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 Posted:   Sep 17, 2021 - 7:47 AM   
 By:   other tallguy   (Member)

It's probably Star Wars.

Star Wars / Star Trek: The Motion Picture / Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan / Superman / probably The Empire Strikes Back.

I'm a little embarrassed that I was introduced to all of these between the age of 8 and 13. It's so cliche.

But if I had to pick my "desert island" score it almost has to be Star Wars. Even over Empire and Superman. Sorry, Star Trek.

 Posted:   Sep 17, 2021 - 9:39 AM   
 By:   John Black   (Member)

An easy question for me:

OBSESSION by Bernard Herrmann.

 Posted:   Sep 17, 2021 - 9:46 AM   
 By:   Totoro   (Member)

Impossible to say since time is not over.

 Posted:   Sep 17, 2021 - 10:06 AM   
 By:   follow me   (Member)

OHMSS will forever be my favourite soundtrack!

 Posted:   Sep 17, 2021 - 10:51 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

The OP did ask for your single favourite score that you would bring to a deserted island to be fair.

Good the Bad and the Ugly. It's got everything. Even a track called the desert.

 Posted:   Sep 17, 2021 - 5:43 PM   
 By:   robertmro   (Member)

The Charge of the Light Brigade - Max Steiner

 Posted:   Sep 19, 2021 - 3:16 PM   
 By:   jkruppa   (Member)

It's probably The Empire Strikes Back for me. There is not a track I put up with, or even skip*, to get to a better one. I enjoy every moment of it.

I used to have a tie for second favorite between ALIEN and Star Trek: The Motion Picture, but Star Trek really is the closest of seconds for me.

I recently had to evacuate to Houston from New Orleans for Hurricane Ida and on my drive there and the drive back, one of the things I played was the Empire score (re-edited to match how it was used in the film). I agree, not a track to skip, and I can see the movie unfolding as the music plays, which is a tribute to how many times I've seen the film and how many times I've listened to this music.

I've started writing a little music for microbudget films and more than any other, Goldsmith's score for Chinatown has been the one I return to again and again for inspiration. So it's probably a tie between those two for me.

 Posted:   Sep 19, 2021 - 4:16 PM   
 By:   sotall   (Member)

The Charge of the Light Brigade - Max Steiner

At least this is one of the right composers from the era of great film music and one soundtrack close to the top. But the best for me is a tie with Steiner - King Kong, and Korngold - Robin Hood.

 Posted:   Sep 21, 2021 - 11:59 AM   
 By:   johnonymous86   (Member)

Across the board favorite is almost impossible to pick for me. I could say the obvious like Empire Strikes Back because it really is a high water mark of film music composition and I've listened to it soooo many times.

If I was stuck on a deserted island, I'd be very happy to have that score to listen to.

Is it my FAVORITE tho?

First Blood and ST:TMP get just as much air time--so does Total Recall to be fair. And Batman, and Something Wicked This Way Comes, and Conan The Barbarian, and Jurassic Park. I could go on.

I just can't pick a favorite...

But, if I was stuck a deserted island, I'd be very happy to have any of those scores to listen to.

 Posted:   Sep 21, 2021 - 12:20 PM   
 By:   gsteven   (Member)

THE EGYPTIAN - Newman AND Herrmann, what could be better?

 Posted:   Sep 21, 2021 - 3:47 PM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)


 Posted:   Sep 21, 2021 - 4:24 PM   
 By:   Valiant65   (Member)

There are several that got my Soundtrack Collecting started.

But the one that declared itself with a new composer to watch was...

The Reivers by John Williams.

I'm glad that he fulfilled his promise and continued turning out stellar work.

I cherish my LP and the Masters Film Music CD release from 1990 that was produced by a young Robert Townson, with great cover art by Robert Peak.

And not forgetting that great suite on the Music For Stage and Screen (1994) with narration by Burgess Meredith.

This is a score that never over stays its welcome. Favorite track is #3 "Road to Memphis".

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