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Favourite film/movie soundtrack...
« on: May 28, 2020, 09:05:06 am »
Was thinking about this yesterday on my evening walk.   And after a lot of choices plumped for 'Oh Brother Where Art Thou'.  Not only is it a gorgeously shot film, the sound track is quite brilliant too, the perfect companion.  I absolutely love the Coen Brothers and pretty much every film they've done, so for them to put this kind of soundtrack with such a brilliant film is just what they do.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vFC9QhFvjw


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Re: Favourite film/movie soundtrack...
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2020, 09:10:21 am »
Trainspotting. Or Snatch.
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Re: Favourite film/movie soundtrack...
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2020, 09:26:03 am »
Trainspotting. Or Snatch.

Yeh, Iggy Pop, Primal Scream, Leftfield and Lou Reed.  Never seen such a good placement of 'Perfect day' as that. Although, I've not seen it since it came out, but remember at the time it fitted it perfectly. 


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Re: Favourite film/movie soundtrack...
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2020, 09:40:45 am »
Kingdom of Heaven had a pretty cool soundtrack -- very whimsical.

The original Mortal Kombat OST was pretty awesome too: Orbital, Type O Negative, KMFDM, Fear Factory,  Sister Machine Gun,  Juno Reactor...


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Re: Favourite film/movie soundtrack...
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2020, 10:58:08 am »
Goodwill Hunting.
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Re: Favourite film/movie soundtrack...
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2020, 11:22:56 am »
Gladiator
The Lord of the Rings
Inception
Blade Runner
Sicario

Some that spring to mind.


Re: Favourite film/movie soundtrack...
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2020, 11:40:48 am »
Empire Strikes Back
Gladiator/LOTR
Das Boot (Greatest soundtrack and the greatest WW2 movie)
Top Gun (Cheesy, but highly influential during its time)
Hellraiser (hauntingly epic and beautiful)
Bladerunner 2049

Twilight... yes, the movie was rubbish, but the soundtrack was excellent.
The Black Ghosts - Full Moon is a beautiful song.
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Re: Favourite film/movie soundtrack...
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2020, 12:16:23 pm »
Empire Strikes Back
Gladiator/LOTR
Das Boot (Greatest soundtrack and the greatest WW2 movie)
Top Gun (Cheesy, but highly influential during its time)
Hellraiser (hauntingly epic and beautiful)
Bladerunner 2049

Twilight... yes, the movie was rubbish, but the soundtrack was excellent.
The Black Ghosts - Full Moon is a beautiful song.

LOTR has a beautiful soundtrack.


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Re: Favourite film/movie soundtrack...
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2020, 01:02:57 pm »
Was thinking about this yesterday on my evening walk.   And after a lot of choices plumped for 'Oh Brother Where Art Thou'.  Not only is it a gorgeously shot film, the sound track is quite brilliant too, the perfect companion.  I absolutely love the Coen Brothers and pretty much every film they've done, so for them to put this kind of soundtrack with such a brilliant film is just what they do.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vFC9QhFvjw

Love love love love love that soundtrack!



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Re: Favourite film/movie soundtrack...
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2020, 01:03:56 pm »
I like the Boogie Nights soundtracks


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Re: Favourite film/movie soundtrack...
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2020, 01:04:46 pm »
Bladerunner 2049 (ABSOLUTE BANGER)


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Twilight... yes, the movie was rubbish, but the soundtrack was excellent.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTvgnYGu9bg
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Re: Favourite film/movie soundtrack...
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2020, 01:44:32 pm »
This thread has got me thinking now about soundtracks a bit and what others have chosen. 

Like the Boogie Nights stuff would be stuff of that time, like Snatch and Trainspotting.  The Empire Strikes Back would be super John Williams orchestral accompaniment to go with a classic film.  Then, films like Bladerunner 2049, which was great, but I can't remember the soundtrack.  It's weird how you remember some films with their soundtracks and others you don't.  I'd have a hard time watching a crap film with a great soundtrack. 

Just random thoughts...

Love love love love love that soundtrack!

The Chris Thomas King - Hard Time Killing Floor Blues is a particular favourite of mine.  In the film, it had that lull, fireside quiet-time down to a 'T'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhRmCMWdRqM


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Re: Favourite film/movie soundtrack...
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2020, 02:04:30 pm »
Blade Runner 2049 was very good. I go back to watch each Blade Runner movie every year.

Baby Driver, anyone? Lot of cracking tunes on the soundtrack.


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Re: Favourite film/movie soundtrack...
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2020, 02:08:16 pm »
Blade Runner 2049 was very good. I go back to watch each Blade Runner movie every year.

Baby Driver, anyone? Lot of cracking tunes on the soundtrack.

It's really impressive that the artists wrote the songs to match Edgar Wright's editing.

EDIT: But, seriously, you jogged me noggin and I just ordered the 4K Bluray for Baby Driver. Cheers.
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Re: Favourite film/movie soundtrack...
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2020, 02:15:13 pm »
Stand By Me
American Graffiti
The Big Chill

and for 80'S fun I'll add
Highlander
Maximum Overdrive
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Re: Favourite film/movie soundtrack...
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2020, 02:15:53 pm »
Das Boot (Greatest soundtrack and the greatest WW2 movie)
This man speaks wisely.

I may quibble on the title of "Greatest WWII movie" but putting the two things together- Soundtrack+Film quality, it's hard to argue there.


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Re: Favourite film/movie soundtrack...
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2020, 02:27:52 pm »
Some other likes:

Kill Bill (Itís a Tarantino movie)
Pulp Fiction (See above)
The Crow (Dark and Gothic)
This is Spinal Tap (Crank it up to 11)
Apocalypse Now (The Doors and Wagner)
2001: A Space Odyssey (just awe-inspiring)
Braveheart (Celtic strings)
Last of the Mohicans (That main theme/final chase)
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Re: Favourite film/movie soundtrack...
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2020, 02:35:30 pm »
This thread has got me thinking now about soundtracks a bit and what others have chosen. 

Like the Boogie Nights stuff would be stuff of that time, like Snatch and Trainspotting.  The Empire Strikes Back would be super John Williams orchestral accompaniment to go with a classic film.  Then, films like Bladerunner 2049, which was great, but I can't remember the soundtrack.  It's weird how you remember some films with their soundtracks and others you don't.  I'd have a hard time watching a crap film with a great soundtrack. 

I love VGM and movie scores specifically because they have to underscore what's happening.

There's a good reason Blade Runner 2049 had an epic soundtrack, but you struggle to remember it.  Generally, film and VGM composers rely either on melody or harmony, the former is great for telling the story and the latter is great for creating an atmosphere/mood... this is all highly simplified, but it's the simplest explanation.

John Williams relies heavily on melody to drive the story and underscore what's happening. Think of Indiana Jones, Home Alone, Empire Strikes Back etc. you've got no problem remembering all of their signature melodies. Williams masterfully assigns each of his films signature motifs and phrases, then dances around and builds up to them throughout the movie, modulating them in different ways to express different scenes. Melody is the perfect storyteller and Williams is the master of melody. Since all his movies are generally family friendly, it's the perfect approach.

Zimmer generally goes for a more atmospheric approach. There's certainly melody, yes, but it's a lot more restrained which allows his music to create those waves of atmosphere you'll find in movies like Crimson Tide and Bladerunner 2049 the feel.


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Re: Favourite film/movie soundtrack...
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2020, 02:39:43 pm »
aristocrat's post made me think of birdman's (rhythmic) soundtrack, which was also super cool


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Re: Favourite film/movie soundtrack...
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2020, 02:44:59 pm »
Movies that had good soundtracks as a saving grace:

Armageddon (Awful movie i enjoyed because of the soundtrack)

Guardians of the Galaxy (Love the soundtrack)

Baghdad Cafe ("I'm calling you" is mesmerizing)

The Piano

I Want You, an Australian film worth an awesome yearning song by Elvis Costello.

Certainly, bad movies can be made and good movies, too.
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