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Old November 9th, 2007, 11:58 pm
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Movie soundtracks

I can't be the only person here who listens to soundtracks. Am I?
So tell me your favorites, cause I need some new ones to buy!
Personally, one of my favorite composers is Hans Zimmer. I also like James Horner.
The best soundtracks? My favs right now are Pirates, Zorro, and Da Vinci Code. And though I don't own it....some of the music from To Kill A Mockingbird is amazing. It captures the mood perfectly!
So, what do you think??


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Old November 12th, 2007, 7:03 am
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Re: Soundtracks

I'm soundtrack addicted!!

I love hans zimmer, john williams, george fenton, harry gregson williams, patrick doyle, rachel someone (she did Nicolas Nicklebey) Dario Marianelli, Adrian Johnston (although he stole the Becoming Jane theme from Little Women).

Pirates of the Caribbean, Producers, Zorro, Forrest Gump, LOTR, Narnia, Kingdom of Heaven, Phantom of the opera, Little Women, Pride and Prejudice, are just SOME of the soundtracks I own. PLus I download lots of quirk peices of music off the internet, like stuff from the holiday etc


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Old November 12th, 2007, 9:19 pm
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Re: Soundtracks

I really like soundtracks from Asian movies, especially Chinese and Japanese.

Favourite composers are Tan Dun (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Hero) Shigeru Umebayashi (2046, House of Flying Daggers, In the Mood for Love) and Joe Hisaishi (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle)


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Old November 13th, 2007, 5:18 pm
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Let's say first that John Williams is a genious, and almost everything he writes is great. Jaws, Star Wars, ET, Close Encounters of the Third Kind (the part of the conversation between the aliens and the humans is just superb), Schindler's List...

Hans Zimmer and James Horner are good, but have a problem: they tend to copy themselves. Once you've heard the soundtracks of Legends of the Fall, Braveheart and a couple more, they all sound too much alike one to another. And it happens the same with Zimmer, though he gave me a pleasant surprise with the Da Vinci Code and Batman Begins (well, here he collaborated with James Newton Howard).

We can't forget Jerry Goldsmith! He wrote music for dozens of films of every kind (from westerns to science-fiction), and he sounded always fresh and new.

More, more... The Lord of the Rings is a great score, too, though I prefer the soundtrack of the second movie. And Danny Elffmann, especially when he's working for Tim Burton? Batman, Eduard Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, The Nightmare before Christmas, Corpse Bride...

Well, I should say that I liked the soundtrack of Copying Beethoven... But it's almost impossible to make a movie about Beethoven with a bad music.


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Old November 13th, 2007, 5:42 pm
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Two that I enjoy spring to mind - The Red Violin soundtrack with the excellent Joshua Bell on violin and The Piano soundtrack composed by Michael Nyman.


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Old November 14th, 2007, 1:41 am
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Re: Soundtracks

The Heart Asks Pleasure First is one of the most beautiful pieces of piano music I have ever heard - good to dance to as well!

I agree with Hans Zimmer - Mum and I have a guess the composer game that we play when we watch movies, and usually I can tell if it is Zimmer, cos he has that distincitve sound

Watched V for Vendetta the otehr night - good soundtrack too!


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Old November 14th, 2007, 4:14 pm
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Yes, the soundtrack of V for vendetta is a very good one. Marianelli seems to be very versatile, he can write things as unlike as Vendetta and Pride and Prejudice. Though I must say it, my favourite track in the soundtrack wasn't Marianelli's... it's Cry me a River! I love Julie London's voice.


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Old November 16th, 2007, 10:10 am
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Old November 16th, 2007, 1:54 pm
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Re: Soundtracks

My favorites are the LotR soundtracks, the Revenge of the Sith, PotC3, Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events, and the Village.
Pretty much anything by John Williams or Hans Zimmer is good, though I agree that Zimmer can be a bit repetitive.
James Newton Howard's other soundtracks are good as well, but the Village has Hilary Han in it.
I think this is the third soundtrack thread I've posted in - the others were called What's your favorite soundtrack, in the Great Hall, and Music from the movies, from the Movie discussion forum.


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Old November 17th, 2007, 4:12 pm
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Re: Soundtracks

I love the Romeo and Juliet soundtrack It's just beautiful

I also love the LotR and Pirates of the Caribbean soundtracks - they're just so perfect and are great to listen to at any time


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Old November 18th, 2007, 7:37 pm
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Re: Soundtracks

I love movie soundtracks especially the once from the lotr movies!
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Old November 18th, 2007, 9:08 pm
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Empire Records: great movie, better soundtrack.


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Old November 22nd, 2007, 6:11 am
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Re: Soundtracks

I'm not a big fan of soundtracks myself, but if I had to pick a favorite... the soundtrack to the LOTR movies is pretty good. Don't have a copy of it though, but I like to listen to it in the movies themselves .


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Old November 22nd, 2007, 8:53 am
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Re: Soundtracks

LotR has the best soundtracks in the history of movies, hands down.
My current favourite though is the soundtrack for the Jodie Foster movie "Anna and the King". It has subtle Asian influences, nice walzes, and a beautiful song titled "How Can I Not Love You" *swoon*
Also one of my current favourites is the soundtrack for the first season of Lost.
Last but not least I really enjoy the soundtracks for the 4th and 5th HP movies.
Somebody also mentioned "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", I have one theme from that movie on my iPod, and I really love it. My brother is a soundtrack junkie, so he refers me to really good music sometimes. Btw he feels that the PotC Main Theme is a rip off of the Gladiator main theme, but I don't think so. They're only slightly similar.


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Old November 22nd, 2007, 11:10 pm
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I really like soundtracks with original scores and The Mission is one of my favourites. I have not listened to the whole thing, but "Gabriel's Oboe" is my favourite piece of music ever written for a movie.


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Old November 23rd, 2007, 5:20 am
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Re: Soundtracks

LOTR and POTC, along with anything by John Williams


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Old November 27th, 2007, 12:36 am
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Re: Soundtracks

Fist Pirates of the caribbean: best pump up soundtrack every
Black Hawk Down: pure genius
LOTR and Star Wars of course.

I find that often I like the soundtracks that don't follow the straight orchestral format and branch out to include other instrumentation (ex: the Departed)


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Old November 30th, 2007, 1:17 am
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I so agree!
I love the Lion King Soundtrack too.


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Old November 30th, 2007, 7:59 am
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Re: Soundtracks

I have another current favourite: James Bond - You Only Live Twice
My brother gave it to me. Best Bond movie has the best soundtrack also.


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Old December 6th, 2007, 4:17 am
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Movie Soundtracks

Have any of you had a favorite movie composition/ sound track? I know I've had a lot I love all the music for pirates of the caribbean and from Miyazaki's movies. The way they are composed and arranged it's awesome. I like the way the rhythems all go together to fit the notes and create the songs.


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