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#225181 - Thu May 06 2004 10:33 AM Favorite Soundtracks
AlienGoddess Offline
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Hey everybody! Hopefully most of us like movies here, and we've enjoyed the great soundtracks that went with these movies. So my question, which soundtracks are your favorites?

Here are mine (from the movies):
Aliens
The Usual Suspects
Legends of the Fall
Titanic
Dirty Dancing

What are your favorite soundtracks?
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#225182 - Thu May 06 2004 01:23 PM Re: Favorite Soundtracks
ClaraSue Offline
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My favorite soundtracks are:

The Lost Boys
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
City of Angels
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#225183 - Thu May 06 2004 01:48 PM Re: Favorite Soundtracks
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My favourite soundtracks are:

-Eddie and the Cruisers
-Daredevil
-Practical Magic
-Stigmata
-Scream (All 3 of them)
-Ghost Ship
-Gone In 60 Seconds

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#225184 - Thu May 06 2004 05:26 PM Re: Favorite Soundtracks
rogue Offline
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Favorite TV show soundtracks-

"Xena" (I love the entire collection here, especially for seasons 1 & 4 and "The
Bitter Suite" episode)

"Dark Shadows" and "Beauty & the Beast" These are both cheesey, especially
the spoken selections but essential if you were a die-hard fan.

"Hawaii 5-0" The Ventures. This and any cover of TV show themes by the Ventures (the more reverb the better).

I really enjoy anime series soundtrack compilations that have the main themes
to various shows. I wish I could find some up-to-date compilations.

Film soundtracks-

Compilations from Ennio Morricone's spagetti westerns- especially when
covered by surf instrumental bands.

The soundtracks recorded by the Italian prog rock band, Goblin. "Suspiria"
is my favorite. Soundtracks for giallo films are usually a fun listen!

"Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrells"

"Singles" ah grunge...

"The Slaughter Rules"

"MGM Soul Cinema" music from "Blacula", "Superfly", Shaft", great stuff

"Psycho Beach Party" & "Blazing Longboards" surf rock, nice and obscure

"Feeling Minnesota" Replacements, Wilco, can't go wrong

"Help", "A Hard Day's Night", "Yellow Submarine"

"Austin Powers", "Shrek", "Streets of Fire", "Lord of the Rings- Return of the King", "FM", "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"

"Beyond the Valley of the Dolls", "Vampyros Lesbos", "Y Tu Mama Tambien", "Morven Callar", "Pieces of April" cool soundtracks to odd cult films

"Bombay The Hard Way" (from Bollywood movies)

"Me Myself & Irene" excellent Steely Dan covers

"The Sweet Hereafter" Worth it for hearing Sarah Polley sing

"Cold Mountain", "O Brother Where Art Thou"

"Hair" The 1979 film version soundtrack

Does the soundtrack to the film of the "The Last Waltz" concert count as a soundtrack or a live album? Or both?


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#225185 - Mon Jan 24 2005 12:12 AM Re: Favorite Soundtracks
ktstew Offline
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Holes
Dr. Zhivago
Oh Brother Where Art Thou
Fiddler On The Roof
Camelot
Somewhere In Time
Woodstock
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#225186 - Tue Jan 25 2005 02:49 AM Re: Favorite Soundtracks
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There are so many already listed movie and television programs that had soundtracks that I liked or still like that I will only list the three that I liked enough to actually transfer to cd so I could listen to them in the car.

1) Baraka
2) Koyaanisqatsi
3) Powaqqatsi

All three are masterpieces of visual imagery and utterly timeless music.
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#225187 - Tue Jan 25 2005 03:48 AM Re: Favorite Soundtracks
Gatsby722 Offline
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Mine would be:

Ragtime
The Big Chill
Love Story
Ditto on Doctor Zhivago
HUGE ditto on Koyaanisqatsi
Somewhere In Time
All That Jazz
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#225188 - Mon Jan 31 2005 10:03 AM Re: Favorite Soundtracks
LittleWoman2 Offline
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I'll add these film soundtracks:

Out of Africa
The Hours
Vertigo
The Big Country
The Graduate
Sleepless in Seattle
Chariots of Fire
Breakfast at Tiffany's

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#225189 - Mon Jan 31 2005 02:23 PM Re: Favorite Soundtracks
ekaterina_tony Offline
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Pearl Harbor
Armageddon
The Punisher (2004)
White Chicks
Titanic

EJ
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#225190 - Wed Feb 09 2005 07:46 AM Re: Favorite Soundtracks
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Practically anything by Bernard Herrmann, Miklos Rozsa, Franz Waxman or David Raksin! Also Carpenter's "Escape From New York", the late Jerry Goldsmith's "Chinatown", "L.A. Confidential" and "Wind and the Lion", Mark Macinara's "Speed", David Amram's "Manchurian Candidate", Korngold's "Robin Hood", and the British scores of Walton, Vaughn Williams, Allan Gray and Brian Easdale.

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#225191 - Thu Feb 10 2005 09:30 PM Re: Favorite Soundtracks
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Most of my faves are from Broadway musicals such as Fiddler on the Roof, Evita and such. But I love the Forrest Gump soundtrack. A great look at music from the 50's to the 90's. And it really helped to tell the story not just background noise.
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#225192 - Mon Feb 28 2005 04:35 AM Re: Favorite Soundtracks
Lupetta Offline
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"The Big Lebowski" has a wonderful soundtrack, so does "Goodfellas". My absolute favourite is probably Alan Price's sublime music for Lyndsey Anderson's film "O Lucky Man" (if anyone watched "The Rotters Club" recently on BBC2, the song over the closing credits is from that soundtrack). The music from "Cabaret" is fantastic too.

"The Last Waltz"....oh, who cares what it counts as...it transcends genre..just sheer unadulterated brilliance.
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#225193 - Tue Aug 16 2005 05:12 AM Re: Favorite Soundtracks
Sypher Offline
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I'm surprised to see no-one has mention 'Dirty Dancing'....but that is not one of my top five soundtracks.

1. Lost Boys
2. Carlito's Way
3. Breakfast Club
4. Iron Eagle
5. Karate Kid (yeah...I know)
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#225194 - Wed Aug 24 2005 06:01 AM Re: Favorite Soundtracks
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I'm surprised that no one has mentioned the soundtracks from 'Phantom of the Opera' or 'Chicago', which are two of my favourites.
At the risk of showing my age, I also really love the soundtrack to 'The Big Chill'.
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#225195 - Wed Aug 24 2005 07:28 AM Re: Favorite Soundtracks
lothruin Offline
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Dirty Dancing was mentioned by Alien Goddess herself when she started the thread, actually.

I have to admit I prefer movie scores to most movie soundtracks. But for actual soundtracks, I'd say my top three are:
1. Romeo + Juliet (the one staring Leonardo DiCaprio. Such a good film.)
2. The Breakfast Club (of course, I'm a child of the 80's.)
3. The Crow (well, I'm a child of the 90's, too.)

Though it's not really part of the question, I suppose, the score for Last of the Mohicans, including the one or two vocal arrangements, are simply too moving for words, and certainly worth mentioning. It is the ONLY movie score I actually own, and I thoroughly enjoy ever moment of it.
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#225196 - Wed Aug 24 2005 09:06 AM Re: Favorite Soundtracks
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My favorites are:

The Music Man
Oklahoma
Bride & Prejudice
Gone With The Wind
Chicago
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#225197 - Mon Nov 21 2005 07:18 AM Re: Favorite Soundtracks
jaysforever Offline
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Hi all,
My favourites are
The Bodyguard - so sad
The Breakfast Club
The Lost Boys
Dr. Zhivago
Once Were Warriors and
Ghost
Love Unchained Melody.

Mixed taste I guess

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#225198 - Mon Nov 21 2005 09:26 AM Re: Favorite Soundtracks
skunkee Offline
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Phantom of the Opera
Chicago
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#225199 - Mon Nov 21 2005 03:12 PM Re: Favorite Soundtracks
lothruin Offline
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Ugh. No offense to you at all, skunkee, but it's really sad that those are considered movie soundtracks. Not to say that you're guilty of it, but I've just known too many people who basically think that those two shows didn't exist until the movies. And not that I think they're bad movies, either. Actually I have seen either so I reserve judgement. But it's just weird.
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#225200 - Mon Nov 21 2005 05:14 PM Re: Favorite Soundtracks
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I like the bodyguard and legends of the fall ones too.
I have the soundtracks off cruel intentions and veronica guerin so I love them.
others I like are:
kevin and perry go large (hated that movie but loved the soundtrack).
dead poet's society.
In America
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#225201 - Mon Nov 21 2005 06:18 PM Re: Favorite Soundtracks
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I saw Phantom live, and listened to the tape of its soundtrack too.
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#225202 - Mon Nov 21 2005 08:35 PM Re: Favorite Soundtracks
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Anything by Andrew Lloyd Webber, especially Phantom of the Opera and Jesus Christ Superstar

The Man from Snowy River (from either the movie or the Arena Spectacular).
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#225203 - Tue Nov 22 2005 06:53 AM Re: Favorite Soundtracks
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Beautiful Girls
Crazy Beautiful
Cruel Intentions
Reservoir Dogs
Pulp Fiction
Moulin Rouge
About a Boy

Just to name a few off the top of my head....

Also have to add Pink Floyd the Wall - although I must wonder if this counts since the album preceded the movie?


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#225204 - Tue Nov 22 2005 03:56 PM Re: Favorite Soundtracks
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I LOVE JC Superstar, actually, though I prefer the London cast recording to the movie soundtrack. Still, though, great music.
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#225205 - Fri Jan 06 2006 07:03 PM Re: Favorite Soundtracks
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I LOVE Thomas Dolby's soundtrack to the "Gate to the Mind's Eye". I also like Vangelis' soundtracks for the films "Blade Runner" and "1492". Most recently, I like the soundtrack to Donnie Darko, especially the song "Mad World".
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