Whats your favourite movie soundtrack and why?

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  1. anim8or, Dec 15, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2010

    anim8or macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2006
    Scotland, UK
    Whats your favourite movie soundtrack and why?

    I love listening to movie soundtracks and the association with the scenes that the songs are in stick in my head, its like watching the film in my head when a soundtrack comes on my iPod/iPhone....

    Soundtrack can make and break a film and more often these days movie producers are employing bands/djs to write scores and perform entire soundtracks (Linkin Park for Transformers 2 and Daft Punk for Tron: Legacy).

    You just have to look at movies like Pulp Fiction (or any of Tarantino's films) and see the significance of the choices made.

    I love the Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack, but seeing as its a musical film it seems a little obvious as a favourite....

    I also love the soundtrack to the film RocknRolla (2008) it introduced me to some great songs that I hadn't given the time to in the past and now love many of the artists whose music was used on the OST.

    What do you like and why??
  2. ctt1wbw macrumors 68000


    Jan 17, 2008
    Seaford VA
    Highlander. Because the movie kicked ass, and Queen is the best band to ever grace the face of the earth.
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    The Boat That Rocked - Various Artists, all from the 1960s. Most of them were hits, so if you want a great lesson on retro songs, and you're a young guy, this is the way.

    Lost In Translation - Various Artists. It was just a good mix of songs.

    Life Aquatic Studio Sessions with Seu Jorge (he does acoustic covers of Bowie songs in Portuguese)

    Superfly - Curtis Mayfield, because Freddie's dead.
  4. Melrose Suspended


    Dec 12, 2007
    Basically any soundtrack by Hans Zimmer I like quite a lot. I'm more into composed scores than individual song soundtracks. Chocolat was excellent, The Forbidden Kingdom had a few select pieces that are beautiful, and E. S. Posthumous' album Unearthed that's been used in all those movie trailers is awesome. I like emotional film music. City of Prague Philharmonic does excellent, excellent covers of film music.

    Oddly because it's not my typical type of music at all, I liked the Eurotrip soundtrack. :D
  5. iBlue macrumors Core


    Mar 17, 2005
    London, England

    I also quite liked the soundtrack from The Girl Next Door.
  6. charlesbronsen macrumors 6502a


    Oct 22, 2008
    Toronto, Ont
    Sound Track from Twin Peaks: Fire walk with me. Basically anything from David Lynch and Angelo Badalementi.

    The Movie Traffic has great soundtrack as well...
  7. takao macrumors 68040


    Dec 25, 2003
    Dornbirn (Austria)
    for musical films i totally agree with: Nightmare before Christmas.. what makes it even more fantastic is how they were able to dubb ryhming singing lyrics in the german language version flat out perfectly

    Ennio Morricone: Fistful of dollars, For a few Dollars more, The good the bad and the ugly, once upon a time in the west: no further comment needed

    and whiel the movie itself wont go down as the greatest of all time: the "duel of the fates" piece in Star Wars Episode 1 still sends a shiver down my spine

    for actual songs used: Tarantinos movies often feature great ones but my favourite scene is from "Spun": in the intro while driving through town the playing acoustic version of "Number of the beast" is just genious

    edit: just listening to the Morricone movie intros again .... simply legendary
  8. arkitect, Dec 15, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2010

    arkitect macrumors 603


    Sep 5, 2005
    Bath, United Kingdom
    A great soundtrack to a movie that could have been a lot better. ;)

    Running a close second though is,

    And another one...
  9. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    *looks up that movie*

    Oh, that's Pirate Radio - that's what they called it for the US Release. Yep, that was a great soundtrack and a good movie too. The movie didn't get a great reception at least here in the states, but I loved it. And lots of good music in it too.
  10. iBlue macrumors Core


    Mar 17, 2005
    London, England
    Oh yes, definitely!
  11. Antares macrumors 68000


    Easily, my top 5 Film Scores:
    Jurassic Park - John Williams - This score elicits excitement, wonder and fear like few other soundtracks. All the themes are eternally memorable and iconic.
    Krull - James Horner - One of Horner's best scores and my personal favorite.
    Conan The Barbarian - Basil Polduris - No other score matches the brutal power and lush glory of this soundtrack. This is easily Basil Polduris's best score.
    Hellraiser II: Hellbound - Christopher Young - If anyone can capture the dread and awe-struck terror of one's decent into hell, Young has achieved this, masterfully, with this score. It features a powerful mix of themes and movements....beautifully orchestrated and completely engaging.
    The Fountain - Clint Mansell - Pure mindshaping audio bliss...nothing more to say.

    What defines a great film score? The music must first be able to stand alone, appart from the film for which it was composed. Secondly, it must achieve a memorable and greatly enjoyable set of movements and themes. All of the above soundtracks achieve this, brilliantly.

    My top 5 Film Soundtrack Albums (a little more difficult, and only off the top of my head):
    Kill Bill vol.1 (or both vol.1 & 2 as a complete work) - Pretty much every Tarantino soundtrack is great...but this one tops them all.
    Queen of the Damned - I love every single, customized track. Hell yeah!
    SLC Punk - Love the tunes!
    Garden State - Another perfect track list
    Crazy Heart - Wonderful, beautiful, moving, mostly original music.
  12. TheSVD macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2008
    The Jolly Ol' Midlands, England
    Has anyone here seen Mean Creek?

    That has a particularly amazing soundtrack :)
  13. rhett7660 macrumors G4


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    I usually like the scores better then the soundtracks. I can't pick just one. Some of my favorite composers for film are:

    Hans Zimmer
    Alan Silverstri
    Atli Orvarsson
    Brian Reitzell
    Brian Tyler
    Klaus Badelt
    Christopher Young
    Clint Mansell
    Craig Armstrong
    Danny Elfman
    Don Davis
    Graeme Revell
    John Williams
    Harry Gregson Williams

    Just to name a few lol... And don't get me started on Trailer Music!! Way to many to list there.

    One score that stands out for me, is Braveheart.

    As far as soundtrack, I like the Crow's.
  14. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
  15. GroundLoop macrumors 68000


    Mar 21, 2003

    because I love electronic music...

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  16. QuantumLo0p macrumors 6502a


    Apr 28, 2006
    I love the soundtrack for Last of the Mohicans. Especially the last track called "I Will Find You" performed by Clannad.
  17. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004

    Blue Velvet's soundtrack is superb. Went through a Mulholland Drive OST binge a week or so ago. Love Inland Empire's soundtrack too... although not sure about the release of Twin Peaks: Season Two as a soundtrack, lots of padding.
  18. RawBert macrumors 68000


    Jan 19, 2010
    North Hollywood, CA
    The Bram Stoker's Dracula soundtrack is amazing.


    Vampires + classical music = totally rad
  19. nobunaga209 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 13, 2009
    For my emo/alternative side


    For my nerdy side



    For my grown up, "I like oldies" side



  20. Don't panic macrumors 603

    Don't panic

    Jan 30, 2004
    having a drink at Milliways
    one that has not been mentioned yet

    mostly for the incredibly daunting performance of 'calling you' by javetta steele

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