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 Posted:   Aug 2, 2012 - 5:07 PM   
 By:   Scott Atkins   (Member)

I would like to mention again for those newcomers who have not read this whole thread, this countdown is a random countdown of what i feel are some of the best film scores i have heard in my life, in short i don't feel no 48 is better then no 98 or no 2 is better then no 80.

Will 1 be better than 100?

I kid...Actually I've got to say that you have some very interesting choices! Some stuff I've never heard of. It would be cool if you made a list at the end from 100-1 just so we could get a birds eye view of all the selections.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2012 - 5:35 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

To Scott- sounds like a good idea, will do when i get to no 1.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2012 - 8:38 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-42- MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE-99- a very nice score by the always dependable Gabriel Yared, touching, sweet and very helpful for this romantic drama.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2012 - 6:23 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-41- FLATLINERS-90-Solid score and my oh my what a great main theme, for sure during end credits, been humming it for years, really can change your emotions, wonderful music from James Newton Howard.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2012 - 8:33 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-40- THE SWIMMER-68- good timing, a wonderful score , one of his first, i was a bit surprised because when i first heard this one it was before he did movies like Sophie 's choice, and then i was thinking this man is really a pop song man, but MR Hamlisch's score for this film is filled with melodic beauty.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2012 - 10:43 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-39-MALEMONDO-64- ENNIO MORRICONE- trying to pick one's favorites with this musical giant is not easy, like trying to pick who is the most beautiful in a beauty contest, however this early effort from Ennio is one of my most played soundtrack from him, love nearly every cut, diverse, highly melodic and simply good music makes this a big winner for me.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2012 - 4:36 AM   
 By:   Adriansfilmmusicblog   (Member)

NO 50-MYSTERIOUS iSLAND-61- Uncle Bernie's pounding super effective score works wonders for this Jules Verne SCIFI classic, for sure during the wonderful ending, watch the film with the sound off, then tell me how important film music can be for a motion picture?

Uncle Bernie? You must know him really well, we all know him as Uncle Benny!

http://musicatthemovies.wordpress.com/

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2012 - 5:12 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

My slip, i meant Benny, i never got to meet the man personally, i was a young teenager when he died.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2012 - 6:41 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

N0-38- CROSSED SWORDS-77- MAURICE JARRE-another one of those played to death scores on my old lp, catchy, exciting, tuneful, lovely and very diverse, a winner from MR Jarre.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2012 - 3:50 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO -37-MRS SOFFEL-84-Wonderful laidback score from Mark Isham.It's used in a excellent manner as a perfect background for this well made drama.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2012 - 5:54 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER-81-A grand film musical in a series that had good musical scores in every film in that series. Joe Raposo, a fine composer [who sadly left us much too soon] gives us a lovely score here top off with the beautiful-THE FIRST TIME YOU SEE HER, if anyone has miss hearing this score maybe because of the subject matter, you might be in for a big surprise.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2012 - 4:56 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Since the numbers here didn't mean anything , NO-100- I like as much as NO 40, i have decided to drop the numbers and just give you many of the scores over the years i really liked alot, I figure there are so many and why leave some out.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2013 - 10:00 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

HER ALIBI-91- GEORGES DELERUE- What a great thrilling beautiful score of such epic vibes, as good as anything i ever heard.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2013 - 8:40 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I forgot about this thread,better late then never-LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL-97-Fine score with an incredible touching love theme.

 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2013 - 10:11 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Re: Each day i will list one of the 100 favorite film scores i have enjoyed over the years. This is a random 100, no 100 i liked as much as no 1. Picking my favorite 100 was not easy, many i wanted to include but landed in my favorite 1000. You will notice a big diversity in my listings, all decades, many different composers. I listed no more then 3 from any composer.I know some of the films i will mention each day might have been discussed at one time or another, some have not at all . So if you will please be courtesy and understand, it would be silly to leave out the films in my top 100 which have been discuss on this board before. Anyway there is always something new to say from someone about a film score. Again in no preference of liking, here is my top 100.-------------------------------------------------------------------NO 100- Somewhere in time-80-John Barry-A fantastic beautiful score with a lovely main theme and solid romantic cues and pieces throughout the film. One of John's admired scores,the theme has been used often at weddings over the decades. In New York City in the 80's, the score was often played at the Rockefeller skating rink, as people enjoyed skating around the famous rink.

Hmmm ... I was thinking about listing my favorite 1,000 soundtrack cues, but does FSM have room for them??? I'd start with #1,000, then go to #999, and then work my way up until I get to #1. Stay tuned. On second thought, forget it -- who cares???

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2013 - 6:56 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

ALEXANDER- VANGELIS- My oh my, wonderful score and a grand march as the highlight. After seeing and hearing the score for that film, I was humming that march for days on end at work.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2013 - 5:57 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO RON HARDCASTLE- I and many other people care because when you say something is that good or that beautiful we will check it out. The best thing about this board is to hear what other people think about certain scores. For sure if we have not heard them ourselves because we become curious, may check it out agree with you and find a winner. I have found many scores over the years from this board that I liked or love. I respect other people's opinion's on film music as I hope they respect my opinions as well.We have a lot in common and although we might not always agree with everyone's opinions here ,I would say over 90% of the time when I read a review of someone's saying a score was beautiful or great, I felt the same way after respecting that person and trying the score out myself.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2013 - 6:45 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

LES MISERBLES=12-One of the greatest film musicals of all time .

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 8:40 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

MYSTERIOUS ISLAND-61- BERNARD HERRMANN'S fantastic hyper score that works wonders for this film.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2013 - 6:06 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

BROTHER SUN SISTER MOON-73- RIZ ORTALANI/DONAVAN-The main song and music is one of the most relaxing and prettiest songs I ever heard.

 
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