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 Posted:   Feb 25, 2005 - 12:57 PM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

All of them! But my absolute favourite, which I don't think has been mentioned yet, is Supergirl. It's probably his most "innocent" love theme. Really sweet.

John

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2005 - 1:25 PM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

Just thought of one I love: Maily's theme from The Sand Pebbles.

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 1:21 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

I was searching (unsuccessfully) for a thread where someone declared that the "love theme" from "The Wind And The Lion" was the BEST "love theme" by Jerry Goldsmith, which I didn't agree with at all -- I could easily think of 10 or more that I felt were better, and I was glad to find this old thread where some of you seem to agree with me! Glad "The Sand Pebbles" and "Islands In The Stream" were cited!

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 1:27 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

'Katya' from THE RUSSIA HOUSE. Melodic and gorgeous.

Exactly this...

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 1:37 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Wow! I didn't chime in on this? Must have been working a lot in 2005.

How about the love themes that have minimal purpose in the story but are really good, COMA and CAPRICORN ONE.

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 2:52 PM   
 By:   Krakatoa   (Member)

Love Theme from "Forever Young" and "The Piper Dreams" from "The Omen"

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 3:59 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

A tossup between "And Then We Were Lovers" (from "The Sand Pebbles") and "Free To Love Again" (from "Q.B.VII").

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 5:16 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

THE MUMMY (the choral version over the end credits is especially lovely)

THE SHADOW

THE VANISHING/GLADIATOR

INNERSPACE (can't beat that variation when Tuck sees the fetus of his child)

KING SOLOMON'S MINES

OUTLAND (though sparingly used, its rendition in "Final Message" is gorgeous)

And I totally agree with the MASADA love theme, "Ilia's Theme" and "The Trees".

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 6:41 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Like so many fine film composers Jerry had a large arsenal of beautiful love themes or beautiful themes that were not necessarily love themes[end of Logan's run as example] that to me it would be so hard to narrow it down without the list not being in the dozens and dozens. We can agree he was a great melodic composer as well as a great composer. Now may I add one I think was not mention, the incredibly pretty and haunting theme from SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 3:09 PM   
 By:   tony.carty   (Member)

Please forgive a shameless plug, but here’s a radio programme that featured 10 of them.
http://www.mixcloud.com/secklowsoundtracks/soundtracks-38-10-feb-2013-romance-and-jerry-goldsmith/
Happy movie listening – Tony Carty

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 3:18 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Okay, "Strap of Love" Dante and Lili's LOVE THEME from THE SALAMANDER has definitely got to be in there!

Hold on to your hernia belts!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBIofK6r8uc

The First Take for those strong enough:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOu9b631cuo&feature=c4-overview&list=UUvhLBKfFxfNI4SOQNBRuBZg

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 3:37 PM   
 By:   batman&robin   (Member)

FOREVER YOUNG

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 9:16 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)



"And We Were Lovers", The Sand Pebbles

 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2013 - 1:03 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

edwzoomom:"And We Were Lovers", The Sand Pebbles

Yes, a few of us have already cited that one. Love the instrumental version on the soundtrack as well as some compilations that Goldsmith conducted himself, and Matt Monro's vocal of it is wonderful.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2013 - 7:35 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

edwzoomom:"And We Were Lovers", The Sand Pebbles

Yes, a few of us have already cited that one. Love the instrumental version on the soundtrack as well as some compilations that Goldsmith conducted himself, and Matt Monro's vocal of it is wonderful.


Lawrence Welk's orchestra performed it on one of his show's and one of the guys played one of those mini-piano flute things that you blow into.

A Melodica is what they are called.

Here's Lawrence and the Band:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAzaSTcoHck

 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2013 - 7:58 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Sleeping with the Enemy.

Technically, I guess it's not really a love theme but really just a theme for the main character but it also kinda works as a love theme for the new dude in her life.

Anyways, I love that theme. As much as I love Jerry, sometimes his love themes get saccharine sweet. Sleeping with the Enemy has just a pinch of sadness that keeps it more grounded.


I agree with The Mummy also. The love theme as it appears in the end credits is sublime.

 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2013 - 10:18 PM   
 By:   Hadrian   (Member)

Ilia's Theme from STAR TREK THE MOTION PICTURE. To me, one of the most beautiful themes ever written.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2013 - 10:26 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Amongst my favourites are;

Raggedy Man (wistful and bittersweet, just how I like em)
Magic (see above) smile
Flim Flam Man (it's the main theme too, but when he rearranges it for that lovely scene between Sue Lyon and Michael Sarrazin, it just swoons)
Ballad Of Cable Hogue (Butterfly Mornings and Wait For Me Sunrise..I love em both)
Logan's Run (it was my mums favourite theme by Jerry...I love it cos she loved it)
Powder (not sure if it qualifies, but it is LOVEly)

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2013 - 11:34 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Hadrian: Re: Ilia's Theme from STAR TREK THE MOTION PICTURE. To me, one of the most beautiful themes ever written.

Totally agree. In another thread, started by someone who (misguidedly) felt that the love theme from "The Wind And The Lion" was Goldsmith's best love theme, I also cited it, along with several others I felt were far better than what Goldsmith wrote for "Wind." One could put together a gorgeous compilation of just the gorgeous love themes of Jerry Goldsmith. Would make a nice playlist!

 
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