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Old 10-09-2013, 04:10 PM   #16
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Just a couple more off the top of my head:

Pirates of the Caribbean - particularly the third one, with heavy motifs "borrowed" from some of Morricone's better know western soundtracks, this is one of Zimmer's better soundtracks. Yeah, it may be a lot of theft, but it's good theft. And Zimmer has been pretty open about the references.
Parlay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzsqAjJnMdA
Davy Jones' Theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzsqAjJnMdA

Trance - Danny Boyle's ode to shaved genitals wrapped in a heist caper made for a moderately good thriller - but the score by Rick Smith is transcendent beauty - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h-13F769vY

Fountain - Some would say this is Aronofsky's worst film. It's actually one of my favorites. But considering that most don't seem to like it, I'm going to point out that score by Mansell is his most beautiful one to date and even if you can't get into the film, I highly recommend that everyone give "Death is the Road to Awe" a listen with some good loud speakers - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHYvVqtnz8Y
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:33 PM   #17
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Fountain - Some would say this is Aronofsky's worst film. It's actually one of my favorites. But considering that most don't seem to like it, I'm going to point out that score by Mansell is his most beautiful one to date and even if you can't get into the film, I highly recommend that everyone give "Death is the Road to Awe" a listen with some good loud speakers - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHYvVqtnz8Y
You just reminded me of Requiem For A Dream's soundtrack. My god is that amazing. I'd also like to add In Bruges's soundtrack. An absolute masterpiece.
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:00 PM   #18
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You know, it's odd that I rarely notice the score of a film. Especially since I'm so into music and audio (hell, it's my career). Like, a perfect example of this is For Your Eyes Only, always one of my favorite James Bond films. I've been watching it for years, and loving it. Then I read a comment somewhere about how it's a good movie ruined by a terrible score, so the next time I see it I finally pay attention, and sure enough, that movie DOES have terrible music in it!!

So maybe ignorance is bliss? Or in the spirit of the thread, I can't even see the silver lining of a good score when watching a crap movie.
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:29 AM   #19
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You know, it's odd that I rarely notice the score of a film. Especially since I'm so into music and audio (hell, it's my career). Like, a perfect example of this is For Your Eyes Only, always one of my favorite James Bond films. I've been watching it for years, and loving it. Then I read a comment somewhere about how it's a good movie ruined by a terrible score, so the next time I see it I finally pay attention, and sure enough, that movie DOES have terrible music in it!!

So maybe ignorance is bliss? Or in the spirit of the thread, I can't even see the silver lining of a good score when watching a crap movie.
I believe it's been said that if you don't notice the film score, the composer did his/her job. Many of the examples listed on this forum are by those that noticed the score after repeat viewings I'm sure. Next time you watch Basic Instinct, listen to Jerry Goldsmith's score. To me it elevates a B film into an A film.
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:43 PM   #20
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You know, it's odd that I rarely notice the score of a film. Especially since I'm so into music and audio (hell, it's my career). Like, a perfect example of this is For Your Eyes Only, always one of my favorite James Bond films. I've been watching it for years, and loving it. Then I read a comment somewhere about how it's a good movie ruined by a terrible score, so the next time I see it I finally pay attention, and sure enough, that movie DOES have terrible music in it!!
I'll happily take Conti's FYEO score over any of the Craig-era scores. Unlike Barry's work Conti's is dated and a product of its time. But at least it's not atonal noise designed to generate nervousness instead of excitement.

I'd also argue that the scoring of the FYEO gun barrel sequence is outstanding--and among the best of the post-Connery era. It retains some of the disco-era feel Hamlisch brought to The Spy Who Loved Me but ups the intensity with all of that brass at the end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbZCu0YdiK8
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:37 PM   #21
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I remember not being too impressed with the Italian Jaws rip-off Tentacoli, but the music is pretty groovy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9G3aL_oLCs

Another (non-European) Jaws rip-off, which I enjoy, features a gorgeous, sweeping score, which probably reflects a higher level of craftsmanship than the rest of the movie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V41_gIHCtAc

Still looking forward to the Blu-ray, though!
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Does Hell of The Living Dead count? It's like the ultimate Goblin soundtrack ;-)
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