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Re: Filmspotters' Top Scores and Soundtracks: Comments
« Reply #50 on: March 11, 2012, 05:56:22 PM »
top 100 "uses of music in film"

This says something different to me than picking a score or soundtrack as a whole.

But like we've seen this year, a single film can have both a score and a soundtrack.   I think we just need to clarify what we are talking about.  I'm all for voting for the best use of all the music in a film.
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« Reply #51 on: December 01, 2015, 01:20:53 PM »
Wasn't sure where to post this, but I just found Vig Mihály's works on iTunes and it got me thinking. So here's a list of my 50 favorite film scores:


50. Commando - James Horner
Best use of steel drum, wood flute, and saxophone ever?


49. Speed Racer - Michael Giacchino
This takes me to a very happy place:


48. Mad Max: Fury Road - Tom Holkenborg

47. Gladiator - Hans Zimmer

46. Lawrence of Arabia - Maurice Jarre

45. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone - John Williams

44. True Romance - Hans Zimmer

43. Elevator to the Gallows - Miles Davis

42. Inception - Hans Zimmer

41. Glory at Sea - Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin


40. Road to Perdition - Thomas Newman

39. Gravity - Steven Price

38. Mulholland Drive - Angelo Badalamenti


37. How to Train Your Dragon - John Powell


36. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves - Michael Kamen
Man, I loved this movie as a kid. Still love the score:


35. Ghostbusters - Elmer Bernstein

34. The Exorcist - Steve Boeddeker

33. Fantastic Mr. Fox - Alexandre Desplat

32. Conan the Barbarian - Basil Poledouris

31. The Man from Snowy River - Bruce Rowland
One of my favorite movies as a little kid. This theme definitely got me excited.


30. Paris, Texas - Ry Cooder

29. Psycho - Bernard Herrmann

28. Fargo - Carter Burwell

27. The Assassination of Jesse James - Nick Cave & Warren Ellis


26. Under the Skin - Mica Levi

25. Out of Africa - John Barry

24. Breakfast at Tiffany’s - Henry Mancini

23. Dances with Wolves - John Barry

22. Amelie - Yann Tiersen


21. North by Northwest - Bernard Herrmann
One of the best opening credit sequences as well:


20. The Incredibles - Michael Giacchino

19. Requiem for a Dream - Clint Mansell

18. Sakuran - Shiina Ringo


17. Beyond the Black Rainbow - Sinoia Caves


16. Terminator 2 - Brad Fiedel

15. The Fellowship of the Ring - Howard Shore

14. Back to the Future - Alan Silvestri

13. Batman (’89) - Danny Elfman

12. Dr. No - Monty Norman

11. Rocky - Bill Conti

10. Halloween - John Carpenter

09. Blade Runner - Vangelis

08. The Mission - Ennio Morricone
Love the opening wood flute (?) and forgot how much this swells.


07. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - Tan Dun


06. Legends of the Fall - James Horner


05. Jurassic Park - John Williams

04. Star Wars - John Williams

03. Spirited Away - Joe Hisaishi


02. The Werckmeister Harmonies - Vig Mihály


01. The Last of the Mohicans - Randy Edelman and Trevor Jones
The song I've listened to the most according to iTunes. Hard to believe this was thrown together at the last minute after the studio balked at Michael Mann's plan to have a Tangerine Dream-esque score (as perfect as this is, I sure would love to hear that version).
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Re: Filmspotters' Top Scores and Soundtracks: Comments
« Reply #52 on: December 01, 2015, 01:42:59 PM »
Great list, philip!
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Re: Filmspotters' Top Scores and Soundtracks: Comments
« Reply #53 on: December 01, 2015, 01:55:40 PM »
Great list, philip!

Thanks!

I highly recommend listening to the Glory at Sea score and checking out the short film if you haven't already seen it. I think it's way better than his feature: Beasts of the Southern Wild.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top Scores and Soundtracks: Comments
« Reply #54 on: December 01, 2015, 03:25:50 PM »
I haven't listened to much Vig Mihaly but that Werckmeister Harmonies score and the two or three of his band's songs I've heard are unbelievable!

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« Reply #55 on: December 02, 2015, 05:22:58 PM »
I haven't listened to much Vig Mihaly but that Werckmeister Harmonies score and the two or three of his band's songs I've heard are unbelievable!

Yeah, really something else. I was blown away by the film the first time I saw it. Re-watching again this year the music really stood out. Perfect.
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« Reply #56 on: December 02, 2015, 07:53:44 PM »
I've been listening to your links, philip. Thank you so much for doing that!

I also love #36! It's perfect.
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« Reply #57 on: December 02, 2015, 08:02:07 PM »
I also love #36! It's perfect.

So perfect that Morgan Creek used it as their logo music for a number of years.

And the Bryan Adams song was one of my first song obsessions. Listened to it on repeat for most of 5th grade.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top Scores and Soundtracks: Comments
« Reply #58 on: December 02, 2015, 08:02:53 PM »
I'll keep filling in links over the next couple days.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top Scores and Soundtracks: Comments
« Reply #59 on: December 02, 2015, 08:08:10 PM »
So perfect that Morgan Creek used it as their logo music for a number of years.

That's right! :)

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And the Bryan Adams song was one of my first song obsessions. Listened to it on repeat for most of 5th grade.


I'm not going to tell you how much I've listened to that song as an adult!  ::)
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