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 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 2:57 PM   
 By:   The CinemaScope Cat   (Member)

Reading over Basil's Gunfight At The O.K. Corral thread, it becomes clear there is a divide among collectors:

1. Those who prefer the Golden and Silver age with little or no interest in Hans Zimmer, Michael Kamen, Bruce Broughton etc.

2. Those who prefer post Star Wars scoring (the 80s rule!) with little or no interest in Alfred Newman, Franz Waxman, Dimitri Tiomkin etc.

3. Those whose taste may veer toward one or the other but, on the whole, embrace film music from all eras.

I consider myself a 3. I have everyone from Max Steiner and Alfred Newman to John Powell and Alexandre Desplat in my collection.

And you?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 3:01 PM   
 By:   Dorian   (Member)

Definitely #3, with basis in the 1960's and 70's but a wide interest (and collection) of composers and scores from all the decades since (and before) then - more so European than American ones.

Being open-minded toward unknown scores and composers has led me to discover many gems I might otherwise never hear of. But in general I think I decide my purchase more by the composer or the genre than the year of origin.

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 3:02 PM   
 By:   Gizmo   (Member)

I consider myself a 666. I collect horror movie scores.

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 3:14 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Definitely #3...Being open-minded toward unknown scores and composers has led me to discover many gems I might otherwise never hear of. But in general I think I decide my purchase more by the composer or the genre than the year of origin.

That's me too, though genre is only a very minor consideration. But sure, if composer isn't an issue, I guess I'm more likely to pick up a western score than a score that isn't for a western. smile On the other hand, it really depends on either me being familiar with the score in the film (so it helps to like all eras of film too) or liking the sound clips that the label posts.

And then there are some composers where I just want to get all their work eventually.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 3:17 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

your categories are set up a bit to make 1 and 2 seem a bit blinkered and 3 rather hip and open, so maybe more categories needed i think!
However if i have to choose, Definitely a 1 with a bit of 3 thrown in but im still not buying Gunfight at ok corral. !!
so i think that must make me a 4!!

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 3:28 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

3. Those whose taste may veer toward one or the other but, on the whole, embrace film music from all eras.

I consider myself a 3. I have everyone from Max Steiner and Alfred Newman to John Powell and Alexandre Desplat in my collection.

And you?


I'm a 3.

I collect all available Daniele Amfitheatrof and Sol Kaplan, for example; even own a couple of Herbert Stothart titles.

I still collect some newer soundtrack CDs such as Marco Beltrami's THE WOMAN IN BLACK and Newton Howard's THE HUNGER GAMES (though there's nothing from 2013 which has interested me).

My most recent favorite soundtrack is 2011's LE MOINE by Alberto Iglesias, but my interest in new material has waned considerably since 2008.

I think there's additional sub-categories besides the 3 outline above.

Further subjects for discussion could be:

  • are you a person who listens to music written before you were born?

    and

  • how many people (throughout their lifetime) expand beyond their immediate likes to listen to musical styles they are not initially sympathetic with?

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     Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 3:40 PM   
     By:   Weyoun   (Member)

    The categories are a bit cut and dry for me. I'd describe my collection as being like a bell curve with the centre of the curve sitting at around 1975 so that the majority of my collection sits between say 1960 and 1990 and tapers off on either side. It probably skews a little bit so that I have more scores from 1990 onwards than from prior to 1960, but I'm definitely not pigeonholed in one era.

    Chris.

     
     Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 3:41 PM   
     By:   Maleficio   (Member)

    3

     
     Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 3:41 PM   
     By:   Francis   (Member)

    I find your categories odd.

    I know the term 'collector' has a bad connotation around here, but owning over 500 scores I do feel I can say I collect them. As for putting a label on my listening habits, I'd think for the most part I would say genre (action/thriller/horror/sci-fi) dominates heavily, and the 'era' spans from late 60s to now. I don't see my collection as having one particular 'sound', there are many styles and approaches. But in all honesty as a film fan first I would answer that I'm the kind of collector who collects music he liked from the movies he saw, and again that would be mostly late 60s to now. So I'd have to go with '3' but simply because the other two don't apply to me and are too specific.

     
     
     Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 3:47 PM   
     By:   The CinemaScope Cat   (Member)

    as a film fan first I would answer that I'm the kind of collector who collects music he liked from the movies he saw, and again that would be mostly late 60s to now.

    I'm a total film fan, too but my DVD collection, like my soundtrack collection, covers all decades. The oldest film I have on DVD is from 1912 and the most recent is, obviously, 2013.

     
     
     Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 3:50 PM   
     By:   The CinemaScope Cat   (Member)

    Further subjects for discussion could be:

  • are you a person who listens to music written before you were born?

    and

  • how many people (throughout their lifetime) expand beyond their immediate likes to listen to musical styles they are not initially sympathetic with?

    Yes to the first and a qualified yes to the second.

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     Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 3:51 PM   
     By:   Francis   (Member)

    as a film fan first I would answer that I'm the kind of collector who collects music he liked from the movies he saw, and again that would be mostly late 60s to now.

    I'm a total film fan, too but my DVD collection, like my soundtrack collection, covers all decades. The oldest film I have on DVD is from 1912 and the most recent is, obviously, 2013.


    Well that's a century worth of films and film music, impressive, but for me it's mostly the last 50 years that I still continue to discover and cherish smile

    P.S. I do intend to get to nosferatu eventually big grin

     
     Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 4:21 PM   
     By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

    I can enjoy scores from all the periods, so long as they are performed by real people on real instruments.
    I enjoy music with a sense of genuine performance. I have no time for artificial sound that is not performable and patched together synthetically.

     
     
     Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 4:40 PM   
     By:   Kim Tong   (Member)

    The categories are a bit cut and dry for me. I'd describe my collection as being like a bell curve with the centre of the curve sitting at around 1975 so that the majority of my collection sits between say 1960 and 1990 and tapers off on either side. It probably skews a little bit so that I have more scores from 1990 onwards than from prior to 1960, but I'm definitely not pigeonholed in one era.

    Chris.


    I like your use of the bell curve, but mine would center around 1985-87.

     
     
     Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 4:52 PM   
     By:   cody1949   (Member)

    Golden age and silver age but also love Jarre, Delerue, Williams, J.Scott and some Morricone ,E. Bernstein and Goldsmith. Love Conti's THE RIGHT STUFF.

     
     Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 5:04 PM   
     By:   Trent B.   (Member)

    I'm number 2. Although I love the original Star Wars score and I like the original Superman The Movie score, despite not listening to Superman that much.

    I was born in 1981 so most scores before my time, other than the two I mentioned are ones I don't really care to much about.

    Oh and I do like some Star Trek TOS scores.

     
     
     Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 5:49 PM   
     By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

    I don't consider myself a collector, and I don't fit into any of your categories.

    But I must have close to 1,000 soundtrack/library albums/comps.

     
     Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 6:02 PM   
     By:   Adam B.   (Member)

    I'm closest to category 2 on your descriptions. My modest collection of 102 film scores breaks down like this.....

    1950s - 3

    1960s - 6

    1970s - 17

    1980s - 45

    1990s - 22

    2000+ - 9

    My moviegoing decades were the mid-70s to the mid-90s so that's why the numbers are like they are. I don't go anymore so naturally the numbers tapered off in the last decade.

     
     Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 7:12 PM   
     By:   edwzoomom   (Member)


    Financially challenged.

     
     
     Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 7:30 PM   
     By:   Rexor   (Member)

    And you?

    I'm not sure which number I would fall into. I tend to purchase music based on the composer and my favorites happen to be in the Golden Age (Rozsa, Herrmann), the 80's era (Poledouris, Horner, and Elfman), and the giants from the Silver Age (Morricone, Williams, and Goldsmith). I'm sure I would like a few composers form this current era (Desplat, Powell, etc), but I just haven't heard as much music from the newer generation....

    Interestingly, I just went through my Itunes library (made smart playlists) to see which decade is the most represented. I still have to import a lot of stuff, some titles do not have the correct year, and some stuff is non-score music, but the 1990's are the most popular decade for me, followed closely by and 1980's, and then the 2000's. The 1930's, 1940's, and 1970's eek (this was surprising) were the least popular decades for me. The current decade is on pace to be a little bit less popular than the '40's.


    Roughly 45% of my music is from 1980-1999, about 25% is from 1950-1969, and about 20% from 2000-2013.

    -Rex

     
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