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 Posted:   Mar 29, 2014 - 1:39 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

(1) Disney's Sleepy Beauty
(2) Superman Returns - Yes, I said it. Deal with it! wink

 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2014 - 10:05 PM   
 By:   The Projectionist   (Member)

James Horner's famous Danger Motif adapted from Serge Rachmaninoff's first symphony.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2014 - 3:42 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Marvin Hamlisch's adaptations of Scott Joplin's rags for THE STING.

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2014 - 3:50 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Michael Convertino arrangement of Arvo Part's "Mirror in Mirror" from MOTHER NIGHT

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2014 - 3:50 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Marvin Hamlisch's adaptations of Scott Joplin's rags for THE STING.

Did he really do much "adapting"?

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2014 - 3:51 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

(1) Disney's Sleepy Beauty
(2) Superman Returns - Yes, I said it. Deal with it! wink

l
its SLEEPing
smile

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2014 - 3:53 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

(1) Disney's Sleepy Beauty
(2) Superman Returns - Yes, I said it. Deal with it! wink

l
its SLEEPing
smile


LOL, good catch. Stuuupid typo's.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2014 - 4:15 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Marvin Hamlisch's adaptations of Scott Joplin's rags for THE STING.

Did he really do much "adapting"?



Well, given that Joplin's pieces were written for solo piano, I think we can credit all THE STING's orchestral versions to Hamlisch.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2014 - 4:19 PM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

For 1993's Chaplin, John Barry adapted Smile. One of my favorite pieces of music.

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2014 - 4:57 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Marvin Hamlisch's adaptations of Scott Joplin's rags for THE STING.

Did he really do much "adapting"?



Well, given that Joplin's pieces were written for solo piano, I think we can credit all THE STING's orchestral versions to Hamlisch.


Actually most of the arrangements were done by Gunther Schuller.

http://books.google.com/books?id=L2_mcLYJA1sC&pg=PA187&lpg=PA187&dq=Gunther+Schuller+the+sting&source=bl&ots=kwKHZ14V79&sig=X520RsgXKEGJO2MVUSeTel8cjXk&hl=en&sa=X&ei=7K84U_nxObSqsQSetIHgCw&ved=0CEIQ6AEwAzgK#v=onepage&q=Gunther%20Schuller%20the%20sting&f=false

Hamlisch just composed couple of non-Joplin pieces and played the piano in the performances.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2014 - 6:19 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Marvin Hamlisch's adaptations of Scott Joplin's rags for THE STING.

Did he really do much "adapting"?



Well, given that Joplin's pieces were written for solo piano, I think we can credit all THE STING's orchestral versions to Hamlisch.


Actually most of the arrangements were done by Gunther Schuller.

http://books.google.com/books?id=L2_mcLYJA1sC&pg=PA187&lpg=PA187&dq=Gunther+Schuller+the+sting&source=bl&ots=kwKHZ14V79&sig=X520RsgXKEGJO2MVUSeTel8cjXk&hl=en&sa=X&ei=7K84U_nxObSqsQSetIHgCw&ved=0CEIQ6AEwAzgK#v=onepage&q=Gunther%20Schuller%20the%20sting&f=false

Hamlisch just composed couple of non-Joplin pieces and played the piano in the performances.



I stand corrected.

Best adaptation: Gunther Schuller's adaptations of Scott Joplin's rags for THE STING

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2014 - 6:35 PM   
 By:   Dyfrynt   (Member)

Wagner's (mostly) music in Excalibur.
How can 2001 not be on this list yet!

p.s. Yes, Superman Returns has a fabulous score. Not the music's fault that almost nobody liked the movie.

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2014 - 7:22 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Some examples that spring to mind:

I think Horner actually did a better job arranging the Romeo and Juliet segment in the cue "Stealing the Enterprise" from STIII: TSfS.

If we're not talking about classical music only and can talk score, I'm a fan of what Nile Rogers did on "Beverl Hills Cop 3". I think it's actually better than the first two film scores. I love what he did with the theme as an action piece; as I recall, it was two or three times in the film, with a nexample being when he was sneaking into the underground system at Wonderworld.

William Kidd did this nice orchestral score with some big moments, for the animated film "The King and I", based on the music by Richard Rogers. I don't think it's been released.

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2014 - 7:31 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

If we're not talking about classical music only and can talk score, I'm a fan of what Nile Rogers did on "Beverl Hills Cop 3". I think it's actually better than the first two film scores. I love what he did with the theme as an action piece; as I recall, it was two or three times in the film, with a nexample being when he was sneaking into the underground system at Wonderworld.


I thought I was the only one who liked that orchestral version of 'Axel F'.

In that spirit, Brian May's rendition of Charles Bernstein's NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET theme in FREDDY'S DEAD is marvelous.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2014 - 7:48 PM   
 By:   Jon C   (Member)

As much as I don't care for the whole score, I did rather like Zimmer's take on Puccini's March of the Swiss Soldiers in the Lone Ranger

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2014 - 1:55 AM   
 By:   Dr Lenera   (Member)

I like Carl Davis's silent film scores based on classical music, but I love especially his Rimsky-Korsakov adaptations for The Thief Of Bagdad, really makes it the best version of the 1924 film [that I've seen, anyway], contributes much of that Arabian Nights magic!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2014 - 8:37 AM   
 By:   thommy   (Member)

for me without a doubt it's Superman 2 by Ken Thorne. Absolutly wonderfull and thanks to FSM and Lukas Kendall for the Bleu Box!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2014 - 8:48 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Bill Conti did an excellent job of butchering Shostakovich's fifth and seventh symphonies for ESCAPE (to Victory).

However, the best adaptation might be James Horner's hijacking of a snatch of the former for CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER, not because I approve of its uncredited use, but because it sounds as if it's just part of a longer Horner track. Which I'm sure was the intention.

 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2014 - 3:43 PM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

If we're not talking about classical music only and can talk score, I'm a fan of what Nile Rogers did on "Beverl Hills Cop 3". I think it's actually better than the first two film scores. I love what he did with the theme as an action piece; as I recall, it was two or three times in the film, with a nexample being when he was sneaking into the underground system at Wonderworld.


I thought I was the only one who liked that orchestral version of 'Axel F'.


I would LOVE a release of BEVERLY HILLS COP 3, even ahead of the first two. I think the film is underrated as well.

In that spirit, Brian May's rendition of Charles Bernstein's NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET theme in FREDDY'S DEAD is marvelous.

I like J. Peter Robinson's versions in NEW NIGHTMARE as well.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1y8O9VkIOQ

www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiFK-eBKH8Q

 
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