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 Posted:   May 13, 2022 - 7:52 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

My Six Greatest Film Scores of All Time:

• Titanic (OST plus 4-disc LLL set)

• Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (2-disc LLL set is sufficient)

• Time After Time (Royal Philharmonic plus the FSM OST)

• The Omega Man (version 2.0 is sufficient; 1st ed. adds the children singing)

• Superman (Blue Box or 3-disc LLL set is sufficient)

• Star Trek: The Motion Picture (2- or 3-disc LLL set is sufficient)


I'm thrilled they've all been served so well on CD. Literally the only morsel that isn't out there, that I could want, is the complete disco cue from Time After Time (heard partially in the film). It isn't much to complain about. I feel pretty lucky. I mean, I could go on and on, listing the next tier and so forth, but I've been lucky there too.

How about you: what are your absolute greatest, and is anything missing?

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2022 - 7:58 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

"Greatest" meaning in a filmhistoric sense or in a subjective point of view?

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2022 - 8:00 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

"Greatest" meaning in a filmhistoric sense or in a subjective point of view?


I mean your greatest, subjectively.

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2022 - 8:01 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Can I answer for Bill Carson?
(thanks)

STAR WARS

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2022 - 8:09 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

A related thread that I did a couple of years ago:

https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=132346&forumID=1&archive=0

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2022 - 8:15 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

That's a fine thread Thor, but the longer the list, the less it means. I'm talking about the very top, personal favorites that you're deeply attached to. Seems like a different subject to me.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2022 - 8:31 AM   
 By:   Scott McOldsmith   (Member)

If you mean my all-time favorites that I will always go back to...

Not in order they are:

Motion Pictures

Raiders of the Lost Ark
Superman
King Kong (1933)
The Empires Strikes Back
Superman
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Star Trek V
Krull
Star Trek II & III
Total Recall (1990)
Aliens
Brainstorm
Gorky Park
Back to the Future (the whole trilogy)

Television
Star Trek TOS
Space:1999 (year 2)
Lost in Space (year 1)
The Time Tunnel
V (1983-1985)
Battlestar Galactica (1978-79)
SeaQuest DSV
The Time Tunnel

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2022 - 8:38 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

I will offer the six scores I think are the greatest of all time:

John Barry - The Lion In Winter
Ennio Morricone - Once Upon A Time In The West
Ennio Morricone - Once Upon A Time In America
Ennio Morricone - The Mission
Maurice Jarre - Lawrence of Arabia
John Williams - Schindler's List

Obviously I listen to a lot more stuff by those composers on my list (and others as well) but I would say it's hard to argue against those 6 scores. I probably have a few other personal favourites that I possibly listen to more often, but I would say those mentioned I would class as the greatest.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2022 - 8:46 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

I don't know about 'greatest' film scores of all time, but I know the ones that mean most to me.

The classic era Barry Bonds, plus his other best scores like The Lion In Winter.

The Morricone westerns, plus his other best scores like The Mission.

The Herrmann Hitchcocks, plus his other best scores like The Ghost and Mrs Muir.

John Williams' Star Wars and Empire.

The Miklós Rózsa epics like Ben-Hur and King of Kings.

The best of Jerry Goldsmith, like The Omen and Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Cheers

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2022 - 8:52 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

Ben Hur
Conan(1st)
Wind and the Lion
Anthony and Cleopatra
Good Bad Ugly
Much Ado About Nothing

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2022 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   Night   (Member)

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 Posted:   May 13, 2022 - 8:56 AM   
 By:   Adam.   (Member)

  • Ben-Hur (FSM)
  • Mysterious Island (Cloud Nine)
  • The Doomsday Machine (LLL)
  • Star Wars Trilogy (RCA Victor)
  • Superman (LLL)
  • Star Trek TMP (LLL)
  • Heavy Metal (FSM)
  • Conan The Barbarian (Intrada - Varese)
  • Rambo Trilogy (Intrada)
  • Blade Runner (Various)
  • Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (Tadlow 2CD)
  • Medicine Man (Varese)
  • Jurassic Park (LLL)
  • Starship Troopers (Varese 2CD)
  • The Thin Red Line (LLL)
  • AI (LLL)
  • The Village (Hollywood Records)
  • Memoirs of a Geisha (Sony)

    These are the soundtracks I listen to most often.

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     Posted:   May 13, 2022 - 9:04 AM   
     By:   Thor   (Member)

    That's a fine thread Thor, but the longer the list, the less it means. I'm talking about the very top, personal favorites that you're deeply attached to. Seems like a different subject to me.

    Well, sure. The first episode I ever did of my podcast, was a list of my top 10 of all time. It's more or less the same today: http://celluloidtunes.no/celluloid-tunes-01-topp-10-soundtracks/ (click "playlist" to view).

     
     
     Posted:   May 13, 2022 - 9:14 AM   
     By:   Thierry Schreurs   (Member)

    Oh no, once again a Top Something thread...
    I just don't believe it.

    There are already so much of the like infesting this board...
    Aren't you tired of these useless things...?

     
     Posted:   May 13, 2022 - 9:15 AM   
     By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

    "Greatest" meaning in a filmhistoric sense or in a subjective point of view?

    Of course it's all subjective, but "greatest" implies at least some sort or set of criteria which these score uphold, whereas "favorites" are simply those one likes the most.

     
     Posted:   May 13, 2022 - 10:32 AM   
     By:   mgh   (Member)

    Alexander Nevsky--Prokofiev
    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir--Herrmann
    Planet of the Apes--Goldsmith
    The Big Country--Moross
    The Magnificent Seven--Bernstein
    The Adventures of Robin Hood--Korngold

     
     
     Posted:   May 13, 2022 - 11:07 AM   
     By:   Larry847   (Member)

    The Great Escape
    The Magnificent Seven (1960)
    Cool Hand Luke
    Star Trek: TMP
    Bridge at Remagen
    The Wild Bunch
    First Blood
    Poltergeist
    Jonny Quest
    Capricorn One
    Twilight's Last Gleaming
    The Big Country
    Big Jake
    True Grit
    The Killer Elite
    The Sand Pebbles
    King Kong (2005)
    Avengers
    Flight of the Phoenix
    Bite the Bullet
    The Dirty Dozen
    Brubaker
    Kelly's Heroes
    The Devil's Brigade
    Planet of the Apes
    Bandolero
    The Carl Stalling Project
    The Musical Legacy of Disneyland
    Hanna Barbera Classics
    Lost in Space (1965)
    Lost season 1
    Star Wars
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Jaws
    The Great Train Robbery
    Patton
    Alien
    The Swarm
    Lawrence of Arabia
    The Professionals

     
     
     Posted:   May 13, 2022 - 11:42 AM   
     By:   Markus Wippel   (Member)

    PAPILLON - Jerry Goldsmith

     
     
     Posted:   May 13, 2022 - 12:08 PM   
     By:   villagardens553   (Member)

    I'll give it a go, no particular order, a dozen:

    La Dolce Vita (Rota)

    The Lion in Winter (Barry)

    The Last Valley (Barrry)

    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (Herrmann)

    To Kill a Mockingbird (Bernstein)

    The Best Years of Our Lives (Friedhofer)

    In Cold Blood (Jones)

    Chinatown (Goldsmith)

    Cool Hand Luke (Schifrin)

    Once Upon a Time in the West (Morricone)

    A Streetcar Named Desire (North)

    Alexander Nevsky (Prokofiev)

     
     Posted:   May 13, 2022 - 1:46 PM   
     By:   Scott McOldsmith   (Member)

    I am going to amend my list to include scores that either changed or defined the sound of movie music or made an impact beyond their films.

    These are not necessarily my favorites, mostly skew towards Hollywood films and are only those I have in my collection.

    King Kong
    The Day the Earth Stood Still
    Alexander Nevsky
    Spartacus
    Gone with the Wind
    Jaws
    The Omen
    Star Wars
    The Magnificent Seven
    Cool Hand Luke
    Psycho

     
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