run (Lola Rennt)
-The Techno speed and German rap by Tom Tykwer and gang evoke the desperation and narrowed focus of the runner perfectly. It's driving and high energy… With the occasional reflective moments in Portent's “I Wish” and the ironically placed “What a Difference a Day Made” sung by Dinah Washington.

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Dancer in the Dark.
-I think Bjork did a pretty good job on Trier ‘s movie here. It’s funky, eerie, strangely fun, and sometimes sad. It goes along nicely with the fragile emotions of the damaged and lonely Selma, and due to the nature of the film it carried the entire thing.
 
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TheMidge28 at 6:48AM, Feb. 29, 2008
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I have always like the soundtrack to Akira and Moulin Rouge.
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albone at 9:02AM, Feb. 29, 2008
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Right on with the Conan soundtrack.

I enjoyed the soundtrack to Serenity, Snatch, Last Action Hero, The Crow and I have a fondness for True Romance. Moulin Rouge is a good one too.
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SpANG at 12:05PM, Feb. 29, 2008
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John Wiliams is my favorite composer of all time. Probably my all time favorite score is Superman.
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Steely Gaze at 2:40PM, Feb. 29, 2008
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Ah, I'm going to follow the crowd and say that John Williams ranks as quite possibly the greatest movie composer of all time. I would be completely unable to pick one of his movies as the best, in terms of music, although Raiders of the Lost Ark has some of my personal favorite Williams music.

But my favorite movie soundtrack ever? Easy. The theme to Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins. Sure some of the music was hit-or-miss throughout, but that theme will stick with me forever. Simply brilliant.
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mlai at 2:49PM, Feb. 29, 2008
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But my favorite movie soundtrack ever? Easy. The theme to Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins.
Dunno the music, but I absolutely love that movie! Dunno why I love it, because it isn't very good.

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lastcall at 2:57PM, Feb. 29, 2008
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Conan the Barbarian.

The Conan soundtrack is good music to play D&D to….

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Run Lola Run (Lola Rennt)

I like this soundtrack (and the movie). There was a time when I wanted to dye my hair red like Lola's. …Good music to run/do aerobics to.
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Steely Gaze at 3:26PM, Feb. 29, 2008
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But my favorite movie soundtrack ever? Easy. The theme to Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins.
Dunno the music, but I absolutely love that movie! Dunno why I love it, because it isn't very good.

WHAT?! Blasphemer! This is easily the greatest movie on the face of the planet! I demand that you should watch it again, possibly three times a year like I do, and this time make sure you have the good DVD copy, not one of the infernal VHS monstrosities.

Can you tell I'm something of a Destroyer fanboy? :)
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Frostflowers at 6:16AM, March 1, 2008
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Put my name down for the Lola Rennt soundtrack - it fits the movie so well it's marvelous. We watched it one afternoon in photography class, and the music stuck with me for the rest of the week.

I'd also like to nominate Spirited Away. Not only is it an awesome soundtrack in that it works so fantastically with the movie - it stands well on its own, too. In fact, I've got it running in iTunes right now (The Empty Restaurant has to be one of my favourite tracks ever). Joe Hisaishi is a pretty awesome composer - he's done the sountracks to Howl's Moving Castle, Nausicaa, My Neighbour Totoro and Princess Mononoke as well.
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lastcall at 7:00AM, March 1, 2008
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OOoh, I forgot a few….


Howard Shore: Lord of the Rings

Jerry Goldsmith: The 13th Warrior

James Horner: Braveheart

Klaus Badelt: Pirates of the Caribbean
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Drasnus at 12:00PM, March 1, 2008
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The only memorable soundtracks I can think of are for zombie movies.

Goblin: Dawn of the Dead soundtrack.
Fabio Frizzi: Lucio Fulci's “Gates Of Hell” series and “Zombie Flesh Eaters”.
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TheMidge28 at 12:32PM, March 1, 2008
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another lovely soundtrack, Bridget Jones' Diary.
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Fenn at 12:54PM, March 1, 2008
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Midnight Run

Get Shorty

Akira

Ravenous

Dark City

The Sting

Twelve Monkeys

Raising Arizona
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TheMidge28 at 4:18PM, March 1, 2008
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some great ones there, Fenn!

Totally forgot Dark City and 12 Monkeys!

I ashamed to mention these next 2 because of the potential embarassment…but I think…I can…handle it!

The OC soundtracks…mixes 1 through 5, including the Krismakah LP.
and…
Garden State.
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Whirlwynd at 2:49AM, March 3, 2008
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Soundtracks make up about half of my CDs -

I think my favorite out of all of them, just to sit down and listen to from end to end, is The Natural by Randy Newman. My favorite composer, though, is James Newton Howard.

Others at the top of the list - K-PAX, Ocean's Eleven, The Truman Show, and The Sixth Sense.
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lastcall at 3:01AM, March 3, 2008
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My husband just bought The Science Fiction Album from the Prague Philharmonic off of iTunes. It's pretty good–has a lot of recognizable tunes in it. Battlestar Galactica, Back to the Future, Star Trek, etc.
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timelike01 at 7:36AM, March 20, 2008
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Right now, I'd have to say my favorite movie soundtrack is Transformers: The Movie – the 1986 animated movie.
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phantasmagraph at 12:21PM, March 20, 2008
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Ah, I'm going to follow the crowd and say that John Williams ranks as quite possibly the greatest movie composer of all time. I would be completely unable to pick one of his movies as the best, in terms of music, although Raiders of the Lost Ark has some of my personal favorite Williams music.

Hell yes to the Raiders soundtrack. It's just one of those albums you can listen to and watch the movie play behind your eyes.

Drasnus
Goblin: Dawn of the Dead soundtrack.

I love their work on Argento's Suspira. WORST VIDEO EVER however.

Rosemary's Baby.

I know this has been said before, but it bares repeating: Akira.

Finally, for some reason when i was in high school everybody was all about the Spawn soundtrack like it was THE goth musical opus. (shakes head).
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Fenn at 4:03AM, March 21, 2008
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I totally forgot how great the score of this movie was until I saw it again recently on Showtime:

Starman

Just fantastic stuff right there.
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Drasnus at 2:42PM, March 22, 2008
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The Dollars Trilogy.
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LIZARD_B1TE at 7:40AM, March 23, 2008
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Across the Universe and O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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ozoneocean at 8:33AM, March 23, 2008
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I love their work on Argento's Suspira.
Yay, I've got that on CD ^^
Goblin are pretty trippy…
 
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blntmaker at 11:53PM, April 3, 2008
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Great question!

JFK - Original Score (John Williams)

Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil - Original Soundtrack

LOST (Both editions) - Original Score (Michael Giacchino)

ANYTHING…and I mean ANYTHING by Danny Elfman! That guy is just wicked!
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blntmaker at 11:54PM, April 3, 2008
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Run Loa Run (Lola Rennt)
-The Techno speed and German rap by Tom Tykwer and gang evoke the desperation and narrowed focus of the runner perfectly. It's driving and high energy… With the occasional reflective moments in Portent's “I Wish” and the ironically placed “What a Difference a Day Made” sung by Dinah Washington.

Great pick, O' - I love this movie and the soundtrack!
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ttyler at 3:15AM, April 7, 2008
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Love the Incredibles. Tarantino's Death proof , and Planet Terror are great. I know I have tons of soundtracks….but too early in the morning to activate that side of my bean.
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jalford at 3:14AM, May 4, 2008
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Heavy Metal 1 soundtrack.
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