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What Is The Last Score You Listened To? (older scores)


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Early (1972) Goldsmith warm-up for 'Poltergeist': don't expect huge operatic orchestral forces, but the spooky americana is already in full bloom -Goldsmith opts for no complicated bravado here, a deep piano pedal over a playful frolicking tune gets the job done just as well. It's a shame director Robert Mulligan cut out most of it. The movie could have needed it.

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A fair bit since I was last about but to highlight last couple or so.

 

The War Wagon- Dimitri Tiomkin

Boys from Brazil- Goldsmith

633 Squadron- Ron Goodwin

 

I brought 633 from FSM last week and got it yesterday, two discs with the other being "Submarine X-1". Only 633 so far but the end title track works still, the love them seguing gradually into the theme as Harry Andrews is driven away having just intoned: "You can't kill a squadron."

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The Great Train Robbery by Jerry Goldsmith

 

Alien by Jerry Goldsmith

 

Hostage by Alexandre Desplat

 

All the King's Men by James Horner

 

Hella W. by Panu Aaltio

 

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn by John Williams

 

Missouri Breaks by John Williams

 

A Fistful of Dollars by Ennio Morricone

 

Thirteen Days by Trevor Jones

 

Medal of Honor European Assault by Christopher Lennertz

 

Assassin's Creed Syndicate by Austin Wintory

 

Abzû by Austin Wintory

 

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I hardly ever listen to Batman, Batman Returns, Independence Day or Godzilla.

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1 hour ago, Incanus said:

I hardly ever listen to Batman, Batman Returns, Independence Day or Godzilla.

 

It was a joke, Inky.

 

 

46 minutes ago, Fal said:

Elfman and Arnold are not that great anyway IMHO.

 

 

Sacrilege. SACRILIGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (turns into a wolf, and jumps through a plate glass window).

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Oh I forgot this one from the list on the previous page:

The Rocketeer by James Horner: Up in my top 5 Horner scores. The sheer unabashed optimism, joy of flight and energy burn so bright in this one.

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2 hours ago, Incanus said:

Oh I forgot this one from the list on the previous page:

The Rocketeer by James Horner: Up in my top 5 Horner scores. The sheer unabashed optimism, joy of flight and energy burn so bright in this one.

 

These days do you listen to the Intrada program or the OST program?

 

Personally, I listen to the Intrada program, but with the 2 pop songs removed, and the Love Theme arrangement and source music for Neville's play moved to be after the end credits (and usually I don't listen to the play music at all)

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8 minutes ago, Jay said:

 

These days do you listen to the Intrada program or the OST program?

 

Personally, I listen to the Intrada program, but with the 2 pop songs removed, and the Love Theme arrangement and source music for Neville's play moved to be after the end credits (and usually I don't listen to the play music at all)

For me it is the Intrada programme with the big band source music removed and love theme placed as it is on the disc 1. I love the little swashbuckling source music for the Laughing Bandit movie set which I included in its proper place as I think it fits the mood of the rest of the score pretty well.

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I find it too jarring and at odd with the narrative flow that Horner's score proper flows through.

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This has been a great page for this thread.

 

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Collection

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Batman Returns OST

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1 hour ago, crocodile said:

 

It's like James Horner and George Fenton making sweet love.

 

Karol

Nice to see you took a shine to the score Karol. I like it quite a bit. And it does indeed have strong shades of Horner. :) 

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2 hours ago, Incanus said:

Nice to see you took a shine to the score Karol. I like it quite a bit. And it does indeed have strong shades of Horner. :) 

What I think makes it so endearing is that the album is so consistent and well-structured. Not always the case with documentary film music. It's probably a much better score than most thinks that came out last year. I just discovered it a couple of weeks ago.

 

Karol

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:music: CASINO ROYALE (2006).

 

It's really not bad. There are a few touches left over from the TWINE, and DAD days, but one can hear that Arnold's trying to push Bond music in a new direction, while keeping some juicy Barry touches (NOTHING SINISTER, TRIP ACES). It's not not a patch on the ultra classy QOS (still his best work for both Bond - and cinema in general), but it's certainty far more appropriate than either of Newman's offerings.

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6 minutes ago, Stefancos said:

TWINE is his best Bond score.

 

I like that one, as well :D

 

4 minutes ago, crocodile said:

I'm actually quite fond of Quantum of Solace. Very underrated, this one.

 

Karol

 

...as is the film. I'm beginning to like QOS, a lot. Jeffry Wright really underplays his role well, and any film with Mr White in it, is not all bad, imo.

 

3 minutes ago, Stefancos said:

It's outstanding imo. Some great brass 

 

Yes.

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QOS as a film is much maligned. It has its faults. And it is far too much of a downer for a Bond film. But it is unique in many ways. 

 

It's the only Bond film where the locations don't look like someplace you wanna go on holidau. And just for that it's a little bit special.

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The LOTR OSTs. FOTR is still my favourite score, but what surprises me most is how I disliked TTT, way too many cues that felt unnecessary. I've always found the rOTK CRs rather hard to appreciate, but I'm really enjoying the OST presentation at the moment, much more than I ever enjoyed the complete set.

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12 hours ago, Fal said:

Mission Impossible III - Michael Giacchino

 

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation - Joe Kraemer

 

Give this guy a Star Wars film.

Star Wars the Rogue Impossible?

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16 hours ago, Fal said:

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation - Joe Kraemer

 

Give this guy a Star Wars film.

 

I've been saying that for 2 years!

 

26 minutes ago, Disco Stu said:

I'd settle for Kraemer getting any high-profile gig not produced/directed by McQuarrie.

 

Seriously right?  He should be scoring 2-3 major films a year!

 

23 minutes ago, BloodBoal said:

He should do the next Bond movie.

 

I've been saying that for two years too!

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Yeah, hearing what he was able to do with the classic Mission: Impossible themes, I would love to hear how he'd appropriate some classic Barry.  Oh God, if he actually managed to weave in the great "007" theme, I'd be able to die happy.

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He would really kill it, and be infinitely more listenable for me than Thomas Newman's work on the two most recent ones.

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The Two Towers (Complete Recordings) by Howard Shore: It is pretty magnificent all around.

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Cool Runnings (Zimmer) - Zimmer's best score.  It's a shame he doesn't write like this anymore... "Fun Hans" is a much better composer than "Serious Hans."

Sahara (Mansell) - Awesome.

Return of the Jedi (Williams) - The more I listen to this, the more I really think it's the best OT score.  As good as ESB is, there's just so much variety in ROTJ...

The shift from the bombast of the Imperial March to the unsettling calm of the Emperor's Theme... for all of the imposing grandiosity of Vader's theme, Williams lets you know very clearly where the real power resides.

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