movie soundtracks

I don't buy to many movie soundtracks but here are a two of my fav's.

Reservoir Dogs (listing to it right now, the movie is awsome and the soundtrack is just as good. Cool 70's stlye music, nice to kick back on the deck and open some vino.)


Singles soundtrack (The movie sucks but the soundtrack is great. If your a fan of the early seattle alternative sound this is a must have.)

What else is good?
Original Post
I have several. Off the top of my head:
Pulp Fiction
Star Wars
Empire Strikes Back
Space 1999 (Yeah, I was a sci-fi geek)
The Bodyguard (Whitney before the fall)
Camelot
Forrest Gump
Singles (Agree with the sentiments above)
The Big Chill (Great Motown. I wore out 2 copies)
Titanic (Don't care for Celine Dion, just like the Irish-influence music)
quote:
Originally posted by mneeley490:
I have several. Off the top of my head:
Pulp Fiction
Star Wars
The Empire Strikes Back
Space 1999 (Yeah, I was a sci-fi geek)
The Bodyguard (Whitney before the fall)
Camelot
Forrest Gump
Singles (Agree with the sentiments above)
The Big Chill (Great Motown. I wore out 2 copies)
Titanic (Don't care for Celine Dion, just like the Irish-influence music)

mneeley490-

I didn't realize that movie scores were included. If so, you can add almost anything by John Williams. The Phantom Menace, though a sad effort by Lucas, has fantastic music. Duel of the Fates is one of the best scores from any of the Star Wars movies.
quote:
Originally posted by gigabit:

mneeley490-

I didn't realize that movie scores were included. If so, you can add almost anything by John Williams. The Phantom Menace, though a sad effort by Lucas, has fantastic music. Duel of the Fates is one of the best scores from any of the Star Wars movies.

Yeah, my mother gave me around $20 to go buy some school clothes in '77 (a buck went a lot farther then), and I came home with the Star Wars double album and a shirt I got from a clearance bin, because it had a hole in it. Not my best purchasing decision.
quote:
Originally posted by duckfaninmt:
quote:
Originally posted by zwine:

Singles soundtrack (The movie sucks but the soundtrack is great. If your a fan of the early seattle alternative sound this is a must have.)



Definite "yes" vote on this one.


My wife and I saw Matt Dillon in town when they were filming Singles. We walked past him on the Ave, and my wife says, "Hey! Isn't that the guy from Little Darlings?"
quote:
Originally posted by mneeley490:

My wife and I saw Matt Dillon in town when they were filming Singles. We walked past him on the Ave, and my wife says, "Hey! Isn't that the guy from Little Darlings?"


And perhaps the best scene in Singles is his... the one where he's trying to impress Bridget Fonda after installing a new stereo system in her car and ends up cranking the volume up so high that the windows get blown out (I believe Soundgarden's Chris Cornell is in that scene as well).
Tough because of different between scores and tracks, but:

Last Temptation of Christ from Peter Gabriel
Original Score for River Runs Through It
Out of Africa
Less Than Zero (1987)
Philadelphia
The Wall - Pink Floyd
....Purple Rain still wins in my book
quote:
Originally posted by duckfaninmt:

Bridget Fonda


Bridget Fonda? <insert lust icon here>

quote:
Originally posted by escape:

Tough because of different between scores and tracks, but:

Philadelphia
The Wall - Pink Floyd
....Purple Rain still wins in my book


Have all three...great choices. I would also add:

Dead Man Walking
High Fidelity
Elvira Madigan

Plus it makes you smarter. Wink

You could kinda cheet and go with something like Immortal Beloved but to me, Geza Anda's versions of those Mozart concertos ae deffinitive, while Solti's interpretation of Beethoven is meerly excellent -- also, the soundtrack to Elvira Madigan has the complete pieces, whereas something like with Immortal Beloved or Amadeus (also no deffinitive interpretations) it does not.
IMHO The best soundtrack album is SPAWN. Shame the movie sucked.

All the tracks are collaborations between radically different artists, such as Filter and The Crystal Method, Prodigy and Tom Morello, Orbital and Kirk Hammett, Slayer and Atari Teenage Riot. It really works; I'm surprised that it hasn't been tried again.

I also really liked Pi (Clint Mansell/various), Black Hawk Down (Hans Zimmer), Codename: Wildgeese (Eloy) and Josie and the Pus$ycats (Kay Hanley [of Letters To Cleo] with Matthew Sweet)
Kubrick, mentioned for Clockwork Orange, put great soundtracks behind his movies.
That's phrased wrong, the music and ambient sound is integral to the structure of the movie. Can you imagine 2001 without Also Sprach Zarathustra? Either 2001 or Eyes Wide Shut without Ligeti?
The problem is that the music is selected and edited so tightly to the visuals that it does not make a great listening experience by itself.

For the science fiction and science fact buffs, how about Brian Eno's Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks?
Blade Runner - Vangelis
Thief - Tangerine Dream
O Brother Where art thou?
Cal - Mark Knopfler
Chariots of Fire - Vangelis
Dazed & Confused Vol I & II

The 1st Blade Runner OST I believe was done by the London Symphony and was no where near as good as the Vangelis version, which is what is heard in the movie.

Add Reply

Likes (0)
×
×
×
×