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Old 02-08-2013, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I liked the movie Ladyhawke a lot, but I admit I hated the music. Completely unsuited to the story.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:49 PM
 
Location: South of Oz & North of Shangri-La
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"Ladyhawke" is one of my top favorites. I saw it several times in the theater and many times since then. I suppose I simply accepted it as a whole. I enjoy having a marathon of "Ladyhawke", "Legend", "Krull" (James Horner borrowing from himself), and sometimes "Labyrinth".

Now, "4D Man" is another matter. It has one of THE worst soundtracks I've ever heard~a jazz score that is so jarring and overwhelming. I don't mind jazz used in soundtracks; it can be very effective. But, to me, this is detrimental to the movie. I've heard some poor ones in the Fifties and Sixties; the majority are jazz-influenced. Now, sometimes it works, but I think it depends on the subject matter. Obviously, it bothers others gauging by the IMDb forum discussion.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Woodinville
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Hans Zimmer is great. Some others
Micheal Giacchino - Star Trek
Steve Jablonsky - Transformers
John Williams - Star Wars
Randy Edelman - Gettysburg
Add The Incredibles to Michael Giacchino's accomplishments. Very few scores have ever fit a movie so well, while still standing out on its own as an incredible musical composition. Gordon Goodwin's arrangement of Giacchino's work plays during the credits and is AMAZING. His lead trumpeter Wayne Bergeron is amazing on that track.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:26 AM
 
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My favorite movie music composer of all time is John Barry, he did Dances with Wolves, Out of Africa, Somewher in Time, etc.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:08 PM
 
Location: South of Oz & North of Shangri-La
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My favorite movie music composer of all time is John Barry, he did Dances with Wolves, Out of Africa, Somewher in Time, etc.
Shame on me for leaving off John Barry! I have a number of his soundtracks, including his work on James Bond and his scores for "The Deep", "The Black Hole", and "Somewhere in Time". "The Deep" is on vinyl of the most beautiful shade of blue, which was a surprise when I opened it.

I'd love to have more of his work, but I'm at a stage in my life that I'm cutting back and instead finding new homes for my collection. *sigh*

Barry is very identifiable to me. If I don't catch the credits of a film, at some point, I'm going to realize on my own who created the wonderful music. Most recently, watching "The White Buffalo", which I do every time it's shown, I keep thinking how much I'd like to have that soundtrack. Sometimes, the collector in me balks at the sensible me saying, "No more music!" Oh well...

This is another vote for John Barry.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Tha 6th Bourough
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I think Hans Zimmer is the best in the Biz. His scores for the Dark Knight Rises were excellent, imo.


[HD] 1080p The Dark Knight Rises (Airplane Scene) - YouTube
You're right about Hans Zimmer. He did a great job in The Last Samurai...


The Last Samurai OST #3 - Taken - YouTube
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Tha 6th Bourough
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Always loved Bill Conti
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:52 AM
 
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I am not sure who the composer is , but I have always loved "Orchard House " from the movie "Little Women".
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Born & Raised DC > Carolinas > Seattle > Denver
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Last of the Mohicans
Beasts of the Southern Wild
The Tree of Life
The Fountain
Slumdog Millionaire
This is England
Mulholland Drive
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:31 PM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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Legend - Jerry Goldsmith
The Tourist - James Newton Howard
Searching For Bobby Fischer - James Horner
Point of No Return - Hans Zimmer
Glory - James Horner
Braveheart - James Horner
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