Your Favourite Film Music Composers & Your Favourite of Theirs

chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
edited January 2015 in Music Posts: 17,284
One favourite each.

Hans Zimmer- M:I-2
Jerry Goldsmith- Logan's Run
John Barry- The Living Daylights
John Williams- The Empire Strikes Back
Basil Poledouris- Conan The Destroyer
Michael Kamen- The X-Men
James Horner- Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan
Alan Sylvestri- Back To The Future
Ramin Djawadi- Iron Man
David Arnold- Tomorrow Never Dies
John Debney- Cutthroat Island
Fred Karlin- Westworld
Brad Fiedel- Terminator 2
Don Davis- Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (yeah, really ;) )
Leonard Rosenman- Beneath The Planet Of The Apes
David Newman- Serenity
Vangellis- Blade Runner
Tangerine Dream- Legend

Yours?

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  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
    edited January 2015 Posts: 16,183
    John Barry- A View to a Kill
    Jerry Goldsmith- Total Recall
    John Williams- Superman the Movie
    Michael Giacchino- The Incredibles
    David Arnold- Tomorrow Never Dies
    Danny Elfman-Mission: Impossible
    Basil Poledouris- Robocop
    Michael Kamen- Die Hard
    James Horner- Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
    Alan Sylvestri- Judge Dredd
    John Debney- Inspector Gadget
    Brad Fiedel- Terminator 2
    Thomas Newman- Wall.E
    Leonard Rosenman- Robocop 2
    Vangellis- Blade Runner
    Hans Zimmer- Black Rain
    Marco Beltrami- Live Free or Die Hard
    Joel McNeely- The Avengers (1998)
    Jimmy Page- Death Wish 3
    Terry Plumeri - Death Wish 5: The Face of Death
    John Carpenter/Shirley Walker- Escape from L.A.
  • John Barry - Out of Africa
    Miklos Rozsa - Ben Hur
    Bernard Herrman - Taxi Driver
    Ennio Morricone - The Untouchables
    Quincy Jones - The Italian Job
    John Williams - Raiders
    Jerry Goldsmith - Tora Tora Tora
  • Ennio Morricone- The Untouchables
    John Williams- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    John Barry- On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    Alan Salvestri- Back to the Future/Captain America:The First Avenger
    John Murphy: Miami Vice (2006)
    Jerry Goldsmith: Star Trek: The Motion Picture
    Basil Poledouris- Robocop
    James Horner: Enemy at the Gates/The Mask of Zorro
    Michael Kamen- License to Kill
    Danny Elfman: Batman Returns
    James Newton Howard: Collateral
    David Arnold- Casino Royale
    Michael Giacchino- Star Trek (2009)/Mission:Impossible 3
    Jimmy Page- Death Wish 2
    Shirley Walker- Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Murdock wrote: »
    John Carpenter- Escape from L.A.
    Actually he split scoring duties with Shirley Walker.

    And I left out Danny Elfman- Batman
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
    Posts: 16,183
    chrisisall wrote: »
    Murdock wrote: »
    John Carpenter- Escape from L.A.
    Actually he split scoring duties with Shirley Walker.

    And I left out Danny Elfman- Batman

    I know but I didn't know how to split it up.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Murdock wrote: »
    I know but I didn't know how to split it up.

    John Carpenter/Shirley Walker- Escape From LA
    (I had to add it for my own self. I have the soundtrack on CD!)
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    George Bruns-The Jungle Book
  • HASEROTHASEROT has returned like the tedious inevitability of an unloved season---
    edited January 2015 Posts: 4,399
    John Williams - "The Raiders March" (from Raiders Of The Lost Ark)
    Danny Elfman - "Kim Yearns - The Ice Dance - Cut Palm" (from Edward Scissorhands)
    Ennio Morricone - "Le Resa Dei Conti" (from For A Few Dollars More)
    James Newton Howard - "What Are You Asking Of Me" (from The Village)
    Bill Conti - "Gonna Fly Now" (from Rocky)
    David Arnold - "Vesper" (from Casino Royale)
    Jerry Goldsmith - "First Dream (Total Recall)" (from Total Recall)
    Brad Fiedel - "The Terminator Theme" (from The Terminator)
    Bernard Herrmann - "Prelude (Main Title Theme)" (from Psycho)
    James Horner - "Hymn To The Sea" (from Titanic)
    Carlo Siliotto - "The Skull" (from The Punisher)
    John Barry - "The John Dunbar Theme & Love Theme" (from Dances With Wolves)
    Michael Kamen - "When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again" (from Die Hard With A Vengeance)
    Hans Zimmer - "Dream Is Collapsing" (from Inception)
    Brian Tyler - "Letty" (from Fast & Furious)
    John Carpenter - "Halloween Theme" (from Halloween)
    Harry Manfredini - "Moments Of Madness" (from Friday The 13th)
    Charlie Clouser - "Zep" (from Saw)
    Charles Bernstein - "Main Theme" (from A Nightmare On Elm Street)
    Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - "Clue One" (from Gone Girl)
    Carter Burwell - "River Crossing" (from True Grit)
    Henry Jackman - "The Winter Soldier" (from Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
    Alan Silvestri - "Back To The Future" (from Back To The Future)
    Elmer Bernstein - "Yankee Stadium (Main Title)" (from The Babe)
    Randy Newman - "The Natural Theme" (from The Natural)
    Randy Edelman - "A Theme For A Hero" (from Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story)
    Howard Shore - "The Bridge Of Khazad Dum" (from The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring)
    Nino Rota - "The Godfather (Love Theme)" (from The Godfather)
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited January 2015 Posts: 23,883
    In no particular order

    John Barry - OHMSS
    Wojciech Kilar - the Ninth Gate
    Debbie Wiseman - Arsene Lupin
    Michael Giacchino - the Incredibles
    Hans Zimmer - Angels & Demons
    Danny Elfman - Batman Returns
    Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
    Howard Shore - The Two Towers - LTR
    Jerry Goldsmith - Basic Instinct
    James Newton Howard - A Perfect Murder
    John Powell - the Bourne Supremacy
    Michael Kamen- License to Kill
    Ennio Morricone- The Untouchables
    Gabriel Yared - the Talented Mr. Ripley
    Trevor Jones - Cliffhanger
    Alexandre Desplat - Zero Dark Thirty
    John Williams - the Empire Strikes Back
    David Grusin - The Firm
    Terence Blanchard - Inside Man
    Eric Serra - Goldeneye (so shoot me)
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    bondjames wrote: »
    Eric Serra - Goldeneye (so shoot me)
    Consider yourself winged. His scores for Le Femme Nikita & The Fifth Element were absolutely superior IMO.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    chrisisall wrote: »
    bondjames wrote: »
    Eric Serra - Goldeneye (so shoot me)
    Consider yourself winged. His scores for Le Femme Nikita & The Fifth Element were absolutely superior IMO.

    I'll have to listen to these. I have GE in my car & I can never get fed up of track 2 (GE Overture), track 5 (A Little Surprise for You) & track 14 (The Scale to Hell: Boris And The Lethal Pen/I Am Invincible). The rest is meh but these three are what make the soundtrack for me along with Tina's title track.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    His GE score is good, but he seemed constrained. Most every other film score he did was amazing IMO.
  • Posts: 107
    Sam Spence, the guy who did the NFL Films soundtracks back in the day. This is a favorite of his:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28hKJqYXhHg
  • Posts: 148
    Get Carter 1971 Roy Budd
    Zulu. John Barry
    Shawshank Redemption. Thomas Newman
    The good the bad and the ugly. Ennio Morricone
    Starship Troopers. Basil Poledouris
    Raiders of the lost ark. John Williams
    Where eagles dare. Ron Godwin
    Lord of the rings. Howard Shore
    X men. Michael Kamen

    To name but a few
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    Bond movies aside...

    Alexandre Desplat:
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Grand Budapest Hotel, Imitation Game

    Daniel Pemberton:
    The Man From U.N.C.L.E, The Awakening

    Danny Elfman:
    too difficult to say, probably Batman, Sleepy Hollow, Edward Scissorhands

    Jóhann Jóhannsson:
    Prisoners, Sicario, The Theory Of Everything

    Marco Beltrami:
    Scream, Resident Evil, Hellboy

    The obvious ones like Jerry Goldsmith (Star Trek), John Williams (the Spielberg/Lucas stuff).

    But my upmost favourite composer of all time of which I own everything ever released is:

    BERNARD HERRMANN


    That man was a genius. I couldn't even begin to list my favourites...
    ...Vertigo, North By Northwest, Citizen Kane, Psycho, Jason And The Argonauts....
  • It might not be their best, but...

    Jean Constantin - "Générique Et Car de Police", from Les Quatre Cents Coups.
    Cliff Martinez - Drive.
    John Barry - "Kara meets Bond", from The Living Daylights.
    Alexandre Desplat - "Children's game", from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
    Hans Zimmer - "You're so cool", from True Romance.
    Ennio Morricone - "Nanna ninna per adulteri", from Cuore di mamma and The Place Beyond the Pines;
    Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross: The Social Network. Every single track; "Sugar storm", from Gone Girl.
    Alan Silvestri - Back to the Future.
    Thomas Newman - "Severine", from Skyfall.
    John Williams - "Buckbeak's flight", from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; "Main title/Rebel Blockade Runner", from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
    David Arnold - Tomorrow Never Dies; "Vesper", from Casino Royale.
    Nino Rota - Romeo and Juliet.
    Craig Armstrong - Romeo + Juliet. (HA!)
    Danny Elfman - "Main theme", from Spider-man.
    Jon Brion - Punch Drunk Love.

    I kind of cheated but I hope you can forgive me. ;)
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Hans Zimmer - "You're so cool", from True Romance.
    OOoooooo, nice one!

  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e il momento che verrà
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    Just a top 5 for the moment:

    - Ennio Morricone: C'era una volta il West (aka Once Upon a Time in the West)
    - John Barry: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    - Goblin: Suspiria
    - Eric Serra: Nikita (aka La Femme Nikita)
    - Vangelis: Alexander
  • Posts: 2,341
    Max Steiner Adventures of Don Juan
    John Barry Zulu and OHMSS
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
    Posts: 3,777
    John Williams

    Jaws
    Empire
    Raiders

    Jerry Goldsmith

    First Blood
    Star Trek TMP
    Alien

    James Horner

    Wrath of Khan
    Aliens

    Basil Poleduris

    Conan The Barbarian

    Ennio Morricone

    Once Upon A Time In America
    The Thing

    Danny Elfman

    Batman
    Edward Scissorhands

    John Barry

    GF
    FRWL
    TLD
    The Black Hole

    Vangelis

    Blade Runner
  • Red_SnowRed_Snow Australia
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    Hans Zimmer - Inception / The Dark Knight Rises / Sherlock Holmes
    John Barry- Diamonds Are Forever
    John Williams - Schindler's List
    Michael Kamen - Die Hard / Band of Brothers
    James Horner - Braveheart
    Alan Sylvestri - Cast Away / Who Framed Roger Rabbit
    Ramin Djawadi - Game of Thrones
    David Arnold - Casino Royale
    Don Davis - The Matrix
    Danny Elfman - Fifty Shades of Grey
    Craig Armstrong - Love Actually / Moulin Rouge
    Shigeru Umebayashi - House of Flying Daggers
    Jeff Beal - Rome
    Oswin Mackintosh - WWII in Colour
    Tyler Bates - 300 / 300 : Rise of an Empire
    Thomas Newman - American Beauty
    Ryuichi Sakamoto - Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
    Howard Shore - The Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit
  • David Arnold - Independence Day
    John Barry - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    John Carpenter - Assault on Precinct 13
    Don Davis - The Matrix Reloaded
    Danny Elfman - Batman '89
    Elliot Goldenthal - Alien 3
    Jerry Goldsmith - Alien
    James Newton Howard - Atlantis: The Lost Empire
    Basil Poledouris - Starship Troopers
    Howard Shore - The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    Vangelis - Blade Runner
    Shirley Walker - Batman: The Animated Series
    John Williams - Jurassic Park

    Favorite score of the 21st century: Daft Punk's TRON: Legacy
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    BERNARD HERRMANN

    Really anything he did in the 50's.

    -The Day The Earth Stood Still
    -Vertigo
    -North By Northwest


    ALEXANDRE DESPLAT

    -The King's Speech
    -Argo
    -Benjamin Button
    -Harry Potter
    -Grand Budapest Hotel


    JERRY GOLDSMITH

    -ALL of Star Trek

  • KaijuDirectorOO7KaijuDirectorOO7 Once Upon a Time Somewhere...
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    Akira Ifukube - Any kaiju movie score he did, ESPECIALLY Godzilla vs. Destoroyah.
    Ennio Morricone - Anything he did with Sergio Leone.
    Hiroshi Miyagawa - Space Battleship Yamato
    John Barry - YOLT and DAF
    John Willliams - Star Wars and Superman: The Movie
    Bill Conti - Rocky
    Danny Elfman - Dick Tracy and Batman '89
    Hans Zimmer - Pirates of the Carribean and The Dark Knight Trilogies
    Jerry Goldsmith - Star Trek
    Michael Giacchino- The Incredibles
    Randy Newman - Toy Story 2
    Howard Shore - Middle Earth Saga
    Yuji Ohno - Anything Lupin III
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