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Old 04-25-2005, 05:57 AM   #1
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In the past year or so, i've begun to appreciate scores from films alot more than some soundtracks. I'm looking to extend this collection a little bit more - for those of you who own some, which are your favourites and which composers do you favour?
I love the score from Romeo + Juliet (Nellee Hooper, Craig Armstrong etc) and tend to like the projects which James Newton Howard and Yann Tiersen undertake. I like Danny Elfman, but only own the Edward Scissorhands soundtrack by him.
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I absolutely adore Howard Shore's magnificent work for "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. I don't think I'd love the films as much without the music. His scores for Scorsese's "Aviator" and Tim Burton's "Ed Wood" are fantastic too IMO.

Other favourites:

- "Gladiator" by Hans Zimmer
- "Schindler's List" by John Williams
- "Twin Peaks" by Angelo Badalamenti
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Amelie & The Hours are my favorites
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I absolutely adore Howard Shore's magnificent work for "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
Howard Shore's work on Silence Of The Lambs is great too.
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I absolutely adore Howard Shore's magnificent work for "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. I don't think I'd love the films as much without the music.
Those are incredible soundtracks, I love them. The mark of a good soundtrack for me is being able to spot the exact moment a piece of music is played--and the LOTR soundtracks excel. Not to mention they used real Elvish.

I wish they'd release a CD of the "extra" music from the extended editions, like the song the Elves sing when going to the Gray Havens.

My other favorites:

1. Doctor Zhivago (Lara's Theme is much more repetitive in the movie than on the actual score, something Maurice Jarre was annoyed about)

2. Braveheart (before James Horner sucked)

3. Gladiator

His name has slipped my mind, but the guy who scores all of Kenneth Branagh's Shakespeare films, his are always excellent. Henry V is probably my favorite of his.
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John Williams - most of what he does is gold
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... like the song the Elves sing when going to the Gray Havens.
That gives me shivers. The Lord Of The Rings was great as a movie (though I still wish Tom Bombadil could have been included!) but made even better by Howard Shore.
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Hans Zimmer's score for Hannibal wasn't too bad either. A bit predictable and cliched in places, but I don't mind listening to it every now and then.
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Ennio Morricone is arguably the most influential film composer of all time. The Edge is a huge fan of his work.
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Amelie & The Hours are my favorites
the amelie sound track kicks big time ass.
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I am a huge fan of John Williams scores.

I saw him conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and they played an entire concert of his songs. It was good stuff, and one of the only things that gets me down to Symphony Center (along with their Christmas program, and the one time they did Bugs Bunny cartoons with live accompaniment).
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