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What are your top 5 John Williams scores?

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Hey @JoeinAR I would like to make an amendment to my list.

 

Non-JW should go like this:

1. Batman

2. Cheryomushki by Dmitri Shostakovich instead of The Mummy

3.-5. no changes

I have forgotten just how damn good this score is. Too much exploration, not enough repetition. I forget my own adventures.

 

Btw. I always found this "Sail Barge" moment interesting. I wonder what the common root is this time:

 

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On 6/24/2019 at 6:45 AM, xWxzek said:

John Williams:

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Black Sunday

Seven Years in Tibet

Sabrina

Rosewood 

 

Non-John Williams:

Gladiator 

Pirates of the Caribbean 5

The Social Network 

Justice League

Ladyhawke 

I take it as an offense that you included Rosewood and Seven Years in Tibet in this ironic JW list! The Non-JW list, however, is spot on!

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1 hour ago, Display Name said:

I take it as an offense that you included Rosewood and Seven Years in Tibet in this ironic JW list! The Non-JW list, however, is spot on!

 

So? 

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1 hour ago, xWxzek said:

Why do you keep calling it ironic? Those are the only five Williams scores I own. I donated the others to a local deaf convent. 

If we could hear, this would be so penitential. 

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3 hours ago, Dieter Stark said:

The Pagemaster is better than Harry Potter.

 

Ha! It's an excellent score, yes. I'd say it's on the same level as the first HARRY POTTER, better than the second, but worse than the third.

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Well,,, i'm a new guy here..., but here is my list (no order)

JW:

SW EP5 - The Empire Strikes Back

SW EP1 - The Phantom Menace

IJ - The Temple Of Doom

Superman

Home Alone

 

If there was a franchise score top 5, then

SW

IJ

JP

Home Alone

Superman (themes)

 

Ok, here top not JW:

Brad Fiedel - Terminator 2

Elliot Goldenthal - Batman Forever

Alan Silverstri - Predator

James Horner - Commando

Rob Walsh - Revenge Of the Ninja

(well that's only 5.... but there many many more)

 

If it was top 5 franchise not JW, then:

Terminator (all)

Spider-Man Trilogy (Danny Elfman & Christopher Young)

Star Trek (Jerry Goldsmith's movies & Dennis McCarthy)

Alien(s) (all)

Batman (Danny Elfman, Elliot Goldenthal, Hans Zimmer)

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10 hours ago, zeo5 said:

Hmm... it seems, that my lists is allready in order (about JW though)

I will take it in that order then with Empire being #1.

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On 6/29/2019 at 4:16 PM, MisterXDTV said:

1) Superman: The Movie

2) The Empire Strikes Back
3) Jurassic Park

4) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 
5) Schindler's List

 

 

On 7/1/2019 at 8:22 PM, theMaestraX said:

1. The Empire Strikes Back  2. Superman  3. E.T - the Extra Terrestrial  4. Raiders of the Lost Ark  

5. Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

 

I agree with you that these are all fantastic scores, but the lists are boring!:lol: You can't disagree on that!

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JW:
1. CE3K

2. ESB

3. ANH

4. E.T.
5. Superman

Non-JW:

1. The Day the Earth Stood Still (Bernard Herrmann)

2. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Jerry Goldsmith)
3. Koyaanisqatsi (Philip Glass)

4. Trouble Man (Marvin Gaye)

5. Black Panther (Ludwig Göransson)

The combined would simply look the same. The top 3 have never changed. The non-JW depends on which week and which comfort zone.

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The best of the best:

 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
The Empire Strikes Back
Hook
Star Wars
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

 

The best of the rest:

 

Fellowship of the Ring
Gladiator
Avatar
The Lion King (the original obvs)
Deathly Hallows 1

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I guess I should include my own.

 

1. E.T. the Extra-terrestrial and his Adventure on Earth.

2. JAWS

3. Superman the Movie

4. Star Wars. 

5. The Towering Infero.

 

Non-John

 

1. Star Trek The Motion Picture

2. BEN HUR

3. Titanic

4..Star Trek II The Wrath

5. SIGNS

 

Honorable mention to the 3 King Kong film scores, all which are great. Also Franz Waxman's groundbreaking The Bride of Frankenstein.

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JW Scores:

 

1. The Empire Strikes Back

2. E.T.

3. Saving Private Ryan

4. Superman

5. Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone

 

Non JW Scores:

 

1. Braveheart (Horner)

2. Titanic (Horner)

3. Gladiator (Zimmer)

4. Lord of the Rings (Shore)

5. The Dark Crystal (Jones)

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The thread may die but its will sttll be after August 7th.I have much 5 audits that will drain my brain between now and Aug 7th. 

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10 minutes ago, JoeinAR said:

The thread may die but its will sttll be after August 7th.I have much 5 audits that will drain my brain between now and Aug 7th. 

 

I edited my top 5 the other day.  Are you waiting till that date to compile the list?

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Top 5:

  1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
  4. Far and Away
  5. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

I won't do a top 5 non JW list as I can't really narrow it down to just 5 scores.

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@JoeinAR

 

How about after this you do a top 5 tracks from both JW and other composers.  We can see if favorite tracks also corresponds with favorite albums.  I know a lot of mine would actually be on different scores.

 

Anyways, these threads feel a bit more official JWfan forum lists.

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If any still hasn't  posted their lists you got two more weeks. I will be out of time for the next two weeks working and then I will have the tiime to compile this. Also if you are inclined to make changes heres the time to do so.

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