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 Posted:   Oct 18, 2011 - 10:27 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

DR Jekyll and Sister Hyde-72-David Witaker delivers a very pretty opening theme waltz and a dramatic end theme .

A great score that needs a release, announced by GDI but never materialised.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2011 - 10:30 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

Gorgeous theme...



Where's Ursula?


And this pop version of Paul Ferris beautiful theme...

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2011 - 4:36 PM   
 By:   MMM   (Member)

Almost every Universal-International sci-fi/horror movie of the 1950s had gorgeous music in it, whether written for those pictures or re-used from earlier ones. Mancini wrote some lovely underscore for the pastoral moments in CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, the swimming sequences in THE CREATURE WALKS AMONG US, and his love theme in the latter (not "former," as I originally and erroneously stated) is as pretty as any of his popular love songs, one reason why Universal re-used the theme in subsequent pictures. Herman Stein wrote a beautiful love theme for THIS ISLAND EARTH, and his cue "Exeter's Mansion" in that same film is radiant. William Lava wrote some very pretty themes for REVENGE OF THE CREATURE, and Stein's closing music for THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN is more glorious and triumphant than it is "pretty," but I find it to be one of the most beautiful musical moments in any motion picture -- sci-fi/horror or otherwise.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2011 - 5:42 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Yes indeed you said it, and if it is alright, a little later i will list more pretty music from Universal genre films out of the fifties.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2011 - 5:45 PM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

Almost every Universal-International sci-fi/horror movie of the 1950s had gorgeous music in it, whether written for those pictures or re-used from earlier ones. Mancini wrote some lovely underscore for the pastoral moments in CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, the swimming sequences in THE CREATURE WALKS AMONG US, and his love theme in the former is as pretty as any of his popular love songs, one reason why Universal re-used the theme in subsequent pictures. Herman Stein wrote a beautiful love theme for THIS ISLAND EARTH, and his cue "Exeter's Mansion" in that same film is radiant. William Lava wrote some very pretty themes for REVENGE OF THE CREATURE, and Stein's closing music for THE INCREDIBLY SHRINKING MAN is more glorious and triumphant than it is "pretty," but I find it to be one of the most beautiful musical moments in any motion picture -- sci-fi/horror or otherwise.

Agree on stein and incredible shrinking man

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2011 - 5:46 PM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

Michael Nyman's GATTACA is gorgeous music....

Right on the money. I feel bad for not including it in my big YouTube bomb a few days ago. I would volunteer track 3, "The One Moment," as it's short and so very, very sweet. But track 23, "The Departure," is such a perfect amalgam of what the music builds to and it is more readily available on YouTube as opposed to track 3, sooo...



Yes but also has much sadness to it.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2011 - 5:47 PM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

I've always loved Russell Garcia's theme for the primitive Weena in George Pal's The Time Machine adaptation. It's rather lovely, don't you think?



The 1899 scenes with theme slowed down are always tied to how I picture 19th century ended. Tied to that era for me. Was one of those moments seeing it that changed me and made me interested in era. And the music did it.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2011 - 5:54 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

The score from the remake of The time machine had some pretty moments in the score as well.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2011 - 9:54 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

As i promise some other nice music from Universal genre films in the 50' s include the end theme from It came from outer space-53- The wonderful climbing theme from The mole people-56-, a small romantic interlude piece from The deadly mantis-57-Cult of the cobra-55- had some tender cues etc etc etc.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2011 - 10:33 PM   
 By:   felix_kreuter   (Member)

The House by the Cemetery (Walter Rizzati) also one of my favorites



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aUNPEFimQ8&feature=player_detailpage

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2011 - 9:53 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Iceman-84, had a nice score by Bruce Smeaton.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2011 - 10:01 AM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

The score from the remake of The time machine had some pretty moments in the score as well.

Agree but not enough of them and the victorian scenes were accurate or felt like it but london is the gold standard for me for that time period

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2011 - 5:55 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

The sender-82- a fine pretty haunting theme by Trevor Jones.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2011 - 10:00 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Torture garden-67- Nice opening carnival theme.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2011 - 10:36 PM   
 By:   MMM   (Member)

"As i promise some other nice music from Universal genre films in the 50' s include the end theme from It came from outer space-53- The wonderful climbing theme from The mole people-56-, a small romantic interlude piece from The deadly mantis-57-Cult of the cobra-55- had some tender cues etc etc etc."

Regarding the cues you mentioned above:
ICFOS: Herman Stein
MOLES: Hans Salter
MANTIS: William Lava
COBRA: Irving Gertz

Good choices!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2011 - 1:29 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

Glancing across this thread on a day off at 9:17 (in the UK) in the morning, I've just remembered a pretty bizarre thing from last night on tv, which could become a thread in itself..

During a reality show, the wife tends to watch, and I can't remember which one it was, but I'm pretty sure it was either Don't Tell the Bride (surprise weddings) or Kirstie's Handmade Britain (making tea party cakes competition, and no I'm NOT making this up!), one of my candidates for pretty horror music, from earlier in the thread turned up.

Ennio Morricone's Excorcist II the Heretic!!!!!!!!!! And no I'm not making THIS up either!!

It sounded like a cover version which leads me to suspect it was one of Silva's many, many compilations, as they proudly boast the use of for tv programmes on their very website if memory serves me. It was actually quite a nice surprise, but I think you'll all agree it was understandably a bit of a shock!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2011 - 6:18 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Horror of party beach-64- Had a nice love song called 'Summer Love'.

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2011 - 7:20 AM   
 By:   Howlin' Wolf Records   (Member)

I would definitely add Alejandro Amenabar's beautiful score for THE OTHERS. This is one of my favorite films and scores! I do not think it has been mentioned yet, if it has, I agree with anyone who adds it to this list - it is beautiful and highly effective score in setting the tone and mood for this film. The compositions are lush and emotional at times. I have a special appreciation for director/composers. Alejandro Amenabar wrote, directed, and scored this film! Why are some given all the talent ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adkVu4LpwbY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-RcntN-L-c

Well I gave up trying to figure out how to embed a youtube clip - I swore I was semi-intelligent until I tried following the directions here to embed youtube haha. I am blind to the grey box to the right of the vid clip. I also tried every derivation of the url in the share/embed link that I could configure. Anyway, the links on youtube are pasted above and very nicely detail some of the lushness of this great score.

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2011 - 7:24 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Michael Giacchino's end titles to Let Me In.

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2011 - 11:12 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

"Sidney's Lament" and its variations from Beltrami's Scream series I have always found to be lovely pieces of music in the Horror genre. Also, this cue (which includes the vocal lullaby of "Sid's Theme" and a groovy bass line) for the love scene in the first Scream...

 
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