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So I did a quick search for "film music" in the content titles only and surprisingly didn't find a thread for ppl's favorite film music tracks.  So if you have (individual tracks - don't post the whole soundtrack LoL) favorite film music you'd like to share with the rest of your fellow Young Composer film enthusiasts, reply here!  I'll start with this track from the original Jurassic Park movie - Dennis steals the embryo - music by John Williams.  I love the quiet intensity of this track with its midi trombone that was probably state-of-the-art at the time!  LoL

 

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On 5/12/2022 at 5:08 PM, AngelCityOutlaw said:

This is a "John Williams" fan thread. You watch lol

I'll break the mold early, by posting some Harry Gregson-Williams

 

 

 

No it will not be. Not if I post often. I appreciate enough John Williams stuff of course, but I do not worship the man. I am well verse in all film music and am a damn huge fan of it all. Honestly, making posts in this thread that come from my true opinion wouldn't even lead to a 33% John Williams saturation level.

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You probably already know that I dislike film music, hence rarely watch films. I'm more tempted to turn the sound off and bash out a tune on the piano like the old fashioned silent movies!!

But my favourite music written for a film was Villa-Lobos' work for Green Mansions. Unfortunately, the maestro couldn't adapt to the way Hollywood works, treating his music with ignorance and only a little of his score was actually used. He converted his work into a large Suite "Forest of the Amazon." (Floresta do Amazonas).

It contains one of the most beautiful love songs I've ever heard.

I'll probably be able to think of other film scores I actually liked, enjoyed, at some point.

Edit: When they had real orchestras and composers rather than cut and paste merchants 🙂

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Contrary to the popular trend so far in this thread, I'd like to share these great tracks from A.I. Artificial Intelligence by John Wiliams:

Hide-and-Seek:

and, The Reunion:

 

I think this might be among the most lovely and magical of John Williams' music - always bringing the feelings of unconditional love to my heart!  🥰

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Oh this is a topic of gem!

I have not noticed film music much since I don't like film music at all. However I freakingly like this one in Kieslowski's "Three Colours: White":

The music is so philosophical and ....great!!!! It uses tango to signify the "battle" relationship between the main character and his wife concerning "equality", which also signifies the political relationship of France, or Western richer European countries, and Poland, less rich European countries. Very enjoyable music as well!

Other soundtracks by Preisner in the other two "Three Colours" is great as well. But this is my favourite one. I seldom admire a film music track as if it's a classical one but this one can!

P.S. Looks like I am ignoring the trend in this thread too!!!

Henry

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I have just watched Bon Joon Ho's Mother (2006) and it's amazing:

The music begins at 3:05 but the whole scene is fxxxingly beautiful! I can never appreciate film music alone without the film itself since the music is just an integral part of the film. Just like Stravinsky's Rite I always have to have the dances in my mind.

Henry

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I have just thought of another one: I freakingly love Orson Welles’s adaptation of Kafka’s The Trial and I especially love the lead Anthony  Perkins since he is also the lead in Hitchcock’s Psycho. For me the film is not quite faithful to what Kafka wanted to say, but I love both interpretations of the same themes. The music in the film is Albinoni’s Adagio and oh my god, it’s so fxxxingly beautiful to show the nihilistic isolation and solitude of a man under the absurd bureaucracy and modern world now!

 

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On 3/9/2024 at 9:38 PM, PeterthePapercomPoser said:

The first time I heard this piece I thought I was listening to Prokofiev - "The Cottage in the Woods" from Sleeping Beauty:

I find it's melody entrancing, unusual in its chromaticism and intriguing.

 

 

A certified hood classic

Sleeping Beauty is also the best Disney movie ever.

I'll die on this hill

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