Say what you want about these films, but I really love all of the music in the films listed below!
In no particular order, Mine are:
Any Wes Anderson Flick
Hannah Med H (looove The Knife!)
and just for fun my favorite scores are from:
donnie darko, coraline, requiem for a dream, the science of sleep, thumbsucker, napoleon dynamite, the virgin suicides
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There Will Be Blood had an incredible soundtrack by the great Johnny Greenwood.
Soundtracks are different from Scores, but thanks for the link Andy.
Yep, every Wes Anderson film
Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette
You listed many good ones. Bravo!
The Graduate, Lost in Translation, Boogie Nights, Dave chappelle’s block party
blade runner, the assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert ford, and the good the bad and the ugly are amazing original scores
8½ – Nino Rota’s music predates Elfman’s Pee Wee’s Big Adventure by decades, which almost copies it note for note. Wonderful! My favorite section is “Carlotta’s Gallop.”
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Star Wars – Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back
King Kong (1933)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Men in Black (the Soundtrack album is a great collection of soothing R&B and Hip Hop)
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
Team America World Police
Aqua Teen Hunger Force colon Movie Film For Theaters colon The Soundtrack (esp. for Mastadon’s Cut You Up With a Linoleum Knife. Every movie should begin with that song before the feature presentation.)
Dethklok’s The Dethalbum
Video Game soundtracks
Any of the Silent Hill games
plus my favorite video game of all time Sonic CD
The Big Easy
Three Colours Trilogy – but especially the soundtrack for “Rouge”
The Blues Brothers
I am finding this interesting, even if it is a redundant thread …
A sizable percentage of these already listed are not “film music” as it is traditionally defined — or, music written specifically for a film — but rather compilation albums of previously existing songs used in the films.
I’m assuming the posters here are on the younger side. Is this what you all think of when “soundtracks” and “film music” are discussed? Do film composers, such as John Williams and Dimitri Tiomkin and (the recently late) Maurice Jarre, not register on your radar?
I’m sincerely curious.
Ennio Morricone and any of his scores for the Sergio Leone westerns of the 60’s and 70’s.
Neil Young and his mostly guitar score for Dead Man.
More recently Nick Cave and his score for Assassination of Jesse James.. and also The Proposition
well, i love Karaindrou’s achingly evocative music for Angeloupoulos; she must be among the finest female composers
Those names don’t register…and I’m talking about previously existing songs used in film…
Hey Miriam I know they are different but in a broader sense both are used for film, i thought it would be good to pool all thoughts under one thread and hence posted the link… but just to be clear a soundtrack/ OST / CD full of music from a movie can include existing songs already composed and music exclusively scored for a film…
In any case, looks like soundtracks and scores are being mixed up here too…so there.
Haha ok. I never really looked at the idea of movie soundtracks/scores this seriously or analytically but I guess some people do…
The Taking of Pelham 123 (1974)- David Shire
Sorcerer – Tangerine Dream
The 7 UPs – Don Ellis
Solaris – Cliff Martinez
The Yards-Howard Shore
No, Miriam, I’m really finding this very interesting.
When we were kids we would geek out to two kinds of albums — great rock, of which there was a plethora in the 70s, and film soundtracks. Videotapes and DVDs were yet to be invented, so maybe listening to the film’s music was the closest way we had to re-living the experience, I don’t know. But in those days getting the “soundtrack album” meant the orchestral score, like to say Jaws or Star Wars or The Towering Inferno.
Rarely would they just be compilations of songs, like American Graffiti or The Last Picture Show.
It seems things have turned around.
Oh, and Miriam … those three names are three of the best-ever composers of movie music, bar none.
That is quite interesting. I do enjoy listening to certain scores but I enjoy compilation soundtracks even more because it opens my eyes to new artists and new kinds of music. For some reason i’ve always been interested in how filmmakers use certain songs in different movies/TV shows. I love it when I can watch a film with music that is in harmony with the film and appeals to my taste. You were right about there being a generation gap— I’m 18.
Clockwork Orange, Heaven’s Gate, Godfather movies, Easy Rider, Barry Lyndon, The Doors
You might like the soundtrack for The Invisible. Tv on the Radio, Broken Social Scene, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, etc. Great music.
“The Lion King”
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show”
“The Bird With the Crystal Plumage”
“Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me”
Phantom of the Paradise
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
Crimes of Passion
Saturday Night Fever
Natural Born Killers certainly isn’t a great film and if I said I’m a fan of Trent Reznor I’d be lying. But his soundtrack to NBK is one of my favourites because it blends mood and action superbly.
I enjoy most any score by Bernard Hermann, but especially Taxi Driver, North By Northwest, and The 7th Voyage of Sinbad.
@ RaySquirrel “FLCL”
I was not expecting to see that in here. Nice.
I have two FLCL soundtracks in my car righ now!
Magnolia- it could be argued that the soundtrack is better than the movie :P
Pulp Fiction, KB 1 & 2, Death Proof and Natural Born Killers—— I credit all those to Quentin Tarantino.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Amores Perros- awesome soundtrack.
Y tu mama tambien.
And I don’t have it anymore but I’ll give you one clue… “UNDER THE SEAAAAA!!”
And last but not least… ONCE!
PRINCE OF TIDES
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
UNDER THE CHERRY MOON
LEAVING LAS VEGAS
BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB