I really liked:
-The Darjeeling Limited’s use of old movie scores, many from India.
-Howard Shore’s score for Eastern Promises
-Alex Beaupain’s jazzy score for Dans Paris
-The live soundtrack (narration, orchestral score, foley sound effects!) for Guy Maddin’s Brand Upon the Brain!
-Robert Ellis-Geigers’ dissonant score for Johnnie To’s amazing thriller, Election 2
-John Murphy and Underworld’s unusual score for Sunshine, which blended sound effects with composed music.
But my favorite by far was Jonny Greenwood’s score for There Will Be Blood. It’s a shame it can’t be qualified for an Oscar. It reminded in equal part of Penderecki and the percussive parts of Jon Brion’s score for Punch-Drunk Love.
I think my favorite Soundtrack of the Year was Definitely: ‘Juno.’ The songs so perfectly reflected the bittersweet atmosphere of the movie that they almost made the movie. From Belle and Sebastian to Cat Power to even The Kinks, the soundtrack had all the essentials of alternative music scene of the past, present and the future.
Also, the music score for ‘Persepolis’ was incredibly interesting and definitely worth listening to over and over again…
I loved what Eddie Vedder did with the “Into The Wild” soundtrack. The “Juno” one is also pretty sweet.
Jonny Greenwood for There will be Blood.
I can’t belive they didn’t give him at least an oscar nomination for best score…
..but then again… everyone knows the oscars are on a 1987-market-crash kind of thing.
Yup I also agree…hands down There Will Be Blood. Supern soundtrack and one which I am constantly listening to every day. Atonement’s soundtrack was also very good indeed..
I’m not sure but “The Fountain” came out in 2007 in UK. Hands down this is the best soundtrack of all time?
In the US it was 2006, but you are right Ranjit, Clint Mansell’s score was thunderous.
Superbad and There Will Be Blood.
My vote goes out to Jonny Greenwood for that skin-tearing score that busted eardrums around the world but I also agree with Inland Empire. Ghost of Love is such an awesome song makes my skin crawl.
I definitely have to agree with There Will Be Blood. That heart pounding melody follows me everywhere.
Once…by John Carney
Jonny Greenwood’s score for There Will Be Blood all the way!
Without a doubt, the best soundtrack for 2oo7 is “There will be blood”…amazing work, perfectly fit the dry landscape shot by PTA.
Comes close : “The assassination of Jesse James…”
“Into the wilds”
Well I must agree with most of the people replying to this topic and say that
Jonny Greenwood’s score for “There Will Be Blood” is epic and probably the
best soundtrack of the year.
The soundtrack to “Juno” was also quite memorable.
I’m going to agree with pretty much all the other posts on this board…. the score for There Will Be Blood just plain rocked. I’m also going to go out on a limb and say that regardless of what you may think of Beowulf, Alan Silvestri’s score is well, literally epic.
Johnny Greenwood: There Will Be Blood
o yes, there will be…
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ score for “The Assasination of Jesse James…” was absolutely gorgeous. I found listening to the score after seeing the film brought so much of the film’s beautiful imagery to mind.
Jonny Greenwood’s score for “There Will Be Blood” was also wonderful but it did draw heavily from the work of Ligeti and therefor was not as original (for me at least) as Cave and Ellis’ effort. However, the score worked brilliantly with the film.
Cave’s score is great Clare. Did you hear his score for the film The Proposition? Even better, I think.
I may be obsessed but INTO THE WILD soundtrack by EDDIE VEDDER
DKAZ – Yeah, I adored The Proposition too! I was already a big Nick Cave fan but loved him even more when I realised his talent for film scoring!
The Assassination of Jesse James
I’m Not There
There Will Be Blood
The Darjeeling Limited
i’m not there, lars and the real girl, juno, once
I’d vote for I’m Not There.
there will be blood.
It’s not an original soundtrack but I rather enjoyed the music in “Margot at the Wedding”.
The score and soundtrack of Into the Wild.