posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 02:16 PM
There're a few that come straight to my head.
The the opening scene to Blade Runner
is just mesmerising. That score is, in my opinion, Vangelis' best
work. Just hauntingly beautiful synth pads.
There's two pieces from The Deer Hunter that really struck a chord with me too; Cavatina
Chopin Nocturne No. 6
. The scene in which Paul starts playing the piano in the bar, and that
striking yet sombre realisation suddenly sinks in that their lives are all about to be changed forever, and likely not for the best.
The main theme from Escape from New York
written by none other than John Carpenter himself is
also a personal favourite.
Perhaps my favourite piece of music from a film score comes at the end of For a Few Dollars
. Ennio Morricone has already been mentioned here a few times and for good reason, but this particular piece really stuck with me; the
culmination of Colonels showdown with El Indio, and then Clint's super badass (for lack of a better word) entrance was perfect. I could name any of
Ennio Morricone's music though, it's all superb.
Edit to add;
And if we're talking about specific songs, as in written lyrical tracks, I'd have to include Weary
Kind from the movie Crazy Hearts.
Good movie, but there's something about Jeff Bridges voice that I just dig. It has a rough more weary
Kristofferson feel to it.
edit on 2-3-2017 by DeusInAbsentia because: To add Jeff Bridges (always a good reason)