your favorite film scores?
I know it's not really classical, but I don't know where else to post this. I'm just looking for some OSTs to listen to. Some of my favorites are Dexter, Inception, and 28 Days Later.
- RaymondLv 77 years agoBest Answer
Off the top of my head, just a few composers who made a major contribution to film music - and music in general...:
... among many, many others.
Bedtime here - I'll edit this one with specific titles the moment I have that spare time :-)
Edit Add: How in the world did I manage to omit Elmer Bernstein and Jerry Goldsmith in the above list ??!?
My (very, very own) favorite film scores (*searching his own hard disk, eyes vacant*)? I'd say (in no particular order - actually, how could *that* be possible?):
- ''Gone with the Wind'' - Max Steiner (''Not classical'', yeah [having studied with Brahms and Mahler just won't get you the imprimatur of the next 'classical lover' since this is 'only' film music ...] - though *definitely* a classic in the noblest sense of the word http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqQTDOkSGCs
- ''Fiddler on the Roof'' - John Williams (What Mr. Williams did here with Jerry Bock's music is, simply put, one of the greatest achievements in music arrangement *ever* - compare both scores and you'll see, beginning with ''To Life''...)
- ''Once Upon a Time in America'' - Ennio Morricone (for no other reason that anyone who could compose ''Deborah's Theme'' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kR3okP-fS4
and ''Poverty'' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHPGD2aDzvU
deserves to rest in peace)
- ''The Godfather'' - Nino Rota (an obvious one to many - still, a gorgeous score from first to last bar...)
- ''Sunset Boulevard'' - Franz Waxman (film music that stands on its own - with or *without* that 24 images/sec. thing... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcOI6_SoBFs
- ''The Last Metro'' - Georges Delerue (see above http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnlULfss6uA
) [along with ''Le mépris'': thème de Camille http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5BcdmkiuaY
And of course:
- ''Star Wars'' - John Williams (Anyone in the know will no doubt acquiesce - that score has it *all*: memorable tunes [...not as simple as it seems to ''find out''] + EXPERT craftsmanship in orchestration - a treat from beginning to the end)
Well, that's it for tonight. :-)
- ?Lv 43 years ago
Film ranking= Queen's Brian may's score for 'The street Warrior' and 'Mad Max' movies. Favourite film score Composer would be Michael Kamen (chiefly the tune for Robin Hood Prince of Theives). Another favourite scores Danny Elfman most of Tim Burton's films and John chippie on account that without his track 'Halloween' would had been a whole special film, imho. Favorite album(s) begininning with the letter 'B' = back To The Egg by using Paul McCartney. Again In Black by ACDC. Balls To The Wall by way of be given.
- UnknownLv 57 years ago
Bernard Hermann : Vertigo, Psycho, North by Northwest, Day the Earth stood still, Taxi Driver, Marnie
Miklos Rosza: The Lost Weekend, Ben Hur
Randy Newman: The Natural
Vangelis: Chariots of Fire
2001 a space odyssey with a mixture of Strausses.
The Shining. Bartok
Leonard Bernstein: On the Waterfront.
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Robin Hood and Prince and the Pauper
Franz Waxman: The Bride of Frankenstein, Sunset Blvd
John Williams: Star Wars (Original), Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park
Maurice Jarre: Lawrence of Arabia, Dr ZHivago.
Max Steiner: King Kong, Gone with the Wind
Trevor Jones: Last of the Mohicans
James Horner Glory
John Barry: Dances with Wolves
Nino Rota: The Godfather
@EDIT 7-21-12 cleanupSource(s): That's Enough
- ZuzuLv 47 years ago
I like the soundtracks from Pirates of the Caribbean, and The Illusionist.
And I know it's not a film, but the soundtrack from Doctor Who, composed by Murray Gold, has some of my favourite music.
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- SkuaGirlLv 67 years ago
Film scores aren't really my 'cup of tea', but I like Michael Kamen's score for 'The Adventures of Baron Münchausen'. In particular, that wonderful waltz (I think it's called 'The Venus Waltz') - which would fit very nicely into Richard Strauss's opera 'Der Rosenkavalier'. Memorable melodies, and very beautifully orchestrated.
- aristotlesrulesLv 57 years ago
"This Jesus Must Die", guitar rendition in the overture for Jesus Christ Super Star. A classic where heavy metal blended with classical orchestra arrangements.Source(s): Check it out on Yahoo and Wikipedia
- Dave ULv 67 years ago
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly