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  • John Williams

    31 21.68%
  • Jerry Goldsmith

    8 5.59%
  • John Barry

    5 3.50%
  • James Horner

    5 3.50%
  • Hans Zimmer

    7 4.90%
  • Howard Shore

    17 11.89%
  • James Newton Howard

    3 2.10%
  • Danny Elfman

    6 4.20%
  • Alan Silvestri

    2 1.40%
  • Thomas Newman

    2 1.40%
  • Ennio Morricone

    22 15.38%
  • Alexandre Desplat

    3 2.10%
  • Patrick Doyle

    1 0.70%
  • Elliot Goldenthal

    0 0%
  • Other

    31 21.68%
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    From the Piano soundtrack... Nyman is awesome.

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    I voted for Ennio Morricone because he's the only composer on your list where I listen to the soundtrack without necessarily having seen the film. Of the films he's written for I've only ever seen The Mission. On the other hand just before I saw his name I was going to vote for Hans Zimmer mostly for Out of Africa and The Thin Red Line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    I was going to vote for Hans Zimmer mostly for Out of Africa and The Thin Red Line.
    Good job you didn't. Zimmer didn't do Out of Africa!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLeod View Post
    Good job you didn't. Zimmer didn't do Out of Africa!
    Out of Africa... ouch didn't enjoy it much.
    "if a horse could sing in a monotone, the horse would sound like Carly Simon, only a horse wouldn't rhyme 'yacht', 'apricot', and 'gavotte'. Is that some kind of joke?"
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    Ennio Morricone. His musics are full of sadness. I like his music. When some people hear the name Ennio Morricone, only some western movies' themes come to their minds. He didn't only compose musics like the good, the bad, the ugly, he also composed so depressing musics. If you are in a sad mood, his depressing musics get you so depressed. I like getting depressed with his musics. I like feeling sad with his depressing musics.





    Last edited by atsizat; Dec-11-2015 at 02:48.

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    My true favourite is John Powell, who amazes me with his ability in writing in so many different styles of music. But out of the composers listed in the poll I voted for John Williams, whose complete mastery of the orchestra I admire.
    Last edited by TwoPhotons; Dec-12-2015 at 20:17.

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    Voted "Other" back then, thinking of the Czech Lubos Fiser, the Pole Kilar, Schnittke, Takemitsu ("Ran"), etc.
    And Morricone.
    Last edited by joen_cph; Dec-12-2015 at 22:24.

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    After watching "the Hatefoul Eight" I change my vote to Morricone.

    (I think Tarantino would vote for him...)
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    I'm new to this and note that the last 'thread?' was in 2013! Perhaps that's why Morricione isn't standing out as a favourite. I'm quite surprised really. Think of 'The Good, the Bad & the Ugly' v ' Once upon a time in America'. The Mission v Malena. So different and really draws the time/story out. And that's only the start!
    Opps! Definitely new to this! I was on the 1st page not the last! Glad to see Morricione up there!
    Last edited by Knuala; Feb-01-2016 at 20:07. Reason: didn't understand pages

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    Many of the more recent scores written by the above composers were recorded at least initially on high end samplers. This leads one to think that, it might be a fine idea to open a thread on algorithmic composition. I helped develop E-mu systems, Emulator IV series of samplers used by James Horner and others to write. We recorded many sample libraries back in the day, as a small group within the company, called "Great Sounds". The current leaders in this world of technology are the Vienna Symphonic Library and Spectrasonic, to name a few. Just an idea to possibly help cover what I've noticed was absent from this great website.
    Last edited by Robert Eckert; Mar-09-2016 at 04:07.

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    Ι might also pick Michael Nyman

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    So, no votes for Alexandre Desplat? Given that the man is never out of work, that's odd. Is it that the movies he has scored are less well known than Williams' and Shore's? Is it that they don't stand up away from the movie, so don't sell well as soundtrack albums? Perhaps he's being boycotted for having the temerity to have finished the job on the Harry Potter movies?

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006035/

    I'm not complaining, by the way. He's not my favourite. I'm just curious.
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    John Williams. There are many whom I admire, but the number of great scores he has done is phenomenal.

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    By contemporary, I presume living; therefore Christopher Young:

    Hellraiser:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o1Z-tQDHprE[/

    Fly 2:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aZsCOyl4mF8

    Species (main title):
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7r90nNQgNrw
    Last edited by geralmar; Mar-23-2016 at 06:10.

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    Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd: Mysterious Skin (Music from the film)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUzyIrVbj0w

    Very atomospheric and beautiful.

    Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd: White Bird in a Blizzard

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