another little post. This time around one of the most emphatic elements around fim...and certainly to the emotion... favourite filme music/themes..here is one of mine a brilliant "kitchen sink drama" :
"Saturday Night and Sunday Morning" - Johnny Dankworth.
posted August 23, 2015 09:53 AM
Paul - me and you need to meet up one day and if we can have "Mike Newell, the artful dodger himself...and "Toddy!"...what a day. P.M. me for my personal mobile Paul - Mark.
From: Sunland, CA, USA
Registered: Dec 2006
posted August 23, 2015 10:40 AM
Bernard Herrmann is the best. Hitchcock & 4 of Ray Harryhausen films. He's very creative in his music as there are only woodwinds in his score for JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, strings in PSYCHO, and his score for DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL is just magnificent with the intro of the thiamine. Of course, I enjoy lots of music but he is my favorite.
From: Barking, Essex, UK
Registered: Mar 2006
posted August 23, 2015 04:08 PM
The classic scores of Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Miklos Rosza and Dimitri Tiomkin always work for me, as well as Max Steiner when he went to Warner Bros. Any Hammer Film without James Bernard's music just doesn't sound right, and Barry Gray's wonderful music truly enhanced all those excellent Gerry Anderson TV shows from the 1960's. (Edit) David you are so right about "Murder She Said". Anything by Ron Goodwin is always just perfect.
From: Manassas, VA. USA
Registered: Jun 2003
posted August 28, 2015 06:34 AM
I have trouble separating the reasons why I like certain scores. I can listen to Bride of Frankenstein and King Kong cd's every day, but I think it's more because of my childhood love of the films, as much as the music itself, which brings back favorite scenes and moments of the film for me. I'd favor Bride as far as great music goes.
As to great music scores that stand alone, it's hard to pick one. Film scores are not written to stand alone from the film. They are written FOR the film. But that said, I'd have to agree that Vertigo or Psycho might be favorites. Along with the score for Farewell, My Lovely.
posted August 29, 2015 12:55 PM
STAR WARS!! I know that it may be quite generic now to most people, but it was a perfect marriage image and sound and everytime I listen to it, I'm brought back to that first day.
The soundtrack from "BladeRunner" (and anything done by "Vangelis"
Runner's up ...
In the "classical" vein ...
"Born Free" Soundtrack, By the great John Barry (his soundtrack for "Somewhere in Time is magnificent!)
" Hawaii " (Elmer Bernstein, I think)
... and last but certainly not least ... soundtrack with vocals ..
Audrey Hepburn's rendition of "Moon River" from the soundtrack of "Breakfast at Tiffany's"! That song has a haunted lovely longing to it.
-------------------- "All these moments will be lost in time, just like ... tears, in the rain. "
posted August 31, 2015 03:17 AM
Ennio morriconie for me.I dont think he's ever written bad score.also john barry, apart from the 007 scores he also did the excellent score for the last valley. John Williams ron goodwin and miklos roza
From: Gold Coast Australia
Registered: May 2012
posted August 31, 2015 03:28 AM
John Barry could do little wrong except that ocassionally some of his scores echoed some of his others. He composed a very fitting score for 'Chaplin' which I particularly like.