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 Posted:   Apr 21, 2024 - 3:35 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

So, they used to be a thing, in the Olde days.
That BIG flourishing triumphant piece of music that heralded the end of the film and sent the audience out into the light with a big smile on their face.
Goldsmith has quite a few of them on his resume.
Two similar sounding ones for his 70s sci-fi clunkers LOGAN'S RUN and DAMNATION ALLEY.
Cool ones for ST-TMP and FIRST GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY.
My two absolute favourites though, are CAPRICORN ONE, with its euphoric end piece as James Brolin crashes his own funeral to tell the world that Governments and Space programs are EVIL, and THE FINAL CONFLICT (OMEN III) wherein glowy God himself appears to laugh at Jurassic Sam as he sits off and Goldsmith goes absolutely fkn nuts with his choir and orchestra (makes we wanna go to church again).
What are some of yours?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2024 - 3:43 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

To clarify you don't mean end titles but the film finale.

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2024 - 4:11 AM   
 By:   mgh   (Member)

Before he rules on that, I'm going to say that my favorite end titles are from Leviathan and The Swarm. Two of the most joyous pieces of music I've ever heard.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2024 - 4:13 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

Yes. The finale wrap up piece before the end credits.
That's why I left THE SWARM off my list.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2024 - 4:14 AM   
 By:   Indy1981   (Member)

Papillon. Goldsmith's music perfectly captures what I view as the victory of the Individual over the Institution.

(and no, I've never been in prison!)

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2024 - 4:58 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

The Shadow. The taunting version of Khan's theme. The love theme. The final statement of the Shadow's theme. It's got everything.

Outland's was very beautiful. Granted, it would've been inorganic to have the love theme show up in the rest of the score more often, but it really packs a kick here.

And The Final Conflict, because duh!

In researching, I remember that Joe Dante's films had a ton of great finale cues (Small Soldiers, Innerspace, The 'burbs).

And honorable mention to Poltergeist II for the Dante-like music that closes out the film.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2024 - 5:18 AM   
 By:   Richard May   (Member)

My two absolute favourites though, are CAPRICORN ONE, with its euphoric end piece as James Brolin crashes his own funeral to tell the world that Governments and Space programs are EVIL, and THE FINAL CONFLICT (OMEN III) wherein glowy God himself appears to laugh at Jurassic Sam as he sits off and Goldsmith goes absolutely fkn nuts with his choir and orchestra (makes we wanna go to church again).
What are some of yours?


Even before I read your comments, those two were my immediate responses also. The Capricorn One finale track is one of the first pieces of film music I really noticed.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2024 - 5:49 AM   
 By:   Indy1981   (Member)

Science fiction claptrap (James Brolin?!?) and religious superstition films shouldn't qualify for best Goldsmith finale.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2024 - 6:20 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

Science fiction claptrap (James Brolin?!?) and religious superstition films shouldn't qualify for best Goldsmith finale.


Wrong thread!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2024 - 6:28 AM   
 By:   Mike_H   (Member)

Psycho II. Haunting lead-up to that brilliant final shot of Norman and the house and then into the theme for the End Credits.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2024 - 6:35 AM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

This type of track, for me, is inseparable from the film, so . . . The Great Train Robbery, for reasons that any one of you who have seen the film can supply.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2024 - 7:04 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

Not so easy. I looked and thought. So far mine are the penultimate track.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2024 - 7:19 AM   
 By:   vncvbv   (Member)

One of my favorites is Rent-a-Cop, even though I've never seen the film.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2024 - 7:23 AM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

Sum of All Fears

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2024 - 7:23 AM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

Gotta go with The Final Conflict for sheer visceral wallop. A close second would be Darkness Falls from Legend.

For originality POtA is pretty great. It’s stark and quiet. I love how it plays against the usual.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2024 - 7:31 AM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

Gotta go with The Final Conflict for sheer visceral wallop. A close second would be Darkness Falls from Legend.

For originality POtA is pretty great. It’s stark and quiet. I love how it plays against the usual.


Nothing against Darkness Falls (fabulous cue), but wouldn’t The Ring be considered more the finale for Legend.

Also, would like to give a shout-out to the finale of First Knight.

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2024 - 7:31 AM   
 By:   Hedji   (Member)

Howard Hanson Symphony #2 Romantic from A L I E N.




I kid! I kid!!!!


Have a Nice Trip from Explorers is a fine build up to the End Credit suite, but it does segue into the suite. But that’s the one I’m going with.

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2024 - 7:56 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)


This is a contender.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2024 - 8:49 AM   
 By:   BrenKel   (Member)

King Richard from Lionheart

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2024 - 8:52 AM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

I think mine would be The Blue Max. Dramatic stuff while the crashed plane smoulders.

 
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