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 Posted:   May 3, 2020 - 2:44 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

I like ST. ELMO'S FIRE, BABY BOOM, FOR KEEPS, ROCKY V and HAPPY NEW YEAR! What about you guys?

 
 Posted:   May 3, 2020 - 2:51 PM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Gonna go with ANGEL HEART by Trevor Jones.Haunting stuff.
Also possibly one of my favourite tracks ever..’Kings Cross/ following Anderson’ from MONA LISA. By Michael Kamen. When the sax kicks in..wow!

 
 
 Posted:   May 3, 2020 - 3:04 PM   
 By:   TheIrishman   (Member)

John Barry: Body Heat

 
 Posted:   May 3, 2020 - 3:10 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

John Barry: Body Heat

I'll second that nomination, and add also Art Pepper's amazing sax work in Jerry Fielding's score for THE ENFORCER -- listen to that Main Title some time and you'll hear what I'm talking about!

 
 
 Posted:   May 3, 2020 - 3:15 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

Midnight Run by Danny Elfman.

I'm assuming that's a saxophone that's quite prominent throughout, but might be wrong as i have little idea about instruments.

 
 
 Posted:   May 3, 2020 - 3:15 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=117671&forumID=1&archive=0&pageID=1

 
 
 Posted:   May 3, 2020 - 3:23 PM   
 By:   John Black   (Member)

BODY HEAT, absolutely.

 
 Posted:   May 3, 2020 - 3:25 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

John Williams' THE RIVER.

 
 
 Posted:   May 3, 2020 - 3:30 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Hoimann's Taxi Driver.
Williams's Catch Me...Can
More Barry sax: Peggy Sue Got Married, Inside Moves

 
 Posted:   May 3, 2020 - 3:33 PM   
 By:   Tom Maguire   (Member)

Lethal Weapon. Can't beat that Michael Kamen David Sanborn collaboration.

 
 
 Posted:   May 3, 2020 - 3:35 PM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

My Demon Lover (David Newman)

 
 Posted:   May 3, 2020 - 3:43 PM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Since this question is not limited to film scores, one of my all time favorite moments of the saxophone in ANY orchestral setting occurs in THE WOODEN PRINCE by Béla Bartók, which all of a sudden features three saxophones yearning and contemplating, but never overstating their point... as great a musical (dramatic) highlighting for any instrument as I have ever heard in any composition. It is just a short musical moment.... but wow, what a moment.

 
 
 Posted:   May 3, 2020 - 3:50 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

Ronnie Lang playing alto sax on John Barry's Body Heat. This was even mention in Michael Segell's book The Devil's Horn: The Story of the Saxophone, From Noisy Novelty to King of Cool

 
 Posted:   May 3, 2020 - 4:47 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Jonathan Elias - Two Moon Junction (sax by Michael Brecker)
Jonathan Elias, Alex Lasarenko, Fritz Doddy - Streetwise (sax by Andy Snitzer)
Jonathan Elias - Tales From The Crypt, episode The Sacrifice
Sylvester Levay - Stalking Laura
Tim Truman - South Central
Christopher Franke - Raven
Pino Donaggio - Passion
David Foster - St Elmos Fire
Trevor Jones - Sea Of Love

 
 
 Posted:   May 3, 2020 - 4:49 PM   
 By:   Steven Lloyd   (Member)

My three favorites, alphabetically by film title (meaning no attempt to list by preference):

BODY HEAT - John Barry; Ronnie Lang, soloist
THE HOT ROCK - Quincy Jones; Gerry Mulligan, soloist
THE RUSSIA HOUSE - Jerry Goldsmith; Branford Marsalis, soloist

I love those for what the solos contribute to the character of the respective films, as well as for the beauty of the individual performances.

 
 
 Posted:   May 3, 2020 - 5:04 PM   
 By:   mark_so   (Member)

The Conversation, Gene Hackman (accompanied by David Shire)

 
 
 Posted:   May 3, 2020 - 6:15 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Favorite use...that's the point...here is mine...the role, the actor, the sax...b&w...take it from the top:

 
 
 Posted:   May 3, 2020 - 6:37 PM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

Would Waxman’s A Place in the Sun count? I don’t remember how extensively it’s used in the actual film, but do know the saxophone is very effectively used in the concert suite.

 
 Posted:   May 3, 2020 - 6:40 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Montenegro's Hurry Sundown, anyone?

 
 
 Posted:   May 3, 2020 - 7:03 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Like Henry in the first post, when I think of "sax" in a film score, I immediately hear BABY BOOM and ST. ELMO'S FIRE. And I like those a lot. Right now they are my faves. And definitely Bill Conti's CAGNEY & LACEY TV Theme (the Sax parts), to be sure!

Anybody feeling "Horn"y? I'd buy all of these fabulous musicians a beer! And that guy on tambourine at 1:09 is surely earning his beer!

Here you go!

 
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