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#1
So what are you guy's favorite movie scores? I suddenly got into film scoring and made this list:

Psycho by Bernard Herrman
To Kill a Mocking by Elmer Bernstein
Edward Scissorhands by Danny Elfman
Vertigo by Bernard Herrman
Pirates of the Carribean by Hans Zimmer
Star Wars by John Williams

What are your favorites?
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#2
Please forgive my ignorance, but what distinguishes a movie score from a soundtrack?
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#3
the brave - Iggy Pop (rare but great!)
Jurrasic Park - I think it's john Williams but I may be wrong
PCU - Steve Vai
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#4
What's the difference between a score and a soundtrack?
And yeah Pirates and Starwars are epic. Also The Last Samurai and LOTR are epic.
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#5
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Please forgive my ignorance, but what distinguishes a movie score from a soundtrack?


A movie score is the orchestral work that was composed speciffically for a movie. A soundtrack is any "popular" music used in a movie. That's why they make two versions for movie soundtracks. One is the original score and one is the rock and r'n'b and rap songs used in the movie.
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#6
Bernard Hermann = God of movie scores

I also absolutely loved The Lord of the Rings score
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#7
There Will Be Blood has a score, whilst Pulp Fiction has a soundtrack.
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#8
I think the score for Requiem for a Dream is pretty gnarly. Such a vital piece to the movie.
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Please forgive my ignorance, but what distinguishes a movie score from a soundtrack?

the soundtrack if full of famous songs used to sell the movie
the score is usually just one composer and no words, played throught the movie to convey the feeling.

IE, Star Wars does not have a soundtrack, it has a score

Something Like PCU has a soundtrack of songs that are placed in the movie like George Clinton and others and a score by Steve Vai which is all the lyricless music written entirely for the movie and nothing else
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#11
if the score is good in a movie, ure not supposed to notice it....
and I dnt have a favourite :s
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#14
Okay, I was thinking it had something to do with that.

The Lord of the Rings has a very good score.
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Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park

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Halloween, or Final Destination
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#19
Besides the obvious such as batman, star wars, indiana jones, PoC and whatnot I find the original robocop score to be epic as hell.
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if the score is good in a movie, ure not supposed to notice it....
and I dnt have a favourite :s


Not necessarily. A good movie score should have- oh DAMMIT! I just opened up a bottle of Sprite and it just fizzed up over the top all over my desk. Crap. Time to get paper towels.

Ok done.

A good score should have some recognizable pieces and some that don't really get noticed.
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#23
Star Wars
LoTR
Gladiator
The Godfather
Some of 300
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Requiem for a Dream - Clint Mansell
The Last of the Mohicans - Trever Jones and Randy Edelman
The Matrix Trilogy - Don Davis
Star Wars and Jurassic Park - John Williams
#29
Lord of the rings, hitman, pirates of the caribbean, star wars, and any film soundtracked by Danny Elfman.
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#30
Stargate score - for the movie, and both tv series.
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#31
The Saw movies had a great score (even if it was all done by keyboards and computers, still emotionally moving music). Charlie Clouser (formerly Nine Inch Nails) did a great job, even though the movies just get worse and worse every time. Likewise, I think Danny Lohner (also former NIN) did some cool stuff on the Underworld score.

Other then that, I can list a few composers... Hans Zimmer and Harry Gregson-Williams have done some great stuff, respectively (and they both did a good job together on "The Rock")

Zimmer is more traditional and Gregson-Williams mixes traditional with computer technology. I think his best work has been with the video game franchise, Metal Gear Solid (especially MGS3).
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#32
The Rock - Nick Glennie-Smith, Hans Zimmer, and Harry Gregson-Williams
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Besides the obvious such as batman, star wars, indiana jones, PoC and whatnot I find the original robocop score to be epic as hell.


Rambo's is quite good too.
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fight clubs soundtrack is awesome, it's kind of dark instrumental hippidy hop
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Ennio Morricone - The Good the Bad and the Ugly score

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Please forgive my ignorance, but what distinguishes a movie score from a soundtrack?


scores are written for the movie, soundtracks are already written songs that are put in the movie

STAR WARS!
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#39
Jaws
Rocky
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Raiders of the Lost Ark
LOTR
Pirates of the Carribean
Star Wars
Jurassic Park
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#40
I don't care how predictable it is to say, I LOVE the Lord of the Rings scores. I have all three albums.
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