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Old 12-21-02, 09:23 PM
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Ennio Morricone, The mission (great atmosphere )

Peter Gabriel, The last temptation of Christ (Got me a lot of ladies to relax before ehh... you know)
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Carter Burwell has always been a favorite, with Miller's Crossing.
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Out of the limited selection in the poll I voted for Jerry Goldsmith.

My current favorite is Elliot Goldenthal.

Sone of his scores that I enjoy:

Demolition Man
Alien 3
Interview with a Vampire

If you want to build a soundtrack collection you should listen to movies you like and find out the name of the composer. I only have a few hundred CDs of scores and I could buy at least a few hundred more. There are so many film scores its hard to narrow down the list of good ones. I was given the score to "Remember the Titans," and I was impressed. I'm not a big fan of Trevor Rabin, but I really enjoy this score.

Also, you may want to look at scores used for trailers. Those tend to get used a lot, and you may be familiar with them.

Some of the ones I've noticed:

Requiem for a Dream

You may also want to check out some classical music. One piece used in many films is "O Fortuna" from Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana." "O Fortuna" is a piece that directors seem to want composers to emulate as I've heard many versions on scores.

Check out these scores for an emulated "O Fortuna":

The Last of the Mohicans
First Knight

The director's temp track can be a dangerous thing.

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