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    Movie score (let alone original score) is always a confusing one to play along with for me. Oftentimes the nominated films have good music but it is always the kind that when days pass, I forget about them. Is it just one specific long score that gets recognized kinda like how visual effects or makeup sometimes just focus on one major visual effect or makeup sometimes? Or is it the whole thing?

     

    Anyway… that’s not even the point of this thread. I wanted to see everybody’s memorable musical scores from non musicals. These are mine. Idek which ones here got nominated…

     

    Mission: Impossible

    Mortal Kombat

    Saw

    Atonement

    Pirates of the Caribbean

    Harry Potter

    I remember that whistling mockingjay thing from Hunger Games. Is that part of the score?

     

    As you can see, with all except for Atonement, they’re franchises so it’s the fact that the score played in many more movies that probably factored in me remembering them. Idk. I’m trying to understand this category more.

     

    What’s your memorable music scores?

     

    ETA: Bobby from 2005 or 2006. If that counts.

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    I just love movies. And awards.

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    Some personal faves:

    BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (Waxman)
    THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR (Herrmann)
    SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (Bernstein)
    JULIET OF THE SPIRITS (Rota)
    TWO ENGLISH GIRLS (Delerue)
    UNDER FIRE (Goldsmith)
    CANDYMAN (Glass)
    THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES (Santaolalla)
    UNDER THE SKIN (Levi)

    Of these, only one got nominated, but I’d hold them up against the film that won that year easily.

    Among the OP’s list, ATONEMENT won the Oscar and the first and third (aka best) Harry Potter films earned John Williams nominations as well.

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    How To Train Your Dragon’s.

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    Mica Levi’s score for Under the Skin.

     

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    The Good The Bad and the Ugly
    The Planet of the Apes (original)
    Jaws

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    I rewatched Terms of Endearment recently and remembered how great that score was! My favourites include Love Story, Summer of 42, Ryan’s Daughter & The Way We Were.

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    1. The Magnificent Seven
    2. Pink Panther
    3. Legends of the Fall
    4. Gone with the Wind
    5. The Lord of the Rings trilogy
    6. Harry Potter films
    7. The Hours
    8. Out of Africa
    9. Chariots of Fire
    10. ET
    11. Indiana Jones films
    12. Ghost
    13. American Beauty
    14. Shakespeare in Love
    15. Da Vinci Code films
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    1. Star Wars-the original three films
    2. Back to the Future
    3. ET
    4. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
    5. Charade (it’s Mancini and it’s fabulous)
    6. Lord of the Rings
    7. Ghost
    8. Shakespeare in Love
    9. Elizabeth I
    10. Jaws

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    Jackie

    Beasts of the Southern Wild

    E.T

    Imagine A World Without Movies

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    Jackie

    Interstellar

    The Hours

    The Age of Innocence

    The Social Network

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    Oh my goodness. I can’t believe I forgot to include The Dark Knight and Inception. Hans Zimmer is the first movie score composer that I know with ease.

    I just love movies. And awards.

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    My personal favourites (in no particular order):

    Once Upon a Time in the West 

    Titanic

    Pearl Harbor 

    Inception

    The Lord of the Rings (Trilogy)

    Harry Potter (film franchise)

    Jackie

    Carol

    Far from Heaven

    The Hours 

    First Man

    Gladiator

    Mulholland Drive

    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe 

    The Theory of Everything

    Atonement

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    Braveheart
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Once Upon a Time in America
    Once Upon a Time in the West
    Terminator 2
    The Mission
    The Untouchables
    Rocky
    Carlito’s Way
    Indiana Jones
    Star Wars
    Jurassic Park
    Back to the Future
    Gladiator
    Escape from NY
    The Godfather
    Highlander
    The Last of the Mohicans
    Road to Perdition
    Remember the Titans

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    The Piano by Michael Nyman. I can’t believe this was snubbed for Best Score. Nothing was beating Schindler’s List that year, but this is one of the more commercially successful film scores. Jane Campion said when Nyman signed on, she told him she didn’t want any of his pounding style of music, which he was known for, and he was like “then why did you hire me?” but he came up with a brilliant and memorable melodic score that actually serves the storytelling as it’s the music the main character creates herself and uses to express herself as she doesn’t speak (except to the audience in her mind).

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