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Film Scores / Composers

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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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We conducted a film composers poll last year, maybe you'll find it interesting.
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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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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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Just so many great scores from Myers! Where to start?!
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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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PirateJenny wrote: April 19th, 2019, 7:46 pmHaven'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.
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I've been meaning to see it for a while! Talking of horror synth - Michael Hoenig - for Tangerine Dream fans!

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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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One of my favorite original scores in contemporary cinema:

Alexandre Desplat - Wong Chia Chi's Theme (from Ang Lee's Lust, Caution)

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Time to look back on some of the better (or at least my favorite) film scores from 2021. Why now? As usual, no reason in particular :turned:

The 'Fear Street' Trilogy (Marco Beltrami)



'The Green Knight' (Daniel Hart)



'The Last Duel' (Harry Gregson-Williams)



'Dune' (Hans Zimmer)



'Eternals' (Ramin Djawadi)



'The French Dispatch' (Alexandre Desplat)



'Nightmare Alley' (Nathan Johnson)



'The Power of the Dog' (Jonny Greenwood)

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Couple more 2021 scores that piqued my interest, just cause!

'The Tomorrow War' (Lorne Balfe) *this score is mostly just more derivative Zimmer-lite droning, but I do really like the main theme*



'Jungle Cruise' (James Newton Howard)



'The Harder They Fall' (Jeymes Samuel)



'No Time to Die' (Hans Zimmer)



'Don't Look Up' (Nicholas Britell)



'Spider-Man: No Way Home' (Michael Giacchino)



'The Tragedy of Macbeth' (Carter Burwell)

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Happy 90th birthday to one of the few living geniuses still working in American cinema today, the one and only John Williams!



While there's countless recordings and clips of him performing his own material all over Youtube, here's one of my favorite pieces from one of his more underrated scores, The Witches of Eastwick.
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