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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Scores by Composer
PostPosted: 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.

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Scores by Composer
PostPosted: 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


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Scores by Composer
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:03 am 
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Hey guys your forgot Jeff Beal's Carnivàle series score.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Scores by Composer
PostPosted: 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.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Scores by Composer
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 11:34 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Scores by Composer
PostPosted: 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. :-(

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Scores by Composer
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:02 pm 
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RIP Joel Goldsmith. A tragedy, but he left us all with great music.

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Scores by Composer
PostPosted: 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.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Scores by Composer
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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.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Scores by Composer
PostPosted: 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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