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08-30-2002, 12:13 PM
Excluding Star Wars, what is your favourite Movie Soundtrack?

I was thinking about this before in work and I could NOT make up my mind because there are so many good soundtracks out there. Do you know what your fave is?


El Chuxter
08-30-2002, 01:59 PM
What do you mean by soundtrack? Score or pop compilation?

Score-wise, I'm a big fan of both John Williams and Danny Elfman. Some of my favorites (non-SW) are:
Jurassic Park
Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone
Empire of the Sun
The Fury
Raiders of the Lost Ark
ET: The Extra-Terrestrial
Edward Scissorhands
To Die For (score only, even if it's a scant 18 minutes :()
Pee Wee's Big Adventure
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Black Beauty
The Fifth Element
The Lion King

Pop-wise, here's some classics:
Saturday Night Fever
Judgment Night
The Graduate (Simon & Garfunkel)
She's the One (Tom Petty)
The Transformers: The Movie
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Empire Records
Top Gun
Eddie & The Cruisers (John Cafferty)
Air America
Last Action Hero

I'm sure I forgot a bunch. :D

08-30-2002, 04:00 PM
Besides the obvious ones (like Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones), I'm partial to:
The Terminator 1 and 2...and I suppose 3 :D
The Matrix
And...the best soundtrack I've ever heard that wasn't composed by John Williams...Black Hawk Down!

08-30-2002, 06:01 PM
The Soundtrack from "Now and Then" - some great 60's tunes!!!!!

oh and "You've Got Mail" and "The Royal Tenenbaums"......

good shot jansen
08-30-2002, 06:11 PM
you only live twice - john barry (thanx fer reacquainting him to me vt :) )

i love all the old barry, bond movie trax, but this one is the best imho.

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
08-31-2002, 01:10 AM
Stand By Me -- A lot of great 50's tunes by the Fleetwoods, the Dellvikings

Forrest Gump -- Lots and lots of great 60's tunes that defined the decade including The Byrds "Turn! Turn! Turn!"

O' Brother Where Art Thou? -- Not bad for someone who is not a fan of that type of music. Has a folksy, country, bluegrass, gospel, bluesy sound all rolled into one great album.

Top Gun was another great soundtrack. Had a mix of classic and new (at the time) songs.

08-31-2002, 02:30 AM
Fellowship of the Ring - Howard Shore
Conan: The Barbarian - Basil Poledaris
Braveheart - James Horner
Powaqqatsi - Phillip Glass
Glory - James Horner

08-31-2002, 09:25 PM
Tomarrow never dies
The man with the golden Gun(Im not sure if this was on a soundtrack)
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
From Dusk Till Dawn
Oh Brother where are Thou?
Exit Wounds
and 15 Bond movie soundtracks

09-02-2002, 12:24 AM
are we talking music used in movies or scores?

music = forrest gump

scores = conair, crooklyn, the professional

09-02-2002, 06:26 PM
Hey SQueek, Crooklyn was an AWESOME movie...I totally forgot about it until now...thanks for reminding me :)

09-02-2002, 06:58 PM
I just watched Black Hawk Down again and that movie has some incredible music in it. I think it was made by the same people who made the Gladiator soundtrack (not surprising since Ridley Scott directed both Gladiator and BHD); Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard IIRC.

Anyways, just one more name on my list of soundtracks to buy.:)

Another great soundtrack that I didn't mention before is the orchestral The Crow soundtrack. Very cool, very creepy, very dark music.

American Beauty had a great instrumental soundtrack also.

09-02-2002, 07:02 PM
Pulp Fiction- Long live the Surf Guitar!

Prince Xizor
09-02-2002, 09:09 PM
The Matrix And Fight Club have good soundtracks.

09-03-2002, 05:32 AM
I'll practically say anythng that John Williams has made.

09-04-2002, 11:09 PM
. . .& Gotta luv "video dream" from Powaqq, eh? you do know Naqoyqatsi (the third in the glass/reggio trilogy) is comin soon, right?

gsj: yeah, yolt's space march aka "capsule in space" is a classic jb riff, eh? :cool: other faves (caps indicate unreleased):
liv daylights
playing by heart
ruby cairo
beat girl
raise the titanic
Tamarind Seed (but i have a bootleg of this)

ryuichi sakamoto:
snake eyes
wild palms
little buddha

philip glass:
Hamburger Hill
secret agent
la belle et la bete (duzzis count? it's his "operatic rescoring" set to cocteau's '46s flick)

jerry goldsmith- star trek motion picture
vangelis- blade runner
michael stearns- chronos
air- virgin suicides
maurice jarre- no way out
richard robbins- jefferson in paris
badalamenti- twin peaks fire walk with me
vince guaraldi- a charlie brown xmas
david baerwald- hurlyburly
randy newman- pleasantville
francois de roubaix- zita
glenn branca & wim mertens- belly of an architect
aimee mann & jon brion- magnolia
alberto iglesias- live flesh
caetano veloso- tieta do agreste
various- bossa nova
various- next stop wonderland
various- the pillow book
various- trainspotting

09-05-2002, 12:54 AM
The soundtracks to Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs are great! Forrest Gump Tomorrow Never Dies are pretty good also.

09-05-2002, 08:40 AM
Scorewise: Home Alone
Artistwise: Phat Beach

09-05-2002, 01:22 PM
I usually am indifferent to the music of the movie, but the score or songs I heard in these movies actually made me get the soundtracks:

The Red Violin
Good Will Hunting

09-09-2002, 02:36 PM
. . .cuz to my knowledge its soundtrack has never been released. i'm also not sure Belly Of An Architect was ever released but i hope so :)
meanwhile i just got eskimo's Some Prefer Cake score i won on ebay & it's hella fun, so gotta add that to favelist :)

Patient Zero
09-09-2002, 02:42 PM
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Trainspotting are the only movie soundtracks, outside of SW, that I have ever bought. Both of them are quite interesting.