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Hans Zimmer
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John Williams
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AR Rahman
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Danny Elfman
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Jerry Goldsmith
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Best Film Scores

Old 08-02-01, 12:26 PM
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Best Film Scores

I own more film scores than I do movie soundtracks and love listening to them
What are some your favorites?
Some of mine are
The Rock (my favorite)
Anything by Elfman, Williams and Zimmer pretty much
some standouts
Jurassic Park
Titanic
Blade
Batman
Bicentennial Man
X-Men
Star Wars
others........
also vote in the poll for your favorite composer out of these choices only

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None of the above.
Old 08-02-01, 01:05 PM
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No can do... (vote) The best isn't even in your list...

Bernard Herrmann

Click click...

http://us.imdb.com/Name?Herrmann,+Bernard

Nuff said.
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I can't vote either, you need a "none of the above" selection.
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Herrmann
Prokofiev
Goldenthal

But out of your list, I guess I would pick JW.
Old 08-02-01, 01:24 PM
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Hmmmm . . . your poll and title don't match. If you're asking about composers, I'll echo Herrmann and add Ry Cooder to the mix (there’s a great 2 CD compilation of his film work). I rarely enjoy any of the scores produced by the composers you've listed (especially John Williams). But if you're asking about scores in general, some of my favorites are:

Paris Texas
RFAD
Miller's Crossing
Blade Runner
2001
CTHD
The Shinning
The Thing
LoA
Psycho
Vertigo
Titus
Old 08-02-01, 01:59 PM
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Originally posted by Sykes
None of the above.
Me too. The only ones listed I'd even consider are Elfman and Goldsmith. But there have certainly been better composers. And as a previous poster said, composers are not scores.
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It's hard to pick the best composer because there are so many great scores by different people. Of the ones you have listed I'd have to go with John Williams because he always seems to bring something new to the table. Some composers sound the same for every score (don't tell me that MIB, Beetlejuice, and Batman don't all sound the same, Mr. Elfman). But to add to the the growing list of great composers I'd add James Horner

Favorite Film Scores: (To name a few)
Apollo 13 James Horner
Dances With Wolves
Back to the Future Alan Silvestri
The Rock Hans Zimmer
Jurassic Park John Williams
Superman John Williams
JFK John Williams
Raiders of the Lost Ark John Williams
Braveheart James Horner
Star Wars John Williams
Gladiator Hans Zimmer
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You really do need to add Horner if you're going to have a poll like this.

Braveheart
Titanic
Glory
etc...
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Where is James Horner???? He is a good composer.
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Where the fudge are
BERNARD HERRMANN & HOWARD SHORE
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How about Morricone?
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Re: Best Film Scores

Originally posted by raKim

The Rock (my favorite)
I was partial to the Crimson Tide score. In fact The Rock's score sound quite similar to the earlier Crimson Tide.
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Mancini for the Pink Panther.
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Of the ones listed, I'm a sucker for John Williams, but the best is Bernard Herrmann.
Old 08-04-01, 07:11 PM
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Non-traditional scores seem to stay with me. Namely, Thomas Newman's music for American Beauty & Tangerine Dream's music for Thief.
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How about Alex North? Or Angelo Badalamenti? Or even Vangelis? I mean, I prefer Goblin to John Williams, for Christ's sake.

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Originally posted by Trout
How about Morricone?
Yeah! He did two of my favorite scores, Frantic and Once Upon A Time In The West.
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Wow... too many to list. Favorite composer? Can there even be ONE favorite? Unfortunately, I have a plural pantheon, so no vote for me.
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What, no John Barry?
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I'd still put Danny Elfman first, but I think John Barry should be on the list. I liked his score for Dances with Wolves, it's the best part of the movie.
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Williams
Horner
Silvestri

are my top 3.
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Gotta go with Bernard Herrmann.
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Originally posted by Johnny Zhivago
No can do... (vote) The best isn't even in your list...

Bernard Herrmann
He gets my vote.
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Help me build my film score collection

Okay, I want to get some good film scores. Can you kind folks steer me in the right direction?

I own James Horner's Apollo 13 soundtrack, which I really like. I also have the Gladiator score, which I can listen to but only really get into track 3 and one other track I can't recall at the moment. I like powerful, uplifting scores.

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