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onthewall2983
12-29-2011, 10:15 PM
Since scores and soundtracks have been a recent trend of discussion here, with Trent's recent foray into this field, I thought it would be good to start a thread on other film music work.

Cliff Martinez's score for Drive has been in heavy rotation on my iPod since I saw the movie. The scores I tend to listen to are usually very intense in a particular understated way, and this is a perfect example of just that. The film, despite being set in Los Angeles, feels very cold at times. The music channels that, almost a cold sweat given how tense some sequences are.

Jon
12-29-2011, 10:50 PM
I've been a fan of Elliot Goldenthal for a long while now. He's more of an experimental composer, I guess, but I think he'd appeal to a lot of people on this board. He's done a few dud movies over the years, but managed to make the scores interesting nonetheless. My favorite of his is no doubt Alien 3, which still makes me uncomfortable to this day. Much of the score gives you the feeling of something crawling up and down your spine.

oldschool
12-29-2011, 10:58 PM
I'm a huge fan Thomas Newman and his scores. I'd say he's my favorite composer. His scores always have a certain personally that, while each still fits the individual film in my opinion, is totally him. I enjoy that about his work.

Love his work in American Beauty, Wall-E and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events just to name a few. Sometimes I'll go watch a movie just because I know he's involved in the score. Other times I'll get halfway through a movie and think it sounds like him, stick around for the credits and discover it was indeed his work.

I find it kind of funny that he's done so many stellar scores and never won an Oscar, and yet Trent goes one-for-one.

thevoid99
12-29-2011, 11:04 PM
Cliff Martinez is among my favorites right now for his work in Drive, Contagion, and the 2002 version of Solaris. I also like the work of Hans Zimmer, Alexandre Desplat, and Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo as far as those who are still working quite often. My all-time favorite is still the Maestro. Ennio Morricone. His work with Sergio Leone alone makes a great case for the best director-music composer collaborators. I just love the operatic quality of Morricone's work which seems to fit with a lot of the dramatic and more intense moments of Leone's films. I would also cite the works of Nino Rota not just for his work in The Godfather but most notably the music he did for Federico Fellini.

marodi
12-29-2011, 11:16 PM
I've been a fan of Elliot Goldenthal for a long while now. He's more of an experimental composer, I guess, but I think he'd appeal to a lot of people on this board. He's done a few dud movies over the years, but managed to make the scores interesting nonetheless. My favorite of his is no doubt Alien 3, which still makes me uncomfortable to this day. Much of the score gives you the feeling of something crawling up and down your spine.

I love his Interview with the Vampire score. Love, love love it.

Also: Danny Elfman. Enough said.

onthewall2983
12-29-2011, 11:19 PM
Morricone is my favorite too, hands down. Especially his work with Leone, really starting for me with Once Upon A Time In The West. The Eastwood films have their moments, but I think by the time Leone moved on from that period, his collaboration with Ennio had blossomed into something more organic. The entire score for that film was in the can by the time filming started, and when it did the music would quite often be played in between takes to get certain actors in the right frame of mind Leone was after. This later inspired Stanley Kubrick into playing classical music on the set of Barry Lyndon, and apparently George Lucas was listening to the OUATITW score quite heavily when he was working post-production on The Empire Strikes Back.

My second favorite is Michael Kamen, though I really count his work with Rock bands (namely Pink Floyd and Metallica) as well. He composed the score for Highlander in tandem with the songs Queen wrote for it. "Who Wants To Live Forever" is really half score/half song which is quite a feat in itself. And his scores for the Die Hard and Lethal Weapon franchises were a league apart from your average action scores and gave them some real orchestral weight. I was genuinely shocked and saddened when I heard he died, because his scores were always recognizable and enjoyable to my ears.

emptydesk
12-29-2011, 11:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OKQdp6iGUk
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUsEIdHxBPk)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeMVjhwRqOM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zotzbUZsR9k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvUaGlbTya4

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elf0S0FOm1s

Morad
12-30-2011, 10:27 AM
Alexandre Desplat and Cliff Martinez have been on heavy rotation on my iPod as well. Desplat's Tree of Life score is marvelous, and I truly hope Martinez gets a nod for Drive. We were watching the screener to Drive the other day (with completely different music, including some Social Network outtakes), and the movie doesn't feel the same without Martinez' score, which proves how hugely important music is to a film.

Ennio Morricone is a master, and we musn't forget about Bernard Herrmann. His soundtracks to the Hitchcock movies and Taxi Driver are unforgettable.

Another one of my most recent discoveries has been the work of Abel Korzeniowski. This track from A Single Man - one of my favorite movies - still puts shivers down my spine:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm5pbLMn8j8

aggroculture
12-30-2011, 11:25 AM
Angelo Badalamenti, Ennio Morricone, John Williams, Danny Elfman, Trevor Jones, Nino Rota.

Deadpool
12-30-2011, 11:46 AM
I truly hope Martinez gets a nod for Drive. We were watching the screener to Drive the other day (with completely different music, including some Social Network outtakes), and the movie doesn't feel the same without Martinez' score, which proves how hugely important music is to a film.

I'm really hoping Martinez gets an Oscar nod too, but if the Golden Globes are any indication, I'm not being optimistic. I know that Drive is incredibly divisive for some reason, but I know some people saw it for the first time with temp. music like you mentioned, and I'm not saying it would change people's minds, but the music during the Elevator scene and the climax with Albert Brooks is SO key. They're my 2 favorite scenes because of Cliff's music. "I Drive" and "Wrong Floor" (as they're titled on the soundtrack) represent one of my favorite pieces of music of the entire year, not just in the world of film composing. Go Cliff!

I sampled a little bit of his Contagion score on Spotify as well and it sounded awesome.

Sebek
12-30-2011, 04:42 PM
Clint Mansell
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr0NBPRMe2E)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr0NBPRMe2E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa33P9A5iHs

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

emptydesk
12-31-2011, 07:26 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-wv4pFodIQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiBDwHlsX4c

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

RocketScience
12-31-2011, 08:14 AM
I love the aforementioned Clint Mansell. His soundtracks for The Foundtain and Black Swan are often on heavy rotation at my place. Other than that I'm not very into the whole soundtrack scene. I do however love the works of Susumu Hirasawa, the music he's done for some of Satoshi Kon's films are absolutely amazing. I'd advise you folks here to check out his soundtracks for Millenium Actress and Paprika. In terms of yer usual Hollywood composers I'm a big fan of James Newton Howard, my favorite being his soundtrack for The Village. It works incredibly well in the film and as a stand alone piece it provides so much more than just background music.

Ocean Blooms
12-31-2011, 08:23 AM
Elliot Goldenthal, Mark Isham, Terence Blanchard, Jerry Goldsmith, Howard Shore, and Michael Kamen are among some of my favorites.

Space Suicide
12-31-2011, 08:51 AM
I'm a huge fan Thomas Newman and his scores. I'd say he's my favorite composer. His scores always have a certain personally that, while each still fits the individual film in my opinion, is totally him. I enjoy that about his work.

Love his work in American Beauty, Wall-E and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events just to name a few. Sometimes I'll go watch a movie just because I know he's involved in the score. Other times I'll get halfway through a movie and think it sounds like him, stick around for the credits and discover it was indeed his work.

I find it kind of funny that he's done so many stellar scores and never won an Oscar, and yet Trent goes one-for-one.

I loved the score for WALL-E. It just clicked with me and I always remembered A Series of Unfortunate Events having a soundtrack that was good as well, probably one of my first notices of film music scoring to be good when I watched that when it came out long ago.

Jon
12-31-2011, 10:55 AM
I know he's more of a collaborator than composer, but no love for Giorgio Moroder's score work?

think i'm a fire engine
12-31-2011, 11:15 AM
My favorite soundtrack of all time is Brian Tyler's work on Children of Dune.


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

AgentofChaos
01-02-2012, 09:59 PM
Listen to a lot of Zimmer and Mansell of course, in addition to TR and Atticus' work, but here are some gems I have recently enjoyed in years past;

Two Andrew Niccol films;
Lord of War by Antonio Pinto
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR6FS0kwtMM&feature=related

Gattaca by Michael Nyman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oXYtxEXCso

The fabulous Nathan Johnson featuring the Cinematic Underground from Rian Johnson's Brothers Bloom
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05eArjS92oM

Michael Giacchino did some great work on Lost however UP might be his best work
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93jxkqG0gWc

I also generally like Trevor Rabin and Harry Greggson Williams' work, and course Zimmer's protege Klaus Badelt, with his best work being the film Equilibrium.

Looking forward to checking out the film that Sigur Ros scored recently, heard that was pretty stellar.

onthewall2983
01-02-2012, 10:16 PM
Antonio Pinto also did the music for City Of God and contributed to the Collateral score, and more recently the score for the doc ​Senna.

Elke
01-03-2012, 06:16 AM
Nobody mentioned Craig Armstrong? I LOVE his work! It's lyrical and romantic, and yes, sometimes a little over the top. But his score to Romeo + Juliet is one of my favourite works of music.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uehc0rzt21o

And of course Dario Marianelli, especially his score for Pride & Prejudice.


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

And Yann Tiersen's soundtrack for Amélie is also gorgeous, obviously.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD3WwM6l1J0&feature=related

Ocean Blooms
01-03-2012, 08:11 AM
Here's a few...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKe7AhRznBk

The very under appreciated tomandandy. This one gets especially good at the 2:30 mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSMmSqvm7Qk

Gotta put the excellent opening track to Alien 3 by Elliot Goldenthal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay-C3HXZKCw

Also, the brilliant opening title of 25th Hour from Terence Blanchard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3nfypWwtrU

oldschool
01-03-2012, 03:04 PM
And Yann Tiersen's soundtrack for Amélie is also gorgeous, obviously.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD3WwM6l1J0&feature=related

My wife actually walked down the isle at our wedding to this. Such a majestic piece of music.

This thread is really awesome by the way. I'd like to think I'm a film score geek, but there's so much great stuff you guys have brought to my attention that I wasn't even aware of. Kudos to ontheway2983 for starting the thread.

AgentofChaos
01-04-2012, 07:37 AM
^ Agreed, nice post. Thanks to this thread I woke up this morning and played this beautiful and uplifting piece of music by Klaus Badelt and it started my day of perfectly. I stand corrected on my previous notion in regards to Equilibrium; The Time Machine is actually his greatest work in my opinion. Say what you want about the film, I know it has its problems, but I loved it anyway.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVJCXVx-J98


Another amazing score that has yet to be mentioned is Christopher Young's 'Rounders'. It has this dingy jazz/blues vibe that fits the mood of the film so appropriately, while still being epic at times in it's own right.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G29b4Uqqk_Y&feature=related

onthewall2983
01-04-2012, 08:02 AM
This thread is really awesome by the way. I'd like to think I'm a film score geek, but there's so much great stuff you guys have brought to my attention that I wasn't even aware of. Kudos to onthewall2983 for starting the thread.

Thanks. It seemed like a no-brainer given recent discussion. I remember a thread like this on the old forum, but it was a bit jumbled because the OP named it the soundtrack thread or something to that degree. Hopefully this title leads to no similar confusion.

butters
01-05-2012, 01:48 PM
As for 2011 scores, in addition to Drive, I've been listening to Another Earth's score by Fall on Your Sword - an electronic duo who's score sounds like a cross between Vangelis and M83, with some occasional classical piano thrown in. Recommended, as is the movie itself.

Beta
01-10-2012, 01:20 PM
is there a page somewhere which lists sales figures of soundtracks? i'd be interested in - of course - sales figures of "the social network" and "the girl with the dragon tattoo". also a comparison to soundtracks from martinez, mansell, ... would be nice...

sentient02970
01-10-2012, 01:29 PM
I'm a huge fan of Zimmer and Vangelis but I also seem to like the work of Howard Shore on The Cell and Copland.

onthewall2983
01-10-2012, 01:38 PM
is there a page somewhere which lists sales figures of soundtracks? i'd be interested in - of course - sales figures of "the social network" and "the girl with the dragon tattoo". also a comparison to soundtracks from martinez, mansell, ... would be nice...

This (http://www.billboard.com/charts/soundtracks#/charts/soundtracks) might be of help.

I like Howard's stuff too. Mostly for The Departed and Crash and his work with Fincher (particularly Se7en and The Game​), but a recent one that caught my ears was his score for Edge Of Darkness.

Beta
01-10-2012, 03:08 PM
This (http://www.billboard.com/charts/soundtracks#/charts/soundtracks) might be of help.

thx but i wasnt talking about weekly charts.. i also found this link, but as i said.. not what i was looking for. i'd like to have concrete figures. and not just for 1 week. but thx though, of course!!

onthewall2983
01-10-2012, 10:04 PM
Someone mentioned Thomas Newman earlier. After Morricone, his work in particular turned me on to listening to the score in a movie more. Particularly The Shawshank Redemption, which is one of my all-time favorite movies.

butters
01-11-2012, 12:43 AM
Two of the best from the 90s:

Wojciech Kilar's Bram Stoker's Dracula score
James Horner's Braveheart score

BRoswell
01-11-2012, 11:28 AM
I'm a film score junkie. If I see a film and it has an awesome score, you better believe I'm downloading it as soon as I'm done watching the film.

Favorite composers:

Akira Ifukube
Akira Yamaoka
Angelo Badalamenti
Bear McCreary
Brian Eno
Carter Burwell
Charlie Clouser
Clint Mansell
David Julyan
David Shire
Ennio Morricone
François-Eudes Chanfrault
Goblin
Hans Zimmer
Howard Shore
Ira Newborn
John Carpenter
John Murphy
Michael Giacchino
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
Philip Glass
Robert Rodriguez
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
Tyler Bates
Wendy Carlos

onthewall2983
03-29-2012, 07:47 PM
Perennial favorite of this forum, Clint Mansell, is performing his film music for 3 sold-out shows in L.A. next week (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2012/03/clint-mansell-to-perform-film-works-for-first-time-in-la-.html).

Fixer808
03-29-2012, 08:10 PM
Ennio Morricone took this scene and ratcheted the tension up to pants-shitting level with the music alone.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP9cfQx2OZY
Seriously, the man was a goddamn genius (he IS dead, right?)

Anyway, Yann Tiersen, loved the score from Amelie.
Alberto Iglesias's score from Tinker, Tailor... was right on the money.
Zimmer, obviously, for Inception. Genius!
And I gotta show the love for John Williams, despite all his cheese. The soundtrack for The Empire Strikes Back is among the most brilliant scores ever, it perfectly shapes the mood of the movie, going from high adventure to grave revelations! And fuck it, the Indy theme rules, fuck the haters.

onthewall2983
03-29-2012, 08:12 PM
Nope. Still working, but mostly in foreign films. I think the last Hollywood film he worked on was Misson To Mars.

Fixer808
03-29-2012, 08:18 PM
I out-source my google searches ;)

GoodSoldier333
04-23-2012, 12:13 AM
This is probably my favorite thread on this site. Can't get enough of films scores. Anyway, i came in here to mention Klaus Badelt but i see someone beat me to him.


^ Agreed, nice post. Thanks to this thread I woke up this morning and played this beautiful and uplifting piece of music by Klaus Badelt and it started my day of perfectly. I stand corrected on my previous notion in regards to Equilibrium; The Time Machine is actually his greatest work in my opinion. Say what you want about the film, I know it has its problems, but I loved it anyway.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVJCXVx-J98

One of the best soundtracks ever made for a movie so bad. My fav work by him by far. This score is a huge deal.

AgentofChaos
04-23-2012, 08:58 AM
This is probably my favorite thread on this site. Can't get enough of films scores. Anyway, i came in here to mention Klaus Badelt but i see someone beat me to him.



One of the best soundtracks ever made for a movie so bad. My fav work by him by far. This score is a huge deal.


YES. Nice to know someone else who thinks so. Brought up the quality in the film so much, that by the time Filby flipped his bowler hat in the final sequence I was lovestruck.

It's such a shame that Klaus has been regulated to some pretty garbage projects as of late. And when I say garbage, I don't actually mean that necessarily, since his credits these days are mostly foreign films I have not heard of or seen. Either way his 'hollywood' reputation has clearly gone in the toilet for whatever unknown reason. Who knows - maybe he had enough of working on those kinds of projects?

GoodSoldier333
04-23-2012, 09:06 PM
Yeah, it's hard to say to be honest. Not sure what exactly caused that reputation to sink. Even the films that stink it up surely are seen as a separate space from the score (as with The Time Machine). But nobody seems to know how he went from Time Machine and Pirates to all the shit he's doing now. Seems pretty likeable too, not that that has to do with anything.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1dxcs_klaus-badelt-awards-2003_music

wizfan
04-24-2012, 10:59 PM
I love Thomas Newman. His work in American Beauty, The Shawshank Redemption and Finding Nemo is amazing.

One of my favorite underrated soundtracks is John Frizzell's score for Alien: Resurrection. I understand why people hate that movie (I like it despite its many flaws), but few seem to realize how interesting its score was. Frizzell used some experimental techniques. Check out this clip from the DVD bonus features:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhYjKzNIdlc&

The percussionist at 7:06 uses the "rubrods" and a gong in a unique way.

Check out this track, it's great. I loved the themes Frizzell composed for this movie.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qij4vQ2a3vw

Vertigo
04-25-2012, 03:03 AM
I think Resurrection has some great main themes - they set the scene brilliantly and are very evocative. But once the action starts to happen, I feel like the score becomes out of sync with the film, and the main themes become overplayed and stretched to the degree that they sound more than a little Austin Powers. Like the film itself, great technique and initial setup, but loses its way. In my opinion, at least...

Agreed that it tends to be underrated, but it's in the shadow of three absolutely perfect and arguably all-time classic scores in the earlier films. That's one hell of a challenge to live up to.

Highly Psychological
04-25-2012, 03:26 PM
Blade Runner. Vangelis is the first one that comes to mind for me.
Blade Runner's music submerges you. Very atmospheric, melancholic, deep and beautiful. Best Science Fiction score ever.
Had a huge influence on electronic music through out the 1980's. Infact Massive Attack performed the entire score live a few years ago.

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9KAqhbIZ7o)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9KAqhbIZ7o

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jctfATwbDus&feature=related

Also i always found the music composed by Tobe Hooper and Wayne Bell for the Texas Chainsaw Massacre deepy disturbing. Its Low Budget but very effective. That weird noise slicing emerging from the dark ambiance coming out towards you. My nomination for most terrifying score. Powerful minimalism.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs9phjRVO1g

onthewall2983
09-25-2012, 10:34 AM
Composer Ben Salisbury and Portishead's Geoff Barrow were commissioned to compose a score for the latest Judge Dredd movie, but it was rejected in favor of another score. Here (http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2012/05/drokk-a-soundtrack-to-a-film-that-doesnt-exist-but-actually-it-does) is an article about the DROKK ​album, and a streaming version of the album to boot.

GibbonBlack
09-25-2012, 10:36 AM
that Trent Reznor fellow has done some good stuff

Conan The Barbarian
09-25-2012, 11:18 AM
No love for Basil Poledouris? He is responsible for some of the greatest iconic theme music in movies.

fillow
09-25-2012, 03:29 PM
No love for Basil Poledouris? He is responsible for some of the greatest iconic theme music in movies.
Robocop theme!

Ax Mr. L
09-25-2012, 03:55 PM
No one has mentioned Ryuichi Sakamoto? He's one of my favourite (film) composers.

The Last Emperor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e6o5uAvsVA

The Sheltering Sky

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9PRakd7Al4

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mfyCI82lWM

Shining Boy & Little Randy

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

onthewall2983
04-08-2013, 05:09 PM
Perennial favorite of this forum, Clint Mansell, is performing his film music for 3 sold-out shows in L.A. next week (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2012/03/clint-mansell-to-perform-film-works-for-first-time-in-la-.html).

Here is Clint's performance from last Thursday, with an introduction from Darren Aaronofsky (http://www.wqxr.org/#/programs/newyorknow/2013/apr/06).

wizfan
04-08-2013, 05:33 PM
Fuck me, Vrenna was there.

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/gc/clintmansell/churchofsaintpaultheapostle/22.jpg

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2013/04/clint_mansell_p_1.html

onthewall2983
04-09-2013, 05:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qrcuw9D92_s

onthewall2983
06-14-2013, 04:58 PM
Hans Zimmer on reddit. (http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1g4wkt/i_am_hans_zimmer_ask_me_anything/)

onthewall2983
12-11-2013, 08:01 AM
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5. Coke Deal † 1:59
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3. Meet Martin Riggs 5:22
4. Roger 4:01
5. Coke Deal 4:16
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12. Suicide (alternate)* 2:34
13. Helicopter (alternate mix)* 1:39
14. S.O.B. Knows Where I Live (orchestra only) 1:17


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* previously unreleased
† contains previously unreleased material


LETHAL WEAPON 2
Music by Michael Kamen, Eric Clapton, and David Sanborn


Disc Three


1. Main Title * / Chase the Red BMW * / Krugerrand * 7:08
2. Riggs’ Shoulder * 2:52
3. Pieter Shoots Hans * /The Gold Pen * / Rog Is Taped * /Hotel—Meeting Leo * /Pool Fall * 7:31
4. You're Black, I'm Mad * / Drive to Stilt House * / Stilt House Fight * 3:40
5. Mulholland Chase * 2:51
6. Meeting Rudd * / Bust * 3:24
7. Rubber Tree * / Goodnight Mr. Rudd * 2:13
8. Haunting Rudd * 2:11
9. Finding Roger on the Toilet * / Bomb Reveal * / Bomb Squad Arrives * 2:57
10. Riggs & Murtaugh in Toilet * / After the Toilet Bomb * 2:56
11. Sneaking Into the Embassy * / So Long and Thanks for the Fish * / Leo Loses Door * 6:18
12. Wyler is Shot * 1:43
13. Card House Explosion * / Rika Lerve* / The Alba Varden / Nail Gun Fight 5:30
14. Helicopters Approach * / Helicopter Showdown Attack † 5:30
15. You Can Stay With Me † / Riggs Captured / Riggs Fights Back * 4:51
16. Carrying Rika on the Beach * 3:11


Total time Disc Three: 65:17


Disc Four


1. Stilt House Falls * 2:42
2. Drive to Shipyard † 1:53
3. Locked Into a Container * / Out of Container * / Ship Fight * 3:08
4. Ballet Fight * / Riggs is Shot * 3:36
5. Knockin' on Heaven's Door / Riggs Dying 2:21


Original Soundtrack Album


6. Cheer Down 4:08
-performed by George Harrison
7. Still Cruisin' (After All These Years) 3:36
-performed by The Beach Boys
8. Knockin' on Heaven's Door 4:58
-performed by Randy Crawford
9. Riggs 5:16
10. The Embassy 5:37
11. Riggs and Roger 5:53
12. Leo 3:43
13. Goodnight Rika 4:05
14. The Stilt House 4:21
15. The Shipyard 4:46


Total time Disc Four: 60:13


Total time 125:30


* previously unreleased
† contains previously unreleased material


LETHAL WEAPON 3
Music by Michael Kamen, Eric Clapton, and David Sanborn


Disc Five


1. Trust Me * 3:34
2. Afterglow :57
3. Jaywalker * 2:01
4. Armoured Car Chase * 4:33
5. Leo Getz † 3:20
6. Concrete Death † 1:59
7. Rianne's Big Break * 2:16
8. Locker Room * :43
9. Firing Range * :59
10. Jack Kills Billy * 3:15
11. Hockey Game * :58
12. Dum-Dum Wound * 1:07
13. Shooting Darryl, Part 1 † 3:12
14. Shooting Darryl, Part 2 / Step Into My Office † 2:17
15. Man's Best Friend † / Lorna's First Fight * 6:41
16. Scars * / Love Scene * 3:45
17. Roger's Boat † 5:28
18. Shaving * 1:17
19. Gun Montage * / Lorna's Second Fight * 3:33
20. Captain Abducted / Captain and Travis * 1:34
21. Unauthorized Access * 1:57
22. Gun Battle † 3:47
23. Riggs Falls * 2:11
24. Drive to Housing Development † / On Three * 3:34
25. Fire / Fire Battle * / A Quiet Evening by the Fire 7:01


Total time Disc Five: 72:46


Disc Six
Original Album


1. It's Probably Me 6:24
-performed by Sting with Eric Clapton
2. Runaway Train 5:26
-performed by Elton John and Eric Clapton
3. Grab the Cat 1:36
4. Leo Getz Goes to the Hockey Game 3:00
5. Darryl Dies 4:56
6. Riggs and Rog 2:55
7. Roger's Boat 5:02
8. Armour Piercing Bullets 4:35
9. God Judges Us By Our Scars 1:59
10. Lorna - A Quiet Evening by the Fire 3:37


Additional Tracks


11. Leo Getz (alternate) * 2:38
12. Armoured Car Chase (no overlay) * 4:33
13. Gun Battle (alternate) * 5:26
14. I Can't Retire † 1:30


Total time Disc Six: 53:49


Total time: 126:35


* previously unreleased
† contains previously unreleased material


LETHAL WEAPON 4
Music by Michael Kamen, Eric Clapton, and David Sanborn


Disc Seven


1. Don't Turn/Cute Shorts 3:10
2. Leo's Shark/Boys on Boat 3:24
3. Freighter 5:57
4. The Payoff 1:14
5. Slaves 1:14
6. Butters' Intro 2:06
7. Lifeboat 1:12
8. Marriage Talk 3:30
9. Chinese Food 2:20
10. Freeing Slaves 2:38
11. Birdman News/Butters Likes Me 2:10
12. Drive to Uncle Benny's/Leo Gets Arrested 1:40
13. Uncle Benny's Restaurant 1:15
14. Chinatown Chase 3:27
15. Riggs Falls 1:25
16. Tequila 2:08
17. Chinese Prison 1:21
18. Locker Room 2:15
19. Cell Phone 2:49
20. House Fight 2:41
21. Ku Attacks 3:11
Total time Disc One: 51:50


Disc Eight


1. Freeway Chase 4:51
2. Riggs on Table 4:03
3. Four Fathers 2:33
4. Holiday Talk 1:14
5. Hong with Money/Money Montage 3:31
6. Baby Train 4:50
7. Warehouse Fight/Showdown 4:58
8. Underwater Fight 3:43
9. Underwater Fight Concludes 1:43
10. Murtaugh to the Rescue 2:52
11. Cemetery 3:36
12. Hospital/Babies 2:46


Additional Cues


13. Butters' Intro (alternate) 1:45
14. Chinatown Chase (alternate) 3:25
15. Wild Takes 2:07


Total time Disc Eight: 48:30


Total time: 100:20

onthewall2983
07-25-2014, 11:39 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsS5T_XR1vo

Good film, great score.

wizfan
08-11-2014, 11:23 PM
So glad to finally be listening to the "Cast and Crew CD" version of one of my favorite soundtracks: The Incredibles. It's packed with 77 minutes of mostly all the film's music (even a nice part before the credits that was apparently edited out in the final film). Hands down, one of the best animated movie soundtracks. Giacchino NAILED this one.

This is the only song from the C&C version I could find on YouTube. The accordion part during the Bomb Voyage scene always cracks me up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRS3mXxdiCY

neorev
08-12-2014, 01:47 AM
I've really been into Cliff Martinez's work, especially his score work for the movies "Drive" and "Only God Forgives."
He does very synthy stuff... and he is scoring Cinemax's new series The Knick starring Clive Owen and directed by Steven Soderbergh

Deadpool
08-12-2014, 10:16 AM
Excellent choice, onthewall2983! I'm a big fan of that score, too, though my favorite would have to be "The World You Have Created."

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

Devastating track, in and out of context. I only wish it were longer, which is why I always end up listening to it at least twice in a row. "Wire to the Head" is a stand-out as are the opening titles + end credits songs. I could go on...

(now excuse me while I go revive "The Counselor" movie thread...)

onthewall2983
08-12-2014, 12:06 PM
Thanks. Here's an interview with the composer if you're interested. Some would say his Hollywood career got off to a less than auspicious start since the film tanked and a lot of critics hated it. But I think with any luck he'll be a big name in the years to come.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3-KRwJub5E

Findus
11-19-2014, 01:31 AM
John Carpenter will release his debut album (non-soundtrack) in February 2015. Sample track included here:
http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/3/7152161/john-carpenter-filmmaker-movie-themes-album-coming-2015

WorzelG
11-19-2014, 03:30 AM
Decided not to bother seeing the Equaliser when I read the brilliant Stewart Copeland TV music is completely ignored

onthewall2983
03-18-2015, 01:57 PM
Steven Spielberg's next film to be first since Color of Purple not to feature John Williams, who is bowing out due to a "minor health issue". Thomas Newman will be taking his place. (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/thomas-newman-to-score-steven-spielbergs-bridge-of-spies-john-williams-will-tune-up-the-bfg-20150318)

henryeatscereal
03-18-2015, 02:15 PM
I've really been into Cliff Martinez's work, especially his score work for the movies "Drive" and "Only God Forgives."
He does very synthy stuff... and he is scoring Cinemax's new series The Knick starring Clive Owen and directed by Steven Soderbergh
"Traffic" was another good one for Cliff, he sure knows how to create suspense on his music.
Not sure if John Murphy has been mentioned but i really like his work specially in "28 Days Later", "Kick-Ass" and "Snatch".

GibbonBlack
03-18-2015, 09:57 PM
I'm going to see James Horner conduct a full orchestra to play the music from the movie Titanic whilst the movie plays at The Royal Albert Hall next month. I Can't wait

GibbonBlack
04-14-2015, 08:43 AM
I just got an E-mail from The Royal Albert Hall saying that due to a to a shoulder injury James Horner won't be conducting the orchestra next week :( He'll be replaced by Ludwig Wicki, but Horner will be doing a Q&A before the movie with Jon Landau

thelastdisciple
04-14-2015, 08:47 AM
Any good crunchy electronic movie scores out there lately?

Jon
04-14-2015, 09:38 AM
Any good crunchy electronic movie scores out there lately?

Not sure what you mean by crunchy exactly. If you enjoy John Carpenter, Vangelis, Cliff Martinez, etc., I would check out the soundtrack/score for 'The Guest'. Steve Moore did an excellent job with his contributions.

thelastdisciple
04-14-2015, 11:07 AM
Not sure what you mean by crunchy exactly. If you enjoy John Carpenter, Vangelis, Cliff Martinez, etc., I would check out the soundtrack/score for 'The Guest'. Steve Moore did an excellent job with his contributions.
Kinda like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eAuvpDADhM

onthewall2983
06-12-2015, 02:33 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEu-ESPmqs8

telee.kom
06-12-2015, 03:19 AM
That Guthrie Govan playing banjo at 17:20

Al_Hunter
08-05-2015, 12:43 PM
So this thread doesn't seem to get much love...

I've developed a bit of a thing for purchasing film scores on vinyl, there are some excellent releases about at the moment.

Recent acquisitions:

Jurassic Park [Mondo Dino DNA Variant] - John Williams [I tend to think John Williams' work is very samey, quite grandiose, very difficult to sing Indiana Jones, then Star Wars then, say Jurassic Park straight after each other cos they're stylistically so similar!]
Ex_Machina [Invada AI Variant] - Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury
Music for 2001: A Space Odyssey - Alex North
2001: A Space Odyssey
Beetlejuice & Batman - Danny Elfman

going back a bit further, one of my favourites of the year is Interstellar by Hans Zimmer. That score is absolutely incredible, probably his favourite of mine.

onthewall2983
10-14-2015, 03:54 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdG5dEfAcxQ

BRoswell
10-14-2015, 04:01 PM
Any good crunchy electronic movie scores out there lately?

This is an old post, but I would highly recommend the score for Ex Machina to get your fix.

Also, there's an excellent looking documentary coming out about film composers, featuring interviews with quite a few people (including our guys Trent and Atticus).

http://score-movie.com/

perceptionnexus
10-15-2015, 12:08 AM
Not sure what you mean by crunchy exactly. If you enjoy John Carpenter, Vangelis, Cliff Martinez, etc., I would check out the soundtrack/score for 'The Guest'. Steve Moore did an excellent job with his contributions.

Thanks for turning me on to Steve Moore. I never really dug zombi but I love what he's doing solo with some of these soundtracks, mostly because it seems it can be enjoyed as an album on its own regardless of the film. Those are always my favorite film scores. Pre-ordered the Cub soundtrack cd just for the hell of it. Also inadvertently discovered the band Pinkish Black on the Relapse site in the process. Double win! ��

armogi
12-10-2015, 09:34 PM
Robin Finck's score is out: http://lacedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/noct-original-soundtrack

nowimnothing
12-10-2015, 11:16 PM
[QUOTE=Highly Psychological;29035]Very atmospheric, melancholic, deep and beautiful. Best Science Fiction score ever.
Had a huge influence on electronic music through out the 1980's. Infact Massive Attack performed the entire score live a few years ago.

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9KAqhbIZ7o)I did not know this!! Was here ever a recording of it?

onthewall2983
01-14-2016, 06:32 PM
Oscar noms came out today. Thomas Newman for Bridge of Spies, Carter Burwell for Carol, Jóhann Jóhannsson for Sicario, John Williams for Star Wars, and Ennio Morricone for The Hateful Eight. That's a rather loaded list. The Sicario score is very good, but I hope Morricone wins.

thevoid99
01-14-2016, 07:16 PM
Morricone all the fucking way.

onthewall2983
03-01-2016, 05:23 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgYALB1k1mk

onthewall2983
07-03-2016, 02:47 PM
Forgive the quality, but too awesome not to share


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M8HgDp-fPw

Camille
07-03-2016, 03:36 PM
Cliff Martinez' soundtrack for The Neon Demon is a masterpiece.
http://i757.photobucket.com/albums/xx218/MMikeyBee/Cover_zpsviutbuyt.jpg

Camille
07-03-2016, 03:42 PM
For people into synth soundtracks, you should check out the music of Gavino Morretti.
His two soundtracks for two long lost early 80's sci-fi films have been released by Disko Nero and are wonderful - https://diskonero.bandcamp.com/music

Camille
07-03-2016, 03:47 PM
Another good one is the soundtrack to Sodium Party by Steve Nolan, nice synthy goodness - http://stevenolan.uk/

neorev
07-03-2016, 05:28 PM
Any good crunchy electronic movie scores out there lately?

Orbital's score for Pusher

The Chemical Brothers score for Hanna (Chems did another score for the upcoming movie Trespass Against Us)

Andrew Kawczynski and Hans Zimmer and Steve Mazzaro's score for Chappie

Power Glove's score for Far Cry 3

Basement Jaxx's score for Attack The Block

Nigel Godrich's score for Scott Pilgrim vs The World

Amon Tobin's score for Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

Nothing beats The Dust Brothers' Fight Club score

And anything by Cliff Martinez

eversonpoe
07-18-2016, 03:22 PM
my wife and i saw John Carpenter on saturday night at Thalia Hall here in chicago

first show at thalia hall, by which i was impressed. it's a good size, nice to look at, and the sound was fantastic.
the merch was great. i ended up getting an escape from new york t-shirt and a poster. glad i didn't bring any more money because i would have bought everything, including the $15 (very reasonably priced) They Live sunglasses.
they started on time at 9pm sharp, no one was an asshole or talked loudly during the show, and the band was tight. he talked a bit in between some of the songs, and was charming and funny. he also dances around in front of the keyboard like an embarrassing dad, which is even better because his son is the other keyboard player. they showed clips from the films when they played the score stuff, and they had some cool lights and/or projections during the lost themes material. everything was really great to hear live, because it all had such great energy injected into it. especially the lost themes stuff, which they amped up quite a bit.

all in all, one of the best concerts i've been to, and i'm so glad my wife is as into carpenter as i am, so that we could experience it together.

wizfan
07-28-2016, 08:02 PM
Nothing beats The Dust Brothers' Fight Club score

One of my favorite soundtracks... fuck it, albums ever.

Listening to Thomas Newman's Bridge of Spies. I'm a huge fan of his bittersweet, melodic works (like American Beauty, Shawshank Redemption, Saving Mr. Banks), but, man, he's just as good at powerful, suspenseful, almost "epic" stuff.

This guy has been nominated thirteen times for an Oscar and never won. Jesus.

Microwave Jellyfish
07-30-2016, 08:47 PM
The new Godzilla OST is out today - so is the movie, only in Japan, of course -, and I'm really enjoying it. It's a mixture of the usual, sometimes 60-something year old Ifukube pieces and new music by Evangelion composer Shiro Sagisu, including those epic tracks we're now familiar with from the trailers.

This one has been stuck in my head for almost four months now, and I never realized the choir was singing in English:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4EscsCBMkE

There's also some smooth slice of life jazzy tunes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJMRFrJyvP8

Good stuff. :)

Mr. Blaileen
10-15-2017, 02:55 AM
Really been into soundtracks lately:

Oblivion (M83)
Blade Runner (Vangelis) / Blade Runner 2049 (Hans Zimmer)
Game of Thrones (Ramin Djawadi)
Before the Flood (Trent and co.)
The Revenant (Ryuichi Sakamoto)
Hans Zimmer Stuff (Batman Begins, Inception, Insterstellar)
Tron Legacy (only a few tracks) (Daft Punk)

I'm a sucker for ambient / dark / orchestral stuff / buildups and crescendos. Seems like instrumental stuff is working itself into my normal rotations more. I like that it can be good for almost anything: cleaning, working out, driving, laying down, and my favorite, hiking somewhere.

eversonpoe
10-15-2017, 02:12 PM
Really been into soundtracks lately:

Oblivion (M83)
Blade Runner (Vangelis) / Blade Runner 2049 (Hans Zimmer)
Game of Thrones (Ramin Djawadi)
Before the Flood (Trent and co.)
The Revenant (Ryuichi Sakamoto)
Hans Zimmer Stuff (Batman Begins, Inception, Insterstellar)
Tron Legacy (only a few tracks) (Daft Punk)

I'm a sucker for ambient / dark / orchestral stuff / buildups and crescendos. Seems like instrumental stuff is working itself into my normal rotations more. I like that it can be good for almost anything: cleaning, working out, driving, laying down, and my favorite, hiking somewhere.

you would probably really like ben frost. my favorite album of his is "by the throat" but pretty much all of his stuff is good.

r_z
10-25-2017, 12:20 PM
I really love Cliff Martinez' score for The Knick, especially season one. Dark, cold, subtle, melancholic, pulsating. The contrast between those sounds and the setting at the beginning of the 20th century was a brilliant idea, I think.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDkN7xV3Xe4

onthewall2983
01-24-2018, 12:07 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGs_NT4iL2c

aggroculture
01-24-2018, 12:34 PM
I generally dislike film and TV scores, I find them too intrusive and emotionally manipulating; but this totally caught my ear, and I've been listening to and thinking about it a lot lately, it's super-minimalist and subtle:

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

wizfan
01-24-2018, 12:43 PM
Though I am a fan of electronic music in general, when it comes to film scores, I am much more a fan of traditional/orchestral film scores than electronic ones (exceptions include Vangelis and TR&AR). I have a strong dislike for today's ultra-noisy scores, where sound design is more important than actual composition. I used to like Zimmer when he did standard orchestral scores like The Lion King and The Rock, but now even his orchestras are so heavily processed that they are indistinguishable from overproduced samples and synths.

This kind of thing always takes me out of the movie, when braaaaaaammmmmms and czzztzztztzzs are supposed to be taken seriously and enhance the dramatic aspect of a movie. I forget about the movie and I'm picturing just one person, holed up in a room full of keyboards and modular synths, pushing buttons ad nauseam. I winced when T-Bone Burnett used noisy synths in True Detective season 1, given how awesome he is at producing music with acoustic guitars. I'm currently playing the first Dead Space game and, although it is a sci-fi horror game, the score is almost entirely orchestral. I don't know if it was made with an actual orchestra or samples, but the composer resisted the urge to use bleeps and bloops and bwoooooms in favor of a more classic approach to horror music. As a result, the game felt more bone-chilling, and the scares more effective.

It's just my taste, you know. Creating dissonance using synth drones and computer noises is one thing, but evoking that same feeling with a 50-piece orchestra is much more satisfying for me. I understand that it is more challenging, expensive and time-consuming to conduct an orchestra nowadays, especially now that musicians are required to play flawlessly in a very short amount of time. Computer-made scores are easier and faster to produce, and that's totally fine. When it's done well, I usually won't mind. But when I saw Trent and Atticus working with an actual orchestra for Gone Girl, I couldn't help but gasp in amazement...

onthewall2983
01-24-2018, 06:34 PM
I'm not so inclusive about it, not to say that there's anything wrong with being one way or the other (or as most often is the case, and particularly with the film score community online, being on the side of the orchestral side). I don't think I can ever remember a bad score to a good film, but can often go through what is at best mediocre if it has a score that outclasses everything else. Michael Kamen's score for Highlander is the example I use of this, not that the film is terrible but the score is just so much better than anything else (even some of the Queen songs).

henryeatscereal
01-25-2018, 09:28 AM
Lately i been listening a lot to Bernard Herrmann and i think he was a genius when it comes to scores:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC5AzFc3coo


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

wizfan
01-26-2018, 06:04 PM
Lately i been listening a lot to Bernard Herrmann and i think he was a genius when it comes to scores:

Thank you. Herrmann is awesome. Taxi Driver blew my mind, and Vertigo is brilliant.