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Old 17-01-2013, 21:49
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Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End - Hans Zimmer
Jurassic Park - John Williams
E.T. - John Williams
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - John Williams
Titanic - James Horner
Avatar - James Horner
Twister - Marc Mancina
Donnie Darko - Michael Andrews
Dinosaur - James Newton Howard

But my favourite theme comes from a different film...District 9. Clinton Shorter did the score.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD8LcP3m8fg
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Old 18-01-2013, 06:44
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Not a movie (but definately movie quality,) is the Game of Thrones soundtrack - especially the main title.
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Old 18-01-2013, 10:56
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As an orchestral musician, lots of pieces from the Lord of the Rings are a hell of a lot of fun to play, so this would have to be among my favorites.
The Mission - Ennio Morricone
Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End - Hans Zimmer
All of the above, plus

Zimmer and Gerard - Gladiator
Bernstein - West Side Story
Morricone - Cinema Paradiso

and pretty much anything by John Williams, but particularly Schindler's List.
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Old 18-01-2013, 21:42
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The Omen. In terms of what it added to the film.
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Old 25-01-2013, 18:26
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Slightly out of leftfield:

The Rescuers Down Under

Cody's Flight is particularly epic:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK2ZxEK1CEk
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Old 25-01-2013, 20:28
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I'm watching Trainspotting just now and had forgotten how good the soundtrack is, possibly because it remonds me of being 19.
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Old 25-01-2013, 21:55
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Quite a few but the one that springs to mind immediately is Dances With Wolves
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Old 25-01-2013, 22:09
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Gladiator. It totally makes the film. I drove along Hadrian's Wall with it on and I remember crying. So atmospheric.
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Old 25-01-2013, 22:34
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Old 25-01-2013, 22:59
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Gladiator. It totally makes the film. I drove along Hadrian's Wall with it on and I remember crying. So atmospheric.
Yes, I forgot about Gladiator, wonderful music.
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Old 25-01-2013, 23:57
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Here are some of my favourites :-

Taxi Driver
Psycho
North by Northwest
Vertigo
Indiana Jones Theme(and special mention to the truck chase music from 'Raiders of the Lost Ark')
Inception
On Her Majesty's Secret Service(the Bond march was superb in that)
American Graffiti(superb rock and roll songs in its soundtrack)
The Godfather
The Third Man
1492 : Conquest of Paradise
Chariots of Fire
The Long Good Friday
Cabaret(for its musical songs - 'Money', 'Cabaret', 'Tomorrow Belongs To Me', etc.)
Get Carter(original film)
Lawrence of Arabia
Pulp Fiction(the main theme tune and Dusty Springfield's 'Son of a Preacher Man' are used well in that film)
Reservoir Dogs
Goldeneye(I liked the reworked Bond theme and Tina Turner's song)
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Old 26-01-2013, 04:49
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gladiator,braveheart,dragonheart,the rock ,leon,also con air,the impossible,lotr
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Old 26-01-2013, 06:05
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The Grey

Taken - The Dragster Wave
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Old 26-01-2013, 10:14
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I think the overall most iconic music is Vertigo.
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Old 26-01-2013, 14:48
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Iron Man 2
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Old 26-01-2013, 19:44
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Aside from Russell Crowes shaky vocals, I am really liking the Les Mis soundtrack
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Old 26-01-2013, 20:12
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I'm nominating Jerome Moross's score for 'The Big Country'.
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Old 26-01-2013, 20:21
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Best one for songs in a musical is Calamity Jane............

Best orchestral score and incidental music is Morricone's score for Once Upon A Time in The West
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Old 26-01-2013, 20:39
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Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
Japanese Story
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Piano
Dances with Wolves
Somewhere in Time
Out of Africa

and all John Williams movies!
Love the ones in bold but I'm tired of John Williams's music....and Spielberg.
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Old 26-01-2013, 20:56
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Taxi Driver.
Headhunters (Norwegian film)
Most of the music to Fellini films. ((Nino Rota)
Deer Hunter
Blue Velvet
Mullholland Drive
Sunset Boulevard.
Amadeus
West Side Story.
Midnight Cowboy
Nashville
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
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Old 28-01-2013, 22:31
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Erich Wolfgang Korngold; Max Steiner; Franz Waxman were the pioneers of film music during the 1930s and 1940s. Heavily influenced by Richard Wagner and Gustav Mahler, they produced between them some of the finest film scores ever composed such as:

The Sea Hawk
Adventures of Robin Hood
Elizabeth and Essex
Now Voyager
Gone With The Wind
Casablanca
Bride of Frankenstein

The later composers such as Elmer Berstein; John Williams; John Barry and Ennio Morricone just to mention a few owe these pioneers a great debt. Without their influence we would not have the popular film scores today which enhance the film experience.
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Old 29-01-2013, 10:55
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Anything by Francis Lai:

Bilitis: http://youtu.be/prywNpQ4pC8

Emmanuelle II
Hannibal Brooks
Un Homme et Une Femme
Love Story

to name but a few.

In all he has written soundtracks for 63 film scores.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006162/
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Old 29-01-2013, 12:47
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HAS to be the tron soundtrack like omg its a master-peace
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Old 29-01-2013, 12:58
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The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit movies.

Stunning soundtracks.
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Old 29-01-2013, 17:28
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Thanks for reminding me of The Sea Hawk, one of my favourites.

A tearjerking one is Somewhere in Time by John Barry.
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