Suggestions on great movie soundtracks?

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  1. KylePete

    KylePete Stunt Coordinator

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    Does anyone have any suggestions on some great movie soundtracks to get?

    The following are ones that I have and love:

    -Lord of the Rings (All 3)

    -Gladiator

    -Braveheart

    -Last of the Mohicans

    -The Thin Red Line

    -Blackhawk Down

    -The Civil War (Ken Burns Documentary)

    I am really interested in finding some music that is like the "Now We Are Free" track on Gladiator. It strikes me as Mediterranean, but I am not a music afficionado.

    Also, does anyone know what music is playing in the latest trailer for "The Passion of the Christ"?

    I really appreciate any suggestions, and I am sorry if this has been discussed a lot, lately. I did not find anything after a search.

    Thanks,

    Kyle
     
  2. ThomasC

    ThomasC Lead Actor

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    You mentioned Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, and The Thin Red Line, all of which were composed by Hans Zimmer. Most recently, he composed the score for The Last Samurai, which was nominated for Best Score for the Golden Globe Awards. His scores for Crimson Tide and The Rock are great as well.

    Randy Edelman, along with Trevor Jones, composed the score for The Last of the Mohicans. Another great work of his is Gettysberg.

    James Horner composed the score for Braveheart, and he has a reputation of ripping off his own scores. You can hear the theme for A Beautiful Mind in Bicentennial Man, and Titanic's score sounds like the score for Braveheart at times. One of his best works is Apollo 13.

    I'm not really sure what to recommend for fans of The Lord of the Rings scores, because as far as I know, this was Howard Shore's first venture into epic movie territory, and big time fantasy films aren't made very often.
     
  3. KylePete

    KylePete Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the suggestions, Thomas. I really appreciate it.

    Kyle
     
  4. Marty M

    Marty M Cinematographer

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    If you like James Horner, I would suggest Legend of the Falls and Courage Under Fire. I would also suggest Shawshank Redemption by Thomas Newman.
    One of my all-time favorites is Born On The Fourth Of July by John Williams. Although there is only about 25 minutes of actual score soundtrack it is one of the most haunting soundracks I have ever heard.
     
  5. KylePete

    KylePete Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks, Marty. I'll be sure to check out the titles you suggested.

    Kyle
     
  6. Lewis Besze

    Lewis Besze Producer

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    Eliot Goldenthal:Final Fantasy

    James Newton Howard:Unbreakable, and Atlantis

    John Barry: Dances With Wolves, Out Of Africa

    also if you liked Gladiator there is a second disc that featured different takes on some tunes like "Now were free",and has some new ones.

    I also second "The Thin Red Line" by Zimmer,his best score to date.
     
  7. KylePete

    KylePete Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for those suggestions, Lewis. Yeah, "The Thin Red Line" is a great soundtrack.

    Kyle
     
  8. Chad A Wright

    Chad A Wright Supporting Actor

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    There are some that I love and am listening to a lot right now.

    Lord of the Rings (all three)

    Gladiator

    The Last Samurai (I love this one)

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    Many of the Star Wars soundtracks are good

    Ocean's 11 (not as good as I expected, but still enjoyable if you are in the mood for it)

    Jaws (one of the best ever)

    M:I-2 (also by Zimmer, a very fun score)

    Halo - I've played this game for hours and hours on end with friends, so the score has a lot of sentamental value to me.
     
  9. KylePete

    KylePete Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks, Chad.

    I agree with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Yo-yo Ma is great on that title.

    Kyle
     
  10. Brian E

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    Gods and Generals is pretty good.
     
  11. Peter Apruzzese

    Peter Apruzzese Producer

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    These may not align with what you are currently listening to, but they are among the best and are essential for any library of film scores:

    THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD - Erich Wolfgang Korngold (new recording on Marco Polo is amazing)

    VERTIGO - Bernard Herrmann (the best score ever written)

    BEN-HUR - Miklos Rozsa

    KING KONG - Max Steiner

    PATTON - Jerry Goldsmith

    THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD - Alfred Newman

    THUNDERBALL - John Barry

    THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL - Bernard Herrmann

    SPARTACUS - Alex North

    PLANET OF THE APES - Jerry Goldsmith

    EL CID - Miklos Rozsa
     
  12. KylePete

    KylePete Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks, Brian and Peter. I have added your suggestions to my list.

    I appreciate the replies.

    Kyle
     
  13. Shane D

    Shane D Supporting Actor

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    i really like the kevin costner robin hood score.

    fight club is good, but in a differnet vein.

    far and away is very nice

    interview with the vampire

    the first dune miniseries

    conan the barbarian

    the merlin nbc miniseries

    thats all i can think about right now. i have a stack of like 40 soundtracks on my bed. they are my "go to sleep" music. last few nights has been disc 2 of the empire strikes back
     
  14. Bill Williams

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    Top soundtracks I would highly recommend:

    - Star Wars

    - The Empire Strikes Back

    - Return of the Jedi

    - Raiders of the Lost Ark

    - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    - Superman

    - Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    - E.T.

    - Schindler's List

    - JFK

    - The Paper Chase/The Poseidon Adventure

    Can you tell I'm a John Williams junkie? Been listening to his music ever since I was 10 years old and first heard the "Star Wars" double album.

    Also:

    - Star Trek: The Motion Picture

    - Saturday Night Fever

    - Dances With Wolves (we still need a properly expanded CD of all the music from this film!)

    - Somewhere in Time

    - Gladiator

    - LOTR: Return of the King (it's the only one of the trilogy I've gotten to this point)
     
  15. KylePete

    KylePete Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks, Bill and Shane.

    Bill, John Williams is great. And if you like The Return of the King soundtrack, I think you'll like the first two.

     
  16. Marty M

    Marty M Cinematographer

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    Bill, you really should try to get a copy of Born On The Fourth Of July. It features a trumpet player by the name of Tim Morrison. You can also hear his trumpet solos on Saving Private Ryan, JFK, and James Horner's Apollo 13.
     
  17. ThomasC

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    Traffic and K-Pax are two great scores that can also serve as go-to-sleep music. For almost every single day of my college life so far when I needed to wake up at a certain time, I have used track 2 of the Pearl Harbor soundtrack, "Tennessee", to wake me up.
     
  18. MarkMel

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    Try The Mission by Ennio Morricone I read somewhere that this score is what inspired Hanns Zimmer to become a film composer. Great movie as well.

    If you like techno - try Run Lola Run. It gets a spin at least one a week.
     
  19. ThomasC

    ThomasC Lead Actor

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    Alright, I might as well list everything I've got and want:

    - Mission to Mars by Ennio Morricone

    - Magnolia by Jon Brion

    - Punch-Drunk Love by Jon Brion

    - Irreversible by Thomas Bangalter

    - The Matrix Trilogy by Don Davis (for the first film, it would be better to get the DVD which has the entire score on it with commentary by Davis)

    - Snow Falling On Cedars by Thomas Newton Howard

    - Much Ado About Nothing by Patrick Doyle

    - Far From Heaven by Elmer Bernstein

    - Indecent Proposal by John Barry (there's only one track of score on there, but it's a 23 minute long suite, well worth the money)

    - The American President by Marc Shaiman

    - Unfaithful by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
     
  20. DerekJohnson

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    Nightbreed - Danny Elfman
    Music for a Darkened Theater, Vol 1&2 - Danny Elfman
    The Others soundtrack
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