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2006

Night at the Museum

The Wild

2004

The Polar Express

Van Helsing

2003

Two Soldiers

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Identity

2002

Maid in Manhattan

Stuart Little 2

Lilo & Stitch

Showtime

2001

Serendipity

The Mummy Returns

The Mexican

2000

What Women Want

Cast Away

What Lies Beneath

Reindeer Games

1999

Stuart Little

1998

Practical Magic

Holy Man

The Parent Trap

The Odd Couple II

1997

Mouse Hunt

Contact

Volcano

Fools Rush In

1996

The Long Kiss Goodnigh

Eraser

Mission: Impossible (rejected score)

Sgt. Bilko

1995

Grumpier Old Men

Father of the Bride - Part II

Judge Dredd

The Perez Family

The Quick and the Dead

1994

Richie Rich

Clean Slate

Forrest Gump

Blown Away

1993

Grumpy Old Men

Judgment Night

Super Mario Bros.

Cop and a Half

1992

Sidekicks

The Bodyguard

Gahan Wilson's Diner

Death Becomes Her

FernGully...The Last Rainforest

Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot

1991

Father of the Bride

Ricochet

Shattered

Dutch

Soapdish

Les Mayfield

1990

Predator 2

Young Guns II

Back to the Future - Part III

Downtown

1989

Back to the Future - Part II

The Abyss

She's Out of Control

1988

My Stepmother Is An Alien

Mac and Me

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

1987

Overboard

Predator

Outrageous Fortune

Critical Condition

1986

Flight of the Navigator

No Mercy

American Anthem

The Delta Force

The Clan of the Cave Bear

1985

Summer Rental

Back to the Future

Fandango

Cat's Eye

1984

Par Où T'es Rentré... On T'a Pas Vu Sortir

Romancing the Stone

1983

The Mack and his Pack (reissue of The Mack)

1978

The Fifth Floor

1976

The Amazing Dobermans

1975

Las Vegas Lady

1972

The Doberman Gang

Please make a list of your Top 5 favorites and put them in order.

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1.) The Polar Express

2.) Forrest Gump

3.) Cast Away

4.) The Mummy Returns

5.) What Lies Beneath

Sorry, I know it's sacrilege, but I don't know Back to the Future well enough to include it!

Ray Barnsbury

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Sorry, I know it's sacrilege, but I don't know Back to the Future well enough to include it!

It's actually a bit overrated, it just has that "hard to get hold of" air about it that makes it seem better than it is. Though the main theme is rightly legendary.

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1. The Mummy Returns

2. Back to the Future

3. Back to the Future III

4. The Polar Express

4. Van Helsing

I find this quite hard. Alan Silvestri is a great composer, but horribly underused.

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Lets see.

in no particular order:

Contact

Stuart Little

Back to the Future

Polar Express

Mummy Returns

I got this boot of The Legend of Mythica.Corny but pretty cool.

kK.M.

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I don't know if I can pick an order here...

Back to the Future

Back to the Future Part III

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Stuart Little

The Polar Express

I included Part III as well for its newer material (largely stuff involving the Western theme such as the whole Train sequence), whereas Part II was more along the lines of I. I don't think it's really that overrated. "The Libyans," "The Clocktower," "Skateboard Chase," the unreleased on boot or album "George's Courage," "The Kiss" (magnificently used with Earth Angel--one of the greatest scenes for film score ever!)...all of these are really good, as well as the statements of the softer theme used in "The Letter" and elsewhere. Even the underscore is fun (I really enjoy the Silvestri sound that his ventures with James Campbell produced).

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is just flat out a fantastic score. Eddie's Theme may be one of the most underrated themes ever. I love the development he gives it. Some great comedy music, great action music, and great dramatic music, and overall fun. In fact, I think that sums up a lot of Silvestri's work. He puts so much joy into it. It really comes out when you listen to it.

Stuart Little is a really great family score. I'm a sentimental kinda guy, but the themes in this one really get me. This is just wonderful.

I don't own The Polar Express, but the score in film was really great. I love the cue when Santa takes off. Some of it reminded me of some rip-roaring joyous Williams music--not in a rip-off kind of way, but in a spirit and feel kind of way.

I might have included Mousehunt and Forrest Gump, as I really like the themes, but I'm not familiar with the scores themselves, so I don't feel like I could judge accurately.

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Do you have a track listing on that? I believe the set I received has 66 tracks, and I'm not sure of what I would be missing.

Actually it could be 66 tracks. The link for it is here, scroll down to the bootlegs section, it's the first one there.

I have 45 tracks on Disc 1 and 23 on Disc 2. After looking closely my version has different track titles, but I think they are pretty much the same thing.

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2006

Night at the Museum

The Wild

2004

The Polar Express

Van Helsing

2003

Two Soldiers

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Identity

2002

Maid in Manhattan

Stuart Little 2

Lilo & Stitch

Showtime

2001

Serendipity

The Mummy Returns

The Mexican

2000

What Women Want

Cast Away

What Lies Beneath

Reindeer Games

1999

Stuart Little

1998

Practical Magic

Holy Man

The Parent Trap

The Odd Couple II

1997

Mouse Hunt

Contact

Volcano

Fools Rush In

1996

The Long Kiss Goodnigh

Eraser

Mission: Impossible (rejected score)

Sgt. Bilko

1995

Grumpier Old Men

Father of the Bride - Part II

Judge Dredd

The Perez Family

The Quick and the Dead

1994

Richie Rich

Clean Slate

Forrest Gump

Blown Away

1993

Grumpy Old Men

Judgment Night

Super Mario Bros.

Cop and a Half

1992

Sidekicks

The Bodyguard

Gahan Wilson's Diner

Death Becomes Her

FernGully...The Last Rainforest

Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot

1991

Father of the Bride

Ricochet

Shattered

Dutch

Soapdish

Les Mayfield

1990

Predator 2

Young Guns II

Back to the Future - Part III

Downtown

1989

Back to the Future - Part II

The Abyss

She's Out of Control

1988

My Stepmother Is An Alien

Mac and Me

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

1987

Overboard

Predator

Outrageous Fortune

Critical Condition

1986

Flight of the Navigator

No Mercy

American Anthem

The Delta Force

The Clan of the Cave Bear

1985

Summer Rental

Back to the Future

Fandango

Cat's Eye

1984

Par Où T'es Rentré... On T'a Pas Vu Sortir

Romancing the Stone

1983

The Mack and his Pack (reissue of The Mack)

1978

The Fifth Floor

1976

The Amazing Dobermans

1975

Las Vegas Lady

1972

The Doberman Gang

Please make a list of your Top 5 favorites and put them in order.

Now here is a composer that I like. Ever since I heard the "Back to the Future III" score when I was younger, I've been hooked. Imagine a 5 year old humming the BTTF theme...awkward.

Anyway, my top 5-

5) Back to the Future II

4) Richie Rich

3) The Polar Express

2) Back to the Future III

1) Forrest Gump

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