Jump to content
Warrior of Wet Dreams

Best non-Jurassic dinosaur score?

Best non-Jurassic dino-score?  

36 members have voted

  1. 1. Best non-Jurassic dino-score?

    • Dinosaur (James Newton Howard)
    • Dawn of the Dinosaurs (John Powell)
      0
    • Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (Jerry Goldsmith)
    • Valley of the Gwangi (Gerome Moross)
      0
    • Land Before Time (James Horner)
    • Good Dinosaur (Mychael and Jeff Danna)
      0
    • We're Back: A Dinosaur's Story (James Horner)
      0
    • Land of the Lost (Michael Giacchino)
      0


Recommended Posts

Sorry, I promise this is the last poll I'm throwing out! Should have thought of this sooner instead of the earlier jokier thread, really. 

Anyway, to prepare my mind and ears for Fallen Kingdom, I've been marathoning a lot of these. 

So what ranks as second best as all-time ideal and quintessential dinosaur music, behind only the Jurassic series?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, kaseykockroach said:

Doesn't count, has to be focused on dinosaurs, not merely feature them. ;)

If otherwise were the case, Steiner's Kong would be the inarguable crowner! 

Fine then. Godzilla by Akira Ifukube. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ah, every note of that score is magical.  Truly something else.

 

On a related note, what do you guys think is Bluth's best film overall?

Anastasia would be great without all the Rasputin nonsense, I think.  So, for me, its either The Land Before Time or An American Tail. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
51 minutes ago, Steve McQueen said:

Ah, every note of that score is magical.  Truly something else.

 

On a related note, what do you guys think is Bluth's best film overall?

Anastasia would be great without all the Rasputin nonsense, I think.  So, for me, its either The Land Before Time or An American Tail. 

 

The Land Before Time is great, and

Spoiler

Littlefoot's mother's dying,

 never fails to get me emotional (helped by Horner's fantastic score), but for me it's still the The Secret of Nimh. The animation is quite good, it really tackles some dark themes, and Goldsmith's score is a personal favorite of mine. 

 

Also I have a soft spot for All Dogs Go to Heaven.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was surprised by how how "complex" it was, when I rewatched it a year ago. DeLuise comic relief character aside, it tackles some hard subjects. It's actually one of those films that I appreciate even more as a pessimistic adult. 

 

3 minutes ago, Koray Savas said:

Fievel Goes West for me. 

 

He didn't direct that. :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Koray Savas said:

Fievel Goes West for me. 

Bluth didn't direct that one.  He and Spielberg had some sort of falling out.

(p.s. sorry Koray, looks like we all jumped on you here! :))

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, The Illustrious Jerry said:

Oi, use the spoiler tag ;)!

 

Whoops! I was actually considering using the spoiler tag, but assumed that there was nothing wrong with mentioning a major plot-point in a 30 year old film. Now I know better. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
33 minutes ago, crocodile said:

Most of the above are nice but Land Before Time is a James Horner in top form and a masterpiece.

 

Karol - hoping for a reissue

 

This

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Thor said:

Three great candidates here: DINOSAUR, THE LAND BEFORE TIME and VALLEY OF GWANGWI. Ultimately, though, I chose DINOSAUR.

 

I quite agree...even with your final pick, I think! Though Land Before Time has more nostalgia for me, and more emotional resonance in the film itself.

 

Also, no love in the poll for DINOSAURUS? http://www1.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/5427/DINOSAURUS!/

 

Yavar

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The dynamic range is incredible in the Land Before Time OST. It was never better than on Horner albums. He seemed to push for as much dynamic range as possible. You'd really have to crank up the softer parts to hear, but then it would get incredibly loud and blow up your equipment. But it was worth it.

 

Alan, these scores haven't existed since the cretacious period. What...?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×