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Post by leyenda » October 31st, 2012, 12:37 am

Sorry if this topic has already been done. Couldn't find anything when I searched. So pretty simple, what are some of your favourite film soundtracks. They don't have to be films that you are particularly fond of. Some of mine, but I'll just list 15 or I'll go on forever:

Requiem for a Dream
Pi
For a Few Dollars More
The Social Network
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Departed
Irreversible
8 and a half
Children of Men
Eyes Wide Shut
2001: A Space Odyssey
Blue Velvet
In the Mood for Love
9 Samurai
Amelie

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Post by mightysparks » October 31st, 2012, 2:11 am

The Graduate
2001: A Space Odyssey

Probably more, but I just woke up and can't think of any others :P
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Post by leyenda » October 31st, 2012, 3:19 am

Must admit I had Scarborough Fair stuck in my head for days after watching The Graduate. Non-stop Simon & Garfunkel :lol:

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Post by clemmetarey » October 31st, 2012, 1:43 pm

I really love the soundtrack of Taxi Driver. Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction had some great songs as well. And Also Kill Bill. In fact almost every film by Tarantino have amazing soundtracks !

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Post by ZyzzBrah » October 31st, 2012, 3:27 pm

The Exorcist
Commando
Cannibal Holocaust
Braveheart
The Last of the Mohicans
(almost) anything John Carpenter


that's all that comes to my mind at the moment :sweat:

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Post by Lilarcor » October 31st, 2012, 3:53 pm

Time of the Gypsies
Sátántangó
Moon
The Social Network

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Post by burneyfan » October 31st, 2012, 6:04 pm

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (Rozsa, largely adapted from a gorgeous concerto that MR originally composed for Jascha Heifetz)
Kieslowski's Trois Couleurs trilogy (or pretty much anything else composed by Zbigniew Preisner
Prospero's Books (Nyman)
Matti Bye's score composed for The Phantom Carriage -- it's modern AND complements the film, without distracting -- what a great silent film score should be, and too often isn't

Oh...I'm suddenly realizing you asked about soundtracks, and most of the ones I'm listing are scores (though I suppose you could go either way on Prospero's Books and parts of Bleu...not sure). I'm a sucker for a lot of Wes Anderson soundtracks, though I'm sure there are plenty who don't share that love at all. I HATE the film Garden State, but I love The Shins, who get mentioned a bunch, alas.

So many to think of, but not enough time to write right now... :(

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Post by Gregmnewman » October 31st, 2012, 6:09 pm

I've always loved Giorgio Moroders soundtrack from Midnight Express
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Post by bal3x » October 31st, 2012, 6:32 pm

The Godfather
2001
Blade Runner
The Graduate
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Once Upon a Time in the West
A Fistful Of Dollars
Shaft
High Fidelity
Easy Rider
Donnie Darko
Almost Famous
Apocalypse Now
Twin Peaks
Rosemary's Baby
Children of Men
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Post by Limedebois » October 31st, 2012, 7:10 pm

+1 Blade runner. Vangelis + K Dick, + Harrison Ford + replicants. Just a perfect chemistry.

Leone and Nino Rota soundtracks of course.

For other films not mentioned: Maurice Jarre for Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia.

The excellent use of Mahler in Visconti's Death in Venice (and a bit Beethoven with Für Elise).

The work of John Williams on Starwars, Jaws, ET...

The music in Aguirre.

The Badalamenti soundtracks in Lynch's films.

Some Bernard Hermann's riffs (Taxi Driver and Hitchcock's films).

Seopyeonje for a bit Sori.

Pulp fiction, Boogie night

Les mystérieuses cité d'or (what? it's a tv series and so what?^).

Oh and... Footloose and Staying alive (Frank Stallone, Cynthia Rhodes and the unique Tommy Faragher).

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Post by frbrown » October 31st, 2012, 10:18 pm

Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Ivan the Terrible
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Post by George Bailey » November 1st, 2012, 2:09 pm

Rosemary's baby
Requiem for a Dream
The Graduate
The Harder They Come
The pianist
In the Mood for love
Udaan
Pote tin kyriaki
For a few dollars more
Bridge on the river Kwai
Lawrence of Arabia
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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » November 2nd, 2012, 7:30 pm

Wtf no mention of Werckmeister Harmonies yet? :(
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Post by Nuclearplanet » November 3rd, 2012, 2:46 pm

2001 A Space Odyssey
A Clockwork Orange
Eyes Wide Shut
Ghost World
Manhattan
Annie Hall
The Good The Bad, And The Ugly
Kill Bill Vol. 1
Kill Bill Vol. 2
American Graffiti
West Side Story
Polyester
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Singin' In The Rain
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
The Royal Tenenbaums
Rushmore
Moonrise Kingdom
Brazil
Donnie Darko

and almost every Woody Allen, Wes Anderson and Stanley Kubrick Film

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Post by Deleted User » November 29th, 2012, 2:26 pm

I love the soundtrack of fast & furious movie which is too actionable movie & all the soundtracks...

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Post by agrimorfee » February 6th, 2013, 11:59 pm

Howard Shore's LOTR trilogy
Danny Elfman
O Brother Where Art Thou
Thomas Newman
John Williams' Star Wars, ET, Close Encounters (gotten to be a hack in his later years, IMHO)
Bugsy Malone
Moulin Rouge
Pulp Fiction
Lost Highway
Toys (best soundtrack of a bad movie, ever)

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Post by Lammetje » October 11th, 2013, 2:08 pm

Radio Veronica (a Dutch radio station) is broadcasting a Top 20 "best" soundtracks as we speak (link). From each movie one song is played. They're already more than halfway now: the last song will be played in about 45 minutes.
1. Purple Rain
2. City Of Angels
3. Into The Wild
4. Wayne's World
5. Godzilla
6. Iron Man 2
7. Armageddon
8. Reservoir Dogs
9. Trainspotting
10. Rocky Story
11. Shrek 2
12. The Blues Brothers
13. Spiderman
14. The Best Of James Bond
15. Alles Is Liefde
16. Saturday Night Fever
17. The Hunger Games 2: Catching Fire
18. Easy Rider
19. Men In Black
20. Batman Forever
Not that interesting for non-Dutch members, but whatever. :unsure:
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Post by brokenface » October 11th, 2013, 2:20 pm

some I listen to fairly regularly:

Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
Ry Cooder - Paris Texas
anything David Lynch, Tarantino, Sergio Leone/Morricone
Mean Streets
Pump Up the Volume
Saturday Night Fever
Amelie
The Big Lebowski

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Post by Samlion » October 11th, 2013, 2:49 pm

Michel Vaillant by Archive
Chansons d'amour
Ghost writer by Alexandre Desplat
Ne le dis a personne by M, famous french singer
le 1er jour du reste de ta vie by Etienne Daho, another famous fench singer

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Post by Timec » October 11th, 2013, 4:11 pm

A few modern, mainstream scores that I enjoy listening to outside of the context of the films they were written for:

Atonement (Dario Marianelli - I also like his score to Anna Karenina, though not quite as much)
Signs (James Newton Howard)

And when I just want something relaxing, Joe Hisaishi's score to Spirited Away usually does the trick.

The soundtrack to Dil Se is a guilty pleasure.

...Oh, and The Nightmare Before Christmas. That's a long-time favorite.

Classic movie scores like: Vertigo, 8 1/2, Elevator to the Gallows

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Post by SeanMX12 » October 11th, 2013, 6:16 pm

Here's a couple of my favorite scores from films I didn't much care for:

The Mission (Ennio Morricone)
Birth (Alexandre Desplat)

I'll try to think of more. I listen to these two almost monthly, but have no urge to rewatch the films.

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Post by CMT » October 11th, 2013, 10:41 pm

Doctor Zhivago
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Shock Treatment
Any Fleisher short
Jammin' the Blues
Glas
Forbidden Zone
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Easter Parade
Magical Mystery Tour
Mame
The That's Entertainment films
Any Muppet movie excluding the made for TV ones
Saturday Night Fever
Cabaret
Gigi
Oliver!
The Meaning of Life
Little Shop of Horrors
Fiddler on the Roof
A bonus spot goes to Chicago for managing to stuff up everything with a great soundtrack
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Post by Knaldskalle » October 12th, 2013, 1:47 am

Deep Red (Profondo Rosso) has one of the most memorable soundtracks I can recall. It's by prog-rock group Goblin.

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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » October 12th, 2013, 5:03 am

One not yet mentioned.

I did not like the film Tous les matins du monde, but the music featured throughout was beautiful.

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Post by Timec » October 12th, 2013, 5:25 am

^ I only watched Tous les matins du monde for the music - Jordi Savall is easily one of my favorite interpreters/players of early music, and that score really is beautiful.

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Post by Gershwin » October 13th, 2013, 3:19 pm

Samlion on Oct 11 2013, 08:49:30 AM wrote:Michel Vaillant by Archive
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Post by CMT » October 14th, 2013, 4:42 pm

The Big Country was on TV the soundtrack is just great, I'm torn between what soundtracks I like more spaghetti westerns or classic westerns.


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Post by Dolwphin » October 15th, 2013, 1:52 am

1. Dazed and Confused
2. The Breakfast Club

Claire Denis usually have nice soundtracks as well.
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Post by karmacarroll » October 15th, 2013, 10:23 pm

Once Upon a Time in the West
Last of the Mohicans
Amélie
Gladiator
House of Flying Daggers
Zatoichi (The final musical number)
The Beat That My Heart Skipped
Spirited Away
Tron
Bladerunner

My favourite aspect of movies is probably the soundtrack. These are the ones that come to mind without trawling through my spotify.

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Post by Forrester » October 16th, 2013, 11:02 am

I love the soundtracks of the following films:

A Clockwork Orange
Aguirre, Der Zorn Gottes
Amélie
Apocalypse Now
Beauty and the Beast
Brokeback Mountain
Fitzcarraldo
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
The Great Silence
Harold and Maude
Into the Wild
Lawrence of Arabia
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Sound of Music
The Sting
West Side Story
The Wizard of Oz

My favorite of these is the Into the Wild soundtrack. There was a period where I listened to that soundtrack every day for a couple of months, and I still listen to it regularly.

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Post by Gershwin » February 10th, 2019, 7:25 pm

I’m watching Deray’s La piscine, and the music certainly is awesome. But somehow I can’t find out how one song is called. I’d especially like to know who’s playing the tenor (?) saxophone. It starts at about 25 minutes into the film and lasts a few minutes.
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Post by rnilsson19 » February 10th, 2019, 7:31 pm

Gershwin wrote:
February 10th, 2019, 7:25 pm
I’m watching Deray’s La piscine, and the music certainly is awesome. But somehow I can’t find out how one song is called. I’d especially like to know who’s playing the tenor (?) saxophone. It starts at about 25 minutes into the film and lasts a few minutes.
Have you tried Shazaming it?

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Post by Gershwin » February 10th, 2019, 7:32 pm

rnilsson19 wrote:
February 10th, 2019, 7:31 pm
Gershwin wrote:
February 10th, 2019, 7:25 pm
I’m watching Deray’s La piscine, and the music certainly is awesome. But somehow I can’t find out how one song is called. I’d especially like to know who’s playing the tenor (?) saxophone. It starts at about 25 minutes into the film and lasts a few minutes.
Have you tried Shazaming it?
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Post by Nathan Treadway » February 12th, 2019, 6:21 am

In no particular order:

Requiem for a Dream
Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol
O Brother Where Art Thou
Broken Circle Breakdown
Small Town Murder Songs
Into the Wild

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