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Author:  MasterZ [ Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:14 pm ]
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Hans Zimmer:
Pirates of the Caribbean
Sherlock Holmes
Inception
Dark Knight
Angels & Demons

Brian Tyler:
Eagle Eye
Columbus Circle
Law Abiding Citizen
Fast Five
The Expendables

Bear McCreary:
Human Target
BSG
The Cape
SOCOM 4
Terminator: TSCC

James Newton Howard:
King Kong
The Last Airbender (The movie may suck but trust me, the score is amazing!)
Salt
Blood Diamond
Defiance

John Williams: (of course!)
Prisoner of Azkaban
Munich
The Last Crusade
Schindler's List
The Patroit

Are there more? Of course xD but this is me trying to narrow it down to my most favorites.

Author:  cbbky [ Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:45 am ]
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There’s no way I can rise up to your challenge, so I’ll change the rules. ☺

Here’s my list list of most under appreciated scores by composer:

Alan Silverstri: Clan of the Cave Bear
David Newman: Hoffa and Phantom
Hans Zimmer: Drop Zone, Green Card, and Point of No Return (great use of mid-90’s synths). Also, Regarding Henry (perfect rainy day music).
Henry Mancini: Lifeforce (not what you expect to hear when you see Mancini’s name)
James Newton Howard: Unbreakable
John Barry: The Black Hole (great use of a Theremin)
Lisa Gerard and Pieter Bourke: The Insider
Trevor Jones: The Dark Crystal
Jerry Goldsmith: The Ghost and the Darkness and Masada (big score for a early 80’s TV mini-series)
Michael Stearns: Chronos (awesome 80’s IMAX score featuring “The Beam”)
Nick Glennie-Smith: We Were Soldiers
Danny Elfman: Dolores Claiborne and Night Breed
Patrick Doyle: Indochine and Needful Things
Stewart Copeland: The Equalizer and Other Cliffhangers (I loved that show back in the day)
Vangelis: The Bounty

Author:  Orneon [ Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:03 am ]
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Hey guys your forgot Jeff Beal's Carnivàle series score.

Author:  Lex [ Tue May 01, 2012 6:12 am ]
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Farewell, Joel Goldsmith. Son of Jerry Goldsmith and "Stargate"-composer. You won't be forgotten. He died of cancer on April 29, 2012, aged 54, at his home in Hidden Hills, California.

Author:  Orneon [ Tue May 01, 2012 11:34 am ]
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R.I.P.

Author:  AdamCarlo [ Wed May 02, 2012 8:47 am ]
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Lex wrote:
Farewell, Joel Goldsmith. Son of Jerry Goldsmith and "Stargate"-composer. You won't be forgotten. He died of cancer on April 29, 2012, aged 54, at his home in Hidden Hills, California.


I read about that yesterday. Very sad. :-(

RIP

Author:  Bear McCreary [ Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:02 pm ]
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RIP Joel Goldsmith. A tragedy, but he left us all with great music.

Author:  musicpaladin2007 [ Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:08 pm ]
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Bear, always wondered how well you knew Joel and his work, since you both worked in the same genre and medium. It was a great loss, and I always thought his electronics and chamber work on Stargate: Universe was very unique.

Author:  jd2607 [ Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:21 pm ]
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I love Joel Goldsmith's scores for The Ark of Truth, Continuum and the re-done version of Children of the Gods (even though some of the edits in that were stupid and they made some bits make 0 sense and made other stuff seem really out of character) but for those he seems to have been allowed to do a bit more of his own thing with them and possibly had a bigger budget. I found his scores for SG1 and Universe to be rather lacking (Universe in particular left me with feelings of "Do not want").

I think my problem with the scores for SG-1 was that it wasn't thematic enough for me (Yes, there were themes but they were mostly just re-hashing David Arnold's score for the movie - which is a fantastic score but there's only so many times you can year the same re-use of the Goa'uld ostinato before you get sick of it). He had a handful of themes (His Asgard theme in particular is brilliant. The G minor - C major chord movement works brilliantly with that simple melody) and his music for the Ori was more using a style as opposed to a single theme (but that wasn't until the show jumped ship to Sci-Fi/SyFy). And even on Atlantis, where he seems to have written more (in terms of quantity) original music there were pretty much just 2 themes, and I think he could have taken it much further.

Admittedly, I do love his scores for The Ark of Truth/Continuum and the re-cut Children of the Gods (even though I have issues with the cut). They seem to have let him do his own thing a it more with them and you can hear the relationship to the David Arnold score but you can also hear more of his own style coming through. I wish they'd have let him have a bit more freedom (and possibly some more budget) with the music on the series 'cause he could have come up with a fantastic score that was lyrical and thematic and still retained the scope and grandeur of the movie score.

Author:  Bear McCreary [ Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:49 pm ]
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musicpaladin2007 wrote:
Bear, always wondered how well you knew Joel and his work, since you both worked in the same genre and medium. It was a great loss, and I always thought his electronics and chamber work on Stargate: Universe was very unique.


I didn't know Joel at all. Never met the man. But, respected his work.

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