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Jerry Goldsmith's Top 10 Scores

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I know this has likely been done before, but I'm interested in the updated version...

Your personal Top 10 favorite Jerry Goldsmith scores!

I'll start:

1. Basic Instinct

2. Poltergeist

3. Total Recall

4. Alien

5. The Omen

6. Medicine Man

7. Rambo II

8. Dennis the Menace

9. Gremlins

10. Sum of All Fears

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This was very hard to do...



1. Star Trek: The Motion Picture


2. Legend


3. Under Fire


4. The Final Conflict


5. Rambo II: First Blood


6. The Blue Max


7. Lionheart


8. The Shadow


9. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier


10. The Wind and the Lion


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There are too many JG scores that I have never heard, alas. This is a good way to find out which scores are popular and worth getting...


1. The Shadow

Hmmm, I have never even heard of this movie.

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This was surprisingly easy:

The Final Conflict
Star Trek The Motion Picture
Rambo - First Blood Part II
Total Recall
The Blue Max
Poltergeist
The Mummy
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
The Great Train Robbery
Gremlins 2

...purely in alphabetical order edit: now ranked, though I'm sure I'd do it differently in 10 minutes. Mind you, that's just my 10 top favourites, and I'm surprised that I can't think of any score that I'd want on this list quite as much as these 10 right now. But of course there's dozens of runners up that often are only marginally behind these here.

And that's based just on the music, and listening to it on its own.

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I would first need to know if we're talking score-in-the-movies or soundtrack albums. They would be quite different lists.

Why don't you make 2 lists then? ;)

The Intrada is one of the finest expansions I have. It's bold, colourful, thematic, bombastic, heroic, romantic. All those "ic" words again.

I might have to look into that! Both movie and score.

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I would first need to know if we're talking score-in-the-movies or soundtrack albums. They would be quite different lists.

Why don't you make 2 lists then? ;)

Okay.

SCORE-IN-MOVIES:

1. Alien

2. Planet of the Apes

3. Star Trek: TMP

4. Basic Instinct

5. First Blood

SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS (the original releases in all cases, of course):

1. The Mummy

2. The Last Run

3. Mulan

4. The Final Conflict

5. Under Fire

...or something like that. Except for the no. 1 spots in each list, these change continually.

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1 Star Trek TMP

2 Alien

3 Poltergeist

4 Basic Instinct

5 Total Recall

6 Twilight Zone: The Movie

7 Air Force One

8 Gremlins

9 Star Trek First Contact

10 Capricorn One

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Not necessarily in order, but here are my favorites. Now updated to include my Top 20.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Poltergeist
Mulan
King Solomon's Mines
Night Crossing
Tora! Tora! Tora!
The River Wild
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Star Trek: First Contact
Hour of the Gun

Star Trek: Nemesis

Under Fire

Star Trek: Insurrection

Papillon

The Salamander

Legend

The Great Train Robbery

The Blue Max (may well become more of a favorite for me after the Tadlow recording comes out)

The Mummy

Rudy

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After a quick imdb of his resume there are still a LOT of his scores I've never heard. But I will say of those I have heard these are my favorite.

1. Poltergeist

2. Gremlins

3. Legend

4. Mulan

5. Secret of Nimh

6. LA Confidential

7. Congo

8. First Knight

9. Medicine Man

10. The Burbs

I had always thought he did the Goonies but according to IMDB that was someone else.

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10. King Solomon's Mines

Is this kinda like JG's ROTLA? Never seen the movie...

Some would say the score's a bit tongue in cheek, but yes, it is very much JG's ROTLA.

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How has Patton not been mentioned yet? What is wrong with you people?!?!? I still have to put my list together, but come on people - Patton!!!

I originally included Patton on my list, but replaced it with Gremlins. There are just too many great scores.

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I've updated my original post to include my top 20 now.

And I guess Star Trek is JG 's Star Wars

Now you're just being silly.


How has Patton not been mentioned yet? What is wrong with you people?!?!? I still have to put my list together, but come on people - Patton!!!

Nothing's wrong with me. Beyond the use of an echoplex, the score just doesn't grab me.

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How has Patton not been mentioned yet? What is wrong with you people?!?!? I still have to put my list together, but come on people - Patton!!!

Nothing's wrong with me. Beyond the use of an echoplex, the score just doesn't grab me.

It's a good effective score, but due to its restrained nature it doesn't push my all-time classic button. I appreciated it a lot more after watching the film however.

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Star Trek: First Contact

Star Trek: Nemesis

Star Trek: Voyager

Star Trek: Insurrection

Alien

Soarin' Over California

Twilight Zone: The Movie

Congo

What a very peculiar top 10. I guess you are bit of Trekkie then? :D

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Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Star Trek: First Contact

Star Trek: Nemesis

Star Trek: Voyager

Star Trek: Insurrection

Alien

Soarin' Over California

Twilight Zone: The Movie

Congo

What a very peculiar top 10. I guess you are bit of Trekkie then? :D

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This is no easy task:

1. Poltergeist

2. The Edge

3. Legend

4. Star Trek TMP

5. Lionheart

6. Gremlins

7. The Wind and the Lion

8. The Secret of NIMH

9. Alien

10. King Solomon's Mines

And here's 11-20

11. Rudy

12. First Blood

13. Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend

14. The Burbs

15. First Knight

16. L.A. Confidential

17. The Final Conflict

18. Under Fire

19. Hoosiers

20. The Boys From Brazil

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Question for you Jerry Goldsmith fans. How is the score to Psycho 2? Does it compare to Bernard Hermann's original?

It's a solid score, but it's hardly anything like the original. I like it well enough, but it definitely wont blow you away.

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I wondered when someone was going to do this. I actually don't think JWFan has done a Goldsmith list yet. Are you actually going to be tabulating and releasing the results, Josh? (If you're not planning on it, I can do it. I've already got the matrix worked up for it.)

I still have to post my Horner lists . . . then I can turn my attention to this. (Wonder if it'll be as hard. . . .)

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I wondered when someone was going to do this. I actually don't think JWFan has done a Goldsmith list yet. Are you actually going to be tabulating and releasing the results, Josh? (If you're not planning on it, I can do it. I've already got the matrix worked up for it.)

I still have to post my Horner lists . . . then I can turn my attention to this. (Wonder if it'll be as hard. . . .)

No, you can do it! Looking forward to the results.

I am on a JG shopping spree right now, so I'm busy. ;)

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