Originally posted by ThirdEyeofHorus
reply to post by GhostLancer
Oh you know how to pick the best!!!
How about the iconic Back To The Future
Thanks, as do you!! And, Back to the Future... All I can say is that Alan Silvestri (also known for THE ABYSS and THE AVENGERS) is a weaver of fun,
adventure and classically romantic action scores. Back to the Future is simply amazingly fantastic.
How about Toto's DUNE score? I didn't think they could pull it off. I was in high school when the score came out, and at first, I must reluctantly
admit, I didn't like it. I was not anything like CONAN THE BARBARIAN, CONAN THE DESTROYER, STAR WARS, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, RAMBO II, RAIDERS OF
THE LOST ARK, INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM, STAR TREK 2, or STAR TREK 3 (these audacious scores were the extent of my collection at the time).
DUNE was so... different. It was moody, pondering and (as I eventually discover) passionately deep. After having it for about a year, something
clicked in me, and I discovered how magical it really was, and is now one of my all time favorites. There is so much emotion in the score. Since,
they've released an expanded version of it, which has some mastering flaws, but is absolutely wonderful for finally making so many missing cues
Highlights, for me, for Toto's DUNE score are:
Prelude to Take My Hand: www.youtube.com...
The Prophecy Theme: www.youtube.com...
Take My Hand: www.youtube.com...
Dune (Desert Theme): www.youtube.com...
As this happened, I became perceptive to the magic of SPACECAMP and (another lost treasure) YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES. I made a dub-cassette tape of
these three soundtracks, and to this day, it is my all-time favorite combination soundtrack mix.
YOUNG SHERLCOK HOLMES end credits: I4ByIKJbN90
by Bruce Broughton (also known for LOST IN SPACE --90s movie) And, BTW, a young "Johnny" Williams was the composer to the original themes (two
themes) for the LOST IN SPACE television series. I caught onto this when I heard the music to JURASSIC PARK for the first time, which has two themes
that were so similar to the original LOST IN SPACE themes that I looked into it and discovered that they were all the work of, indeed, John Williams!
ADDED: Yes, Pirates! For me, especially AT WORLD'S END. Zimmer really hit the spot there. I first loved Zimmer's BACKDRAFT, then THE THIN RED LINE
(as someone already posted on this thread, Journey to the Line). Of course, also posted, his DAVINCI CODE films and INCEPTION themes. My
disappointment with him is that there is a lot of "quiet space" and then highlights. If he would only include concert versions of his themes included
with his soundtracks/scores, then I think he would please everyone. It was a lot easier to edit and splice music with a cassette player (back in the
day) than it is now for me to try to use software. I'll have to get up to speed so I can splice his best moments into a single "concert-styled"
piece. But, in the end, that is a small, very minor complaint. The guy is a grand musical talent and I really enjoy his music.
edit on 28-9-2012 by GhostLancer because: Additional thoughts