Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by ErbFan28, Sep 12, 2011.
Tie between Superman, Jurassic Park, and Star Wars. All, of course, by the same composer.
X-Men First Class is one of my new favorites. I also like the old Batman (Burton) and Robocop themes.
IMO. Like many others have said, Star Wars cant be beat.
Star Wars or Transformers 1986
Except Star Trek 2.
Halloween, Terminator, Batman(1992 is my preference), Rosemary's Baby.
and more that I'm surprised it hasn't been mentioned yet, the James Bond theme. Also, Shaft.
Of course I'd disagree and say that Star Wars is way superior, but that's my opinion of course .
Still, Star Trek 2? I always thought The Motion Picture (aka Star Trek 1) was way better. Star Trek 2 was great, make no doubt, but my heart goes to Star Trek: The Motion Picture's score and Jerry Goldsmith's magnificent work. May he rest in peace.
Star Trek Motion Picture. - YouTube
That will, and forever shall be, Star Trek to me.
Yeah, you guys are right. star wars for sure
John Williams deserves his own category! It's just not fair to everyone else I mean c'mon, look at this:
all unique, all memorable
But just to toss in a few myself
James Horner: Braveheart, Apollo 13, Field of Dreams, The Rocketeer, Titanic (don't hate!), Patriot Games
Hans Zimmer: Lion King, Crimson Tide, The Rock, Gladiator, Rain Man, Backdraft, Broken Arrow, Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor, Pirate of the Caribbean (says Klaus Badelt, but yeah it's Hans uncredited too)
Danny Elfman: Batman (+ 'Returns'), Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Nightmare Before Christmas, Men in Black, Good Will Hunting
Alan Silvestri: Back to the Future, Rudy, Forrest Gump,
The late Jerry Goldsmith: Rudy, Star Trek TNG movies (kind of cheating since it stemmed from the tv series), Hoosiers, Total Recall,
Also love the 2007 TF movie's Jablonsky score, and the Batman Begins/TDK/most-likely-DKR score between Zimmer & James Newton Howard.
My mp3 collection is just littered with this stuff!
In addition to Williams' scores that I listed and Shore's LOTR I would also add the Pirates of the Caribbean scores (at least the first one)
i am going to cheat, and go a head and say, all the above are amazing! why pick one?
it's not like you can't just listen to them all!
I had to give it some serious thought but it would have to be the theme song to:
Alddian from Walt Disney.
Wow, I'm shocked. Jurassic Park was the first thing to come to mind and I didn't expect to see anyone else mention it, and there it is in the first post.
This one. Definitely this one.
there are a few themes I'd consider masterworks. They are themes that are beyond epic. They are iconic. They are ones so damn good and so well known, that even if you haven't seen the movie or seen it in a long time, you play a tiny bit of it and you know it instantly. The members of this elite group would be:
James Bond theme
Star Wars Theme
Indiana Jones Theme
Jurassic Park Theme
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly - epic western music
Back to the Future is excellent, but it falls just short in my book. Halloween is good for a horror movie song. A personal fav of mine though is the theme to Ed Wood. Love the theremin.
As far as movie songs that are rock/pop I gotta love "Eye of the Tiger" and "Your The Best Around" from Rocky and Karate Kid respectively. Both are great songs for a sports montage.
Eye of the Tiger is the best.
That's one I was tempted to mention. Very impressive and unique and playful. The whole intro to that movie is spectacular (though that one sequence probably cost several times the budget of any actual Ed Wood movie).
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