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    Quote Originally Posted by phenomangel View Post
    I am too which is why I'm adding Superman 4. The movie was panned. But the score was IMO, the best. Most people remember the score to the first Reeve film for John
    Williams' Main Title theme which is well cemented as it should be in film music history. But Courage's score to the 4th film blows that away IMO. I don't know. I just liked it more.
    What I'm surprised at is E.T. was never mentioned. Well I may have mentioned it. But besides me, no one has. It's the greatest film to not yet receive a Blu Ray treatment.
    And the score only enhances that film to greater heights.
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    Superman 4 had almost no budget for the music what so ever, very funny to hear the commentary and film makers interview regarding this. I felt the original Score to Superman The Movie was just the best score of all time. I've converted 100% of everyone who disagreed with me that the score was the best ever written, everyone who listened to the entire score agreed with me afterward, just gorgeous on every single track, so memorable and moving at the same time. Pure work of genius on every track. Its funny to hear Superman 4 tossed around, I mean, it was the poorest recordings of the entire series and it had by far the lowest budget. I enjoyed the new music cues in it, Train Stopper was fun, but overall I felt the score to be really poorly made compared to the Superman 1.

    meh, just my two cents, any of the superman soundtracks is acceptable for inclusion, so long as its superman, its fine. But ya, anyone who doesn't agree with me, get some headphones and sit your butts down and listen to the original Superman score, then go listen to star wars or lord of the rings and note the difference. Every track in superman invoked some emotional response to me, by far my favorite OST of all time.

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    It has to be Superman The Movie, and I want to add that even the Ken Thorne adaptation for Superman II is just as incredible....

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    I do listen to a lot of "Golden Era" but I say that my favourite (most listened to) scores are 70's-80's though with a good classical music knowledge you can hear the antecedents of earlier melodies and structures resonating and informing everyone from Goldsmith to Williams to Desplat and Zimmer (and Horner, who's the Magpie of film scores, even plagiarizing his own work frequently!).

    My top 5 in reverse order are:

    Star Trek: Motion Picture
    Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back
    LOTR: Return of the King
    Star Trek II: Wrath of Kahn
    Conan the Barbarian

    60's and earlier:

    El Cid
    The Vikings
    She (Hammer)
    The Good, Bad, and Ugly
    Psycho

    Good thread, makes me want to dig into the collections and my top lists get revised very often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinty View Post
    Supeman The Movie is his masterpiece

    Exactly what I was thinking.
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    Props for Jaws and Superman and ET and Raiders -John Williams really was on fire late 70's to early 80's. (Not taking anything away from his scoring before and since). Of this millennium his mastery for the Harry Potter score is so densely melodic and the themes iconic that it stands far apart. In the 90's his work on Shindler's List is pure channelled pain and emotion and instantly recognizable. Anyone heard Horner's Enemy at the Gates 'homage' to that score? :/

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    Considering the long History of man (wich we don't know so much about), I'm sure no one of us has never heard the greatest score ever made.

    But once again, from our times, it's Conan the Barbarian. Obvious. Why asking ?



    ... Not everybody will agree, though no one will disagree. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arial View Post
    Considering the long History of man (wich we don't know so much about), I'm sure no one of us has never heard the greatest score ever made.

    But once again, from our times, it's Conan the Barbarian. Obvious. Why asking ?



    ... Not everybody will agree, though no one will disagree. lol
    Well, if the question is "greatest score ever by your tastes", I would definitely go with Poledouris' Conan. the recent rerecordings are just gorgeous. But it would be close with probably half a dozen other scores by the same man, and probably half a dozen others by other compositor.

    Ergo, I can't name one. Hell, Zimmer and Newton Howard's "The Dark Knight" would be a close call too !

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    it all boils down to ones personal taste & favorites.

    (since WildWoodPark mentioned in the earlier pages of this thread, i'll include my pick from the silver age/golden age.

    Erich Wolfgang Korngold - The Sea Hawk, Robin Hood.
    Elmer Bernstein - Ten Commandments
    Alfred Newman - How The West Was Won
    Ennio Morricone - The Good The Bad & The Ugly
    David Raksin - Laura
    Bernard Herrman - Psycho
    Max Steiner - Gone With The Wind


    and from the post silver age etc...

    John Williams - Superman, Jaws
    Jerry Goldsmith - The Omen, Rambo First Blood
    Alan Silvestri - Back To The Future, Predator
    Basil Poledouris - Conan The Barbarian, RoboCop
    Brad Fiedel - Terminator I & II
    Lalo Schifrin - Enter The Dragon
    John Barry - Out Of Africa, James Bond... , Somewhere In Time
    Bill Conti - Rocky, Masters Of The Universe
    Joe Hisaishi - Princess Mononoake, Howl's Moving Castle, Laputa

    the current flocks of composers

    Brian Tyler - Children Of Dune, Annapolis, Eagle Eye (Lego Universe), The Hunted
    John Debney - Cuthroat Island, Princess Diaries
    David Arnold - The Musketeer, Godzilla, Independence Day
    James Newton Howard - King Kong
    John Powell - Bourne Series


    I know some will definitely raise their eyebrows or whatever, i don't care. it's my choice, my preferences.

    as they say to each his own...

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    1. E.T.
    2. Star Wars & Empire Strikes Back
    3. Hook & Jurassic Park
    4. The Raiders Of The Lost Ark
    5. The Lion King

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    1 - Conan the Barbarian - Basil Poledouris
    2 - Superman - John Williams
    3 - Lord of Illusions - Simon Boswell

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    There are so many!

    Body Heat (Barry)
    North By Northwest (Bernstein)
    Inception (Zimmer)
    The Specialist (Barry)
    Remains of the Day (Robbins)
    Bourne Trilogy (Powell)

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    Quote Originally Posted by R171pt View Post
    There are so many!

    Body Heat (Barry)
    North By Northwest (Bernstein)
    Inception (Zimmer)
    The Specialist (Barry)
    Remains of the Day (Robbins)
    Bourne Trilogy (Powell)
    Kind of telling, don't you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by R171pt View Post
    Bourne Trilogy (Powell)
    I agree.

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    ANYONE who thinks that The Bourne music is the greatest score of all time is either 12 years old or younger, mentally disabled or deaf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wimpel69 View Post
    ANYONE who thinks that The Bourne music is the greatest score of all time is either 12 years old or younger, mentally disabled or deaf.
    Well, anyone who thinks like this has problems. We all have our tastes, some like Bourne's Trilogy, others James Bond. But calling somebody like that for enjoying a score is childish, and stupid. You might like something I hate or just don't like, but I'd never call you that.
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    John Williams - Jurassic Park
    John Williams - Raiders of the Lost Ark
    David Arnold - Godzilla
    Hans Zimmer - The Da Vinci Code
    John Williams - The Empire Strikes Back

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    Danny Elfman - Edward Scissorhands
    Elliot Goldenthal - Interview with the Vampire
    John Williams - Schindler's List

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    Quote Originally Posted by wimpel69 View Post
    ANYONE who thinks that The Bourne music is the greatest score of all time is either 12 years old or younger, mentally disabled or deaf.
    Well, I didn't say this is the greatest score "of all times" but it's sure in my top 3 greatest film music of this fucking industry. I won't comment on the maturity of your post itself tho... ironic. lol !

    The Bourne music is pure entertainment and in this style wich isn't usually my cup of tea Powell truly got it. If somebody don't consider such style as "great scoring" I'll fully understand. You can live your life safely, I won't track you down to convince you. The end.


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    Quote Originally Posted by docrate1 View Post
    Well, if the question is "greatest score ever by your tastes", I would definitely go with Poledouris' Conan. the recent rerecordings are just gorgeous. But it would be close with probably half a dozen other scores by the same man, and probably half a dozen others by other compositor.
    C'mon l' ami, I was talking about the original performance. Nevermind the sound or the smaller orchestra it had. (Eternal discussion anyway...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arial View Post
    Well, I didn't say this is the greatest score "of all times" but it's sure in my top 3 greatest film music of this fucking industry. I won't comment on the maturity of your post itself tho... ironic. lol !

    The Bourne music is pure entertainment and in this style wich isn't usually my cup of tea Powell truly got it. If somebody don't consider such style as "great scoring" I'll fully understand. You can live your life safely, I won't track you down to convince you. The end.


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    C'mon l' ami, I was talking about the original performance. I don't mind the sound or the smaller orchestra it had. (Eternal discussion anyway...)
    I fully agree with you on the bourne series. Powell usually does really enjoyable compositions. But I would put his work in Green Zone over the bourne trilogy. As far as action score are concerned, Powell is in my top three, with Gregson-Williams and Craig Armstrong. And those three are under my all time trio of favorite composers: Poledouris, Goldsmith and Morricone. I can listen to nearly anything by these three.

    As for Conan, I said the rerecording were gorgeous...But I still prefer the original recording. Because it's the score I grew up with. can't count how often I've listened to "Battle of the mound pt.1"...

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    Green Zone blew me indeed, but only in theatre with the picture (and story). I can't listen to the music alone, notably the promo-expended wich sound gets on my nerves. Maybe the album is more comfortable and the editing interesting (sometimes the "original score" is not the best presentation for the music).

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    Fore me, some of the greatest scores:

    Howard Shore: Lord Of The Rings Trilogy (Complete Recordings)
    Steve Jablonsky: Transformers Trilogy
    Badelt/Zimmer: Pirates Of The Caribean

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    None of this is good, let alone great, music . The question was for the BEST film score of all time, not your personal favorite.

    How do these Powell, Badelt, Jablonsky scores compare to Goldsmith, North, Herrmann, Rózsa, Newman, Goldenthal - ? They don't - they only do in so far as to understand why the former are crap musically, and the latter are sublime.

    Get a music education, or any education that teaches you about arts - and you'll understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wimpel69 View Post
    None of this is good, let alone great, music . The question was for the BEST film score of all time, not your personal favorite.
    There is no best score of all times. It´s always an personal favorite.
    The question is silly like "what´s the best film ever?"

    Quote Originally Posted by wimpel69 View Post
    How do these Powell, Badelt, Jablonsky scores compare to Goldsmith, North, Herrmann, Rózsa, Newman, Goldenthal - ? They don't - they only do in so far as to understand why the former are crap musically, and the latter are sublime.
    In your opinion, every modern composer is crap?

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