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favorite movie soundtracks?
Topic by: artifex
Posted: December 6, 2003 - 1:28 PM PST
Last Reply: December 27, 2004 - 10:52 AM PST

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author topic: favorite movie soundtracks?
ggsuperhero
post #61  on January 8, 2004 - 6:24 PM PST  
anything bollywood

dpowers
post #62  on January 8, 2004 - 9:53 PM PST  
comment from the film music society:

Caps, one of the nation's best writers on the subject, offers a brief history of film music and a rundown of 101 great scores from American and British films. But as he also admits: "The choice of 101 is representative rather than exhaustive. Omissions are inevitable. But at least it can be said that all of the scores herein contribute something memorable, something personal, to their films."

The nineteen pages devoted to the piece are probably the most that the magazine has ever devoted to the subject.

The list is fascinating and mostly unassailable, although as with any such list, the writer's personal quirks and biases are apparent. Predictably, one-fourth of the list is occupied by the six giants of the Golden Age (Steiner, Waxman, Korngold, Newman, Rozsa, Herrmann). Yet he also champions some of the great but seemingly forgotten figures of the recent past: Laurence Rosenthal, Richard Rodney Bennett, Dave Grusin, David Shire, Basil Poledouris. He seems to have little use for the currently in-vogue names (Elfman, Zimmer, Howard). And a few entries seem completely out of left field (
Queen of Hearts? Waking Life?). Still, Caps backs up his strongly held views with facts and foundations.

dpowers
post #63  on January 8, 2004 - 9:56 PM PST  
here's the list again, in the right order

1. King Kong (1933, Max Steiner)
2. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935, Franz Waxman)
3. The Informer (1935, Steiner)
4. Things to Come (1936, Arthur Bliss)
5. The Prince and the Pauper (1937, Erich Wolfgang Korngold)
6. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938, Korngold)
7. Gone With the Wind (1939, Steiner)
8. Son of Frankenstein (1939, Frank Skinner)
9. Of Mice and Men (1939, Aaron Copland)
10. The Sea Hawk (1940, Korngold)
11. Rebecca (1940, Waxman)
12. How Green Was My Valley (1941, Alfred Newman)
13. First of the Few (1942, William Walton)
14. The Jungle Book (1942, Miklos Rozsa)
15. All That Money Can Buy (1942, Bernard Herrmann)
16. The Song of Bernadette (1943, Newman)
17. The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944, Steiner)
18. Laura (1944, David Raksin)
19. Double Indemnity (1944, Rozsa)
20. Henry V (1945, Walton)
21. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946, Hugo Friedhofer)
22. Captain From Castile (1947, Newman)
23. Forever Amber (1947, Raksin)
24. Green Dolphin Street (1948, Bronislau Kaper)
25. Odd Man Out (1947, William Alwyn)
26. Johnny Belinda (1948, Steiner)
27. Louisiana Story (1948, Virgil Thomson)
28. Oliver Twist (1948, Arnold Bax)
29. Scott of the Antarctic (1948, Ralph Vaughan Williams)
30. Madame Bovary (1949, Rozsa)
31. The Red Pony (1949, Copland)
32. Sunset Boulevard (1950, Waxman)
33. Night and the City (1950, Waxman)
34. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951, Alex North)
35. Death of a Salesman (1951, North)
36. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951, Herrmann)
37. High Noon (1952, Dimitri Tiomkin)
38. Viva Zapata (1952, North)
39. On Dangerous Ground (1952, Herrmann)
40. On the Waterfront (1954, Leonard Bernstein)
41. The Cobweb (1955, Leonard Rosenman)
42. The Man With the Golden Arm (1955, Elmer Bernstein)
43. Rebel Without a Cause (1955, Rosenman)
44. Around the World in 80 Days (1956, Victor Young)
45. Auntie Mame (1958, Kaper)
46. Bell, Book and Candle (1958, George Duning)
47. The Big Country (1958, Jerome Moross)
48. Vertigo (1958, Herrmann)
49. Ben-Hur (1959, Rozsa)
50. The Magnificent Seven (1960, E. Bernstein)
51. Psycho (1960, Herrmann)
52. Lawrence of Arabia (1962, Maurice Jarre)
53. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962, E. Bernstein)
54. The Miracle Worker (1962, Laurence Rosenthal)
55. Taras Bulba (1962, Waxman)
56. The Cardinal (1963, Moross)
57. Tom Jones (1963, John Addison)
58. A Shot in the Dark (1964, Henry Mancini)
59. It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1964, Ernest Gold)
60. Goldfinger (1964, John Barry)
61. A Patch of Blue (1965, Jerry Goldsmith)
62. Cool Hand Luke (1966, Lalo Schifrin)
63. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966, Ennio Morricone)
64. In Cold Blood (1967, Quincy Jones)
65. Far From the Madding Crowd (1967, Richard Rodney Bennett)
66. Two for the Road (1967, Mancini)
67. Wait Until Dark (1967, Mancini)
68. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968, Dave Grusin)
69. Planet of the Apes (1968, Goldsmith)
70. The Thomas Crown Affair (1968, Michel Legrand)
71. The Reivers (1969, John Williams)
72. The Wild Bunch (1969, Jerry Fielding)
73. The Last Valley (1971, Barry)
74. Lady Caroline Lamb (1972, Bennett)
75. The Three Musketeers (1973, Legrand)
76. Chinatown (1974, Goldsmith)
77. The Conversation (1974, David Shire)
78. Jaws (1975, John Williams)
79. The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976, Rosenthal)
80. The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976, Addison)
81. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977, Williams)
82. Islands in the Stream (1977, Goldsmith)
83. The Stunt Man (1978, Dominic Frontiere)
84. Tess (1979, Philippe Sarde)
85. Altered States (1980, John Corigliano)
86. Gloria (1980, Bill Conti)
87. My Bodyguard (1980, Grusin)
88. Wolfen (1981, James Horner)
89. Conan the Barbarian (1982, Basil Poledouris)
90. E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial (1982, Williams)
91. Return to Oz (1985, Shire)
92. The Mission (1986, Morricone)
93. Batman (1989, Danny Elfman)
94. Queen of Hearts (1989, Michael Convertino)
95. The Grifters (1990, E. Bernstein)
96. Basic Instinct (1992, Goldsmith)
97. Bed and Breakfast (1992, Shire)
98. Much Ado About Nothing (1993, Patrick Doyle)
99. Angela's Ashes (1999, Williams)
100. The Horse Whisperer (1999, Thomas Newman)
101. Waking Life (2001, Glover Gill)

i read somewhere that leaving citizen kane and breakfast at tiffany's was a lowdown crime. why is that.
Tuna
post #64  on January 8, 2004 - 10:00 PM PST  
Maybe if Breakfast at Tiffany's had the Deep Blue Something song..then it would be up there.
Brockton
post #65  on January 9, 2004 - 8:03 AM PST  
> On January 8, 2004 - 10:00 PM PST Tuna wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Maybe if Breakfast at Tiffany's had the Deep Blue Something song..then it would be up there.
> ---------------------------------

After a viewing of Breakfast at Tiffany's, I find myself swearing that I'll kill myself if I ever hear Moon River again...

In case anyone hasn't yet mentioned it, the Elmer Bernstein for Sweet Smell of Success is awefully good.
dpowers
post #66  on January 9, 2004 - 2:40 PM PST  
around the time this thread was started jedwards put together a list called "cool soundtracks" which might have been connected or not. probably almost 200 movies listed, included the ones in the descriptions.
artifex
post #67  on January 10, 2004 - 7:48 PM PST  
> On January 9, 2004 - 2:40 PM PST dpowers wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> around the time this thread was started jedwards put together a list called "cool soundtracks" which might have been connected or not. probably almost 200 movies listed, included the ones in the descriptions.
> ---------------------------------


I also have a list, but since it's rating so poorly I should probably delete it.
dpowers
post #68  on January 10, 2004 - 10:29 PM PST  
it just needs a little notation i think, besides, you linked to it from the conversation to which it itself refers - it has to stay
JSlaton
post #69  on November 9, 2004 - 6:58 AM PST  
Yeah! You just reminded me about the CQ soundtrack by Air. WONDERFUL, very pop-psychedelia '60s.

Speaking of psychedelic, the soundtrack for Dirty Harry was great too. Lots of keening female vocals and snappy drums. Nice.

> ---------------------------------
> The Virgin Suicides score by a band called Air is pretty cool as well as the Pi and Requiem scores. Danny Elfman's scores for Edward Scissorhands and Nightmare Before Xmas are good for winter season listening too.
ARowe
post #70  on December 27, 2004 - 9:50 AM PST  
> On November 9, 2004 - 6:58 AM PST JSlaton wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Yeah! You just reminded me about the CQ soundtrack by Air. WONDERFUL, very pop-psychedelia '60s.
>
> Speaking of psychedelic, the soundtrack for Dirty Harry was great too. Lots of keening female vocals and snappy drums. Nice.
>
> > ---------------------------------
> > The Virgin Suicides score by a band called Air is pretty cool as well as the Pi and Requiem scores. Danny Elfman's scores for Edward Scissorhands and Nightmare Before Xmas are good for winter season listening too.
>
> ---------------------------------
The Bodyguard, Tears Of The Sun, Kill Bill Vol. I and II, Black Hawk Down

RWaller
post #71  on December 27, 2004 - 10:52 AM PST  
after skimming through this thread again, i had to run back and throw on To Kill A Mockingbird again ... that amazing music still gives me chills after all these decades, despite having been imitated by practically every horror movie made in the 1970's.
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