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 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 7:18 AM   
 By:   YOR The Hunter From The Future   (Member)

YOR is "Hot Water", from Outland!

Too bad the entire cue was not used in the movie!

What's yours?

 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 7:27 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

"The Hunt" from PLANET OF THE APES.

 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 7:31 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

Unquestionably the Passacaglia on the Retreat of the German Army in 'Blue Max'.

Genius evocation and amazing structural complexity.

 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   patrick_runkle   (Member)

"The Big Jump" from Total Recall

 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 8:06 AM   
 By:   LEONCIO   (Member)

"Raisuli Attacks" from The Wind and the Lion, "Helipcoter Rescue" from Cassandra Crossing and "Hot Water" from Outland. There are Brutaalllllllllllll!!!!!!!!!!

 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 8:07 AM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

My favorite will always be "No Escape" from PLANET OF THE APES. The Jacob Gimpel piano playing and that wild climax. I've known it since I first got the LP back when I was nine years old. Will always be my favorite Goldsmith action cue.

 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 8:10 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Couple of mentions:

The Massacre (Total Recall)
Night Flight (Rambo III)
Escape from Torture (Rambo)
Rickard Escapes (The Last Run)
Raisuli attacks (The Wind and the Lion)
Main Title (Capricorn One)
Roxy Loses (Basic Instinct)
Clues (Malice)
The Bust (Rent-A-Cop)
The Dish (First Contact)
The Hunt (Final Conflict)
Drones attack (Insurrection)

Right now I'd have to go with "Find him" from Hollow Man.

 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 8:24 AM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

The Avalanche (Mulan)

The Boot (Rambo III)

Clever Girl (Total Recall)

As You Wish (The Challenge)

Night Battle (First Knight)

The Razor (First Blood)

Village Raid/Helicopter Flight (Rambo II)

Tauger Attack (The Mummy)

Exiled (The 13th Warrior)

The Dogs Attack (The Omen)

Breakout (Capricorn One)

 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 8:27 AM   
 By:   YOR The Hunter From The Future   (Member)

"Raisuli Attacks" from The Wind and the Lion, "Helipcoter Rescue" from Cassandra Crossing and "Hot Water" from Outland. There are Brutaalllllllllllll!!!!!!!!!!

Leoncio, you are here1!!!

 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 8:27 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"Coolies Jump Ship" from The Sand Pebbles--low piano at its finest.

"Whose Cattle" from Hour of the Gun

"Across the River" from Bandolero!

"Escape and Pursuit" from 100 Rifles

Keeping the Sixties end up. cool

 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 8:29 AM   
 By:   YOR The Hunter From The Future   (Member)

Some great action cues, people!

 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 8:35 AM   
 By:   bdm   (Member)

I would have to add another for Raisuli Attacks and The Hunt, and I will also add Klingon Battle from STTMP - slow action, but action non-the-less.

 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 9:04 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

No specific track, but every time during First Blood the theme kicks in, I get my socks blown off. Ouf!

 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 9:45 AM   
 By:   Freejack   (Member)

Village Raid from Rambo: First Blood Part II.

My favourite action piece ever.

 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 9:46 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

Some people of exceptionally good taste have already mentioned the three or four pieces that immediately sprang to mind. I would post YouTube links, but I think we're preaching to the converted here, so you KNOW how brilliant these tracks are -

The battle cues from THE BLUE MAX. That was the one that came to mind first, followed by...

"No Escape" from PLANET OF THE APES, the helicopter bit from THE CASSANDRA CROSSING, and the "Raisuli" trumpet-killer from THE WIND AND THE LION.

Detractors may say that these are all just hectic examples of showing off, and needlessly complex. Well, all that note-crunching that Jerry Goldsmith used to do (particularly from about '65 to '78) certainly gets my adrenalin pumpin'. I just love the intricacy of how it all fits together, like a million-piece jigsaw all falling perfectly into place from a cloud of scattered fragments.

 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 10:00 AM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

The Battle from GLADIATOR. ...oops, wrong thread!!! Couldn't resist Dinosaur blood drinker (for the record I suppose I'm in your camp).

 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 10:18 AM   
 By:   rickO   (Member)

"Twisted Abduction" from Poltergeist. The orchestra really gets a workout with this one, and it flows wonderfully. It has snarling brass riffs and crazy strings all over the place, but it's still melodic and well constructed without being random noise. (and strangling puppies, ahhhhhhh!!)

"Raid on Paradise" from Star Trek V. Love the movie western rhythms.

"Clever Girl" from Total Recall. This piece alone is well worth this score's ranking as Goldsmith's top best.

"Escape from Torture" Rambo II. Action and emotion all rolled into one.

-Rick O.

 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   DavidCorkum   (Member)

Yikes, nobody mentioned the album version of "Break Out" from Capricorn One!

 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 12:27 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

"New Friend" from Papillon
"Hanging On" from First Blood

are the two ones I think of when I hear Goldsmith and action music.

 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 12:40 PM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

Bloody Floor (Hollow Man)

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