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Re: Film Scores & Soundtracks
« Reply #15 on: 29 May, 2017, 05:33:17 pm »
When it comes to games, GTA Vice City is still unmatched IMO.
Flash FM is a personal favorite.
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« Reply #16 on: 30 May, 2017, 01:35:11 pm »
I find most fantasy games have enjoyable soundtracks. Fable, The Elder Scrolls and World Of Warcraft all receive regular air time in the Supreme household

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« Reply #18 on: 30 May, 2017, 03:05:21 pm »
I'd like to lob Clint Mansell into the mix, specifically Moon, The Fountain, United, and Black Mirror.

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Re: Film Scores & Soundtracks
« Reply #19 on: 30 May, 2017, 05:40:41 pm »
There was a thread on this very subject some time ago but my choice hasn't changed;

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LS7k3G_6IjE

I also love the strings on The Big Country;

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AQTH3a0mjR8

I also dig Clint Mansell (PWEI fan joke there) and I agree with Woolly that the end theme to The Sweeney is brilliant if not the saddest tune you will ever hear!
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« Reply #20 on: 30 May, 2017, 07:14:31 pm »
Assault on Precinct 13 has many similarities to Schifrin's score to Dirty Harry (Scorpio's Theme in particular) but it's just not quite as good.

I think both were also influenced by a Led Zeppelin tune named Immigrant Song. Give each a listen and you will notice some similarities.

Also by Lalo Schifrin is probably the greatest ever movie theme song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgeIINs1TrQ

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« Reply #21 on: 30 May, 2017, 07:18:05 pm »
Dawn Of The Dead is a classic

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« Reply #22 on: 30 May, 2017, 07:39:56 pm »
Horror Express

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm89VYH1JP8

Django, prepare a Coffin (this was later sampled by Gnarls Barkley, forget the song's name)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zhxb00ONI_A

True Grit (the original and best)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuAZ4WhbI8o

Dracula Ad1972

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LW9FJJiyXw

And finally for when you want to get an elephant from Germany to Switzerland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T2pUd0it58

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Re: Film Scores & Soundtracks
« Reply #23 on: 30 May, 2017, 07:50:01 pm »
There was a thread on this very subject some time ago but my choice hasn't changed;

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LS7k3G_6IjE


I absolutely love the Assault on Precinct 13 soundtrack - fairly minimal and deliberately repetitive, but it makes one hell of an impact. That said, I think the standout track is the quietest one, 'Julie' - maybe my favourite bit of Carpenter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds2xQIjgO4w

I've got a lot of time for the Escape From New York title track too though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1JYDmo19to

Away from Carpenter, when it comes to horror movie soundtracks, Fabio Frizzi is the man:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81Ro7vt_U8g


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« Reply #24 on: 30 May, 2017, 08:22:17 pm »
Carpenter is a real class act when it comes to scoring.  I don't think some directors fully appreciate how much of a difference it can make.  For me, the best evidence of this is Legend (the Tom Cruise film).  The Tangerine Dream soundtrack makes it a completely different film for me to the orchestrated version.  Vangelis' work for Blade Runner is another classic example.  I heard the soundtrack for Tron Legacy long before I saw it but it was amazing how well it worked when I finally did.

I really can't fault a lot of the selection here, there is some class work listed.  It goes without saying that you have the classic 80's TV selection.  Surely we have to add in Space: 1999, Blakes 7, UFO and Dr Who?  Not to forget B5 either?  I would also throw Gattaca into the mix along with Interstellar and Road to Perdition.  The first and last are, to my mind, particularly evocative.

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« Reply #25 on: 30 May, 2017, 09:31:44 pm »
Whilst most of the soundtracks I'm into are from the 70s or 80s, my favourite piece of the last 5 years has to be the title track from Pacific Rim. A distinctive, hefty, action-packed theme, perfectly suited to the subject matter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vU7XqToZso

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« Reply #26 on: 31 May, 2017, 10:06:57 am »
When it comes to games, GTA Vice City is still unmatched IMO.
Flash FM is a personal favorite.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_-Kf1F06rhozPJbyUz6_XswTfuMH5n0Z

I bought the Flash FM CD when the game was released and still listen to it to this day.

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« Reply #27 on: 31 May, 2017, 07:33:58 pm »
Alien : Isolation is fab. A throwback to Goldsmiths original movie score. Very atmospheric, just don't listen to it at bedtime!

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« Reply #29 on: 02 June, 2017, 08:55:04 pm »
I used to share a flat (way back in thelate 80s) with a guy who collected soundtrack albums. I always thought it a bit weird, because he had ones from films he didn't like and musicians he didn't like - but he sure had a lot of them!

Occasionally we'd put on the Paris:Texas album because his dog Tara would sing (ie howl) along. She did the same with the theme from the Antiques Roadshow or anything with a lot of harmonica, so I don't think it was a crirtique of Ry Cooder