Disco Stu

Top 5 Soundtracks from the Year You Were Born

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1. Empire of the Sun - Williams

2. The Living Daylights - Barry

3. The Last Emperor - Sakamoto/Byrne

4. Predator - Silvestri

5. Witches of Eastwick - Williams

 

Special mention to Matewan, a movie no one remembers but has a great soundtrack of traditional Appalachian style music.  Also, I had a hard time picking between Predator and RoboCop for #4.

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The order will be bloody difficult, so I won't even bother numbering them.

 

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Titanic

Amistad can get in here for Dry Your Tears, Afrika alone

I may have heard some love for Air Force One here

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, because you didn't specify movie soundtracks 

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1 minute ago, Disco Stu said:

You were all born in much cooler pop culture years than I was...

 

Three Men and a Baby was the biggest movie of the year in '87, haha.

well, at least you had better soundtracks to choose from! :pfft:

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Just now, Pellaeon said:

Star Trek: The Motion Picture
The Muppet Movie
Monty Python’s Life of Bryan
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

You're in jwfan forum and you haven't included Dracula?

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Oh!  I forgot that Radio Days came out in '87.  Certainly one of the greatest songtracks of all time.

 

5 minutes ago, filmmusic said:

well, at least you had better soundtracks to choose from! :pfft:

 

You need to become familiar with the movie and score to Tess from that year.  Also Airplane! is a lot of fun.

 

 

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1 minute ago, Disco Stu said:

You need to become familiar with the movie and score to Tess from that year.  Also Airplane! is a lot of fun.

 

 

Yes, still I haven't seen Tess.

Good music...

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4 minutes ago, Disco Stu said:

 

Maybe Sleepy Hollow? The Mummy? Angela's Ashes?

The Matrix, Sixth Sense, The Red Violin, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The legend of 1900, the End of the Affair... I would have many to choose from

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7 minutes ago, crocodile said:

1. Return to Oz

2. Rambo: First Blood Part II

3. Back to the Future

4. Cocoon

5. Silverado

 

Karol

 

I don't think I knew you were such a fan of Return to Oz!  Cool choice.

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David Shire is a criminally overlooked and underused composer. And this happens to be one of my favourite fantasy scores ever. The end credits suite is to die for.

 

Karol

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Home Alone - John Williams

Edward Scissorhands - Danny Elfman

Total Recall - Jerry Goldsmith

Predator 2 - Alan Silvestri

The Hunt for Red October - Basil Poledouris

 

There were some good ones this year!

 

Arachnophobia - Trevor Jones

Back to the Future: Part III - Alan Silvestri

Dances With Wolves - John Barry

Darkman - Danny Elfman

Die Hard 2 - Michael Kamen

Dick Tracy - Danny Elfman

Gremlins 2: The New Batch - Jerry Goldsmith

Joe vs the Volcano - Georges Delerue

MIller's Crossing - Carter Burwell

Presumed Innocent - John Williams

The Rescuers Down Under - Bruce Broughton

 

1 minute ago, Nick Parker said:

Nightmare Before Christmas

Schindler's List

 

I don't know what else, I'm not familiar with stuff like Rudy enough to comment.

 

Not a Jurassic Park fan?

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I was born in a great, great score and film year!

 

1. The Lost World

2. Amistad

3. Rosewood

4. Air Force One

5. L.A. Confidential

 

This year also brought us Lynch's undeniably greatest masterpiece (and one of the best movies of all time), Lost Highway, as well as the classic example of a film that is absolutely perfect in every possible aspect, L.A. Confidential.

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1 hour ago, TGP said:

1. Blade Runner

2. Koyaanisqatsi

3. Wrath of Khan

4. The Wall

5. Conan the Barbarian

 

Legendary year, this one. What about The Thing? And E.T.? And Poltergeist?

 

Karol

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1. The Nightmare Before Christmas (Elfman)

2. Sclinder's List (Williams)

3. Jurassic Park (Williams)

4. Batman: The Phantom Mask (Walker)

5. Free Willy (Poledouris)

 

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4 hours ago, Nick Parker said:

Nightmare Before Christmas

Schindler's List

 

I don't know what else, I'm not familiar with stuff like Rudy enough to comment.

Jurassic Park? :o

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In no particular order:

E.T.

Star Trek the Wrath of Khan

Conan the Barbarian

Blade Runner

Poltergeist

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44 minutes ago, Woj said:

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Heavy Metal 

Dragonslayer 

The Great Muppet Caper 

Stripes

 

Honorable mention: Superman II 

Superman 2 is 1980, not 1981.

1 hour ago, Incanus said:

In no particular order:

E.T.

Star Trek the Wrath of Khan

Conan the Barbarian

Blade Runner

Poltergeist

One of the very best years for soundtracks! :)

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