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Old September 10 2009, 09:09 PM   #1
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Alright...hands down...what is the greatest Musical Score ever created for a SCIFI/fantasy movie from 1960 to the present of all time...Lord of The Rings? Star Wars? Harry Potter? Superman? Transmorphers??? Which one would you consider the best of the best!!!

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Old September 10 2009, 10:12 PM   #2
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Probably Star Wars or Lord of the Rings.

But for a non-cliche nomination, I put forth the 2003 Peter Pan score. Beautiful stuff.

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Old September 10 2009, 10:18 PM   #3
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I'm a huge fan of Vangelis' score for Blade Runner. For fantasy, it's Lord of the Rings, hands down.
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Old September 10 2009, 11:23 PM   #4
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i'm going with SUPERMAN..i just love that soundtrack. And since I am not up on my fantasy movies (and found LOTR music to gooey) i will go with the music from Fifth Element as my dark horse SCIFI pick,with a nod towards Star Wars

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Old September 11 2009, 01:12 AM   #5
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I love The Time Machine - the modern one by Klaus what's-his-name.
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Old September 11 2009, 01:20 AM   #6
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SW: ESB
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Old September 11 2009, 02:10 AM   #7
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SW: ESB
Good one..yeah...I just broke my ESB soundtrack out after reading this...i may have to move this to #1...

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Old September 11 2009, 02:12 AM   #8
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I have to admit, I'm very sentimental about "Raiders of the Lost Ark."
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Old September 11 2009, 04:10 AM   #9
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I like bits and pieces of so many soundtracks, and my playlists reflect this by rarely having more than a handful of songs from the same movie.

But if I absolutely have to narrow it down to one soundtrack I'll go with Empire Strikes Back. John Williams was at the height of his technical skill and still growing creatively, and it all came together in the numerous leitmotifs in Empire.
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Old September 11 2009, 06:49 AM   #10
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Joy wrote: View Post
Probably Star Wars or Lord of the Rings.

But for a non-cliche nomination, I put forth the 2003 Peter Pan score. Beautiful stuff.

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You win 50 internetz for a GREAT selection! I love that score and the movie. It's criminally underrated.

And for my own atypical nomination: Jerry Goldsmith's score for SUPERGIRL.
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Old September 11 2009, 05:53 PM   #11
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Flash Gordon, obviously.
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Old September 12 2009, 06:19 PM   #12
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This is one of those questions where I usually say "what is my favorite", but not this time.

Howard Shore's work on "The Lord of the Rings" is unparalleled in what I've heard in movies. That's colored a bit by what I know about his work in developing the score.That may be a highly expected answer, but it's what I feel is the best music ever created for a film. All the themes and their variations, developed for each culture and character. The smart blending of choral work. The influences of various real-world cultures to create the Elvish, Dwarvish, Rohirrim themes and more. It's magnificent.

John Williams' "Star Wars" work is probably the most iconic and it's likewise incredible. Who doesn't know that opening fanfare?
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Old September 13 2009, 01:25 AM   #13
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The Day The Earth Stood Still - Bernard Herrmann

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Old September 13 2009, 02:25 AM   #14
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The Adventures of Robin Hood by Erich Wolfgang Korngold. That counts as fantasy, right?

Also, just for because I know how original these suggestions are, anything by John Williams or Jerry Goldsmith.
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Old September 18 2009, 05:38 PM   #15
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I watched UNBREAKABLE this weekend, a great movie by the way. But, I really love the music of this movie and the way it create atmosphere...

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