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post #31 of 103

Inception - Hans Zimmer

Tron Legacy - Daft Punk - I like this one so much because the songs stand on their own and are not just there to back up the movie. The soundtrack actually made the movie better which is an achievement on its own.

 

I will check out some of the other soundtracks listed here.

 

 

post #32 of 103

Angelo Badalamenti - Dub Driving 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_qkQqBWKYw&feature=BFa&list=PLE96F2D6E6711D32F&lf=results_video

post #33 of 103

Alright, I am compelled to put a few of my favorites here.  I think this is my forte, since film scores were my passion growing up.  

 

 

This is probably a tune you've heard before, but maybe never knew where it was from:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j67nQT2UAMs  Dragonheart theme (randy edelman).  It's been used many times in movie previews

Here are another couple favs:  

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHthbtSbGLM   The Dragon (bruce lee story) theme (randy edelman)

 

Last of the Mohicans....awesome, but don't think it compares to Braveheart's OST, for example.  (also by randy edelman--and I guess trevor jones as well)

 

You must also check out Hans Zimmer - Last Samurai Soundtrack  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWm8-jlddaw...

 

Inception is pretty good and I like it--but in my opinion a little repetitive sounding.  It's also somewhat similar to his Last Samurai soundtrack which I think trumps the Inception soundtrack.

Another one by Hans Zimmer that I think is better than Inception is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrYw9IsF0Mo  Pearl Harbor soundtrack..  check it out

Not trying to knock on Inception's score too much, but :)  

 

Another one by Hans Zimmer that I haven't seen yet on this thread:  The Rock.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I02-H3z1vAM&feature=related     The part where sean connery meets his daughter is absolutely beautiful:   Jade :  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bYp-hGyCX8

 

Love John Williams...

ET soundtrack,

Jurassic Park,

Indiana Jones is a bit cheesy to my ears now, but still like it.  Of course the star wars themes (but was never a big fan of the movie)

did you know he did the NBC nightly news theme?  It's a really good full song.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7kIgcYgIQk

 

Michael Kamen - Robin Hood prince of theves....this is a gem.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN24yo0yg6c

and this one...just WOW    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzJOh7BwI9k

 

James Horner - BRAVEHEART soundtrack.  check out this one "the secret wedding" which is especially my favorite:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN24yo0yg6c

Another goodie:  Clear and Present Danger by James Horner - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWBgXt2QneI&feature=related

 

Remember the STARGATE movie soundtrack?  one of my favorites again..   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrlIZyAUFsE  David Arnold.

 

Dances with wolves soundtrack by john barry was excellent

 

really liked The Dark Knight soundtrack.  

 

Air Force One was one of my favorites growing up: Jerry Goldsmith   - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JQ3IwF6qdw&feature=related

 

One that you may have not noticed is the movie U571's soundtrack  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUFAU_W6dUU  by Richard Marvin

 

A couple of recent ones that I really liked:

http://youtu.be/ECxzAAaZ5ZI  Seven Pounds - Ennio Morricone's The Crisis.  I guess this was from a while ago and a different movie also.

 

 

The score from the movie The Town ("the letter") http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41KVD0e5_cI  Harry Gregson-williams and David Buckley

People are accusing this one of copying the band of brothers soundtrack, but I thnk it sounds more like disney/pixar's Finding Nemo "egg theme"         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pi4-TfwRy4  what do you guys think??? haha

 

 

I LOVED the theme from The Town and think that it sounds more like the Finding Nemo - Egg theme.

I like the Town's soundtrack better by quite a bit. The resolution of the melody is pretty much the same, but there are a couple of key note differences in the first part of the melody.

Anyway,it IS possible that this wasn't intentional "copying" at all. It's pretty hard to come up with an ORIGINAL melody since the beginning of time..that said i can't say the same for the cold play vida la vida song

 

 

I'm not a fan of the Final Fantasy game series...or any rpg's for that matter, but I love a lot of Nobuo Uematsu's game scores.  

 

 

 

I hope you guys have a listen.  I'll check out your guy's favorites also, but please check these out - some of them are overlooked.  

 

As much as I am into uplifting trance now, I was into this before and think I can get into it again :D    

 

by the way, I feel like the melodies of these scores really relates to the type of trance I listen to.  The melodies are extremely beautiful and simple:  http://www.listology.com/dochyo/list/connoisseurs-real-trance-musicprepare-have-your-mind-blown-o-o-o

 

 

 

 

post #34 of 103

Invictus- Kyle Eastwood

post #35 of 103
Princess Mononoke, very nice classical score.

Kill Bill, Tarantino has put some really sweet tracks on these. Vol 1 and 2.

Så som i himmelen, great story the soundtrack supplements that.

Schindlers List, the one soundtrack that actually makes me cry.

Book of Eli, Panoramic is simply amazing.

Once upon a time in the West, Ennio Morricone at his best. Fun fact, the harmonica bit's can't be played with the harmonica in the movie.

These are just some I can think of. I'm a sucker for soundtracks.
post #36 of 103
Clint Mansell's composition work for Moon was astounding.
post #37 of 103

A couple I like that haven't been mentioned here are:

 

The Natural (Randy Newman); particularly the finale that accompanies the slo-mo trip around the bases after the final home run during the lightning storm . . .

 

Also, The Sea Hawk (Erich Wolfgang Korngold).  This is from 1940, but there are a couple of great new recordings of this available.  The original swashbuckling pirate film music score that has been the inspiration for a lot of similar films that came along later.  The opening theme/main title is a highlight.

 

Another Korngold film score from the same time period worth checking out is Robin Hood.  Errol Flynn starred in both of these films.

post #38 of 103
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Originally Posted by Mactire View Post

Princess Mononoke, very nice classical score.

Kill Bill, Tarantino has put some really sweet tracks on these. Vol 1 and 2.

Så som i himmelen, great story the soundtrack supplements that.

Schindlers List, the one soundtrack that actually makes me cry.

Book of Eli, Panoramic is simply amazing.

Once upon a time in the West, Ennio Morricone at his best. Fun fact, the harmonica bit's can't be played with the harmonica in the movie.

These are just some I can think of. I'm a sucker for soundtracks.


really liked Panoramic.  did you check my list a few posts up?  :D

 

post #39 of 103

Yes Hyogen, I did ^_^

 

And I agree on the Final Fantasy Soudtracks, they are very nice. I've got VII and VIII.

There are also older soundtracks like from Terranigma and Secret of Mana. But that's just pure nostalgia. Has nothing to do with excellent music quality.

post #40 of 103

an incredible score to a movie I really enjoyed.  The Postman (critics hated it).  Love the overture at 7:10 into the song, which is the main theme of the movie. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UmxivMnTWI 

 

Legends of the Fall by James Horner. 

Shawshank Redemption, Meet Joe Black by Thomas Newman

Alan Silvestri's Contact, forrest gump

I already mentioned Braveheart theme, but "For the Love of a Princess" is amazing--one of the most sweeping, emotional pieces I've ever heard.  Heart-wrenching...!  The Amazing Grace bagpipes song was the best rendition of the song I've ever heard..

Home Alone "Somewhere in my memory" by John williams...

 

I'm sure someone has mentioned it already but "Journey to the Line" from Thin Red Line by Hans Zimmer.  To me, this has like Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings used in platoon status.......  

http://www.head-fi.org/t/600610/uncanny-resemblances-of-songs-lend-me-your-ears-share-your-mash-ups-similar-sounding-songs   Check out the song which I think fits perfectly with this one....i want more opinions about this other than my own!   Like you could mix into the other at any time without changing anything.......


Edited by hyogen - 3/12/12 at 9:54pm
post #41 of 103
Some great ones mentioned, many of which I would put on my own list. Just to add a few more of my favorites:
O Brother Where Art Thou
Juno
North by Northwest
The Firm
Barry Lyndon
post #42 of 103
Quote:
Originally Posted by sexiewasd View Post

These two are tied for tops

 

 

Amélie (yann tiersen)

(EDIT: wow youtube is renting movies now?)

 

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Too many to list)

 

 

 

 


Totally agree with these, both amongst my very favorites.
post #43 of 103

I have to agree with everyone about the Tron soundtrack. It was SO GOOD! Another recent one that stands out for me was John Powell's How to Train Your Dragon score. 

post #44 of 103

Not a movie... but the soundtrack for Journey (PS3 game) is simply amazing... probably enhanced in combination with playing the game, which I would also HIGHLY recommend to anyone who cares about gaming at all.

post #45 of 103
There are so many I enjoy, it is hard to pick which one is my favorites. Although, I really love Hans Zimmer's work.
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