I enjoy listening to the movie scores, even if I am not actually paying attention to the movies themselves. Sometimes I just put on a movie and start sewing or whatever.The following scores make me feel very creative:
1. Just about anything from Bernard Herrmann, esp. Vertigo, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Psycho, Jason and the Argonauts, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.
2. John Williams composed many favorites, but my top two are The Empire Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Ark.
3. Howard Shore's Lord of the Rings scores. Wow, just wow! The Fellowship of the Ring is my favorite of the three.
4. Conan the Barbarian (1982) by Basil Polodouris is one of the best scores just to listen to when you are creating something. I would love to have a good recording of the complete score.
Just remember to forget everything you know about the classic Wizard of Oz movie. Return to Oz was intended to follow the spirit of the original books more closely (it's a combination of the second and third books), so it's darker and edgier. If you haven't read the books, this movie might be a bit over-the-top for you. But if you have read them, it's pretty good.
"I shall take the heart, for brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world."
THIEF Tangerine Dream TROUBLE IN MIND Mark Isham BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA John Carpenter Alan Howarth THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2 Various SWEPT FROM THE SEA John Barry HEAT Elliot Goldenthal - Various SOLARIS Cliff Martinez
To be continued...
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Post by gottaluvafriend on Feb 19, 2017 13:41:15 GMT
Max Steiner - Casablanca Bernard Herrmann - (see OP) Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story Elmer Bernstein - The Magnificent Seven Henry Mancini - The Pink Panther Maurice Jarre - Lawrence of Arabia Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly John Williams - Jurassic Park, et al. Randy Newman - The Natural Howard Shore - The Silence of the Lambs
I like Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard's score for Gladiator, Elmer Bernstein's for the original Magnificent Seven, my top three by John Williams are Jaws, Star Wars, and Indiana Jones. I also like Ennio Morricone's scores for In the Line of Fire, The Untouchables, and Mission to Mars. Jerry Goldsmith's score for The Omen does an excellent job of creating that film's ominous atmosphere.
A woman is like a teabag you never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water.
I have many, but for now, I'll just list the first few which pop into my mind.
"The Bride Of Frankenstein", 1935, Franz Waxman, maybe? Cutting edge for it's time in it's use of themes for characters. Quite beautiful as well.
"Psycho", 1960. Hermann. As if the shower scene weren't 'striking' enough, how about the pseudo erotic 'mood piece' when Marion is driving away with the money?
"Days Of Heaven", 1978 Ennio Morricone. This film marries the beauty of cinematography and music so well, dialog almost seems secondary in spots. Malicks style of film making might not be for everyone, but there's no denying the beauty of various scenes in this film.
More recently, I was impressed with "The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford". Music by Nick Cave.