Movie Soundtracks

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  1. job macrumors 68040

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    Which ones have you guys found particularly good/inspiring?

    Personally I thought that the Saving Private Ryan and Gladiator soundtracks were fine examples of modern instrumental music..
     
  2. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    I only have the Soundtrack for The Beach. Voices by Dario G, Pure Shores and Lonely Soul are pretty cool, and the others are background, I guess. I haven't listened to them in a while.
     
  3. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Any of John Williams work an Academy Award winner! :)
     
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    My two favorites are American Beauty (very unique) and Braveheart...
    Gladiator was awesome too
     
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    i'm a huge ennio morricone fan...he's amazing. my fav's of his are "cinema paradiso", "melena" and "the untouchables". gabriel yared's work is also inspiring...his "talented mr ripley" score is fantastic.

    bernard herrman is legendary for good reason...every scarey movie score is a "psycho" rip-off. his "taxi driver" was great also. in fact, all his hitchcock scores rocked.

    danny elfman, thomas newman, randy newman..all good.

    john williams is wonderful..star wars, indiana jones..most writers never hit a score that well. though he is getting a little predictable...

    and whoever did the 5th element...perfect.( edit: eric serra)

    thanks hitman, finally an interesting thread :D :D :D
     
  6. medea macrumors 68030

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    The soundtracks to:
    -Englar Alheimsins (Angels of the Universe) by Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson & Sigur Ros

    -Storytelling by Belle and Sebastian

    -Eban & Charley by Sephen Merritt
     
  7. job thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That was some good stuff..

    I also liked the music in Lord of the Rings. (Enya kicks ass. ;) )

    I don't think movies would be the same without a powerful soundtrack...

    Does anyone know who composed the soundtrack to A Beautiful Mind?
     
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    I'm loving the 8 Mile soundtrack, but the Forest gump soundtrack rocks
     
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    While we are at it, dont forget Christopher Youngs work, his score for Hellbound - Hellraiser 2 is a milestone for horror film music!
     
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    The Ventures all the way.. they did the James Bond themes and the Peter Gunn themes... awesome stuff.




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  11. BenderBot1138 macrumors 6502

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    Inspirational Soundtracks

    The above credits are bang on, and there are many other talented composers of musical scores out there, some of which I'm sure will be listed here soon.

    But I think it needs to be mentioned however, that the role Apple Computer Inc. has played in bringing the tools to life for the absolutely overwhelming majority of creative professionals, is what has even given us the opportunity to enjoy these brilliant men and women's work.

    Apple's clear and respected system of Specifications bring uncomprising quality not found elsewhere in our technology driven world, breathing life into our modern Entertainment Industry.

    We of course find inspiration in these musical works of art, and I for one would like to thank Apple Computer Inc. for making possible the impossible when no one else could or wanted to.
     
  12. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    my personal favs...

    I've always been fond of "The Lost Highway" soundtrack...got lots of darkness, jazziness, etc...

    another favorite of mine is the "Swingers" soundtrack...jazz baby...it's so money!! :D

    and another I keep at my beck & call is the "Go" soundtrack...which was produced by BT....awesome electronica...
     
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    XXX!! The music just makes you, just makes you, just makes you want to run into a wall head first. :D
     
  14. job thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Re: my personal favs...

    Two words:

    Miles Davis ;) :D

    Also, have any good electronica recommendations?
     
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    The Queen of the Damned soundtrack, and the Matrix soundtrack are both very good. The Scorpion king has a pretty good soundtrack but not as good as those other two.
     
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    Re: Re: my personal favs...



    the crystal method
    dj shadow
    norman cook( fatboy slim)
    alex gopher
    underworld

    overated( let the flames begin...)
    theivery corporation
    moby
     
  17. job thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I've got some Crystal Method remixes..

    Orbital sounds pretty good.

    I especially like Barber's Adagio For Strings (and the many mixes).
     
  18. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    Re: Re: my personal favs...

    dude....hell yeah....John Coltrane is a favorite of mine too... :D

    as for electronica...
    BT, Paul Oakenfold, Depeche Mode, Hooverphonic, Portishead, Stereolab, Thievery Corporation, Supreme Beings of Leisure, Hybrid, William Orbit...I could go on... ;)
     
  19. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    My favorites:
    Gladiator, Thin Red Line, Crouching Tiger...

    Hans Zimmer has done some amazing work lately, same goes for Danny Elfman and Graeme Revell.
     
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    oops i forgot

    probably the most twistedly bizarre movie theme ever...

    danny elfman's main title from "To Die For". seems pretty normal until the speed metal kicks in...don't know what he was smokin when he wrote that but man i wish i could get some.

    and morricone's " the good, the bad and the ugly" title theme...just as adventurous for it's time period. and i love the way it was " homaged" in the movie "election".
     
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    Re: Re: my personal favs...

    Infected Mushrooms




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    nice link jello...thanks.

    elfman's so freakin talented. so many of the old school film guys just don't understand him...call him a "hummer"--which is derogative composing slang.

    screw 'em, his body of work speaks for itself.
     
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    BT : IMA / ESCM / Movement In Still Life / Fibonacci Sequence (White label Mix)*
    Massive Attack : Protection / Mezanine
    NIN : Halo 14 "the fragile" (sort of electronica)
    Carl Craig : Land Cruising (detroit techno god)
    Dave Angel : Globetrotting / 39 flavours of techfunk
    Roni Size/Reprezent : New Forms
    Square pusher : Hard Normal Daddy
    Peshay : Fuzion
    Paul Van Dyk : 7 ways / Vorsprung Dyk Technik
    Hybrid : Wide Angle / Remix and Additional Production By...
    Chemical Brothers : Everything, I've lost track of how much of their stuff I have.
    Sasha : any DJ set he's ever done / Ibiza Global Underground / Air Drawn Daggar

    * if you can find it :D

    Don't bother with any of those "Ibiza Anthems", "Euphoria", "Pure Trance", "Ministry of sound" or any other compilation albums they advertise on TV, it's all boy racer cheese and not actually trance or progressive house. It's noisy, formulaeic, emotionless, unoriginal crap anyone over about 15 should be ashamed of listening to. most of it's just rebranded happy hardcore. Scooter for example are the worst electronic artists in history but they still sell lots of records to townie kids 'cos they'll listen to anything as long as it's WAY fast.

    There was a fascinating interview with him in last months sound on sound magazine. You should see the guy's protools/logic rig. 3 22" Cinema Displays and this huge plasma screen behind the desk that must be about 60" just for displaying the protools mixer window. He's got 10 rack mount PCs just for his massive gigasampler based orchestral library and the most shocking thing, he's only had 2 weeks of piano lessons in his life, no formal training and learned everything by ear!
     
  25. 3rdpath macrumors 68000

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    hans has always been a major gearslut...from his huge moog modular to his fully restored yamaha cs-1(i think thats the model...oh well...).

    i've done some work over at media ventures( his sprawling complex in santa monica) and have been truly blown away by the amount of equipment in all those rooms-theres a half dozen or more composers working there. before the gigastudios he had close to 30 roland 760's and i can't remember how many emu e4's...seems like every day there was more unboxed gear in the hallway. he also keeps an identical set-up at his home in malibu-must be nice...and his biz partner has a record label there so they've also got all the great stuff from neve, api, neumann...etc.

    and he's a very nice guy...i've gotta see that sound on sound.
     

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