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 Posted:   Sep 25, 2013 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

The Big Country (Jerome Moross)
Born on the Fourth of July (John Williams)
Conan, The Barbarian (Basil Poledouris)
East of Eden (Leonard Rosenman)
The Lion in Winter (John Barry)
Lust for Life (Miklós Rózsa)
Planet of the Apes (Jerry Goldsmith)
The Sea Hawk (Erich Wolfgang Korngold)
Vertigo (Bernard Herrmann)
Young Sherlock Holmes (Bruce Broughton)

Now, I've always been intensely critical of the likes of John Barry, i.e. for the lack of compositional flexibility (orchestrations, counterpoint) and craftsmanship. JB was, to all ends, an autodidact, and that did limit his modes of expression. But he did have a great sense of melody and drama, which, often, won the day - and when it did, it did so in a big way. That said, all the other composers in this list were technically far, far ahead. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2013 - 7:37 AM   
 By:   The CinemaScope Cat   (Member)

Here are ten film scores where the music is so much a part of the film's very fabric that the film would feel entirely different (and perhaps not in a good way) with a different score:

Chinatown (Jerry Goldsmith)
Double Indemnity (Miklos Rozsa)
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (John Williams)
Obsession (Bernard Herrmann)
Peyton Place (Franz Waxman)
Psycho (Bernard Herrmann)
Streetcar Named Desire (Alex North)
Summer And Smoke (Elmer Bernstein)
Taxi Driver (Bernard Herrmann)
Vertigo (Bernard Herrmann)

 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2013 - 12:13 PM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

In random order - I'm talking about films that I can't even begin to imagine having a different score or kind of scoring:

- PSYCHO (Herrmann)
- KING KONG (Steiner)
- STAR WARS (Williams)
- VERTIGO (Herrmann)
- A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (North)
- E.T. (Williams)
- THE OMEN (Goldsmith)
- THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (Morricone)
- AMERICAN BEAUTY (Th. Newman)
- 8 1/2 (Rota)

(Of course I could easily make five or six more lists like this one...)

 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2013 - 12:53 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I've probably made this lists a dozen or more times in various threads here and at other forums over the years, and no doubt the list varies a little over time, but right now it's so hard to bring it down to ten that you ahve to realize while readiing my personal list that many great scores that could have easily been on it, are not presant.

In no special order:

1. Conan the Babarian (Basil Poledouris)
2. Rudy (Jerry Goldsmith)
3. Troy (rejected score; Gabriel Yared)
4. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (James Horner)
5. Jaws (John Williams)
6. The Ten Commandments (Elmer Bernstein)
7. North By Northwest (Bernard Herrmann)
8. Dances With Wolves (John Barry)
9. The Omega Man (Ron Grainer)
10. Capricorn One

1. Done. Intrada.
2. Not done. Unfortunately, the short release by Varese was done after 1990, when most of the title's rights are held "in perpetuity", so unless they do it, Screwedville.
3. Isn't possible for a long time.
4. Dome. FSM.
5. Done, but not satisfactory. Maybe coming from Intrada later.
6. Not done, but coming.
7. Done. Intrada.
8. Mostly done.
9. Done. FSM.
10. Done. Intrada.

 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2013 - 1:24 PM   
 By:   Doctor Shatterhand   (Member)

There are so many and I tried to have a variety of scores and composers, but this is what I came up with:

01. Bride of Frankenstein
02. Green Dolphin Street
03. The Adventures of Don Juan
04. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
05. Vertigo
06. Charade
07. You Only Live Twice
08. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
09. Superman the Movie
10. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2013 - 1:50 PM   
 By:   MD   (Member)

01. BULLITT (Lalo Schifrin)
02. PAYBACK (Chris Boardman)
03. THREE MUSKETEERS (Michel Legrand)
04. UN FLIC (Michel Colombier)
05. SISSIGNORE (Berto Pisano)
06. THE RETURN OF A MAN CALLED HORSE (Laurence Rosenthal)
07. MNEMOSYNE (Takayuki Negishi)
08. FULL METAL PANIC (Toshihiko Sahashi)
09. WHITE ALBUM (Elements Garden)
10. TOGAINU NO CHI (Tomohisa Ishikawa)

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2013 - 2:38 PM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

Good Idea, a lot of the soundtrack discs I listen to maybe didn't make a big impression when I saw the move, here's ten that did, in no order:

Jason & The Argonauts - Herrmann

The Comancheros - Bernstein

The Great Escape - Bernstein

The Last Valley - Barry

The Four Musketeers - Schifrin

Taras Bulba - Waxman

The Vikings - Nascimbene

Start The Revolution Without Me - Addison

The Good The Bad & The ugly - Morricone

Oldboy - Cho Young-Wuk.

 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2013 - 2:49 PM   
 By:   John Blankenship   (Member)

1. The Empire Strikes Back (John Williams)
2. Lawrence of Arabia (Maurice Jarre)
3. The Ten Commandments (Elmer Bernstein)
4. Star Wars (John Williams)
5. Doctor Zhivago (Maurice Jarre)
6. Raiders of the Lost Ark (John Williams)
7. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Ennio Morricone)
8. Alexander Nevsky (Sergei Prokofiev)
9. The Sea Hawk (Erich Wolfgang Korngold)
10. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Jerry Goldsmith)

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2013 - 2:51 PM   
 By:   Kevin Costigan   (Member)

Star trek 1-3
Die hard 1-3
Superman: The Movie
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Empire Strikes Back
Krull
Cliffhanger
CutThroat Island
Executive Decision
Independence Day

 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2013 - 2:54 PM   
 By:   kingtolkien   (Member)

El Cid
The Sea Hawk
The Empire Strikes Back
Hook
War Horse
Under Fire
Conan The Barbarian
Superman
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Batman

Next week I would probably choose a different list. This is my opinion as far as the music separate from the film. Just the listening experience. If we are talking about the score IN the film. Then it's
JAWS

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2013 - 3:30 PM   
 By:   MMM   (Member)

Lots of great scores on here that would fit in my Top Ten. One I'd add would be Ifukube's GOJIRA. Both in the film and as stand-alone music, it's a special and different animal.

 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2013 - 3:37 PM   
 By:   Trent B.   (Member)

The Empire Strikes Back
Star Trek The Motion Picture
Star Trek II The Wrath Of Khan
Independence Day
Back To The Future
Hook
Air Force One
The Matrix
Batman (Elfman)
Superman Returns

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2013 - 5:05 PM   
 By:   Ed Lachmann   (Member)

BEN-HUR
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
TARAS BULBA
THE SEVENTH VOYAGE OF SINBAD
SPARTACUS
THE EGYPTIAN
QUO VADIS
EL CID
MADAME BOVARY
SODOM AND GOMORRAH

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2013 - 6:42 PM   
 By:   nerfTractor   (Member)

I'll just list the one that I have not seen mentioned yet: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND. The score is actually integral to the plot and overall just takes a terrific movie and kicks it up to near perfection.

 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2013 - 7:30 PM   
 By:   Burk Whittenburg   (Member)

The Empire Strikes Back
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Jaws
Poltergeist
Superman
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn
Clash of the Titans
Conan the Barbarian
The Goonies

 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2013 - 9:26 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Hook
The Empire Strikes Back
The Fellowship of the Ring
Independence Day
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Jurassic Park
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Batman
Star Trek II
Aliens

 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2013 - 9:27 PM   
 By:   That Fun Guy   (Member)

Conan the Barbarian
The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars
Children of Dune
Krull
Cutthroat Island
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Return of the Jedi
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings
Jurassic Park

 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2013 - 9:28 PM   
 By:   That Fun Guy   (Member)

Hook
The Empire Strikes Back
The Fellowship of the Ring
Independence Day
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Jurassic Park
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Batman
Star Trek II
Aliens


I like your list. Just kidding - I LOVE your list.

 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2013 - 9:30 PM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

Mmmmmm, lists...

  • THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES - Friedhofer
  • IVAN THE TERRIBLE - Prokofiev
  • JULIET OF THE SPIRITS - Rota
  • NORTH BY NORTHWEST - Herrmann
  • THE SEA HAWK - Korngold
  • SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER - Delerue
  • A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE - North
  • SUMMER & SMOKE - Bernstein
  • SUNSET BOULEVARD - Waxman
  • THE 10TH VICTIM - Piccioni

    It's really impossible to narrow it down to ten I realize when I think of the other great scores & great composers I've had to leave off.

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     Posted:   Sep 25, 2013 - 9:34 PM   
     By:   John Black   (Member)

    OBSESSION
    BODY HEAT
    TORN CURTAIN (rejected Bernard Herrmann score)
    HELEN OF TROY (Steiner)
    BLUE DENIM
    THE ALAMO (Tiomkin)
    SODOM AND GOMORRAH (Rozsa)
    THUNDERBALL
    THE SAND PEBBLES
    MARNIE

     
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