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best film scores
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yo' daddy
2005-06-12 20:46:51 UTC
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best scores? lessee, i'm not too familiar with old hollywood.

but, here goes

alexander nevsky and ivan the terrible

for a few dollars more, good bad ugly, duck you sucker, once upon in
west and in america.

kundun

wild bunch

big country

shane

le mepris, jules and jim, two english girls

godfather I and II

8 1/2

13th warrior

patton

blade runner

ran
Rosabel Verde
2005-06-13 03:01:25 UTC
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Post by yo' daddy
best scores? lessee, i'm not too familiar with old hollywood.
but, here goes
alexander nevsky and ivan the terrible
for a few dollars more, good bad ugly, duck you sucker, once upon in
west and in america.
kundun
wild bunch
big country
shane
le mepris, jules and jim, two english girls
godfather I and II
8 1/2
13th warrior
patton
blade runner
ran
If you don't expect me to distinguish between scores that were
specifically composed for a movie and music that was already existing
and became used for a movie, here's a random sample of my favorites from
the top of my head (in no order):

"Sunset Boulevard" (Billy Wilder)
"The Double Life of Veronique" (Kieslowski)
"The Last Temptation of Christ" (Scorsese)
"Koyaanisqatsi" (music by Philip Glass)
"Kundun"(Scorsese)
"Frida" (Julie Taymor)
"Radio Days" (Woody Allen)
"Hable con ella" (sorry I am not sure about the English title right now,
but it's the Almodóvar movie with the music by Iglesias)
"A Draughtman's Contract" (Greenaway, music by Michael Nyman)
"Hero" (the movie by Zhang Yimou with the music by Tan Dun)
"In the Mood for Love" (Wong Kar-wai; one of the best scores I know)



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Jack Lefton
2005-06-13 21:24:18 UTC
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The Third Man
scorsese
2005-06-13 06:40:10 UTC
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The Thin Red Line
Post by yo' daddy
best scores? lessee, i'm not too familiar with old hollywood.
but, here goes
alexander nevsky and ivan the terrible
for a few dollars more, good bad ugly, duck you sucker, once upon in
west and in america.
kundun
wild bunch
big country
shane
le mepris, jules and jim, two english girls
godfather I and II
8 1/2
13th warrior
patton
blade runner
ran
o***@yahoo.com
2005-06-13 13:35:00 UTC
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Post by yo' daddy
best scores? lessee, i'm not too familiar with old hollywood.
but, here goes
alexander nevsky and ivan the terrible
for a few dollars more, good bad ugly, duck you sucker, once upon in
west and in america.
kundun
wild bunch
big country
shane
le mepris, jules and jim, two english girls
godfather I and II
8 1/2
13th warrior
patton
blade runner
ran
Just about anything by Bernard Herrmann, including:

Citizen Kane
Magnificent Ambersons
Psycho
Vertigo
Day the Earth Stood Still
Taxi Driver
Marnie
Sisters
etc., etc.

The Thin Blue Line (Glass)
Adventures of Robin Hood (Korngold)
Casablanca, other WB classics (Steiner)
To Kill a Mockingbird (E. Bernstein)
Magnificent Seven (E. Bernstein)
On the Waterfront (L. Bernstein)
Jules and Jim (Delerue)
The Big Country (Moross - mostly for title music)
Lawrence of Arabia (Jarre)
Bunches of stuff by Miklos Rozsa
Edward Scissorhands, etc. (Danny Elfman)

There are many more
Richard Loeb
2005-06-13 14:07:47 UTC
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Auric - La Belle et la Bete - available on a superb Marco Polo CD Richard
Post by o***@yahoo.com
Post by yo' daddy
best scores? lessee, i'm not too familiar with old hollywood.
but, here goes
alexander nevsky and ivan the terrible
for a few dollars more, good bad ugly, duck you sucker, once upon in
west and in america.
kundun
wild bunch
big country
shane
le mepris, jules and jim, two english girls
godfather I and II
8 1/2
13th warrior
patton
blade runner
ran
Citizen Kane
Magnificent Ambersons
Psycho
Vertigo
Day the Earth Stood Still
Taxi Driver
Marnie
Sisters
etc., etc.
The Thin Blue Line (Glass)
Adventures of Robin Hood (Korngold)
Casablanca, other WB classics (Steiner)
To Kill a Mockingbird (E. Bernstein)
Magnificent Seven (E. Bernstein)
On the Waterfront (L. Bernstein)
Jules and Jim (Delerue)
The Big Country (Moross - mostly for title music)
Lawrence of Arabia (Jarre)
Bunches of stuff by Miklos Rozsa
Edward Scissorhands, etc. (Danny Elfman)
There are many more
Diane
2005-06-14 00:23:47 UTC
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Post by o***@yahoo.com
Adventures of Robin Hood (Korngold)
Still my favourite.
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Grendel
2005-06-14 22:58:06 UTC
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I prefer Elfman's 'Batman' to his "Edward Scissorhands", but most of
his are excellent music.
FoggyTown
2005-06-15 18:36:39 UTC
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There are some I've always liked in addition to those already named

Gettysburg (Randy Edelmann)
The Beastmaster (Lee Holdridge)
Red Sonja (Ennio Morricone)
Bridge At Remagen (Elmer Bernstein)
Is Paris Burining? (Maurice Jarre)
A Man For All Seasons (Georges Delerue)
The Hustler (Kenyon Hopkins)
The Fall Of The Roman Empire

And nobody mentions poor old Steiner (Gone With The Wind) or Tiomkin
(The Alamo) or Alex North (Spartacus)?

FoggyTown
Melodious Thunk
2005-06-15 20:01:50 UTC
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Post by FoggyTown
There are some I've always liked in addition to those already named
Gettysburg (Randy Edelmann)
The Beastmaster (Lee Holdridge)
Red Sonja (Ennio Morricone)
Bridge At Remagen (Elmer Bernstein)
Is Paris Burining? (Maurice Jarre)
A Man For All Seasons (Georges Delerue)
The Hustler (Kenyon Hopkins)
The Fall Of The Roman Empire
And nobody mentions poor old Steiner (Gone With The Wind) or Tiomkin
(The Alamo) or Alex North (Spartacus)?
FoggyTown
I like this list. I'd add Copland's "Our Town," Bacharach's "Casino Royale," and a special
mention for Bacharach's "The Blob" opening credits.
Richard Loeb
2005-06-15 20:54:39 UTC
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Also Coplands The Heiress
Post by Melodious Thunk
Post by FoggyTown
There are some I've always liked in addition to those already named
Gettysburg (Randy Edelmann)
The Beastmaster (Lee Holdridge)
Red Sonja (Ennio Morricone)
Bridge At Remagen (Elmer Bernstein)
Is Paris Burining? (Maurice Jarre)
A Man For All Seasons (Georges Delerue)
The Hustler (Kenyon Hopkins)
The Fall Of The Roman Empire
And nobody mentions poor old Steiner (Gone With The Wind) or Tiomkin
(The Alamo) or Alex North (Spartacus)?
FoggyTown
I like this list. I'd add Copland's "Our Town," Bacharach's "Casino Royale," and a special
mention for Bacharach's "The Blob" opening credits.
David
2005-06-15 23:33:06 UTC
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Post by Melodious Thunk
Post by FoggyTown
And nobody mentions poor old Steiner (Gone With The Wind) or Tiomkin
(The Alamo) or Alex North (Spartacus)?
FoggyTown
I'd choose North's "Streetcar" score for its high quality &
experimentation.
Post by Melodious Thunk
I like this list. I'd add Copland's "Our Town," Bacharach's "Casino Royale," and a special
mention for Bacharach's "The Blob" opening credits.
The "Our Town" score is sublime. I have the Boosey & Hawkes piano
arrangement of it (by the composer) featuring three excerpts: Story of
Our Town, Conversation at the Soda Foundation, The Resting-place on
the Hill.
Twittering One
2005-06-15 21:30:38 UTC
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Paris IS Burning
David Matthews
2005-06-15 22:07:14 UTC
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Post by FoggyTown
There are some I've always liked in addition to those already named
Gettysburg (Randy Edelmann)
The Beastmaster (Lee Holdridge)
Red Sonja (Ennio Morricone)
Bridge At Remagen (Elmer Bernstein)
Is Paris Burining? (Maurice Jarre)
A Man For All Seasons (Georges Delerue)
The Hustler (Kenyon Hopkins)
The Fall Of The Roman Empire
And nobody mentions poor old Steiner (Gone With The Wind) or Tiomkin
(The Alamo) or Alex North (Spartacus)?
FoggyTown
...or Alfred Newman's "Captain from Castile".

Dave in Toronto
Allen
2005-06-16 02:42:25 UTC
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Post by David Matthews
Post by FoggyTown
There are some I've always liked in addition to those already named
Gettysburg (Randy Edelmann)
The Beastmaster (Lee Holdridge)
Red Sonja (Ennio Morricone)
Bridge At Remagen (Elmer Bernstein)
Is Paris Burining? (Maurice Jarre)
A Man For All Seasons (Georges Delerue)
The Hustler (Kenyon Hopkins)
The Fall Of The Roman Empire
And nobody mentions poor old Steiner (Gone With The Wind) or Tiomkin
(The Alamo) or Alex North (Spartacus)?
FoggyTown
...or Alfred Newman's "Captain from Castile".
Dave in Toronto
Or Revueltas for Night of the Maya.
Allen

m***@aol.com
2005-06-15 23:15:53 UTC
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Post by Grendel
I prefer Elfman's 'Batman' to his "Edward Scissorhands", but most of
his are excellent music.
I think Pee Wee's Big Adventure was his first film score, and it was a
terrific score that complimented the movie perfectly.
Twittering One
2005-06-14 01:18:17 UTC
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April Fools
Lloyd Floyd
2005-06-14 03:20:27 UTC
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I think a great score elevates a movie - making a fair movie good, a good
movie great, and a great movie into a classic.


So in addition to everything else named...

"Captain Blood" (1935)

"Forbidden Planet" (1956)

"Ben Hur" (1959)

"Jaws" (1975)

"Star Wars" (1977)

"Superman" (1978)

"Halloween" (1978)

"Star Trek: The Motion Picture" (1979)

"The Empire Strikes Back" (1980)

"Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981)

"Conan the Barbarian" (1982)
Stephen Cooke
2005-06-14 04:21:54 UTC
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I'll put in my vote for King Kong...simply great movie music.

And I like Jerry Goldsmith's best work, like Chinatown, for example.

And I'm a sucker for classic Lalo Schifrin...Bullitt, Dirty
Harry...although there are some clinkers in there too.

swac
Rosanne
2005-06-15 19:10:52 UTC
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"Doctor Zhivago" Lara's theme "Somewhere My Love"

Rosanne
herr blob
2005-06-16 02:20:35 UTC
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bit too syrupy.
a***@aol.com
2005-06-15 22:08:17 UTC
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Post by yo' daddy
best scores? lessee, i'm not too familiar with old hollywood.
but, here goes
alexander nevsky and ivan the terrible
for a few dollars more, good bad ugly, duck you sucker, once upon in
west and in america.
kundun
wild bunch
big country
shane
le mepris, jules and jim, two english girls
godfather I and II
8 1/2
13th warrior
patton
blade runner
ran
Dmitri Shostakovich?

Kind regards,
Alan M. Watkins
m***@aol.com
2005-06-16 00:32:35 UTC
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