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Top 5 JW scores. 1. A.I. 2. Minority Report 3. The Revenge of the Sith 4. Lincoln 5. Munich / Memoirs of a Geisha The Patriot was a close candidate, but it's brought down a notch or so by the sacchari

Your Top 5 JW scores: 1) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2) War Horse 3) Starwars Episode 3 - Revenge of the Sith 4) Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone 5) Starwars Episode 2 - Attack of the

Your Top 5 JW scores.

2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2005 Memoirs Of A Geisha [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2011 War Horse [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2012 Lincoln [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2013 The Book Thief [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Your Top 5 film scores, regardless of composer.

Same

Your Top 5 movies.

2001 Lord of The Ring: The Fellowship Of The Ring
2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
2003 Catch Me Of You Can
2005 Memoirs Of A Geisha
2013 Prisoners


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Your Top 5 JW scores:

1) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

2) War Horse

3) Starwars Episode 3 - Revenge of the Sith

4) Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone

5) Starwars Episode 2 - Attack of the Clones

Your Top 5 film scores, regardless of composer:

1) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

2) The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

3) War Horse

4) Starwars Episode 3 - Revenge of the Sith

5) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Your Top 5 movies:

1) Starwars Episode 3 - Revenge of the Sith

2) The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

3) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

4) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

5) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

And i like so many more: Minority Report, Meet the Parents, Mission Impossible 4, Skyfall, Interstellar, Dark Knight, Gladiator

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Top 5 JW scores.

1. A.I.

2. Minority Report

3. The Revenge of the Sith

4. Lincoln

5. Munich / Memoirs of a Geisha

The Patriot was a close candidate, but it's brought down a notch or so by the saccharine new age material. The Harry Potter scores or films I've never had much of an affinity for, and I don't care for War Horse. RVW-lite.

Top non-Williams scores. Unordered.

The Fellowship of the Ring - Shore

Angels in America - Newman

Gladiator - Zimmer

Mission to Mars - Morricone

Brother - Hisaishi

Favourite films.

A.I. - Spielberg

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou - Anderson

Rachel Getting Maried - Demme

The New World - Malick

2046 - Wong

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The Patriot was a close candidate, but it's brought down a notch or so by the saccharine new age material.

What? "Saccharine new age material" in THE PATRIOT? Where? Is there a selection of Yanni cues I'm missing?

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The Patriot was a close candidate, but it's brought down a notch or so by the saccharine new age material.

What? "Saccharine new age material" in THE PATRIOT? Where? Is there a selection of Yanni cues I'm missing?

It's the music for the kiss at the beach. Think it was some synth or EWI solo.

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Top 5 JW Scores:

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Top 5 Non-JW Scores:

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Bourne Supremacy

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (not as mastered on the OST)

Jupiter Asending

Kung Fu Panda 2

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The Patriot was a close candidate, but it's brought down a notch or so by the saccharine new age material.

What? "Saccharine new age material" in THE PATRIOT? Where? Is there a selection of Yanni cues I'm missing?

It's the music for the kiss at the beach. Think it was some synth or EWI solo.

Did that music make it onto the OST? Can't seem to remember it.

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Your Top 5 JW scores.

A.I.

Prisoner of Azkaban

Catch Me If You Can

Munich

Memoirs of A Geisha

Your Top 5 film scores, regardless of composer.

Other people compose music for film besides JW? News to me.

Your Top 5 movies.

Gravity

There Will Be Blood

Cache

Weekend

Brokeback Mountain

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Punch-Drunk Love

Good choice! The entire scene with the organ is fantastic. I mean, I love the whole film but somehow that's a silent highlight.

There Will Be Blood

Cache

Two great choices. I'm glad somebody else here noticed Hanake's Caché. Have you seen Das Weisse Band (The White Ribbon)? If so, watch it again.

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The Patriot was a close candidate, but it's brought down a notch or so by the saccharine new age material.

What? "Saccharine new age material" in THE PATRIOT? Where? Is there a selection of Yanni cues I'm missing?

It's the music for the kiss at the beach. Think it was some synth or EWI solo.

Did that music make it onto the OST? Can't seem to remember it.

Don't think it did. Is it wrong for me to those cues against the score, even though they didn't make the album edit?

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I couldn’t limit myself to a Top 5… so I did more in every category...... and made up some of my own :P
John Williams Scores
1. Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone
2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
4. War Horse
5. A.I. Artificial Intelligence
6. Attack of the Clones
7. The Adventures of Tintin
8. The Terminal
9. Memoirs of a Geisha
10. Lincoln
All Film Scores
1. The Fellowship of the Ring
2. Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone
3. The Two Towers
4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
6. The Return of the King
7. An Unexpected Journey
8. The Desolation of Smaug
9. War Horse
10. Super 8
Runners Up
The Matrix Revolutions
Signs
The Greatest Miracle
Now You See Me
Mission: Impossible 5 Rogue Nation
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Attack of the Clones
The Adventures of Tintin
The Terminal
John Carter
Tomorrowland
Inside Out
Ratatouille
The Incredibles
Up
Wanted
Planes
Grand Piano
Passion
Casino Royale
TV Scores
1 LOST
2 Alcatraz
3 Sherlock
4 Battlestar Galactica
5 Fringe
6 Hannibal
7 Alias
8 The Cape
9 Caprica
10 Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey
Game Scores
1 SimCity
2 Star Trek: The Game
3 Medal of Honor: Airborne
4 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
5 Medal of Honor: Underground
6 Medal of Honor: Frontline
7 Remember Me
8 Jurassic World
9 Secret Weapons Over Normandy
Films
1 Spirited Away
2 Requiem for a Dream
3 There Will Be Blood
4 Memento
5 No Country for Old Men
6 Under The Skin
7 Mulholland Drive
8 Little Children
9 The Deep End
10 City of God
11 Blue Ruin
12 Oldboy (2003)
13 Irreversible
14 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
15 Inglorious Basterds
16 Children of Men
17 Gravity
18 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
19 Talk To Her
20 The Pianist
Runners Up
Life of Pi
Under The Sand
8 Women
Watchmen
The Incredibles
Femme Fatale
The House of Flying Daggers
When Will I Be Loved
Sin City
Murderball
Pan's Labyrinth

I'm sure I'm forgetting a bunch of stuff...

EDIT: Wow, I must like revenge films; I have a string of 5 of them in a row in spots 11-15!

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Top 5 John Williams Scores 2000-2015

1. Star Wars Episode 3 - Revenge of the Sith

2. Star Wars Episode 2 - Attack of the Clones

3. Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone

4. Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban

5. Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets

Top 5 Film Scores (Non Williams) 2000-2015

1. Lord of the Rings - Fellowship of the Ring

2. Lord of the Rings - Return of the King

3. Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers

4. Star Trek (2009)

5. Inception

Top 5 Movies 2000-2015

1. Lord of the Rings

2. Star Trek (2009)

3. Inception

4. Interstellar

5. Star Wars Episode 3 - Revenge of the Sith

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Punch-Drunk Love

Good choice! The entire scene with the organ is fantastic. I mean, I love the whole film but somehow that's a silent highlight.

Great opening! The Hawaii section I think would be my favorite...I think it really goes beyond the normal "paradise on earth" cliches to create some beautifully observed moments...the outdoor restaurant and the long walk down the hallway, and of course the kiss with "He Needs Me" accompanying on the soundtrack is, well, perfect. I love the scene at Barry's sister's party too, totally nails that chatty family atmosphere. I think PTA has this great ability to really capture a setting, making it seem very natural and lived-in....that Altman influence taking over. The actors take control, it feels improvised but the pace is always confident and energetic, feels like there's some kind of direction behind it all (I suppose that's literally the job, and of course it's there in the writing.) But I think he can pull that off better than just about anybody working these days.

It's kind of the black sheep of PTA's filmography (along with Sydney/Hard Eight) but I think for me it's benefited the most from rewatches. I love all of his films but something about that one keeps bringing me back more than the others.

Films
1 Spirited Away
2 Requiem for a Dream
3 There Will Be Blood
4 Memento
5 No Country for Old Men
6 Under The Skin
7 Mulholland Drive
8 Little Children
9 The Deep End
10 City of God
11 Blue Ruin
12 Oldboy (2003)
13 Irreversible
14 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
15 Inglorious Basterds
16 Children of Men
17 Gravity
18 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
19 Talk To Her
20 The Pianist
Runners Up
Life of Pi
Under The Sand
8 Women
Watchmen
The Incredibles
Femme Fatale
The House of Flying Daggers
When Will I Be Loved
Sin City
Murderball
Pan's Labyrinth

I thought LOTR ranked with your favorites, Jay? Cool list, love the mentions of Little Children, Talk to Her, and Murderball.

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It's kind of the black sheep of PTA's filmography (along with Sydney/Hard Eight) but I think for me it's benefited the most from rewatches. I love all of his films but something about that one keeps bringing me back more than the others.

Anderson once said in an interview (during the shooting of TWBB) that Punch-Drunk Love is his personal favorite. That surprised me but then it didn't surprise me.

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I thought LOTR ranked with your favorites, Jay? Cool list, love the mentions of Little Children, Talk to Her, and Murderball.

I love the LOTR films - well, especially FOTR - but as I was shaping my list, I ended up leaning more towards "best" films I've seen instead of "my favorites". FOTR is certainly the film from 2000-2015 I've seen the most time, and it is indeed great, but I kind of just ended up ranking the films that I felt were the best in terms of the effect it had on me, the experience I went on it with, the story it told in the most effective and usually interesting and game changing way... the films that push the envelope, make you think, or bring something new to the game. Well, the right mix of those elements, anyway. As I say that, I realize FOTR should have a place on that list. And yes, Little Children and Talk To Her rarely get mentioned but boy will I never forget my first time seeing those movies, and Murderball blew me away by how good it was! It was among the start of the documentary renaissance; I wonder if it would hold up now if I were to watch it again today (I hope so!).

So that being said, in addition to all those really good films from 2000-2015 I listed before, some of my favorite films - the ones that aren't necessarily "important" or whatever but boy did I enjoy watching them and would happily watch again, include:

(no order)

Fellowship of the Ring (probably should be on first list)

Two Towers

Return of the King

The Bourne Identity (thought about putting on first list)

The Bourne Supremacy

The Bourne Ultimatum

Ocean's 11

Wet Hot American Summer (thought about putting on first list)

Superbad

X2: X-Men United

Spider-man 2

The Boondock Saints

American Psycho

Unbreakable

Heartbreakers

Session 9

Kissing Jessica Stein

Big Trouble

Batman Begins (thought about putting on first list)

The Dark Knight (thought about putting on first list)

Ghost World (probably should be on above list)

Casino Royale

The Prestige

Borat

Stardust

Interstellar

Mission Impossible 5

Inside Out

Edge of Tomorrow

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Top 5 JW Scores
1. Revenge of the Sith
2. Lincoln
3. Memoirs of a Geisha
4. The Adventures of Tintin
5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Top 5 Non-JW Scores
1. The Lord of the Rings (as one score)
2. The Cell
3. The Fountain
4. House of Sand and Fog
5. Edge of Darkness

Top 5 Films
1. The Lord of the Rings (as one 3-part film)
2. Frost/Nixon
3. Manuscripts Don't Burn
4. Synecdoche, New York
5. House of Sand and Fog

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Williams

1. The Patriot

2. Harry 1

3. A.I

4. Revenge of the Sith

5. Lincoln

Non-Williams

1. Lord of the Rings (as one score)

2. How to Train Your Dragon 2

Other than those two I'm not sure

Films

1. Lord of the Rings (as one film)

2. How to Train Your Dragon

3. Spider-Man 2

4. Minority Report

5. Spirited Away

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