Monday, September 10, 2007

Movie Soundtracks

Most of my friends know that I have an obsession with the scores from popular movies. To me they represent classical music that has emotion injected into it. Actual modern instrumental music lacks emotion and therefore is boring. Movie Soundtracks have no choice but to draw out an emotional response becuase they are made to enhance different scenes in a movie.
I had always liked the music part of going to the movies. Most people got lost in the scene but I often got distracted by the music. And once Dances With Wolves and Braveheart came out well that was all she wrote for me...I was hooked big time!

Here are 50 of my favorites.

1. Braveheart (James Horner)
2. Titanic (laugh if you will, it's good stuff.)(James Horner)
3. The Green Mile (Thomas Newman)
4. The Untouchables (Ennio Morricone)
5. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (Ennio Morricone)
6. Shawshank Redemption (Thomas Newman)
7. Dances With Wolves (John Barry)
8. Saving Private Ryan (John Williams)
9. Field Of Dreams (One of my all time favorites!)(James Horner)
10. The Passion Of The Christ (John Debney)
11. Signs (James Newton Howard)
12. Unbreakable (James Newton Howard)
13. The Sixth Sense (James Newton Howard)
14. Rudy (Jerry Goldsmith)
15. Driving Miss Daisy (Hans Zimmer)
16. October Sky (Mark Isham)
17. Jack The Bear (James Horner)
18. Road To Perdition (Thomas Newman)
19. Lady In The Water (James Newton Howard)
20. House Of Sand and Fog (James Horner)
21. The Village (James Newton Howard)
22. Meet Joe Black (Thomas Newman)
23. The Rocketeer (James Horner)
24. Glory (James Horner)
25. The Mission (Ennio Morricone)
26. Last Of The Mohicians (Randy Edelman)
27. Gladiator (Hans Zimmer)
28. The Cider House Rules (Rachel Portman)
29. 300 (Tyler Bates)
30. Legends Of The Fall (James Horner)
31. Edward Scissorhands (Danny Elfman)
32. Band Of Brothers (Michael Kamen)
33. Saving Private Ryan (John Williams)
34. Jurassic Park (John Williams)
35. Crash (Mark Isham)
36. Schindler's List (John Williams)
37. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Tan Dun)
38. Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves (Michael Kamen)
39. Once Upon A Time in America (Ennio Morricone)
40. A Beautiful Mind (James Horner)
41. The Piano (Michael Nyman)
42. Armegeddon (Trevor Rabin)
43. Pearl Harbor (Hans Zimmer)
44. Apollo 13 (James Horner)
45. The Perfect Storm (James Horner)
46. American Beauty (Thomas Newman)
47. Platoon (Georges Delerue)
48. The War (Thomas Newman)
49. The Hunt For Red October (Basil Poledouris)
50. Chocolat (Rachel Portman)

If you want a good site about film soundtracks with reviews and information visit filmtracks.com.

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