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 Posted:   Oct 9, 2011 - 2:56 AM   
 By:   Juan Carlos García Cortés   (Member)

Two pretty genre scores came from Spanish Composer Waldo De Lois- The house that screamed-70- with Lili Palmer and Murders in the rue morgue-71- with Jason Robards and Herbert Lom, both had beautiful themes.

You mean the Argentinian Waldo de los Ríos.

He wasn't born in Spain although most of his career is for Spanish films.

He composed a nice theme for Who can kill a child, a score released several years ago by Quarter Records together with the House that screamed:


 Posted:   Oct 9, 2011 - 3:06 AM   
 By:   Juan Carlos García Cortés   (Member)

Other, the lullaby composed by Krzysztof Komeda for Rosemary's Baby


 Posted:   Oct 9, 2011 - 3:28 AM   
 By:   Jörn   (Member)

The score to SILENT RUNNING (1972) by Peter Schickle.

Everytime a relaxing pleasure to hear.

Also Cliff Martinez`s score to SOLARIS.

 Posted:   Oct 9, 2011 - 5:44 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

"Ella's Theme" from the end credits of David Shire's Monkey Shines score is achingly pretty.

 Posted:   Oct 9, 2011 - 5:51 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

James Bernard composed a number of sweet themes for his Hammer Films productions. Two of them here, for Taste the Blood of Dracula, and Scars of Dracula:

Frankenstein Created Woman has a nice theme for the lady creature too.

 Posted:   Oct 9, 2011 - 2:11 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

To Juan Carlos Garcia Cortes- Thanks Amigo, you know i was looking through books trying to get the right spelling of his name, i couldn't find it, everything i heard of Waldo i have liked, too bad he didn't do more scores., he should of hook up with Paul Naschy, and done some of his scores.

 Posted:   Oct 9, 2011 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Cujo by the great Charles Bernstein had a very pretty main theme. I've always enjoyed that one a lot.

 Posted:   Oct 9, 2011 - 2:18 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

To JORN- Nice vocal by Joan Baez from Silent Running as well.

 Posted:   Oct 9, 2011 - 2:21 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

To MR Jack-yes i forgot that one, i remember over 20 years ago when i saw Monkey's shine i was impressed by that theme, time goes by you can forget them, THANKS

 Posted:   Oct 9, 2011 - 2:35 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

James Bernard, made a career of combining sinister cues with lovely melodies, you named 3 great ones, beautiful, beautiful , beautiful, others include a Young Frankenstein theme from Curse of Frankenstein -57- Horror of Dracula- the release from Evil theme, played in all it's glory during end credits-Hound of the Baskerville-549- Love theme--Kiss of the vampire-63- main theme and other piano compositions[waltz] all so pretty,----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------She-65-[going to be on TCM IN A FEW WEEKS]his lovely main theme, the heroic theme and a very nice march through the desert theme.-Dracula Prince of Darkness-65-the sad but pretty funeral march- Dracula has risen from the grave-68-The seduction theme-Frankenstein must be destroyed-69- a forceful but very melodic main theme type march.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Frankenstein and the monster from hell-73-the beautiful violin theme[Sara theme] and the jukebox type pretty theme., etc etc etc

 Posted:   Oct 9, 2011 - 2:35 PM   
 By:   Wilfret   (Member)

This is think i the creepiest theme ever

 Posted:   Oct 9, 2011 - 2:45 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Good stuff, MR Bellis stuck basically to TV films, didn't he?

 Posted:   Oct 9, 2011 - 3:06 PM   
 By:   jeane allard   (Member)

North's 2001 Space Docking scene is really light and playful.

Horner's main title and end theme for House on Sorority Row is almost hypnotic for me.

 Posted:   Oct 9, 2011 - 3:55 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

To Jeane Allard- House of Sorority row, is that a remake of the original? because that music played earlier in this thread was the same title but music by Richard Band?

 Posted:   Oct 9, 2011 - 8:22 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Ruby -77- by Don Ellis, a pretty 40's type of pretty ballad,

 Posted:   Oct 9, 2011 - 8:47 PM   
 By:   PhiladelphiaSon   (Member)

Richard Band's Main Title for HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW is beautiful, and far superior to the film it accompanies.

 Posted:   Oct 9, 2011 - 8:59 PM   
 By:   jonnyquest   (Member)

So glad Paul Hickling and Dan the Man gave James Bernard a shout-out. Why Bernard's music isn't better-known puzzles me. Some of his melodies (IMO) are as ravishing as I've ever heard in cinema. The selections already listed are awesome, and I must add the hauntingly beautiful main theme for the 60's Hammer remake of "She" - so otherworldly, seductive and melancholy. Masterpiece stuff. Unless someone's citing it while I type this, I'd also include John William's masterful and intoxicating scores for Dracula and The Fury. Crammed with beautiful music, much of it reminds me of the same haunting lush sound, combining spooky and beauty, of Mr. Bernard. Then of course that makes me think of Bernard Herrmann, and his "The Road/Finale" from Fahrenheit 451 can push my tear button faster than Barber's Adagio. So beautiful it hurts.

 Posted:   Oct 9, 2011 - 9:04 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Sometimes, something is so popular we forget to mention it, Andrew Webber's Phantom of the opera from play to film, and those lovely ballads, a new one added to the film as well[learn to be lonely]played during end credits.

 Posted:   Oct 9, 2011 - 9:10 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

While we are on the topic let's not forget, Phantom of the opera-43- Edward Ward's pretty score, vocal and instrumental.Phantom of the opera-62 from Hammer, a lovely score by Edwin Astley, The strong version starring Robert Englund, Phantom of the opera-89- Beautiful score by Mischa Segal, have not caught up with the John Addison version yet , has anyone ?

 Posted:   Oct 9, 2011 - 9:12 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

SBD mentioned Donaggio above, but forgot MY favorite:

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