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    I don't know if this is a top 10 or if I'll even make 10, but some of my fav's are (In no particular order):

    The Mission - Morricone
    Braveheart - Horner
    Gladiator - Zimmer
    Edward Scissorhands - Elfman
    Batman Begins - Zimmer & Newton Howard (Sets the PERFECT mood for that movie)
    The Home For Dark Butterflies - Panu Aaltio (Absolutely gorgeous! - I never saw the movie)
    The Last of The Mohicans - Trevor Jones, Randy Edelman, Joel McNeely
    The Power of One - Zimmer
    Solaris (Remake) - Cliff Martinez
    Friday Night Lights - Explosions In The Sky
    Last Temptation of Christ - Peter Gabriel

    That's 11, but hey, those are the ones I often go back to.

    Some of them aren't the greatest written musically, but all of them I believe set the moods perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varick View Post
    Solaris (Remake) - Cliff Martinez
    Hi, Varick.

    Have you ever seen the original SOLARIS by Andrei Tarkovsky?

    Seems as though nothing prior to the 1980s is on your list...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prodromides View Post
    Hi, Varick.

    Have you ever seen the original SOLARIS by Andrei Tarkovsky?

    Seems as though nothing prior to the 1980s is on your list...
    No, I have never seen the original. I don't have time to watch everything I would like to.

    I'm not a big "older movie" fan (black and white). I'm not sure why, but I've never connected with most of the ones I HAVE seen (I thought Citizen Kane was a boring movie and spent part of a semester in school studying the film score - call me crazy). I often find the acting too melodramatic

    Again, there have been some terrific movie scores prior to the '80's, just like there are much better pieces of music written as a film score than many on my list, but the OP's question was, "What's your favorite?" not "What are the best?"

    Was it good? Did you see both? If so, which did you like better.

    I have to admit, one of the things that drew me to that movie was Natasha McElhone, who, IMO, is one of the most beautiful women I have ever laid eyes on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varick View Post
    Was it good? Did you see both? If so, which did you like better.
    Oh yes, I've seen both SOLARISs. I have the Criterion Collection DVD on the Tarkovsky original.

    Although I like films by Soderburgh, I much prefer the 1971 SOLARIS. If you think CITIZEN KANE is boring, then you'd probably dislike the first SOLARIS because Tarkovsky's stylistic aesthetics include long takes (uninterrupted by edits or reaction shots) and intentionally elipitcal narratives (in which past, present and future - as well as hallucinations - all comingle into a non-linear and metaphysical unfolding).

    The music in the original SOLARIS is by Eduard Artemyev; some of it is early electronics coexisting with classical selections - all of it atmospheric and moody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prodromides View Post
    If you think CITIZEN KANE is boring, then you'd probably dislike the first SOLARIS because Tarkovsky's stylistic aesthetics include long takes (uninterrupted by edits or reaction shots) and intentionally elipitcal narratives (in which past, present and future - as well as hallucinations - all comingle into a non-linear and metaphysical unfolding).

    The music in the original SOLARIS is by Eduard Artemyev; some of it is early electronics coexisting with classical selections - all of it atmospheric and moody.
    Well, it's not like Soderburgh's was an action packed epic. I completely understand anyone who would call the movie Solaris "boring" even though I did not find it as such. I thought the entire movie was very "mood" intensive, and in many ways, the music kept me in the movie.

    One of these days, I'll have to check out the Tarkovsky original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varick View Post
    Well, it's not like Soderburgh's was an action packed epic. I completely understand anyone who would call the movie Solaris "boring" even though I did not find it as such. I thought the entire movie was very "mood" intensive, and in many ways, the music kept me in the movie.

    One of these days, I'll have to check out the Tarkovsky original.

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    I also love the remake "Solaris" score but have not seen the original or heard the music. Others that I love (some may be more "soundtrack" with a few non-original works:

    Solaris
    The Last of the Mohicans
    Goodbye Lenin
    The Virgin Suicides
    K-PAX
    Requiem for a Dream

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    Okay, I'll throw in several of my favorites (I am not a fan of movies in general):

    The Lord Of The Rings - Howard Shore (an obvious chioce for Tolkien fan)
    Spirited Away - Joe Hisaishi
    Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain - Yann Tiersen
    The Lost Thing - Michael Yezerski

    If you haven't seen any of these, it's worth your time and attention to find out more.
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    Ran
    Wild Strawberries
    The Seventh Seal
    Where Eagles Dare
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Full Metal Jacket
    Doctor Strangelove
    A Clockwork Orange
    Eyes Wide Shut
    Papillon
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    John WIlliams Harry Potter theme is Haydn piano sonata 44 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badinerie View Post
    Blade Runner Vangelis (New American Orchestra Version)
    Yuck, just... yuck. Vangelis brilliant electronic, atmospheric original - completely ruined.

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    Conan - Basil Poledouris
    Star Wars - John Williams
    LOTR - Howard Shore
    The Dark Crystal - Trevor Jones
    Total Recall - Jerry Goldsmith
    Medicine Man - Jerry Goldsmith
    Braveheart - James Horner
    Gattaca - Michael Nyman
    Dances with Wolves - John Barry
    Thor - Patrick Doyle
    Guns for San Sebastian - Ennio Morricone

    these are just 10 soundtracks that came to my mind. There are many more excellent soundtracks. My most favorite composer is Jerry Goldsmith, the most overrated composer is Hans Zimmer

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    1. Star Wars (John Williams)
    2. Ben-Hur (Miklos Rozsa)
    3. True Grit (Elmer Bernstein)
    4. The Magnificent Seven (Elmer Bernstein)
    5. The Alamo (Dmitri Toimkin)
    6. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Ennio Morricone)
    7. The Godfather (Nino Rota)
    8. Muppet Treasure Island (Hans Zimmer)
    9. Patton (Jerry Goldsmith)
    10. Kelly's Heroes (Lalo Schifrin)
    Last edited by Boston Charlie; Dec-27-2017 at 17:16.

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    Same as book connisewers don't rate horror or mysteries, The Deacon does not overly care for soundtracks. They are usually simple (and usually HAVE to be) and that Williams-type trick of motifs (for say, honour or gentleness prompts) is worn and tired.

    Here however are 10 I have/would like to have in the collectro:

    Il Casanova - Rota (my fav soundtrack)
    Tess d'Ubervilles
    The Long Good Friday
    Thief
    The Big Country
    The Red Shoes
    After The Fox
    The Wicker Man
    The Collector
    Candy


    Main sountrack want is The Wrong Box.

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    Oh!

    Gotta have "Elephant Man" also.

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    Rosenman: Lord of the Rings
    Rota: Romeo and Juliet
    Herrmann: North by Northwest
    Herrmann: Vertigo
    Korngold: Adventures of Robin Hood
    Herrmann: Psycho
    Jarre: Lawrence of Arabia
    Morricone: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Poledouris: Conan the Barbarian
    Williams: Jaws
    "Forgive me, Majesty. I'm a vulgar man. But I assure you, my music is not.“ Mozart

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