Some of my favs:
My Fair Lady (one of my earliest musical memories)
The Piano - Michael Nyman (huge Nyman fan here)
Inception - Hans Zimmer (and huge Zimmer fan. Saw his live show a year or two back. Blew me away.)
(his Man of Steel soundtrack is pretty awesome too)
Next Stop Wonderland
Dr Horrible's Sing Along Blog (not exactly a movie)
is it terrible to say Gone With The Wind?
and Barry Lyndon
eta My Fair Lady, of course, and Once, too
Can You Read My Mind?
Apocalypse Now - no contest!
A Hard Day's Night
The Legend of Bagger Vance, or most any Rachel Portman score... American Graffiti, Lawrence of Arabia... Don't get me started.
This isn’t in the class of many soundtracks mentioned so far, but...I’ve listened to Fast Times at Ridgemont High more times than I care to admit.
Are we talking soundtracks or scores?
Smedley said:This isn’t in the class of many soundtracks mentioned so far, but...I’ve listened to Fast Times at Ridgemont High more times than I care to admit.
Jesus Christ Superstar
Until the End of the World
The Harder They Come
Anything by Morricone
ridski said:Are we talking soundtracks or scores?
I probably was thinking of scores, but what the heck.
DaveSchmidt said:SuperflyUntil the End of the WorldThe Harder They ComeKoyaanisqatsiAnything by Morricone
Koyaanisqatsi is a favorite too. Should have put it in the OP
Some great synth scores
M83 - Oblivion
Daft Punk - Tron: Legacy
Tangerine Dream - Sorceror, Near Dark
Atticus Ross - The Book of Eli
John Carpenter - All of Them. But particularly Escape From New York and Prince of Darkness
Vangelis - Blade Runner, The Bounty and 1492: Conquest of Paradise
Shane Carruth - Upstream Color (great score, have not seen the film)
Paul Leonard-Morgan - Dredd
Cliff Martinez - Contagion (another movie I have not seen)
Jon Hopkins - Monsters
The Chemical Brothers - Hanna
Mychael Danna - Transcendence
Clint Mansell - All of Them (especially Ghost in the Shell, which still hasn’t been released)
Johann Johannsen - Sicario
Disasterpeace - It Follows
Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch - Blade Runner 2049
Not completely synthy
Geinoh Yamashirogumi - Akira
Not synthy at all
Bill Conti - Rocky and Rocky 2
James Horner - Aliens
For starters anyway. Can you tell I like sci fi?
Also Koyaanisqatsi, which transcends all of them.
ridski said:Also Koyaanisqatsi, which transcends all of them.
Yeah - I'm a Philip Glass groupie. I've got pretty much his entire catalog.
More scores, then (if only one decade):
Elmer Bernstein -- The Great Escape and The Magnificent Seven
Duke Ellington -- Anatomy of a Murder
Lalo Schifrin -- Cool Hand Luke
Quincy Jones -- In the Heat of the Night
One of Stephin Merritt’s finest lyrical accomplishments:
Reno Dakota, I’m no Nino Rota, I don’t know the score ...
Lawrence of Arabia.
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
Ferris Buhller ----- OOOOOHHHHHHH YYEEAAHHHHHHHH
Glengarry Glen Ross - James Newton Howard (Wayne Shorter theme is pretty much perfect)
When The Levees Broke - Terence Blanchard
Interstellar - Hans Zimmer
Putney Swope (Soundtrack)- Charlie Cuva (crazy af, just like the movie which I love)
In Cold Blood - Quincy Jones (murderous like the film)
Superfly (Soundtrack) - Curtis Mayfield (because Curtis was a genius)
Vertigo, Amarcord, Lawrence of Arabia, The Irishman, Purple Rain (cause Prince was a genius)
This fascinated me, re Hans Zimmer and his Dunkirk score.
annielou said:Vertigo, Amarcord, Lawrence of Arabia, The Irishman, Purple Rain (cause Prince was a genius)
Vertigo for sure. I'm not sure I would want to listen to a recording of it but, damn, it sure does make the film.
Here's some more I love
Danny Elfman's Batman score was great.
Shout out to Fred Myrow and Malcolm Seagrave's Phantasm soundtrack.
Hans Zimmer's Black Rain and Gladiator scores
Ryuichi Sakamoto's Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence and The Last Emperor
Tan Dun's Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon score
Boy, I thought about Phantasm but was afraid my youthful enthusiasm may have over-elevated it.
Did anyone list ‘Princess Bride,’ by Mark Knopfler? I note that ‘Local Hero,’ also by Knopfler, was already cited. Both are great.
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