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Favorite Soundtracks

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I'm not a big fan of soundtracks since they are often just a compilation of songs that may or may not go together, but occasionally some just strike a chord. What are some of your favs?

A few of mine include:

The Nightmare Before Christmas
Big Time
The Crow
Repo Man
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The Warriors
There Will Be Blood (Actually all originally composed songs by Jonny Greenwood)
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Trilogies always seem to have the best soundtracks. The good trilogies at least.

Howard Shore's The Lord of the Rings
John Williams's Star Wars (both new and original, but mostly the original)
Hans Zimmer's Pirates of the Caribbean

Also, anything by Joe Hisaishi. More specifically Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and Totoro.
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London - Crystal Method
Blade Runner - Vangelis
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Band of Brothers - Michael Kamen
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I don't buy many film soundtracks for the sole reason that they don't often work without the visuals they're composed for, but I find these work almost as well on their own and they're also very well-done thematically:

Black Hawk Down
The Dark Knight
The Village
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Since I own so many, I'll just list the recent ones:

Avatar OST (James Horner)
The Dark Knight Soundtrack (Zimmer+James Newton Howard) YouTube - The Dark Knight OST 2 I'm Not A Hero
Transformers (1, not 2, Steve Jablonsky)
Angels and Demons (Zimmer)
Star Trek (Michael Giacchino)
YouTube - Star Trek XI - Enterprising Young Men

One of my particular favorites, is the Crimson Tide soundtrack (Zimmer).
YouTube - Hans Zimmer:"Crimson Tide"(1995)-Main Theme

I also collect trailer music, example:
YouTube - Guardians At The Gate - audiomachine: Platinum Series III:Eterna (New "Avatar" Trailer)
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A "big up" for Repo Man. Great movie, great punk/new wave OST.

My fave is the OST from an English film, ca 1977, called That Summer. I've never seen the movie, and Allmusic.com doesn't even list the OST, although Allmovie.com does have a **brief**, as in one paragraph, review of the movie.

That aside, it's an absolutely stunning overview of punk/new wave of the period. Undertones, Patti Smith, Mink Deville, Boomtown Rats, etc.

Good luck finding it. I've got a vinyl copy that I bought during my sophomore year of college (1979, eek!) I doubt it ever made it to CD.
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I've got a vinyl copy that I bought during my sophomore year of college (1979, eek!) I doubt it ever made it to CD.
I'm guessing I'm still going to be on my iPod come soph year, unless the iPad somehow becomes the de facto media player (jk) =0
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I'm guessing I'm still going to be on my iPod when my soph year comes, unless the iPad somehow becomes the de facto media player (jk) =0
Well, if you are still using your iPod by then, you will probably be considered a luddite. Everyone else will be using their surgically implanted cloud players by then. I suggest you get hip if you are planning to get a date, know what I mean?
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The Mission
The Good the Bad and the Ugly
Gladiator
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Rosemary's Baby
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Well, if you are still using your iPod by then, you will probably be considered a luddite. Everyone else will be using their surgically implanted cloud players by then. I suggest you get hip if you are planning to get a date, know what I mean?
Indeed. Screw Augmented Reality, come mind-visual interface.
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Hmmm, off the top of my head....

The Nightmare Before Christmas
Raiders of The Lost Ark
Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade
Star Wars: A New Hope
Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
UP
Lord of The Rings (Complete Trilogy)
Avatar
Gladiator
The Dark Knight
Ghostbusters (actual score)
Amadeus
Immortal Beloved
Wall-E
O Brother, Where Art Though?
Prince of Persia (All of them)
Star Trek (new one)
Saving Private Ryan
Band of Brothers
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My favorite by far is Arizona Dream. Made by Emir Kusturica which also did the excellent Underground soundtrack and many more.

All of the songs are incredible but the song Death is among the best music I have heard in my life.
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