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 Posted:   Jul 12, 2012 - 10:43 PM   
 By:   losher22   (Member)

I'm still working on wrapping mine up, but #2 and #1 most assuredly are Signs and The Village respectively. Can anyone name their top ten, or at least top five, favorite JNH scores? I'm looking to see first if there are similar opinions about his works, and then secondly to discover scores of his I might not have heard yet. Looking forward to your rankings!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2012 - 11:28 PM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

The Postman
Dinosaur
Promised Land
Pretty Woman
Wyatt Earp
Peter Pan
Intersection
Grand Canyon
My Girl
Waterworld



 
 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2012 - 11:56 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

1. Waterworld
2. Hidalgo
3. The Postman
4. Vertical Limit
5. The Fugitive
6. Outbreak
7. Green Lantern
8. Wyatt Earp
9. Atlantis: The Lost Empire
10. Treasure Planet

 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2012 - 11:56 PM   
 By:   Buscemi   (Member)

Can't really do ten (post-2004 Howard isn't very good) but Waterworld is easily his best.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2012 - 11:58 PM   
 By:   Zach79   (Member)

Can't really give a list but Alive is easily my favourite.

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2012 - 12:17 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

1. The Fugitive
2. Outbreak
3. Falling Down
4. Flatliners
5. Alive
6. The Postman
7. Waterworld
8. Primal Fear
9. The Package
10. A Perfect Murder

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2012 - 12:38 AM   
 By:   Drawgoon   (Member)

- Snow Falling on Cedars
- Lady in the Water
- The Village
- I Am Legend
- Wyatt Earp
- King Kong
- Hidalgo
- Atlantis: The Lost Empire
- Water for Elephants
- Treasure Planet

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2012 - 1:08 AM   
 By:   Cristian   (Member)

1. Snow Falling on Cedars
2. Signs
3. Unbreakable
4. The Village
5. Lady in the Water
6. Wyatt Earp
7. Vertical Limit
8. I Am Legend
9. The Postman
10. Atlantis the Lost Empire

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2012 - 1:33 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Wyatt Earp and Restoration are my favorites by some distance.
I couldn't name another eight that particularly stand out over his others. For me, his scores always seem consistently solid, without ever being much more than that. They nearly all seem to hover around the same level in my ratings.

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2012 - 1:49 AM   
 By:   ArjanOudekerk   (Member)

1 Signs
2 The Village
3 Dinosaur
4 The Fugitive
5 Sixth Sense
6 Unbreakable
7 King Kong
8 Alive
9 Wyatt Earp
10 The Great Debaters

honourable mentions:

Blood Diamond
Peter Pan
Snow Falling On Cedars
Intersection

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2012 - 2:44 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

1. WATERWORLD
2. SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS
3. FALLING DOWN
4. THE SAINT OF FORT WASHINGTON
5. WYATT EARP
6. RESTORATION
7. FLATLINERS
8. GRAND CANYON
9. DINOSAUR
10. KING KONG

That's right....no Shyamalan.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2012 - 3:03 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

Funny Thor, I think that his scores for Shamalamadingdong are all top-notch. Anyway, I'm not a huge fan of JNH, although lets see if I can list 10 that I really like. In no particular order -

1) WYATT EARP - I put this up with Broughton's TOMBSTONE and SILVERADO as one of the last truly great Western scores.

2) THE FUGITIVE - The one that got me first interested in JNH. Maybe because it is so heavily influenced by Jerry Goldsmith.

3) SIGNS

4) THE VILLAGE

5) LADY IN THE WATER - The last JNH score I really liked. Quite minimalistic and hypnotic.

6) THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE - This is the one that nobody ever mentions. Haunting use of solo voice plus thrilling and powerful orchestral passages. And the film is a hoot! Great stuff!

Well, I got to six. I like many parts of his other scores, but the above are good throughout.

Good luck on your quest, losher! I imagine you're searching for soundclips on various sites and not just taking our word for it? Loads of stuff on YouTube too.

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2012 - 5:25 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

How is Dave not on ANYONE'S list??? La La Land, put this one back out!

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2012 - 6:08 AM   
 By:   AlexCope   (Member)

Agreed. DAVE is my favorite JNH by a mile. Great melodies, a beautiful orchestral sound, the warm, romantic mood of it all - it may strike some as just 'feel-good' music, but when I listen to it, I genuinely feel good.

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2012 - 6:17 AM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

1) Signs
2) The Village
3) Waterworld
4) The Sixth Sense
5) The Fugitive
6) King Kong

That's all I have in my collection.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2012 - 6:41 AM   
 By:   Redokt64   (Member)

Hmmm... This may take a while... I have been collecting his music since the 80's. Yeah, just a few.
To be continued a little later today...

smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2012 - 7:00 AM   
 By:   Kevin Costigan   (Member)

Outbreak
Waterworld
Atlantis:The Lost Empire
Vertical Limit
Wyatt Earp
The Postman
King Kong
Hidalgo
Signs
The Emperors Club

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2012 - 7:20 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

I can't do a very good list, but Signs is definitely my favorite. Others I really like: Unbreakable, Dinosaur, Salt, The Hunger Games, King Kong, and Lady in the Water. I have a whole lot of JNH music, but those are the onese that have warranted multiple listens at this point. People tell me I should love The Last Airbender, but it didn't grip me on the first listen. I plan on giving that one another shot when I have time to spend actually focusing.

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2012 - 9:22 AM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

1 - I Am Legend (possibly my favorite of his)
2 - Lady In The Water.
3 - Vertical Limit (this one make me discover JNH's music for first time)
4 - King Kong
5 - The Hunger Games
6 - The Happening
7 - Charlie Wilson's War
8 - Salt
9 - Signs
10 - Dante's Peak (though he wrote very few cues for that one)

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2012 - 9:30 AM   
 By:   Bernardo Sena   (Member)


- The Postman
- Grand Canyon
- Waterworld
- Lady in the Water
- Michael Clayton
- The Fugitive
- King Kong
- Unbreakable
- Prince of Tides
- Flatliners

 
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