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Film Scores / Composers

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Film Scores / Composers

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Post by PirateJenny » April 19th, 2019, 9:51 am

Not sure how to kick this off. Maybe top 5 film composers? For a long time I'd watch films just because it had a decent score.

Jerry Goldsmith
Bernard Herrman
Ennio Morricone
Stanley Myers
Vangelis

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Post by Carmel1379 » April 19th, 2019, 1:29 pm

We conducted a film composers poll last year, maybe you'll find it interesting.
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whom shall we find
Sufficient? who shall tempt with wand’ring feet
The dark unbottom’d infinite Abyss,
And through the palpable obscure find out
His uncouth way, or spread his aerie flight,
Upborn with indefatigable wings,
Over the vast abrupt, ere he arrive
The happy Ile?

Nur dein Auge – ungeheuer / Blickt michs an, Unendlichkeit!
Close the world. ʇxǝu ǝɥʇ uǝdO.
t o B e c o n t i n u e d

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Post by PirateJenny » April 19th, 2019, 7:19 pm

Defintiely interesting. It's comprehensive :lol: and a great list too! I've never been that good at doing lists like that but am a film score fanatic, especially synth and electronic scores!

I was going to Roy Budd is missing but he's on the additional list.


Others I didn't see; (might have missed them

Alex North
Jan Hammer
James Newtown Howard
Mark Isham
Thomas Newman
Sylvester Levay
Alan Silvestri

Great to see Moroder, Tangerine Dream, Harold Faltemeyer, and Vangelis there!

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Post by PirateJenny » April 19th, 2019, 7:23 pm

Oh and no Stanley Myers! I've lost count of the amount of times I've seen a film and thought who's the composers and it's Myers!



Think he could easily rival Zimmer or Barry!

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Post by PirateJenny » April 19th, 2019, 7:31 pm



Just so many great scores from Myers! Where to start?!

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Post by PirateJenny » April 19th, 2019, 7:46 pm

Any film scores from the last two decades caught peoples attention? 70s, 80s and 90s are generally where I check most. I don't see too many new films.

Haven't seen it yet but apparently MANDY is good?

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Post by Carmel1379 » April 19th, 2019, 10:47 pm

PirateJenny wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Haven't seen it yet but apparently MANDY is good?
Insanely good. The score is the best composite of dark ambient, horror synth, and doom metal.

Watch the film first though.
IMDb, letterboxd, tumblr
Image
whom shall we find
Sufficient? who shall tempt with wand’ring feet
The dark unbottom’d infinite Abyss,
And through the palpable obscure find out
His uncouth way, or spread his aerie flight,
Upborn with indefatigable wings,
Over the vast abrupt, ere he arrive
The happy Ile?

Nur dein Auge – ungeheuer / Blickt michs an, Unendlichkeit!
Close the world. ʇxǝu ǝɥʇ uǝdO.
t o B e c o n t i n u e d

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Post by PirateJenny » April 22nd, 2019, 10:46 am

I've been meaning to see it for a while! Talking of horror synth - Michael Hoenig - for Tangerine Dream fans!


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Post by PirateJenny » May 7th, 2019, 10:58 am

Since starting a twitter I post a 'film score of the day' everyday. These are what have came up so far.

The Breakfast Club (Keith Forsey/Gary Chang)
Reckless (Thomas Newman)
Shy People (Tangerine Dream)
No Way Out (Maurice Jarre)
Cobra (Sylvester Levay)
With Honors (Patrick Leonard)
A Modern Affair (Jan Hammer)
Speed (Mark Mancini)
The Falcon & The Snowman (Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays)
Youngblood (William Orbit)
Zombi 2 (Fabio Frizzi)

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