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Best (non musical) Film Soundtrack
#11
I agree about Braveheart.
Also LOTR.

Exorcist.
The Omen
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#12
dominic_john Wrote:djdave - For me, the films I'm drawn to are half the good soundtrack, and secondly, the story itself. As of yet, I haven't come across a film where I disliked the film, but loved the soundtrack. Maybe one day.

Interesting point. I bought Mackenna's Gold at the then Virgin Megastore in Piccadilly Circus on the strength of Quincy Jones' name. I vaguely remembered the film being on at some point in the past, but couldn't recall anything about it (except that it was about a search for gold). Loved the soundtrack, though....then when the film was next on I watched it and didn't like it.

Likewise, I love Morricone's The Mission, but if I ever see the film I might not like it. Perhaps it depends whether or not you first hear the music in the context of watching the film. If the acting, directing, story etc are dire that night tarnish the score for you unless you hear the music first.

Interestingly, the producers of Mackenna's Gold thought they had a turkey on their hands and drafted Jones in to try to salvage it. He was asked to do a pop-esque score to appeal to younger people.
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#13
carbon_psycho Wrote:I agree about Braveheart.
Also LOTR.

Exorcist.
The Omen

There's a story about The Omen and the reason it has a choir and black mass. Apparantly, Jerry Goldsmith and some studio person watched the un-scored film in the screening room and then the studio chap asked the composer what he thought.

Goldsmith didn't have a clue what he was going to do and said choir and black mass on the spur of the moment. I don't know if this is true, though.
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#14
Danny Elfman's Midnight Run
Francis Monkman's The Long Good Friday
Alfred Newman's How The West Was Won
Bill Conti's Rocky
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#15
djdave Wrote:Likewise, I love Morricone's The Mission, but if I ever see the film I might not like it. Perhaps it depends whether or not you first hear the music in the context of watching the film. If the acting, directing, story etc are dire that night tarnish the score for you unless you hear the music first.

The Mission is a pretty good movie IMV. I find De Niro eminently watchable, Jeremy Irons is good in it, and the scenery is spectacular. The narrative is good, and the soundtrack is groovy.

Give it a go...
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#16
Tiggi Wrote:The Mission is a pretty good movie IMV. I find De Niro eminently watchable, Jeremy Irons is good in it, and the scenery is spectacular. The narrative is good, and the soundtrack is groovy.

Give it a go...

Next time it's on the TV, I'll give it a try.

If you're a De Niro fan, though, you've got to see Midnight Run and Ronin.

The former is a comedy chase film with a brilliant score by Danny Elfman. A lot of De Niro's - and co-star Charles Grodin's - dialogue is adlibbed. Who said De Niro couldn't do comedy?

The latter has two fantastic car chases, one in Paris and the other in Nice. De Niro shows up Sean Bean in this. Music-wise, in the context of the film, Elia Cmiral's action score works. But as a CD listening experience, I only found the quieter, reflective/mournful cues enjoyable. This isn't a criticism of Cmiral. I've found that few action cues hold up without the visuals they were written for.

But check out the films!!! (and Elfman's score)
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#17
I've seen Ronin, but will have to check out Midnight Run.
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#18
I thought Ronin was terrible

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#19
You've got to admit that Ronin's car chases are brilliant, though.

Watched Serenity on the telly the other night. Hadn't seen it before, but was mightily impressed with David Newman's score.

In terms of Best (non musical) Film Soundtrack, I'd like to put forward the following candidates:


Michael J Lewis' 92 In The Shade

Roy Budd's Get Carter, Who Dares Wins and Kidnapped


In fact, I'd put Budd's name alongside the well-known film composers in terms of skill.
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#20
Morricone is number 1. Also like the muisc from 'Babel' very haunting.
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