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 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 11:40 PM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32TqK2_V5Us

Play this quiz and see how many you get. But what I REALLY want to know is - as you listened to this, which clip "popped" out from the others, making you go, "God DAMN, that is good stuff!"


I am asking this to see if anyone says the same thing that I said.

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 12:12 AM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

Well, I have a lot of mistakes for several reasons:
1 - I don't like westerns, so the only one which I guess was Magnificent 7 (thanks to Moonraker! big grin). Same with scary thrillers like Saw.
2 - I don't like Zimmer & Co. scores, also T. Newman is not in my favorite list, so I guess only Lion King
3 - Where are a lot of films that I don't see at all (yes, it's my bad, I know it) - ##51-56, for ex.
4 - Also I don't notice music in modern animation films - that's why I don't guess Ice Age or Finding Nemo.
5 - And final - Lord of The Ring is so epic, that I can't separate video from audio - that's why I can't guess it too wink

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

I only got a very embarrassing 14, with my biggest shame being, for "Dances With Wolves," I jotted down "Wyatt Earp?," knowing, of course, that it WASN'T "Wyatt Earp."

Which one "popped"? Well, the first, Williams' "Star Wars," seemed to hit me in the face, and later it was Elmer Bernstein's "The Magnificent 7" that seemed to really sizzle. Frankly, I'm sure that each of us here could make our own list of 60 brief soundtrack clips that WE could name but the person who made this list probably couldn't!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 12:46 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

This test was fun. I wish a list of movies was published at the end as I'm not sure of a few of my answers, but I felt I got about 25 or so correct. The one that popped out for me was the John Dunbar cue. Usually that theme in the movie is slow, but one time Barry rocks that cue, and this youtube used that one.

I'd love to see Jeff Bond and Lukas take this test. Maybe they could post almost all the answers if not all of them.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 12:58 PM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

I got 49

I don't think it was that hard and I expect a few people here would get all 60.

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 12:59 PM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

51

I love Thomas Newman but I missed some. They sound so similar... smile

btw, JAWS theme or MAGNIFICENT 7 at the same level of difficulty as ICE AGE music? and WILLOW's theme at "expert" level?

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 3:13 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Re: This test was fun. I wish a list of movies was published at the end as I'm not sure of a few of my answers, but I felt I got about 25 or so correct. The one that popped out for me was the John Dunbar cue. Usually that theme in the movie is slow, but one time Barry rocks that cue, and this youtube used that one.

I'd love to see Jeff Bond and Lukas take this test. Maybe they could post almost all the answers if not all of them.


Joan: You didn't see this?

CHILDISH:

#1 - Star Wars

#2 - Once upon a time in the west

#3 - Simpsons - The Movie

#4 - Ghostbusters

#5 - Beverly Hills Cop

#6 - Pink Panther

#7 - Star Trek

#8 - Terminator 2

#9 - Mission Impossible

#10 - Lion King

EASY:

#11 - Pulp Fiction

#12 - The Boat

#13 - Pirates Of The Caribbean

#14 - Jurassic Park

#15 - Titanic

#16 - Hatari

#17 - 1492 - Conquest Of Paradise

#18 - The Godfather

#19 - Raiders Of The Lost Ark

#20 - Lord Of The Rings

AMATEUR:

#21 - Ice Age

#22 - Back To Future

#23 - Halloween

#24 - Forrest Gump

#25 - A Fistful Of Dollars

#26 - Jaws

#27 - Harry Potter

#28 - Battlestar Galactica

#29 - The Magnificent Seven

#30 - Gladiator

AVERAGE:

#31 - Home Alone

#32 - Saw

#33 - American Beauty

#34 - A Beautiful Mind

#35 - Inception

#36 - Road To Perdition

#37 - My Name is Nobody

#38 - The Blade Runner

#39 - Lawrence Of Arabia

#40 - The Rock

TRICKY:

#41 - The Shawshank Redemption

#42 - Finding Nemo

#43 - Judge Dredd

#44 - Dances With Wolves

#45 - Pearl Harbor

#46 - Rain Man

#47 - The Black Hole

#48 - The Bodyguard

#49 - True Lies

#50 - Aliens

EXPERT:

#51 - Polar Express

#52 - Willow

#53 - Army Of Darkness

#54 - The Aviator

#55 - Urban Legend

#56 - The Abyss

#57 - Nightmare Before Christmas

#58 - Signs

#59 - The Green Mile

#60 - Spider Man

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 3:42 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

While I'm not questioning anybody's claims here, I find it hard that anyone got more than 45. Cues from films like the following stumped me:

1492
Das Boat
Ice Age
Halloween
Home Alone
Saw
Inception
My Name Is Nobody
The Rock
Judge Dredd
Army of Darkness
The Aviator
Urban Legend
The Abyss
Nightmare Before Christmas
Signs
Spider Man

And I even have some of those films in my collection! I'm quite impressed.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 4:01 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Ron, it didn't show up on the youtube when I watched it or I left it too soon. Thank you for posting it. Now I'll check my answers. Gracias!

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 4:21 PM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

An easy thing to miss, Joan. The results were hidden beyond a "Show more results" link.

A flawed test...way too much Zimmer & Co. I got about 40.
But seriously, how can anyone put "1492 the Conquest of Paradise" in the "easy" column and "Nightmare Before Xmas" in "expert"?

The pattern for me was very easy to see as to what I missed and what I got. I missed films I don't care for and scores I don't like. In most cases, the ones I missed were both.

For example I missed the following that are both films I dislike with scores I dislike:
1492 The Conquest of Paradise
Forrest Gump
Home Alone
A Beautiful Mind
Road to Perdition
The Rock
Pearl Harbor
The Bodyguard
Willow
Signs
Saw

I was surprised that there were only 2 films I didn't see: Polar Express & Urban Legend. Unsurprisingly, I missed those.

Only 2 embarrassing misses for me: "Back to the Future" and "The Aviator", but I can blame the kind of poor sound for that.

As for the OPs questions. Way too many "popped" to list

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 4:30 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

To Ray Worley, re: "I missed films I don't care for and scores I don't like. In most cases, the ones I missed were both."

I totally agree. If I don't care for a film or its music, I don't dwell on it, nor do I have an aural photographic memory for all soundtracks I may have been exposed to in my life. I could bring out 15 seconds each of "Stevie" and "Love And Pain And The Whole Damn Thing" and "Sheila Levine Is Dead And Living In New York" and 57 others and probably stump some of those here.

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 4:36 PM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

To Ron H.:
Exactly. Based on what I can deduce from the taste of the quiz' creator, I could also easily come up with a quiz of my favorites and I bet he/she would score a 0.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 5:05 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

There were about 10 I didn't get, I think (I didn't keep track).

I'm surprised HATARI is placed in the easy category. Sure, many people may recognize the famous "Baby Elephant Walk", but do they make the jump from that to HATARI? I'm not sure.

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 6:21 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Thor: I think they do. People of MY generation (growing up in the late 50s and early 60s) very much associate "Baby Elephant Walk" with John Wayne's "Hatari," and I said both titles as soon as I heard the first notes.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2013 - 8:00 AM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

51

I love Thomas Newman but I missed some. They sound so similar... smile

btw, JAWS theme or MAGNIFICENT 7 at the same level of difficulty as ICE AGE music? and WILLOW's theme at "expert" level?



I asked which one "pops" and I see you agreed with what I was thinking...... 51 - The Polar Express. Wow, what a beautiful score!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2013 - 8:10 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Thor: I think they do. People of MY generation (growing up in the late 50s and early 60s) very much associate "Baby Elephant Walk" with John Wayne's "Hatari," and I said both titles as soon as I heard the first notes.

Maybe, but I'm not too sure about the younger generation. Neither about the familiarity outside the US. It's like one of those themes many have heard, but can't quite place.

I'm not sure people over here would catch it unless they were film/film music geeks like myself.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2013 - 8:43 AM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

I'm ashamed to report that I identified only 19 of them. When I read the answers I knew why. I haven't seen many of the films on the list. I guess I'm stuck in classic film land and was expecting to hear themes by Korngold, Rosza, Tiomkin, Herrmann, etc!

 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2013 - 8:43 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

KENNEN SIE DAS THEMA?!? NEIN?!? JA?!? WIESO NICHT?!? big grin

DER ZAHL SCHWEIGT UND GENIE├čT!!!

 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2013 - 8:58 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Re: Thor: I think they do. People of MY generation (growing up in the late 50s and early 60s) very much associate "Baby Elephant Walk" with John Wayne's "Hatari," and I said both titles as soon as I heard the first notes.

Maybe, but I'm not too sure about the younger generation. Neither about the familiarity outside the US. It's like one of those themes many have heard, but can't quite place.

I'm not sure people over here would catch it unless they were film/film music geeks like myself.


Thor:

Again, I'm agreeing with you that most people here in their 20s and 30s and 40s WOULDN'T have made the connection -- while many in MY generation would. As I look at some of the titles, I see a number that I would never have a reason to remember. Even "Judge Dredd," certainly not a favorite film of mine, I have its soundtrack CD on my shelf because I found a cheap and unopened copy of it and its composer, Alan Silvestri, caught my eye, but don't think I've ever even played it. "Terminator 2"? Have all 3 "Terminators" on DVD and Blu-ray, but never paid much attention to their music. "Ice Age"? I have very little interest in animation beyond an occasional Disney or "South Park" title. I could go on and on about why I had little reason to remember several of those 60, just like many of the readers here might not recognize an aria from "Lakme" or "The Tales of Hoffman" or "La Rondine," or, for that matter, the 1st piano concerto of Sergei Bortkiewicz, which I would immediately be able to place. I had little reason to remember many of those 60 and suspect that several here didn't either. But the quiz was fun, if a little frustrating, and my compliments to those who DID do well on it!

 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2013 - 9:02 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Not familiar with Hatari the movie (I did order the intrada release for Urs, hence I know Mancini wrote it for that), but I associate Mancini's baby elephant walk with Stephen King's Cell. smile

 
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