Favorite film soundtracks?

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Post by Knights Who Say Neve » Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:23 pm

myphx wrote:Apocalypse Now....

And not just the reworking of "The End", but all the atmospheric ethereal stuff, too. Wow....gotta dig that out, now.
Rhythm Devils- Apocalypse Now Sessions- (Rykodisc)

All the Mickey Hart/Bill Kreutzmann & Co. atmospheric stuff, at full length.

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Post by Ivon » Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:09 pm

Logun's Run. The Andromeda Strain. Harold and Maude. ...Off the top of my head.

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Post by Michael.E » Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:40 am

joeysimms wrote:In no particular order..

Ennio Morricone
Nino Rota
Henry Mancini
Bernard Hermann
John Barry
Jack Nitzsche

and.. the Bollywood heavies:

R.D. Burman
S.D. Burman
Kaljanji Anandji
I agree with everyone on your list.
PLUS, I'll add these to boot:
  • Max Steiner
  • Alfred Newman
  • Dimitri Tiomkin
  • Georges Delerue
other bollywood heavies:
  • Naushad Ali
  • Shankar-Jaikishen (Duo)

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Post by Calvin » Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:08 pm

Another plug for Badalamenti, Morricone, Elfman, etc. (so many great talents).

However, I'm a complete sucker for anything from Thomas Newman. As mentioned by others previously: American Beauty, Shawshank Redemtion, Road to Perdition. I also love his score for the Horse Whisperer. The list goes on.

I also really dug the way Spike Lee used Aaron Copeland for "He Got Game."
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Post by Monkeyfist » Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:45 pm

True Romance Soundtrack. Awesome Stuff!
Also Where the Buffalo Roam is pretty Yardcore...
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Post by Monkeyfist » Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:47 pm

iwokojance wrote:Logun's Run. The Andromeda Strain. Harold and Maude. ...Off the top of my head.
And Harold and Maude I must Second as well.
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Post by CabreeToe » Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:31 am

Jerry Goldsmith- Poltergeist- (somewhat cheesy with the "la la la" girls choir but everything else was rockin') just saw it last night

El Maquinista (the Machinist) - composed by Roque Ba?os "lots of theremin"

just like PSYCHO, and The Day the Earth Stood Still!

ditto Requiem for a Dream, Clint Mansell

Elmer Bernstein - responsible for the classics like Animal House and Ghostbusters!

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Post by phillyphife » Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:12 pm

Toru Takemitsu - Kurosawa's fave

and Nathan Johnson and China Kent "Brick"

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mixed feelings about the movie but the soundtrack was fun

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Post by high five » Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:59 pm

Jon Brion's work is always great (Hard Eight, Eternal Sunshine, I Heart Huckabees, Punch-Drunk Love, Magnolia) and the soundtracks to Wes Anderson's films are always great (Mark Mothersbaugh and a good selection of pop/rock music). Air's music on Virgin Suicides is great too. That Bjork musical "Dancer in the Dark" was interesting, but I guess it's not exactly a film score.
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Post by spectralgrey » Sun Oct 22, 2006 2:31 pm

I dig a lot of what's been mentioned already (Morricone, Goblin, Wendy Carlos, Jon Brion, Mark Mothersbaugh, Danny Elfman, Air, Kevin Shields, The Holy Mountain...), but one that nobody's mentioned so far is Tobe Hooper's score for the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre. There's barely a single melody in the whole thing and it's totally effective. Another one I like is the original Night Of The Living Dead. As the situation in the film gets worse and worse, the score degenerates into primitive synth madness.

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS

Post by stevedood » Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:44 am

THE LORD OF THE RINGS

Being a big fan of the Tolkien trilogy, I decided to remix the soundtracks on my sampler back in 2001 when the first DVD was released. I pretty much had to follow through after the 1st one, with each production get more and more elaborate. Some of you might have received this CD at TapeOpCon 2006, when I was giving them out at the pool party.
Have a listen to the MP3's:

The Fellowship of The Ring
http://www.stevedood.com/music/mp3/HF/m ... olkien.mp3

The Twin Towers
http://www.stevedood.com/music/mp3/HF/a ... olkien.mp3

The Return of The King
http://www.stevedood.com/music/mp3/HF/p ... olkien.mp3



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Post by GooberNumber9 » Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:50 pm

Good stuff all around, I really love all the Stanley Kubrick ones.

I got an unusual one for ya'll:

The Akira soundtrack.

Track 1: HUGE taiko drum orchestra and chorus
Track 4: Incredible sampled/sequenced balinese gamelon orchestra, chorus, and organ thing!?!?
Track 6: Buddist chanting somehow made musical through the miracles of modern technology
Track 9: Traditional Japanese Noh theatre?!?!?

Somehow it all works and sounds awesome, although it does have a very digital 80's grainy converters kinda sound.

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Post by lachiehawk » Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:08 pm

Lynch/Badalamenti - Fire Walk with Me, Twin Peaks, Elephant Man, Dune(toto), Lost Highway, Wild at Heart!! etc.

Jim Jarmusch - Deadman!, Ghostdog(RZA), Mystery Train, etc.

Ill second Jojimbo, the last fight scene that just comes in on the highhat is so fukn good. Infact all the Kurosawa movies Ive seen have great soundtracks.

Wes Anderson movie sountracks are like really cool mixtapes.

tis all I can think of.
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PS. If anyone has vinyl copies of said sountracks Id love to trade/buy from you!

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Post by Mudcloth » Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:07 pm

"The Hot Spot". Dennis Hopper film with a young Jennifer Connelly and Don Johnson. Jack Nitzsche score with Miles Davis, John Lee Hooker, Taj Mahal, Earl Palmer, and more. So low down. I lost my copy but just found one on the ebay. The cuts with Miles and Hooker are bad ass. The movie is pretty good, too.

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Post by Veej007 » Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:58 pm

i went in skeptical, but i must say that rza really pulled some shit out on kill bill. i've never heard anything quite like it, whether in a soundtrack or elsewhere.

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