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 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 10:09 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

We all have our favorite film composers who have done loads of scores, some in the hundreds, But what about when you come upon a score you really like from a composer who spend fleeting time in the film industry, Tonight two films a few people love is on the board WHEN THE WHALES CAME- CHRISTOPHER GUNNING- WINDWALKER- MERRILL JENSEN-Do you have some scores you love or like from such composers?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 10:13 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

LADYHAWKE-83- ANDREW POWELL- Rock artist who came up with a very enjoyable score with this epic.

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 10:17 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

EYE OF THE DEVIL - Gary McFarland - Very impressive, jazz tinged, score for unconventional fright flick.

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 10:21 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

MOON ZERO TWO - Don Ellis - Wonderfully jazzy score for space adventure - Frontier style.

Ellis wrote a score that, while relying on various jazz devices, still manages to capture the vasteness, eerieness and even the haunting beauty of space. High times for a CD release.

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 10:44 PM   
 By:   spanosdm   (Member)

My two favorites that I guess fall into this category are
Fight Club - The Dust Brothers
and of course
Tron: Legacy - Daft Punk

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 11:14 PM   
 By:   The CinemaScope Cat   (Member)

Moby Dick (1956) The only film score Philip Sainton ever wrote is terrific and makes you wish he had done more film scoring.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 11:22 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Yes the sentiment we all probably feel, why couldn't they have done more.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 11:28 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

A HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA-65-LARRY ADLER- A good score from a man who only did about 7 scores.

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 11:30 PM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

I would include Toto┬┤s DUNE.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 11:37 PM   
 By:   The CinemaScope Cat   (Member)

btw, not to nitpick but can Christopher Gunning accurately be described as a composer who has spent fleeting time in the film industry?

He made his film scoring debut in 1970 and is still active though, granted, most of his work has been in television.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 4:27 AM   
 By:   adilson   (Member)

LADYHAWKE-83- ANDREW POWELL- Rock artist who came up with a very enjoyable score with this epic.

In my opnion one of the biggest mistake on film music, this inadequate music spoils the movie.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 4:42 AM   
 By:   mrchriswell   (Member)

LADYHAWKE-83- ANDREW POWELL- Rock artist who came up with a very enjoyable score with this epic.

In my opnion one of the biggest mistake on film music, this inadequate music spoils the movie.


Everybody pisses on Ladyhawke. It's different for the genre and I like it. As to the question at hand, you gotta go with Copland and The Heiress and Of Mice and Men.

Not sure Leonard Bernstein was especially suited for films. Monster work in On the Waterfront, but the score IS a little busy at times.

Anatomy of a Murder is another. Would have liked to hear Ellington develop as a film composer during the 60s. Never saw that Sinatra picture he did.

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 5:09 AM   
 By:   Valiant65   (Member)

My vote:

Silent Running.

Composer: Peter Schickele

I've played the album to death.

It's iconic.

Wish he'd done more.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 5:14 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

LIVE AND LET DIE by George Martin!

Prolific music producer but not film composer.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 5:20 AM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

The Rosary Murders by Booby Laurel

Btw, I also like Ladyhawke.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 5:22 AM   
 By:   fleming   (Member)

"Invasion of the Body Snatchers" by jazz pianist and psychiatrist Denny Zeitlin.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 5:25 AM   
 By:   Paul Schroeder   (Member)

In the Shadow of the Moon by Philip Sheppard.

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 5:37 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

Some that spring to mind-

Ogniem I Mieczem by Kresimir Debski
Jaccquou Le Croquant by Laurent Boutonnat
Marie De Nazareth by Olivier Lliboutri
Le Batard De Dieu by Germinal Tenas

I'd never heard of them and took a chance and glad I did

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 5:39 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

CAREFUL HE MIGHT HEAR YOU. Ray Cooke only wrote two film scores, then he died.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 5:45 AM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

CAREFUL HE MIGHT HEAR YOU. Ray Cooke only wrote two film scores, then he died.

YUP. This one!

Also...

SKY BANDITS, GYMKATA & SCISSORS (Alfi Kabiljo)

THE QUIET EATH (John Charles)

THE WICKED LADY (Tony Banks)

TARZAN THE APE MAN (Perry Botkin Jr.)

MAKING CONTACT (Paul Gilreath)

FIRE & ICE (William Kraft)

ALASKA (Reg Powell)

IT (Richard Bellis)

JAWS 3D (Alan Parker)

... To name a few. I suppose the film work of John Corigliano would count since he isn't "prolific" in the film world?

 
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