Anyone else listen to movie scores?

Discussion in 'Music genres, Bands and Artists' started by Braves4590, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. I don't mean the soundtrack, but the actual score, by a composer. I always blaze up listening to one, my favorite is Steve Jablonsky's score for Transformers. Zimmer has some good stuff too, especially for The Last Samurai.

    Not expecting many agreements on this lol I know it's kinda weird. But for those that like movie scores, stand up!
  2. dude no offense...but thats really...really lame.
  3. I actually loved Zimmer's work in Gladiator. I also bought the movie score for 300 composed by Tyler Bates.

  4. Yeah Gladiator was good too, especially "Now We Are Free".
  5. That track reminds me of the scene it was for. Kinda sad.

    I also really dig video game scores. Nobuo Uematsu's work in the FF games is awesome. I also really like the Mass Effect score.

  6. I'm not too familiar with video game scores, but I know Jablonsky (guy who did Transformers) did the Gears of War 2 soundtrack so I might check that out.
  7. Oh wow..

    Yeah, I am a HUGE fan of film scores, especially 60s Italian film music, and the 60s German spy soundtrack scene. Check out the soundtracks to some of these if you can track them down:

    Nino Rota - Amarcord, 8 1/2, Juliet of the Spirits, Il Casanova Di Fellini
    Bruno Nicolai - Una Giornata Spesa Bene, Paolo and Francesca
    Piero Piccioni - Camille 2000, IL Dio Sotto La Pelle, I Giovanni Tigri
    Gianni Marchetti - L'Occhio Selvaggio
    G.P. Reverberi - Una Colt in Pugno al Diavolo, Le Malizie di Venere
    Francesco de Masi - Ringo IL Cavaliere Solitario
    Stelvio Cipriani - Nevada, La Polizia Chiede Aiuto
    Nico Fidenco - Supercolpo Da 7 Miliardi
    Sante Romitelli - Spara Gringo Spara
    Armando Trovaioli - Il Magnifico Cornuto, Homo Eroticus, La Mia Signora
    Peter Thomas - Jerry Cotton series, Dancing Ninotschka, Der Unheimliche Mönch, Space Patrol
    Ennio Morricone - When Women Had Tails, Metta Una Sera A Cena, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, For a Few Dollars More, Once Upon A Time in the West

    There's thousands of good sound tracks from this era, it's some of the best music I've ever heard recorded. Check out some of these first though if you're interested.
  8. I'll definitely check those out. Oddly enough, i'm a huge fan of westerns but I don't have any western music other than Marco Beltrami's "The 3:10 to Yuma" from the 3:10 (remake) soundtrack. And I know that's just a cover of an older piece, probably by Morricone.
  9. Yeah, a lot of these are from Westerns, most of them from really bad B movies. It's kind of funny, you have these really cheesy B films that have incredible music.

    It's really trippy music to blaze to..lots of organs, glockenspiels, surf guitars, banjos, accordion, full orchestras etc.

    Anyway, it's not weird at all, a lot of people listen to film scores. Morricone is still HUGE today and he hasn't done much contemporary work.
  10. you should deff try the score from the dark knight and surfs up one intense, and the other intensly happy.
  11. I suggest grabbing Rob Dougan - Furious Angels. It's not a film score, but a couple of his tunes were in The Matrix. Epic tunes. Also, The Chronos Quartet is worth checking out. Sigur Ros' music is somewhat cinematic in it's epicness.
  12. I was just thinking, and I realized how much I liked the music from Star Wars. So I looked up the composer John Williams, and he has done work in many of my favorite and memorable movies including, Jurassic Park, Jaws, Indiana Jones, and Saving Private Ryan just to name a few.

    Here's a Wiki list of his notable compositions:
    John Williams - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  13. Yeah I have the Dark Knight one, that was done by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard. It's pretty good. Speaking of James Newton Howard, the Blood Diamond score was incredible too.

    I have one song by that guy called Clubbed 2 Death: Kurayamino remix

    Yeah man John Williams is a legend. He usually works on Spielberg's films, but he also did the Harry Potter theme.

  14. In your opinion.

    I love listening to movie scores while blazed. Hans Zimmer and his team (Jablonsky, Badelt, etc.) are my favorite composers. These are a couple of my favorite scores that I've been listening to lately

    [ame=""]"I Rise, You Fall"[/ame] - Steve Jablonsky, Transformers 2
    [ame=""]"Arrival to Earth"[/ame] - Steve Jablonsky, Transformers 1
    [ame=""]"Like A Dog Chasing Cars"[/ame] - Hans Zimmer/James Newton Howard, The Dark Knight
    [ame=""]"A Dark Knight"[/ame] - Hans Zimmer/James Newton Howard, The Dark Knight
    [ame=""]"He's A Pirate"[/ame] - Klaus Badelt, Pirates of the Caribbean 1

    "Requiem for a Dream"
    - Clint Mansell, Requiem for a Dream

  15. Nice man, I have all of those albums. Transformers is by far my favorite though. I was a pretty ridiculous movie, but the music is amazing. I have the ROTF score too but I don't listen to it nearly as much as the first one. Here are some other good ones I have in my library:

    Christopher Young -- The Uninvited
    James Newton Howard -- Blood Diamond
    Tomoyasu Hotei -- Battle Without Honor or Humanity (from Kill Bill)
    Steve Jablonsky -- The Island
    Nick Cave & Warren Ellis -- The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
    Michael Giacchino -- Lost (TV series)
    Hans Zimmer -- The Last Samurai, Black Hawk Down

    It may sound lame to some (looking at the dbag that replied earlier), but it's great music to just chill out to, especially if you're into movies.
  16. I just remembered one of my favorites -- A Way of Life by Hans Zimmer from The Last Samurai score:

    [ame=]YouTube - Hans Zimmer - A Way of Life[/ame]

    I have a really picturesque back garden so when I was in high school a few years ago in the summer when my parents weren't home i'd sit on the patio and stare into the forest while toking and listening to this.
  17. The Last Samurai is a great movie, and Zimmer did an excellent job at capturing the emotion that comes with the Japanese musical instruments and the culture of that particular time period.

    If you like that sort of thing, may I point you toward Geinoh Yamashirogumi. Geinoh Yamashirogumi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    They use a lot of folk and cultural instruments from around the world, and they use some modern instruments and synthesizers as well. They composed the music for the cult classic anime, Akira. Not sure if you'll like it or not, because it doesn't stick with the traditional non-electric orchestra. Here's one of my favorites from that movie.

    [ame=""]YouTube - AKIRA OST - Kaneda[/ame]
  18. New score from Hans Zimmer called "Discombobulate" from the Sherlock Holmes soundtrack:
    [ame=]YouTube - Discombobulate - Sherlock Holmes - Hans Zimmer[/ame]

    And an oldie but a goodie, "Roll Tide" from the movie Crimson Tide:

    [ame=]YouTube - Crimson Tide-Roll Tide - Hans Zimmer[/ame]
  19. Batman - A Dark Knight ..fersure.
    Also, anything from final fantasy/silent hill


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