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 Posted:   Jan 1, 2014 - 1:07 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Today's selection is THE BAY BOY-84- CLAUDE BOLLING- A very nice soundtrack from the French film Composer Claude Bolling, probably best known for fine soundtracks like BORSALINO, THE AWAKENING, LOUISIANA ETC ETC Has scored well over 50 films in his career, Any comments on this effort?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2014 - 7:39 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

FEAR STRIKES OUT-57 Not one of ELMER BERNSTEIN'S better known scores, I always felt the main theme was one of the most addictive beautiful melodic themes of his in his long prolific film music career.

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2014 - 7:15 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Can't go wrong with any drama or romance score done by G. Delerue or P. Doyle.

Various scores by different composers I can think of:

Love's Labour's Lost
A Summer Story
America's Sweetheart
Dangerous Beauty
Forever Young
Hamlet
Joe Versus the Volcano
Legends of the Fall
Braveheart
Mists of Avalon
Nouvelle France
Old Gringo
Out of Africa
Pearl Harbor
Shakespeare in Love
While You Were Sleeping
Little Women
American President
Greatest Miracle
Crimes of the Heart
Prince of Tides
Romeo and Juliet (Rota)
Umizaru Limit of Love
Man in the Moon
Titanic
Man, Women Child
Blue Lagoon
Curly Sue
Fluke
Secretariat
Soul Surfer
Black Stallion Returns
My Dog Skip
Ostwind
The Punisher (Siliotto)

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2014 - 3:55 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Nice selection of beautiful scores there.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 3, 2014 - 5:00 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

SUMMER AND SMOKE-62- Elmer's main theme is simply sublime in melancholy and beauty.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2014 - 9:26 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

While I am on the Elmer track I always thought THE GOOD SON-93- Was one of the most beautiful underrated scores by him.Can't stop humming that main theme through the years.

 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2014 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

Solaris, Conan The Barbarian, and a number of John Barry`s Bond moments. Moonraker space battles, station reveals, You Only Live Twice, and The Living Daylights.

The Abyss and Ben Hur too, now that I think of them.

Trinity.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2014 - 12:07 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Always by John Williams sits near the top of my list of beautiful soundtracks.

 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2014 - 1:00 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

While their Sci Fi scores, both Doctor Who (series 1-7) and Torchwood have a lot of beautiful music.

 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2014 - 1:23 PM   
 By:   mgh   (Member)

I think one of the most "beautiful" scores I've ever heard is SOPHIE'S CHOICE by Marvin Hamlisch.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2014 - 5:41 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Yes Sophie's choice by Marvin Hamlisch breaks me up all the time, fits the tragic film to a tee.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2014 - 5:49 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Did you ever hear a score years ago and for some reason it didn't really click or impressed you and then years later you hear it again and you really like it? I remember on a very hot humid day in the 80's I was listening to THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE and at that time I didn't have the air condition on and the apartment was hot, very hot. Some how one song after another didn't get me going. A few weeks later I gave the whole soundtrack another try and I fell in love with the whole Sherman brothers score. Since it has been one of my favorites of the Sherman's. Well years ago I was listening to JESUS OF NAZARETH by MAURICE JARRE as I remembered I was not that thrilled by it. I listen to it again recently and fine it to be a solid score with a beautiful main theme. Maybe we should always give something a second chance, the mind can be funny.

 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2014 - 6:01 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Did you ever hear a score years ago and for some reason it didn't really click or impressed you and then years later you hear it again and you really like it?

Yes, Field of Dreams. Back then I would blindly buy anything from Horner, and purchased his scores without seeing the films they accompanied. On first listen I thought it was horrible. Ambient yawner. I sold it. Years later I saw the film, and I made a connection with the score. Turned around and repurchased it.

 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2014 - 6:08 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Well, I won't go into full scores, but when ever I see a chance to plug this long cue, I do.

One of the most beautiful pieces of music I've heard (by Trevor Jones):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0lt6L7FrXw

 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2014 - 6:08 PM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

Elmer's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD -- can't do much better than that!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2014 - 10:38 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

PAR LE SANG DES AUTRES-73-FRANCIS LAI-Here is a pretty much unnoticed very pretty score from the always melodic MR Lai

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2014 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

THE LEFT HAND OF GOD-55- VICTOR YOUNG- A beautiful sad main theme that always touched my soul.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2014 - 6:26 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

LIONHEART-87- Jerry , the man who has giving us many beautiful themes delivers one of his most aspiring theme in beauty with this effort.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2014 - 9:27 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

THE CHAMP-79 - DAVID GRUSIN- Beautiful theme for a tearful ending turned into a beautiful song by KENNY RANKIN-WHAT MATTERS MOST IS THAT WE LOVED AT ALL-

 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2014 - 11:00 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

One little story...caught a movie on TV when I was maybe early teens (mid to late 80's) and found the film pretty forgettable but it just had one of those themes that stuck with you...was humming and whistling it so much over a long time that I just completely forgot what movie it was from and never heard it again...

....fast forward a decade and a half, and Bravo Channel had one of their post-pub movie marathons, during which of course I suddently heard that sweeping theme again, found out the movie (which is now a massive guilty pleasure for me) and managed to switch on the VHS Recorder so I could - well, you know wink....

...and fast forward to the last part of 2013 and Quartet Records do the "grail" thing for me and release The Beastmaster in what looks to be a wonderful package (I haven't received mine as yet).

Beautiful, beautiful writing therein.

 
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