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Old 02-14-2013, 04:26 PM
 
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What? No The Good The Bad and The Ugly? No LOTR? No Terminator 2?

Anyhow, here is a cool list with great ones like Suspiria, 007, Django, Jurassic Park and Brick.

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Old 02-14-2013, 09:07 PM
 
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One of my favorites. On Her Majesty's Secret Service. One of the great chase scenes put to a truly sublime musical soundtrack.

On Her Majesty`s Secret Service (1969) - Ski chase - YouTube

My Name is Nobody. So many great musical themes in this spaghetti western from 1974. Here is the great showdown between Henry Fonda and the outlaw gang


Mein Name ist Nobody Jack Beauregard vs Die wilde Horde - YouTube
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:20 AM
 
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I think Hans Zimmer is the best in the Biz. His scores for the Dark Knight Rises were excellent, imo.

Saturday Night Fever

Bond Movies would be up there but those are songs from multiple movies. So doesn't count.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:16 PM
 
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The Big Chill
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:48 AM
 
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Sound of Music.
Does "The Devil wears Prada" count, "Suddenly I see?"
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:09 AM
 
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I really enjoy John Powell's soundtrack for "The (new) Italian Job." I own the CD and listen to it a lot.


Also, Michel LeGrande's for the original "The Thomas Crown Affair."

Nino Rota for "Franco Zefferilli's Romeo and Juliet."

Patrick Doyle for Kenneth Branagh's "Henry V."

Francis Lai for "A Man and a Woman."


And of course Ennio Morricone - especially "Once Upon a Time in the West."
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:34 AM
 
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The score for The Medicine Man by Jerry Goldsmith is extremely beautiful.
And Gladiator is pretty awesome too!
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:38 AM
 
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Default The Killing fields.

Mike Oldfield's score was great. Also anything with Mark Isham and Danny Elfman.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:40 PM
 
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And I adore Basil Poledouris's score for Conan the Barbarian.

But the best composers of all time are Jerry Goldsmith, Elmer Bernstein, Ennio Morricone, and John Williams. They are in a class all by themselves.
I affirm heartily all of the above. That Gotterdammerungish music which accompanies the attack on the young Conan's village was breathtaking.

My favorite Jerry Goldsmith score isn't one of his more famous works, it is the score for a 1967 western called "Bandolero" which is an okay film with great background music, runner up is "The Wind and the Lion." My favorite Bernstein work is the opening credits music from "The Comancheros."

The one giant which I find missing from your list is Maurice Jarre, had he done nothing other than his scores for "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Doctor Zhivago", he would still be in my top five all time.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:44 PM
 
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It's a scientific fact that listening to Poledouris's Conan the Barbarian score increases male testosterone by 1000%. If that music doesn't make you want to cwush yoah enemies and see dem dwiven befoah you, then nothing will.
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I had the soundtrack album and I played the piece from the attack on young Conan's village for a friend who had not seen the movie. His comment? "If our boys had had this behind them in 'Nam instead of that rock crap, there would be Burger King's in Hanoi today."
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