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    The Empire Strikes Back was released when I was 12. I got the 2-LP John Williams soundtrack not long after seeing the movie. It was one of the first albums I ever bought. I still have it.



    Some other favorites:
    - The Wizard of Oz - Harold Arlen
    - Casablanca - Max Steiner
    - Anatomy of a Murder - Duke Ellington
    - Vertigo - Bernard Hermann
    - Lawrence of Arabia - Maurice Jarre
    - In The Heat Of The Night - Quincy Jones
    - Bullitt - Lalo Schifrin
    - Once Upon a Time in the West - Ennio Morricone
    - 8 1/2 - Nino Rota

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    Once upon the time in the west - Morricone
    Lawrence of Arabia - Jarre
    The Empire strikes back - Williams
    LOTR - Shore
    Schindler's List - Williams
    Edward Scissorhands - Danny Elfman
    Batman - Danny Elfman
    Star Trek - Jerry Goldsmith
    The Good, The Bad and the Ugly - Morricone
    Back to the future - Alan Silvestri

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    The Prince of Egypt
    Titanic (1997)
    Anastasia (1997)
    Lion King 1 & 2
    Mulan (1998)
    La Folie des grandeurs
    Tarzan (1999)
    The Mummy
    The Mask of Zorro
    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

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    King's Row....it makes me feel like I'm in galaxy far, far away http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJwa9mX0bxA

    Dropzone...it makes me feel like I'm Keith Richards on a Pirate ship (2min mark) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5F0Q0XGwqw

    Pirate's of the Caribbean...it makes me feel like I'm in a spaghetti western (skip to 1 minute mark) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzsqAjJnMdA

    Avatar, Enemy at the Gates, Troy and Willow...it makes me feel that Horner is too lazy to change the record. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glsyYJksGtg

    Apollo13, Titanic, Enemy at the Gates and Schindler's List...it makes me feel that film music is so innovative. (2:30 mark) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGudW...=RDPf0C5tzcQlg

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    Simply choose 10 Alfred Hitchcock Films. He always had composers writing inspired scores.
    Facts don't care about your feelings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpowders View Post
    Simply choose 10 Alfred Hitchcock Films. He always had composers writing inspired scores.
    Vertigo, Psycho, North by Northwest, The Man Who Knew Too Much. . . yeah: Bernard Herrmann.
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    Top ten? Well, that's impossible for me. But these scores certainly mean the world to me:

    Ben Hur (Rozsa)
    Mutiny on the Bounty (Kaper)
    King Kong (Steiner)
    Blue Max (Goldsmith)
    Vertigo (Herrmann)
    North by Northwest (Herrmann)
    Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (Herrmann)
    Thief of Baghdad (Rozsa)
    Quo Vadis (Rozsa)
    Empire Strikes Back (Williams)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marschallin Blair View Post
    Vertigo, Psycho, North by Northwest, The Man Who Knew Too Much. . . yeah: Bernard Herrmann.
    Yup. Herrmann was no Peewee!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JACE View Post
    The Empire Strikes Back was released when I was 12. I got the 2-LP John Williams soundtrack not long after seeing the movie. It was one of the first albums I ever bought. I still have it.



    Some other favorites:
    - The Wizard of Oz - Harold Arlen
    - Casablanca - Max Steiner
    - Anatomy of a Murder - Duke Ellington
    - Vertigo - Bernard Hermann- Lawrence of Arabia - Maurice Jarre- In The Heat Of The Night - Quincy Jones
    - Bullitt - Lalo Schifrin
    - Once Upon a Time in the West - Ennio Morricone
    - 8 1/2 - Nino Rota
    Empire?-- certainly.

    But Lalo Schiffrin's score to Bullitt? A black 440 Charger R/T, yes!

    But Schiffrin's jazz score? . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by hpowders View Post
    Yup. Herrmann was no Peewee!
    Pound-for-pound, score-for-score I think the greatest film composer of all time-- though admittedly, not my favorite; who is in fact Miklos Rozsa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marschallin Blair View Post
    Empire?-- certainly.

    But Lalo Schiffrin's score to Bullitt? A black 440 Charger R/T, yes!

    But Schiffrin's jazz score? . . .
    Sure! Why not?!?!

    I love jazz, and I grew up on jazzy cop show themes. Think Patrick Williams' "Streets of San Francisco" and Bob James' & Oliver Nelson's scores for "Columbo."

    Schifrin's "Bullitt" soundtrack was better than any of them! (Except for Quincy Jones' scores.)


    Are you not a fan of jazz? Or just not a fan of Schifrin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JACE View Post
    Sure! Why not?!?!

    I love jazz, and I grew up on jazzy cop show themes. Think Patrick Williams' "Streets of San Francisco" and Bob James' & Oliver Nelson's scores for "Columbo."

    Schifrin's "Bullitt" soundtrack was better than any of them! (Except for Quincy Jones' scores.)


    Are you not a fan of jazz? Or just not a fan of Schifrin?
    Confessedly, both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marschallin Blair View Post
    Empire?-- certainly.

    But Lalo Schiffrin's score to Bullitt? A black 440 Charger R/T, yes!

    But Schiffrin's jazz score? . . .
    By the way, you like the bad guys' Charger better than McQueen's '68 Mustang Fastback??? Now that I don't understand.

    JK!!!

    My dad had a '66 Fastback Mustang -- in that same dark green color. So I've always thought that Mustang coupes were the ultimate in coolness. ...Just like Steve McQueen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JACE View Post
    By the way, you like the bad guys' Charger better than McQueen's '68 Mustang Fastback??? Now that I don't understand.

    JK!!! :out:

    My dad had a '66 Fastback Mustang -- in that same dark green color. So I've always thought that Mustang coupes were the ultimate in coolness. ...Just like Steve McQueen.
    Cheers to your dad. . .

    I certainly like the look and the sound of the '68 Mustang Fastback (especially the Shelby GT)-- but it doesn't have positraction or a 440.

    People on the set of Bullitt said that every time that '68 440 Charger R/T hit the straight-away-- it just pulled away from the Mustang. . . in force.

    McQueen originally asked if he could drive the Charger and not the Mustang for the role-- but the request was denied. The black Charger was to be the "bad guy's" car; and so it was. . .

    Admittedly, I have a thing for '68-'70 Chargers and Roadrunners; '70 and '71 Cudas too; 440 six-pack set ups and Hemi's only please. . . ;D



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    I'm not going to number them because I really wouldn't know what order to put them in. But here's my list.

    Star Wars.
    E.T.
    Jurassic Park
    Lord of the Rings
    Harry Potter
    Halloween
    Superman
    Indiana Jones
    James Bond theme
    2001 A Space Odyssey

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