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16 Jan 2006, 10:43 pm

I thought it was time for this thread. Remember: It doesn't have to be a great film to have a great soundtrack. I'll start it off:

Garden State (Nick Drake, Simon and Garfunkel)
Donnie Darko (Joy Division, Echo and the Bunnymen, Tears for Fears)
I Walked With A Teenage Zombie (Dream Syndicate, The Plimsouls)
Valley Girl (The Plimsouls)
Z (Mikis Theodorakis)
Thief (Tangerine Dream)
The Valley Obscured By Clouds (Pink Floyd)
Zabriskie Point (Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, Kaleidoscope, Youngbloods, John Fahey)
Fearless (Gorecki's 3rd Symphony)
Repo Man (Iggy Pop, Circle Jerks, Black Flag)



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17 Jan 2006, 12:30 am

Hmm... I'm going to have to meditate on this. I definately agree with The Valley Obscurbed By Clouds. Off the top of my head, the sound tracks to alot of Tarrantino films rock, especially Jackie Brown. Another great one is American Graffiti. They paid more for the songs on the soundtrack than they did for the rest of the film but it was well worth it and they made a fortune. There's heaps of others... (runs off to the Sockcave to do some research... hehe)



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17 Jan 2006, 12:35 am

ooh, just had an 80s inspired brainwave. The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off soundtracks rock, as does Fast Times At Ridgemont High, but perhaps my favourite 80s style film soundtrack comes from a 90s film: Grosse Point Blank. Every single song on this album rocks out and is perfectly montaged with the visual imagery. Coming to mind the most is the scene where David Bowie and Freddie Mercury duet with Under Pressure as John Cusack stares into the baby's eye at the reunion. There is so much intensity and emotion in that scene that comes from the music supporting it. It is heaven.



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17 Jan 2006, 2:43 am

Some good choices there!

The only thing I liked about the 1982 remake of Cat People was David Bowie performing "Putting Out Fire (With Gasoline)." I also thought that the soundtrack for the "colorized" version of Metropolis was OK.

When I was a teenager, I collected movie soundtracks, especially those by Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams. I tended to listen to them less as I got older, but I still like a lot of Goldsmith's work. My all-time favorite movie music is Arthur Bliss' score for "Things to Come" (1936).

I also forgot to mention Wang Chung's score for To Live and Die in L.A. A really excellent score that demonstrated their musical talent beyond their pop hits.



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17 Jan 2006, 6:13 am

Aliens
The Secret Agent (haven't seen the movie, great score by Philip Glass)
Koyaanisqatsi
Any Dany Elfman score



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17 Jan 2006, 7:02 am

The Thin Red Line, if only for Hans Zimmer's "Journey to the Line." What an amazing piece of music. Also, Vanilla Sky. The Chemical Brothers, Peter Gabriel, and Sigur Rós all together in one crazy mix for a crazy film. I'm probably forgetting a bunch, but those two are big.



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17 Jan 2006, 6:51 pm

There are way too many soundtracks to mention that I love. I'll just name some that I love.

James Horner-Bicentennial Man, To Gilian On Her 37th Birthday, The Spitfire Grill
Dave Grusin-Selena, Cinemagic (compilation)
John Barry-Body Heat, The Scarlet Letter
Guy Farley-Modigliani, Madre Teresa
George Fenton-Ever After, The Woodlanders, Anna And The King, In Love And War
Debbie Wiseman-Wilde, My Uncle Silas, Tom & Viv
Alexandre Desplat-The Luzhin Defence, The Girl With A Pearl Earring
Michael Nyman-Carrington, The End Of The Affair, The Piano, Wonderland
Pino Donaggio-Et Le Cinema Italien, Never Talk To Strangers
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek-Bliss, Lost Souls, Third Miracle, Unfaithful, Washington Square
James Newton Howard-The Sixth Sense, The Village, Wyatt Earp, The Postman, The Prince Of Tides
Mark Isham-Nell, October Sky
Cliff Eidelman-Untamed Heart, Harrison's Flowers
Gabriel Yared-Autumn In New York, City Of Angels, Cold Mountain, The English Patient, Message In A Bottle
Christopher Young-Hush, Bless The Child, Flowers In The Attic
Patrick Doyle-Secondhand Lions, A Little Princess, Henry V, Nouvelle France

This is already a long list and there's so much more, but I wanted to give you guys a variety of what I love. This is my genre of music that I listen to and I would be more than happy to share my information on scores, if anybody wants to know anything.


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18 Jan 2006, 6:57 pm

1. High Society (w/Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly, Celeste Holm, and Louis Armstrong)
2. The Big Country
3. To Kill a Mockingbird
4. How the West Was Won


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18 Jan 2006, 7:25 pm

Gettysburg
Gods and generals
Airforce one
Ladder 49
8 seconds
all the harrypotter movie soundtracks



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19 Jan 2006, 2:56 pm

8-mile
Back to the future
Tupac Ressurection



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19 Jan 2006, 10:59 pm

There's this beautiful song in Chronicles of Narnia, the Evacuating London one. I also like the Whale Rider Soundtrack. I'll edit this as I remember more. Actually, I don't know if this counts, but the background music to An Interview with God always brings tears to my eyes, (www.theinterviewwithgod.com)

I'll probably add more.


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20 Jan 2006, 12:20 am

While I think, let me just add the first one to my list. The movie hasn't come out yet, but it's already ASSURED to have the GREATEST movie soundtrack of all time:

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny


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20 Jan 2006, 2:53 pm

The Island
POTC
STAR WARS
LOTR
Braveheart
HALO 2
Last of the Mohicans
Man on Fire
anythign done by Hans Zimmer



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20 Jan 2006, 4:18 pm

Underworld
Nightmare Before Christmas
Stigmata



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21 Jan 2006, 1:41 am

Hmmm I'm trying to remember all the movie soundtracks I liked but the only ones that come to mind are:
The Lion King
The Matrix - all of them were okay
Moulin Rouge

I know there were others because those aren't the best but I can't remember them :roll:



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21 Jan 2006, 2:23 am

Any Danny Elfman score.

Prince of Egypt score by Hans Zimmermann.

Milagro Beanfield War score by Dave Grusin


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