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 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 8:58 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

Watched this film again tonight and I always enjoyed much of this score especially this last scene. Some of Zimmer's best music IMO

And here's a Goldsmith example too

And a Williams example (geez what a terrific final cue)

And Alex North

Couldn't leave out Herrmann

Or Elfman

Akira Ifukube

John Barry

 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 9:11 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

THE DARK CRYSTAL (Jones) for sure! Just stunning!

 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 9:21 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

THE DARK CRYSTAL-83- Agree, one of my favorites.

 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 10:52 PM   
 By:   Regie   (Member)

I have that CD of the music of Bernard Herrmann - it's wonderful and very well recorded!!

The final scene of "Spartacus" - the music is far better than the film, IMO. The love story is double order of cheese!!

How about this for arguably the greatest ending of any film in any country: from 1'45" - what an image!!! (Forget the foreign dialogue, the shocking sound quality on U-Tube and the fact that the wind on the ship is blowing in the wrong direction!!)

And I had the chance to meet Mamoulian in 1973 and passed it up (he was sitting in the next office to mine) because I hadn't heard of him. (Primal scream!).

 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 6:25 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Doesnt come much better than the legendary last 20 mins of GBU.

Morricone/Leone masterpiece

 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 6:44 AM   
 By:   YOR The Hunter From The Future   (Member)

John William's "E.T." final music is simply breathtaking.

Impossible not to cry like a baby.

 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 7:54 AM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

Sleepy Hollow- Elfman. love the final with the camera moving up as we hear a very obvious adr line from Depp's character

 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 8:22 AM   
 By:   MutualRevolver   (Member)

The ending of "Heat" is musically unforgettable


 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 8:43 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

The House Raising from NIMH.

 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 8:59 AM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

Williams - ET is as good as it gets.

Legrand - The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Goldsmith - Forever Young, Rudy

Horner - The Land Before Time, Searching for Bobby Fischer

Zimmer - The Da Vinci Code, League of Their Own

These are just off the top of my head.

 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 9:02 AM   
 By:   jacky   (Member)

Rain man - end music of Hans Zimmer

 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 9:19 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

In 1954's "The Egyptian" (20th Century-Fox, directed by Michael Curtiz), an aged Sinuhe (Edmund Purdom), living in exile for decades, is writing his final words on papyrus hoping that his son will one day find it and read of his father's life.

As he is narrating, Alfred Newman's theme and Ken Darby's choral work enhance what he is saying, and when he dies, quill in hand, the music and voices rise into one of the screen's most majestic finales.

Alfred Newman and Bernard Herrmann collaborated on this score. For me, it's the greatest "collaboration" in film music history and the music is wholly homogenous and fits the film like a glove.

 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 9:59 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

Two that have always haunted me:

The closing of Seven Days in May:

President Jordan Lyman's gives a broadcast address after surviving a near coup, the tv announcer says "The President of the United States" - and then Jerry Goldsmith's final drumroll provides a deeply unsettling end to what should ostensibly be a happy, or at least grimly triumphant, ending.

The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean:

Miss Lillie Langtry visits the Judge's bar (now a kind of museum) and we hear him read his last letter to her - with Maurice Jarre's brilliant theme slowly growing and then unwinding away under the credits.

"My dearest Lillie: I take pen in hand to write to you for this very last time. I wish to tell you that although I've never seen you, or heard the sound of your voice, I have carried you with me in my heart always....I wish to say lastly, it has been an honor to adore you. God willing, sometime in this life or afterwards, I may yet stand in your light and declare myself, forever and ever, your ardent admirer and champion...Judge Roy Bean."

 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 11:52 AM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

John William's "E.T." final music is simply breathtaking.

Impossible not to cry like a baby.


 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   KT   (Member)


 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 12:12 PM   
 By:   YOR The Hunter From The Future   (Member)

Another breathtaking finale is the one from "Powder".

Goldsmith's music makes every hair stand up!

 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 12:19 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

James Newton Howard's Unbreakable is one that's always stuck with me.


 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 12:32 PM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

Can't believe that nobody has yet mentioned Herrmann's scoring of the final scene to CITIZEN KANE. Just thinking about the words "Rosebud" etched on the sled and how they are consumed by the flames, obliterated forever, backed by Herrmann's absolutely frighteningly heartbreaking powerhouse cue sends shivers down my spine just thinking about it.

 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 12:38 PM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

John William's "E.T." final music is simply breathtaking.

Impossible not to cry like a baby.


Also agree...:-)

 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 2:38 PM   
 By:   Rnelson   (Member)

Does the ending truly have top be great? I mean, I so want to add The Final Conflict to this but the finale is pretty ridiculous (it's not even biblical and this is supposedly based on that).

But that music... that music!

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