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    Your favourite Movie Soundtracks

    Recently bought the soundtrack to Solaris, a film I remember enjoying in the cinema some 10 or so years ago - re-make of a 70s film I believe.

    Anyway, very chilled music..atmospheric. I remember it from the film and it suited it well - don't see it if you dislike slow and slightly strange films!

    Anyway, tonight I've been listening to that and also the soundtrack to The Truman Show (one of my all-time fave films) and The Virgin Suicides ST by Air.

    All good stuff...mostly relaxing, background music.

    The Vertigo and The Lost Boys soundtracks are also good ones for that vibe.


    From years gone by, I also have the STs to Jackie Brown (soulful) , Bad Boys and Romeo Must Die (Hip hop, rap), The Tron Legacy (by Daft Punk)

    Then, The Darjeeling Limited, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Garden State for a bit more indy stuff.

    Slumdog Millionaire too but not much play on that one.

    Drive but haven't seen the film. Again I like the ability to have on as wind-down music.



    Which are yours?

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    Your favourite Movie Soundtracks

    This one's from the heart
    Pulp Fiction

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    Blade Runner and Paris, Texas get played the most chez moi.

    Other soundtrack albums I like are
    The Commitments
    The Blues Bothers
    Tubular Bells (The Exorcist, in case you've forgotten)
    High Fidelity
    Kill Bill 1

    And for TV soundtracks, I like
    Scrubs
    Grey's Anatomy (all four volumes!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonK View Post
    Blade Runner and Paris, Texas get played the most chez moi.

    Other soundtrack albums I like are
    The Commitments
    The Blues Bothers
    Tubular Bells (The Exorcist, in case you've forgotten)
    High Fidelity
    Kill Bill 1

    And for TV soundtracks, I like
    Scrubs
    Grey's Anatomy (all four volumes!)
    Yeah, I was reading good reviews about the Blade Runner soundtrack the other day. In fact, that brought me to the soundtrack of 1492, also by Vangelis, which looks good. Near-term purchases they will be.

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    Just about any Morricone soundtrack, especially "Once Upon a Time in the West".

    And Danny Elfman's score for "Edward Scissorhands" ....



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    As already mentioned, Pulp Fiction has a great soundtrack, plus The Lost Boys deserves a vote.

    The Animal House soundtrack is superb, as is American Graffiti. And for two more that shove you right into the 'feel' of the movie, how about An American Werewolf in London, or Christine?

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    Your favourite Movie Soundtracks

    A few more...

    The warriors
    Local hero
    The graduate
    Trainspotting
    Easy rider
    Superfly
    Grease :D

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    My favourite is probably Witness- great electronic soundtrack by Maurice Jarre (father of John Michel) who also wrote the music for Laurence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago and Year of Living Dangerously

    I am also fond of the soundtrack to Alien3- its like some sort of trippy black mass. A few other greats which don't seem to have been mentioned
    Psycho
    Lift to the Scaffold (Miles Davis!)
    The Big Chill
    West Side Story
    Purple Rain
    The Graduate
    The Harder They Come
    The Italian Job
    (Quincy Jones!)
    One from The Heart
    And no discussion of soundtracks is complete without Ennio Morricone's The Mission.

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    Re: Your favourite Movie Soundtracks

    Alien 3
    Shawshank redemption
    Raiders of the lost ark

    Spotify is great for this, I'm going through the Lost soundtrack at the moment.

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    Spinal Tap
    The Harder They Come
    Judgement Night

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    I quite like Krull.

    Very original score.

    Where Eagles Dare is good too.

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    Some of My favourites in no particular order. . . . .Blade Runner,Road To Perdition,Deathwish 2(All Jimmy Page's work),Tron Legacy,Braveheart(Dodgy Story but great atmospheric music),Dark Night Returns & Dark Night Rises,Crimson Tide,Last Samurai(I'm detecting a Hans Zimmer theme here -)).

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    The mention of 'Local Hero' reminded me of another great soundtrack by Mark Knopfler.
    His melancholy & beautiful score for 'Last Exit to Brooklyn' ...




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    Reservoir Dogs

    The Beach

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    Garden State is very good if you like the Scrubs style of music (I do). Also a second vote for Paris, Texas, mentioned earlier.

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    Drive
    Last of the Mohicans
    The watchmen

    Others have already mentioned some good ones already

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    Blade runner for me as well also Betty Blue is fantastic along with Near Dark.
    Cheers

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson: We ask for long life, but 'tis deep life, or noble moments that signify. Let the measure of time be spiritual, not mechanical.

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    DJANGO.....

    apart from quentin rabbiting on about stuff....

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    Les mis
    Haha

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    Last Man Standing (Bruce Willis movie) by Ry Cooder
    Reservoir Dogs
    Until The End Of The World (Wim Wenders)
    Singles (Cameron Crowe)
    Das Boot
    Spinal Tap
    Any of the Spaghetti Westerns
    Shaft (original)
    Slade in Flame

    anything by Lalo Schifrin
    anything by John Barry

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    Eric Serra's score for 'The Big Blue' ...



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    The Big Blue (favorite film as well)
    Snatch
    Kill Bill
    Gangs of New York
    Metropolis
    Pat Garratt and Billy the Kid (Excellent Bob Dylan)
    Trainspotting
    Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Black Hawk Down
    The Business
    The Hunger
    Saturday Night Fever (My guilty pleasure)
    Blade Runner
    Ennio Morricone

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    24 Hour Party People, full of Manchester classics.

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    For me, this is hard to beat:



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    Breaking Glass
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    ^^ made me think of Tommy.

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    Here's one of my favourites. The film was abysmal, but the sound track is excellent:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubm2jxAHNh8

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    The Magnificent Seven!
    633 Squadron!
    Jurassic Park!

    There are loads...most of them on Top Gear every Sunday.

    A Fairytale (haunting, achingly beautiful score by Zbigniew Preisner.)
    Excalibur
    About a Boy
    Batman Begins

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    I'm surprised nobody has said " Easy Rider "

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    Quote Originally Posted by gentlemenpreferhats View Post
    My favourite is probably Witness- great electronic soundtrack by Maurice Jarre (father of John Michel) who also wrote the music for Laurence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago and Year of Living Dangerously

    I am also fond of the soundtrack to Alien3- its like some sort of trippy black mass. A few other greats which don't seem to have been mentioned
    Psycho
    Lift to the Scaffold (Miles Davis!)
    The Big Chill
    West Side Story
    Purple Rain
    The Graduate
    The Harder They Come
    The Italian Job
    (Quincy Jones!)
    One from The Heart
    And no discussion of soundtracks is complete without Ennio Morricone's The Mission.
    I second Maurice Jarré and raise you with 'Grand Prix' (also a fine example of Frankenheimer split screen IMO); then the theme to 'Panco Villa rides again", and call with 'Paris brule t-il?'

    Anything by Bernard Herrmann is always worth listening to - he's the master of fractured melodies and jagged counter rhythms - and I'd recommend the soundtracks for 'North-by-northwest' , 'Vertigo', 'Twisted Nerve' and 'The Day the Earth Stood Still'. I think his last score was for 'Taxi Driver' which is also worth listening to.

    There are a fair number of eastern european and Russian émigrés that I have a bit of a soft spot for. There's Dmitri Tiompkin especially 'High Noon' and 'The Guns of Navarrone'. Then Eric Korngold for 'The Sea Hawk' and 'The Adventures of Robin Hood' - his violin concerto is worth a listen as well.

    Ennio Morricone is a genius and any score by him is normally superb, but one that hasn't been mentioned is the opening of 'Two mules for Sister Sarah' - watch it with Segal's direction, it's very menacing and there is no better evocation of mule in any other music that I've heard - the Spaghetti Orchestra do a good version.

    Then in no particular order of merit I don't think that the the following soundtracks have been mentioned before - are all favourites and they're all very good (IMO of course):
    • the opening overture for 'Ice Station Zebra' (perhaps the only thing by Michel LeGrand that I can call to mind that I like);
    • 'Birdy' and the 'Last Temptation of Christ' - Peter Gabriel;
    • 'Mishima', 'Powaqqatsi' and 'Koyaanisqatsi' - Phillip Glass;
    • "The Draughtsman's Contract", "Drowning by Numbers" and "Wonderland" - Michael Nyman;
    • the opening and closing of 'The Long Good Friday' - Francis Monkman - that end close up with Bob Hoskin's face reacting to his fate is a masterpiece;
    • 'Miller's Crossing' and 'Raising Arizona' - Carter Burwell;
    • 'Batman', 'Edward Scissorhands', 'Planet of the Apes' and 'Mars Attacks' - Danny Elfman
    • 'Get Carter' - Roy Budd;
    • 'The Great Escape', 'The Magnificent 7', - Elmer Bernstein
    • 'The Big Country' - Jerome Morosa
    • 'Dracula' - Anton Coppola
    • 'Toy Story (1 and 2) - Randy Newman
    • 'A Clockwork Orange' - Wendy Carlos
    • 'Bullet' and 'Mission Impossible' - Lalo Schifrin
    • 'The Third Man' - the bit where Harry Lyme's face is lit up is sublime - Anton Karas
    • 'Zorba the Greek' - Mikis Theodorakis


    I'm sure there are more I'll think of in a minute...

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    ^^^ very good Mr Tuttle.

    And remember there's Martin Scorcese's version of Cape Fear. The film was a remake of a 1962 film with a score by Bernard Herrmann. For the remake Elmer Bernstein (Magnificent Seven, Great Escape and 1000s others) adaped Herrmann's music to the new film.

    Herrmann is a demi-god in the electronica world- he played the theremin music for The Day the Earth Stood Still and designed the squawking noises for Hitchcock's The Birds.

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    Let's not forget about the recent Lawless soundtrack. Some pretty good tracks on that one.

    Cheers
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    Must include Riz Ortolani's music for 'Cannibal Holocaust' ...



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    Highlander, HELP, HEAD, Platoon

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    There was an iffy chick-flick 15 years or so ago with Clooney and Michele Pfeiffer called 'One Fine Day' with some exceptionally good tracks on the original soundtrack, including a Natalie Merchant cover of the title song, first done by The Chiffons, where she changes it from an upbeat Do-wap to a smokey torch song. Also a fine version of Otis Redding's The Glory of Love by Keb' Mo.

    Also, don't think anyone has mentioned "The Rose" yet.

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    Great thread!

    Most of my faves already mentioned: Blade Runner/Pulp Fiction/Reservoir Dogs/Quadrophenia/Tommy...

    Also how can you not like anything John Barry.

    So I'll mention Once Upon A Time in America - Ennio Morricone, magnificent soundtrack, magnificent film and Harry Escott's score for Shame, a so-so film which I liked parts of, but the music is consistently excellent

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    should also add Rockers and maybe Weird Science but only because i love Oingo Boingo

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    I am never really conscious of soundtracks on films TBH, apart from say, the Morricone films.

    To me it comes down to films with a track listing which gives me:

    Easy rider

    Pulp fiction

    Hard days night

    Tommy

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    'Hackers' (1995) - Prodigy, Leftfield, Orbital, Massive Attack and so on. Fantastic.

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    Come on chaps you missed the main man...Ry Cooder Southern Comfort, Crossroads and the Long Riders have to be up there as the very best.
    Also Jimmy Page Death Wish 2 and Oil City Confidental - Dr Feelgood

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    Local Hero. Blew through 2 vinyl copies before I got the CD.

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    Talk To Her by Pedro Almodovar
    A Map Of The World By Pat Metheney
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    Different music for different moods.

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    natural born killers..

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    Love these scores:

    Koyaanisqatsi
    Requiem For A Dream
    American Beauty
    The Last Seduction
    Amelie
    Perfect Sense

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    Apart from Star Wars :-) .... Pretty In Pink just makes me smile :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildheart View Post
    Come on chaps you missed the main man...Ry Cooder Southern Comfort, Crossroads and the Long Riders have to be up there as the very best.
    Also Jimmy Page Death Wish 2 and Oil City Confidental - Dr Feelgood
    Got Ry Cooder in #22 for 'Last Man Standing' though 'Southern Comfort' and 'Crossroads' are marginally better.

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    Quadrophenia !!

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    Project X
    American Pie

    I also like the music used for the Inception trailer

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