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February 5, 2019 at 4:38 am #1202762018
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…
Pirates of the Caribbean
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.February 5, 2019 at 10:16 am #1202762301
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)
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.February 5, 2019 at 10:19 am #1202762307
How To Train Your Dragon’s.February 5, 2019 at 10:46 am #1202762334
Mica Levi’s score for Under the Skin.February 5, 2019 at 10:59 am #1202762344
The Good The Bad and the Ugly
The Planet of the Apes (original)
JawsFebruary 5, 2019 at 11:16 am #1202762355
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.February 5, 2019 at 11:22 am #1202762362
February 5, 2019 at 11:42 am #1202762383
- The Magnificent Seven
- Pink Panther
- Legends of the Fall
- Gone with the Wind
- The Lord of the Rings trilogy
- Harry Potter films
- The Hours
- Out of Africa
- Chariots of Fire
- Indiana Jones films
- American Beauty
- Shakespeare in Love
- Da Vinci Code films
1. Star Wars-the original three films
2. Back to the Future
4. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
5. Charade (it’s Mancini and it’s fabulous)
6. Lord of the Rings
8. Shakespeare in Love
9. Elizabeth I
10. JawsFebruary 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm #1202762416
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Imagine A World Without MoviesFebruary 5, 2019 at 12:30 pm #1202762446
The Age of Innocence
The Social NetworkFebruary 5, 2019 at 12:37 pm #1202762449
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.February 5, 2019 at 12:49 pm #1202762459
My personal favourites (in no particular order):
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Lord of the Rings (Trilogy)
Harry Potter (film franchise)
Far from Heaven
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
The Theory of Everything
AtonementFebruary 5, 2019 at 1:26 pm #1202762495
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Once Upon a Time in America
Once Upon a Time in the West
Back to the Future
Escape from NY
The Last of the Mohicans
Road to Perdition
Remember the TitansFebruary 5, 2019 at 2:08 pm #1202762516This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.February 5, 2019 at 2:28 pm #1202762537
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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