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March 2nd, 2004, 03:56 PM
Does anyone know a website where i can find the Belleville RendezVous song from this movie. and the website of where i can find the video in any format of the eprfomance of the oscars
March 5th, 2004, 07:03 PM
I'm an MATRIX geek, it's true. And because of that, it may be unsurprisingly of which my favorite musical scores are. Now, you can name as many as you want, but I have two that are absolutely wonderful of which I play countlessly.
"Burly Ball" - From 'THE MATRIX RELODED' (2003), when Neo first encounters fifty Agent Smiths (a.k.a. One Hugo Weavering, Forty Nine Doubles, and Forty Night CGI Hugo Weaverings). That is the most amazing fight I have ever seen, and the Don Davus plus Juno Reactor score is terrific. It fits perfectly with the scene.
"Neodämmerung" - From 'THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS' (2003). This is the most astonishing score I have ever heard. It rivals "Burly Ball" in entertainment to the ear. Everything about it is amazing. It really fits well with the Neo vs. Smith in the Matrix world perfectly. This is a perfect score. Don Davis is an master, and in my opinion, beats 'JAWS' and 'STAR WARS' composer John Williams.
Now, what are YOUR favorites?
March 5th, 2004, 07:54 PM
<font color='#008080'>Well ya gotta love the Star Wars & Indiana Jones scores. The Lord of the Rings score was spectacular, one of the most beautiful scores ever written. Can't forget the score for GMK though. I like alot of movie scores to be honest, pretty much evrything Ifukube did, its one of my favorite types of music. The main theme for Halloween is still very haunting & suspenseful. I also like the score for Transformers: The Movie, Gremlins, Batman, Army of Darkness, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1 & 2, The Abyss, The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, The Shadow, Terminator 2, Stargate, and of course the Heisei Gamera movies.
March 5th, 2004, 08:06 PM
yeha, i'm with Radioactive Lizard. Star Wars, Indianna Jones, and GMK had some of the best scores. actually, the score was one of th few things of GMK i actually liked...
March 5th, 2004, 08:17 PM
Hellbound: Hellraiser II:
The main theme.
Transformers The Movie:
The Death of Optimus Prime
Witness to a Funeral
The Enemy Revealed
The entire score (especially at the end).
Godzilla vs. Biollante
The sad/happy theme at the end.
Duel of the Fates
Only to name a few. http://www.rodansroost.com/ikonboard/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif
March 5th, 2004, 08:24 PM
I think this topic belongs in the Movie Chat, not here.
Anyway, to name a few, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, the scores for all three LOTR films [I know I'm forgetting a bit more ], I thought had some of the best movie musical scores. I also liked the score for Jaws and Star Wars, the original trilogy, that is.
March 5th, 2004, 08:57 PM
<font color='#0000FF'>LotR, Original Star Wars, Indiana Jones, of course the one and only "Godzilla March"
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan had a very cool opening theme.
Gotta love the Godfather Waltz.
March 5th, 2004, 09:18 PM
Godzilla King of the Monsters had a great soundtrack including the Army March, Fury of Godzilla (still my fav score), lotr (Requiem for a Dream is amazing), and the new Godzilla theme from GxM is great. *Basically any Ifukube work is brilliant in my opinion.
March 6th, 2004, 12:46 AM
Of course all of Ifubuke's work with Godzilla. Bernard Hermann's theme to Psycho and John Williams theme for Jaws. Two scores that actually became a character in the story, especially Williams' theme. Others include LOTR of course, Lawerance of Arabia, The Godfather, Rashomon, Yojimbo, and Seven Samurai. All of them have a theme to it that seems to charge the movie forward whenever you hear it.
March 6th, 2004, 03:13 AM
<font color='#810541'>Well, Let's see......
The Empire Strikes Back -Williams
X-Men 2 Ottoman
The Phantom Menace
Any Godzilla movie
Mothra(1961) Yuji Koseki
March 6th, 2004, 07:39 AM
Once Upon A Time In The West
The Good,The Bad and The Ugly(Might aswell inculde Fistful Of Dollars and For A Few Dollars More)
(IMO,Ennio Morricone best composer ever,then Ifukube then Williams)
All the Godzilla Ifukube scores
Most of John Williams movie scores
Seven Samurai and Yojimbo
March 6th, 2004, 11:07 AM
I can't believe I forgot Morricone's score to the Dollar Trilogy! As well as Once Upon A Time in the West!
March 6th, 2004, 01:05 PM
Quote[/b] (Goji Son @ Mar. 06 2004,11:07)]As well as Once Upon A Time in the West!
wait, is that the song by Dire Straits? if so, it's one of their best.
anyways, though not movie, Phantasy Star Online three has some great music at the Sega site. (http://sega.com/gamesite/pso3card/content.html) (never played any of the Phantasy Star games.) so does Super Smash Bros. Melee.
March 6th, 2004, 05:45 PM
<font color='#000080'>The Rock theme: It's glory, but i like it
And Spawn must have the best end credits score ever... LOL
March 6th, 2004, 05:56 PM
Quote[/b] (LordMumfie @ Mar. 06 2004,17:45)]The Rock theme: It's glory, but i like it
And Spawn must have the best end credits score ever... LOL
<font color='#FF0000'>Yeah right...... http://www.rodansroost.com/ikonboard/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sarcasm.gif
Anyway, the themes for Gojira, GMK and Terminator 1&2 were great, and the themes for Highlander 1 and Braveheart too.
Oh, and the theme for Flash Gordon too! http://www.rodansroost.com/ikonboard/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
March 6th, 2004, 07:14 PM
<font color='#000F22'>Umm, the usual, love John Williams, love Ifakube.
But i guess my 2 favorite scores are Superman and Seven Samurai, both scores fit each film so perfectly, especially in Seven Samurai, with the Samurai and Kikyucho (sp?) themes, each theme is in the movie SEVERAL times, however it has about 10 diferent versions to match each new mood witch is introduced in the film, from kikyucho's delight in stealing armer from one of the dead bandets, to the death of the first samurai. And, tho played very often, I never Tire of them, (unlike GxM and GxMG). The score in Akira Kurasawa's masterwork Seven Samurai, is truly a masterpeice in its own right.
March 7th, 2004, 11:05 AM
<font color='#0000FF'>The Seven Samurai is perfect on just about every level (see? Toho doesn't need to JUST make Kaiju movies! http://www.rodansroost.com/ikonboard/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif )
The soundtrack is no exception.
March 7th, 2004, 11:17 AM
<font color='#F52887'>I saw a movie called the birds and it was great because it had no music!! So different!
But the music I rememebr most is from Jaws. I also liked the music for Superman!!
March 7th, 2004, 12:10 PM
Danny Elfman's scores for many films have been wonderful, but two of my faves of his were the scores for BATMAN and the March from ARMY OF DARKNESS
The music from SUPERMAN, INDIANA JONES,and the Original STAR WARS Trilogy also trip me trigger
And the music from THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST is awesome!
THE ONE AND ONLY
March 7th, 2004, 12:44 PM
John Carpenter's scores from Halloween, The Fog,and The Thing, all good and creepy stuff http://www.rodansroost.com/ikonboard/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/thumbs-up.gif . The man knows how to set a creepy, and sometimes downright bleak mood in his films.Also props to Alan Howarth, who assisted Carpenter in scoring Haloweens 2 and 3, but did some simply amazing work on Halloween 4:The Return of Micheal Myers. The opening score along with the early, fall evening sceneery, is perfect for getting one inthe Halloween mood.
Theres also Brad Fiedel's(Terminator 1,2) spooky music in the Fright Night flicks. Especially the manic piano music at the first film's climax. Although there might be some rotten tomatoes thrown at me for mentioning this one, Henry Manfredini of Friday The 13th fame/infamy. Say what you want ,but "ki-ki-ki-chi-ma-ma-ma" is forever etched in the consciousness of the movie going public. The finally what has to be the most horrorfying score in movie history. "DUELING BANJOS" http://www.rodansroost.com/ikonboard/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/helpme.gif from Deliverance. If those guys had any sense in thier heads when they met that group of people at he beginning of that flick, they would've ran for thier lives after meeting that crew.
March 7th, 2004, 05:23 PM
Hey, TOAO, I totally agree about the HALLOWEEN 4 music. I quote you, "simply amazing work..."
March 10th, 2004, 08:39 PM
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
yeah, those were great.
March 10th, 2004, 08:50 PM
7th Voyage of Sinbad
Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah
Lord of the Rings trilogy
Godzilla, King of the Monsters
Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz
Fists of Fury (love that jazz theme)
March 10th, 2004, 10:06 PM
by Sinbad, i mean the cartoon...
March 10th, 2004, 10:31 PM
<font color='#000F22'>Music is often overlooked, but it in fact is one of the film's strongest elements and lends so much of the film's atmosphere. Here are some of my favorites:
-Akira Ifukube's entire body of work, especially his military marches, my two favorite marches are his heroic military march from Varan (that plays when they are fighting Varan at sea) and his maser march from War of the Gargantuas, which tragically was completely removed from the Amercian version (but you can still hear it in Godzilla and Mothra: Battle for Earth).
-Howard Shore's score for the LotR trilogy, especially his machine-like Isengard theme, his thundering Mordor theme, his truly beautiful Rohan theme and his wonderful Gondorian army theme (it almost reminds me of an Ifukube march in a way).
-Ennio Morocione's score for the Dollars (Man with No Name) trilogy, what else can we say? Amazing.
-Danny Elfman's score for the first two Batman movies, also, his score for Edward Scissorhands and songs for The Nightmare Before Christmas. His music so perfectly defines Tim Burton's imagery, all of his most memorable scores are for Burton films. I also love his usage of Tom Jones' It's Not Unusual in both Edward Scissorhands and Mars Attacks.
-Goblin's score for Dawn of the Dead. All their music is really great, but I think DotD is their best work, it really lends a freaky quality to the film that would not have been there if Romero had just used stock music like he did with NotLD. One serious flaw in the director's cut is that there is much less Goblin music is some scenes (it was a somewhat rushed earlier cut for Cannes, the soundtrack obviously wasn't complete).
-Shiro Sagisu's score for Evangelion, though a little low budget (like Ifukube, the same music is paraded again and again), but his heroic Step Forward into Darkness theme and his hickville Asuka theme are great enough. Also, his use of classical music is positively gorgeous, most notably his uses of Handel's Messiah during Asuka's mind rape scene, his use of Beethoven's 9th during the whole Kaworu scene and his use of Bach's Air during Asuka's fight against the Eva Units in EoE. Anno and Sagisu's excellent choices of classic music rivals that of Kubrick's for 2001 and A Clockwork Orange. Also, his music for His and Her Circumstances was excellent as well.
-I agree with monsterslayers, Don Davis' score for the Matrix films is quite excellent, it really helps define the word of The Matrix every bit as well as Shore's themes define Middle Earth. I love that furious end theme to Revolutions, as well as the music played during the violent battle between the humans and the machines in The Second Renaissance.
-Jo Hisashi's scores for all of Miyazaki's films, they all are great, but Nausicaa, My Neighbor Totoro and Princess Mononoke all really stick in my head for some reason.
-And of course, we have John Williams. Some of his scores I really like, especially his Lost in Space theme, his Jaws theme, his classic Empire theme, etc, others I think are pretty overrated and overexposed, like his E.T. theme or his Jurassic Park theme (which is downright mundane and boring).
March 10th, 2004, 11:46 PM
<font color='#008080'>I also like the scores for Robocop, Starship Troopers, Mortal Kombat, Spiderman, Lake Placid. Then theres also the main themes from Naked Gun, Beverly Hills Cop, and James Bond.
March 24th, 2004, 09:00 PM
Oh, this is a hard one. I guess I'll name a few, though.
Star Trek - The Motion Picture
The Passion of the Christ
Return of the King
Star Trek - The Wrath of Khan
Virtually anything from the 007 series
And my favorite movie (and favorite movie score): The Green Mile
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