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« on: August 20, 2007, 11:57:13 PM »

I think Thomas Newman has made some brilliant score's up until this point in his career. He's not as good as Morricone when you compare their bodies of work up until this point but the guy has a unique style, somewhat like Ennio did starting out.

Thomas Newman's Brilliant Scores.

Road To Perdition
American Beauty
Cinderella Man
The Shawshank Redemption
Angels in America
Meet Joe Black
The Green Mile

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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2007, 12:58:31 AM »

Oh I was glad you started this post!

I would like to say John Barry has done some lovely themes.

He's done beautiful music for the James Bond films (not just the 007 Theme) but the love theme for On Her Majesty's Secret Service was charming.

Out of Africa
Chaplin (my favorite)
Dances with Wolves (great movie, great score)
The Lion in Winter (Haven't heard but won oscar
Midnight Cowboy (Want to see it)
Zulu

Next is Jerry Goldsmith who's done great music.

Planet of the Apes caught me completly off guard when I first heard it.
The Omen (probably his most famous)
Chinatown
Patton
Alien (Great movie)
Poltergiest
The Wind and the Lion
Papillon
Hoosiers


Maurice Jarre (David Lean's collaborater)
Doctor Zhivago (Lara's Theme is probably the greatest love theme of all time)
Lawrence of Arabia (famous desert theme)
Dead Poets Society
Gorillas in the Mist
Jesus of Nazareth
Fatal Attraction
Jacob's Latter
Witness


Afred Newman (won the most academy awards for original score, with over 45 nominations)
The Robe
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Greatest Story Ever Told (beautiful theme)
All About Eve
The Prisoner of Zenda (twice)
Gunga Din
The Diary of Anne Frank

Elmer Bernstien (another legend)
Far From Heaven
The Rainmaker
My Left Foot
To Kill a Mockingbird
Three Amigos
Ghostbusters
Animal House
The Magnificent Seven
The Ten Commandments
Birdman of Alkatraz

Bernard Hermann
Taxi Driver
Citizen Kane
The Man Who Knew Too Much
Vertigo
North by Northwest
Psycho

I can go on but I'll give everyone else a chance to post. Wink

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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2007, 02:46:40 AM »

Nino Rota.

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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2007, 04:13:31 AM »

John Barry
Puccini
Tchaikovsky
John Williams

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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2007, 07:54:49 AM »

Zbigniew Preisner's work with Kieslowski is impressive, but he's not nearly as good as Morricone.

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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2007, 05:10:58 PM »

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King Kong
Gong with the Wind
Casablanca
The Treasure of Sierra Madre
Cimarron
Seargent York
The Searchers
The Gay Divorcee
Angels with Dirty Faces
A Star is Born

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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2007, 05:18:48 PM »

Maurice Jarre. While I like Morricone's body of work better, I dare say that his score for "Doctor Zhivago" is the greatest film score ever.

Also, John Barry and Jerry Goldsmith when they're good (both had their share of weak scores). Kevin when mentioning Barry and Goldsmith you cannot (must not) forget "Zulu" or "The Wind and the Lion", arguably the two best scores by either gentleman. Both scores are sweeping, powerful, and draw you into the respective films, particularly the former. I also like Goldsmith's brilliant score for "Patton", which I've been humming to myself since I was eight. Afro

I do like John Williams (I know some people here, i.e. Dave, hate him) most of the time, although I find some of his scores overbearing and obnoxious. His work for "Star Wars", "Jaws", "Jurassic Park", "Saving Private Ryan", and "Munich" is nothing short of brilliant however.

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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2007, 05:55:28 PM »

Nobody ...not one single person. Wink

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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2007, 05:59:43 PM »

Maurice Jarre. While I like Morricone's body of work better, I dare say that his score for "Doctor Zhivago" is the greatest film score ever.

Also, John Barry and Jerry Goldsmith when they're good (both had their share of weak scores). Kevin when mentioning Barry and Goldsmith you cannot (must not) forget "Zulu" or "The Wind and the Lion", arguably the two best scores by either gentleman. Both scores are sweeping, powerful, and draw you into the respective films, particularly the former. I also like Goldsmith's brilliant score for "Patton", which I've been humming to myself since I was eight. Afro

I do like John Williams (I know some people here, i.e. Dave, hate him) most of the time, although I find some of his scores overbearing and obnoxious. His work for "Star Wars", "Jaws", "Jurassic Park", "Saving Private Ryan", and "Munich" is nothing short of brilliant however.

I will make that correction right away Groggy, and I do agree with you on John Wlliams, some of his scores are a bit too much for me, but I say his score for Schindler's List was his best.

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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2007, 08:34:56 PM »

John Williams

Schindler's List
Star Wars
Indiana Jones
Munich
A.I. Artifictial Intelegence
Catch Me if you Can
Jaws
E.T.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Superman: The Movie
Born on the 4th of July
Saving Private Ryan
Amistad
Angela's Ashes
Jurassic Park

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« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2007, 08:46:23 PM »

Bruno Nicolai

Just as good (in some instances better) as Morricone.

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« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2007, 08:56:29 PM »

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Just as good (in some instances better) as Morricone.
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« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2007, 09:03:58 PM »

What's he done?


I like most of his spaghetti western scores

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« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2007, 10:07:51 AM »

Danny Elfman is a supurb talent as you can hear in these films...

Batman
Edward Scissorhands
Batman Returns
Big Fish

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« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2007, 11:32:26 AM »

Grin He did The theme song for The Simpsons.


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