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 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 8:53 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I'm not emotional. I'm just questioning your motives for posting in this thread.

Let's hear your five choices for Morricone, Williams and Elfman. Feel free to omit Zimmer if you will, since you hate him to High Heaven.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 8:54 AM   
 By:   c3p007   (Member)

Why don't you just pick your own list instead of undermining someone else's?

Still as touchy as ever.

I would have thought you'd changed by now... I see not. That old celebrity bighead syndrome still reigns?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 9:03 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

What are your five choices for each composer, c3p007?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 9:06 AM   
 By:   facehugger   (Member)

I'm not emotional. I'm just questioning your motives for posting in this thread.

Let's hear your five choices for Morricone, Williams and Elfman. Feel free to omit Zimmer if you will, since you hate him to High Heaven.


And I question your motives of turning this thread into another personal attack battleground.

Since you insist, I present you this: --Please read the following carefully before you throw rocks around:

Posted: Jul 15, 2013 - 4:16 PM
By: facehugger (Member)

But seriously, to answer OP's question, just stick with Zimmer's Pirates scores.

Play a combo of Jack Sparrow's theme and the Black Pearl theme from the first Pirates, followed by "Up is Down" from the third.

They're easy to hear in loud environment, have catchy themes and are totally not offensive to anyone (do you know there are people that HATE the high pitch trumpets John Williams like to use?).


And I say this with a straight face.

You can thank me later when your boss gave you a raise based on this wise decision.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 9:07 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

PIRATES is a good pick -- as one out of five films. I would probably avoid having ALL films on the menu, though. What about Morricone, Williams and Elfman?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 9:14 AM   
 By:   facehugger   (Member)

PIRATES is a good pick. What about Morricone, Williams and Elfman?

The baseline here is "don't offend the audience".

Like I said, many people (you'd be surprised!) HATE Williams' high pitch trumpet.

Many people would find Elfman too wacky and too dark. His "la la la" female choir would also be considered too heavy handed and tear jerking.

As for Moricone, just play some Rango and call it a day.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 9:28 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I think Thor has made a very good list of suggestions. For the Morricone slate, I would just choose THE LEGEND OF 1900 instead of Mission to Mars. But I guess everyone else here can better judge how much appeal a movie has had over there.


Great call on Legend of 1900 - a favourite of mine and a wonderful score and film by any measure.

Maximus - nice try on anticipating the problems, but I guess the weather's brought them all out.

TG

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 10:06 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

Yup, I'm pretty much going with Thor's list too, with a few nods to the other contributors (the helpful ones). I'm still sort of swaying on the Morricone choices (my very first thought was FISTFUL OF DOLLARS) and, as far as John Williams is concerned I'd most definitely stay away from SCHINDLER'S LIST due to its harrowing content. No problem with JAWS though. I don't think that would scare a young kid today. What about something like BLACK BEAUTY for one of the Elfmans? Not a truly benchmark movie, but a good example of his straight, beautiful, non-quirky scores. Can't comment too much on the Zimmers... yes, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN certainly.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Oh and I should mention a restriction we have for John Williams, there can't be ANY Star Wars scores and the only Indy one allowed is Crystal Skull, as George Lucas doesn't want most of his films being played on planes.


This seems like a silly restriction. I'm curious. Why should Lucas give a rat's patoot what you show, as long as he gets his money?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 12:51 PM   
 By:   facehugger   (Member)

Oh and I should mention a restriction we have for John Williams, there can't be ANY Star Wars scores and the only Indy one allowed is Crystal Skull, as George Lucas doesn't want most of his films being played on planes.


This seems like a silly restriction. I'm curious. Why should Lucas give a rat's patoot what you show, as long as he gets his money?


"Artistic integrity!"

Only if George Lucas still had any.

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 1:05 PM   
 By:   chriskepolis   (Member)

I don't know enough Elfman scores to list 5, but here are some choices for the 3 other composers:

Morricone
- Once Upon a Time in The West
- Giu' La Testa
- Le Professionel
- Once Upon a Time in America
- The Mission

Williams
- The Reivers
- Jaws 2
- Superman
- E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Zimmer
- The Rock
- Pearl Harbor
- King Arthur
- Inception
-Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 1:09 PM   
 By:   YOR The Hunter From The Future   (Member)

Morricone:

CINEMA PARADISO
THE MISSION
THE LEGEND OF 1900
ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA
GIU LA TESTA (DUCK, YOU SUCKER!)

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 1:16 PM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

Play a combo of Jack Sparrow's theme and the Black Pearl theme from the first Pirates, followed by "Up is Down" from the third.

They're easy to hear in loud environment, have catchy themes and are totally not offensive to anyone (do you know there are people that HATE the high pitch trumpets John Williams like to use?).


According to the OP, they actually won't be playing the scores, but playing the FILMS scored by those composers.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   facehugger   (Member)


According to the OP, they actually won't be playing the scores, but playing the FILMS scored by those composers.


Oh ok then just play the three Pirates movies back to back.

And even more reasons to exclude Morricone from this list. The older movies he scored (great movies) will probably bore the airline passengers to tears, as they're in such a hurry and surrounded by all kinds of noise thus will not have the patience to appreciate an older movie.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 2:45 PM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

I'm not sure about Morricone-scored films that would be popular with general flight-going audiences ("Here is your orange juice, ma'am, and you can use your armrest remote to access our current selection of inflight giallo."), but here are some ideas for the other three as far as popular, accessible films that feature a strong/strongish score of the composer's:

John Williams:
Jaws
Home Alone
Jurassic Park
Catch Me If You Can
Memoirs of a Geisha

Danny Elfman:
Batman
Mission: Impossible
Men In Black
Big Fish
Spider-Man 2

Hans Zimmer:
The Lion King
The Rock
Gladiator
Batman Begins
Kung Fu Panda

For those concerned about content: airlines censor (or don't censor) all kinds of films for language, violence, aircraft in peril, etc., so no need to worry about that.

And as I mentioned, Ennio Morricone probably won't provide you too many films popular with today's general audiences. You'd actually have a much easier time going with Jerry Goldsmith: Planet of the Apes, Alien, Star Trek, Mulan, and so on. Not sure exactly why Goldsmith should be considered high-brow but not Morricone... Otherwise, your other three choices of Williams, Elfman and Zimmer are certainly the biggest names non-film score fan moviegoers would be familiar with.

Sounds like a fun plan. Best of luck to you in getting this idea off the ground and kudos for bringing your passion of film music to your work place. Let us know what films you go with!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 3:18 PM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

And if all goes well with the composer awareness campaign, I'd push for a John Barry Bond-a-thon featuring Goldfinger, Thunderball, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Moonraker, and The Living Daylights (though four of those feature aircraft being violently destroyed!).

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 3:48 PM   
 By:   Elmo Bernstein   (Member)

Ennio Morricone:
The Mission
A Fistful Of Dollars
Once Upon A Time In The West
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

John Williams:
Jaws
Raiders
Amistad
Harry Potter #1
Catch Me If You Can

Zimmer:
Driving Miss Daisy
Black Rain
Gladiator
The Power Of One
The Lion King

I'm afraid I can't think of any films scored by Elfman worth recommending!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 3:50 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

I believe if there is any Morricone score that provides kneejerk recognition it would be THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY but it may not be good for muzak.

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 4:16 PM   
 By:   TheMarquis   (Member)

MORRICONE
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
The Mission
The Untouchables
Once Upon a Time in America

WILLIAMS
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
War Horse
Hook

ELFMAN
Edward Scissorhands
Black Beauty
Sommersby
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Sleepy Hollow

ZIMMER
The Last Samurai
The Lion King
Gladiator
Inception
Crimson Tide

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2013 - 4:33 PM   
 By:   TheFamousEccles   (Member)

While I do really like (or love) all of the scores I'm about to list, I don't know that they're my "Top 5" as much as they are scores that I think would be popular amongst people who'd listen in to your service, or catch the eye (and hopefully ear!) of people who would skim past it. Hope it helps!

John Williams:
Superman: The Movie
Catch Me if You Can
Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (if you have access to it - go for it! It would probably get quite a few listeners)
Hook (or: E.T.)

Ennio Morricone:
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
Once Upon a Time in America
Cinema Paradiso
Once Upon a Time in the West
Days of Heaven (or: The Untouchables)

Danny Elfman:
Batman Returns
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Spider-Man 2 (or: Black Beauty)
Edward Scissorhands
Alice in Wonderland (or: Beetlejuice)

Hans Zimmer:
The Thin Red Line
Black Rain (or: one of his "Pirates of the Caribbean" scores)
Man of Steel (I'm still not terribly crazy about this score, but I think it could well be one a lot of people tune into. Something about listening to Superman music on flights...)
The Lion King
Gladiator (or: either Sherlock Holmes)

And, in case you have to go to your backup...
Jerry Goldsmith:
Supergirl
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
The Blue Max
Islands in the Stream
Under Fire (or: Papillon, Players, or Air Force One)

 
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