What is your Favorite Movie Soundtrack?

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    juliafranceschiniposted 6 years ago

    Sometimes a soundtrack can be the centerpiece to a film.

    What is your favorite movie soundtrack and why?

    1. GarethjHill profile image60
      GarethjHillposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Don't think I have a definitive answer to this as I think certain soundtracks bring varying but equally effective qualities to a film. Taxi Driver must be a contender for the way the score superbly sets the tone for 70's New York whilst I must admit to being a sucker for the John Williams scores - particularly the ominous thump of Empire Strikes Back and the heroic fanfare of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

      Then there's the songbook style soundtracks like Pulp Fiction or American Graffiti.

      A recent brilliantly atmospheric soundtrack for me was 127 Hours.

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        juliafranceschiniposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Gareth for you thoughtful response. I haven't seen Taxi Driver yet, but from the score alone I definitely want to check it out.

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      juliafranceschiniposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      My favorite soundtrack comes from Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill.

      This man knows how to pick a song for a movie. He always seems to incorporate unique surf sounds and classic western songs in a scene that you wouldn't expect to hear those songs. I especially llove the songs in Kill Bill Vol. 1 where Uma Thurman kills all those crazy 88 assassins.

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      zEric7xposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The 200X spider man movie. I love how it sounds. Just has a feel I like. I also like the star wars music. I love a lot of it.

    4. Shinkicker profile image95
      Shinkickerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I think I'd plump for the Bee Gees for Saturday Night Fever as best original popular music.

      For atmosphere it would be Betty Blue written by Gabriel Yared

      Also The Mission by Ennio Morricone

    5. rebekahELLE profile image87
      rebekahELLEposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      too hard to pick just one.. I don't know what my favorite is, but I do like the Hans Zimmer film scores. Gladiator is one of my top favorites.

      I also love the Inception score. it's so powerful with emotion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxabLA7U … re=related

      I agree with shinkicker about Saturday Night Fever. What a great soundtrack and the theme song at the beginning is perfection.

      Lord of the Rings.
      Titanic

      Immortal Beloved

      so many..

      Dark Knight!

  2. Alecia Murphy profile image84
    Alecia Murphyposted 6 years ago

    I love Purple Rain soundtrack. It's essential 80s and timeless. Unfortunately it's like 50 times better than the actual movie so I suggest just listening to the soundtrack.

  3. Daffy Duck profile image60
    Daffy Duckposted 6 years ago

    Rocky 4.   Eye of the Tiger,  Burning Heart.  It's the only sound track I ever bought.

  4. Daffy Duck profile image60
    Daffy Duckposted 6 years ago

    Maximum Overdrive was really good too.  smile

  5. Mighty Mom profile image83
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Two soundtracks we listen to often:
    "A Beautiful Mind" haunting and atmospheric (love + genius + mental illness captured in music)
    "The Firm" ecclectic (I can picture exactly where Tom Cruise is with each song. Love the movie and this soundtrack is fabulous).

    Also agree about Tarantino. The music in Pulp Fiction is great.

  6. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Gosh, so many! I love the music from Braveheart because of the Celtic influence. I actually like just about anything from James Horner, including the soundtrack from Legends of the Fall. I also like the songs from Remember the Titans because they were popular when I was a teen. 10 Things I Hate About You has some great tunes, too - like this one. AWESOME song!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pjMwzujbHE

  7. cat on a soapbox profile image94
    cat on a soapboxposted 6 years ago

    This is a tough one to answer. I grew up watching musicals on film!   I choose for a single film Out of Africa. It had an amazing soundtrack that simultaneously lifted my spirits while the camera widened out for the most awesome panoramas. I had to swallow my emotional tears!  If I had to vote composers, it would be John Williams for the overall.

  8. maven101 profile image80
    maven101posted 6 years ago

    So many great soundtracks...The Godfather, Chariots of Fire, Jaws, Jurassic Park all come to mind...But my absolute favorite soundtrack is from the film " Bladerunner " composed and played by Vangelis...Here is the Love Theme from that film ( knowing the context adds to the complexity of emotions shown ):

    (url)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9KAqhbI … re=related(/url)

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      juliafranceschiniposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes Maven, thanks for reminding me about Bladerunner. I love the last song "End Title" used in the director's cut where it starts right when the elevator doors close on Deckard and Rachel. Totally awesome sound queue.

  9. manlypoetryman profile image76
    manlypoetrymanposted 6 years ago

    "Top Gun" Rules:   http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61pJZBaeFaL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    Followed by "Ghostbusters": http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51zhWZTlKSL._SL500_AA300_.jpg


    "Who ya' gon'na call?"

  10. Greek One profile image75
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/15/Chitty_bang.JPG/220px-Chitty_bang.JPG

    1. manlypoetryman profile image76
      manlypoetrymanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Good one, Greek...

      "Oh Chitty You Chitty
      Pretty Chitty Bang Bang
      Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
      We love you.
      And Chitty, in Chitty
      Pretty Chitty Bang Bang
      Chitty Chitty Bang Bang what we'll do.
      Near Chitty, far Chitty, in our motor car Oh what a happy time we'll spend.
      Bang Bang Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
      Our fine four fendered friend.
      Bang Bang Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
      Our fine four fendered friend.....
      Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
      Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
      Fine four fendered Chitty Chitty friend."

      Ok Everybody...join in...you know...you know the tune!

      1. Greek One profile image75
        Greek Oneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        The first, and scariest, openly transsexual character in movie history...

        http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsH/7797-3375.jpg

        1. manlypoetryman profile image76
          manlypoetrymanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Forget the trans-mutant thing...You're right...that "guy" scared the ever-lasting gobstoppers out'a me...when I was a kid!

          1. manlypoetryman profile image76
            manlypoetrymanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Speaking of which...who can ever forget the tune to the original "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"? Come on...you know you know it, too...Ha lol !

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80HY8qWRkfA

  11. K9keystrokes profile image93
    K9keystrokesposted 6 years ago

    "The Phantom of the Opera" (Holds deep meaning for me and my late spouse)

    "Practical Magic" (It has Sandra Bullock in the movie and Stevie Nicks on the soundtrack--both ladies make this a winner for me. Plus it's a really great collaboration of music and uplifting storyline)

    Cheers~
    K9

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      juliafranceschiniposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Good point. Stevie Nicks was a great choice for Practical Magic. I just recently saw the movie and I enjoyed how sweet and quirky it was.

  12. Johnjfernando profile image59
    Johnjfernandoposted 6 years ago

    'Shake Your Tail Feather' Bad Boys 2
    By Nelly ft P Diddy
    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/5734421_f248.jpg

    "Its goin' be chitty chitty bang bang! That's what its gonna be"--Will Smith

  13. marek504 profile image64
    marek504posted 6 years ago

    The Last Tim I Committed Suicide, has some excellent Jazz on it.

  14. theherbivorehippi profile image78
    theherbivorehippiposted 6 years ago

    Um...Dirty Dancing. There I said it. Why do I feel like I'm being judged right now? lol

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      juliafranceschiniposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      No way, Dirty Dancing Soundtrack has some great music moments. I love "Stay" by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs.

      1. theherbivorehippi profile image78
        theherbivorehippiposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        smile I knew I couldn't be the only one to appreciate it!

  15. wavegirl22 profile image41
    wavegirl22posted 6 years ago

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5735520_f248.jpg
    Spring Awakening
    Wendla and Melchior



    Totally F*cked - Spring Awakening - Broadway

  16. prektjr.dc profile image85
    prektjr.dcposted 6 years ago

    I am one who loves a variety of music, but I am torn between two complete opposites on this question.  I believe that one of my most favorites of all time would be the score from Mary Poppins and the other favorite would be The Phantom of the Opera.  See what I mean....total opposites!

  17. Tom Rubenoff profile image93
    Tom Rubenoffposted 6 years ago

    I agree it's hard to choose.  One of my favorites was The Shawshank Redemption.

  18. TamCor profile image80
    TamCorposted 6 years ago

    I have to go with Phantom of the Opera, too...I love it, and still listen to it often... smile

  19. Jane@CM profile image58
    Jane@CMposted 6 years ago

    There are so many I can't choose one!!!  I do like the Rent movie soundtrack - its the first one I thought of.

  20. Jaydo profile image58
    Jaydoposted 6 years ago

    Well, that could be a long list actually, but the one which sprang to mind is that of Blade Runner.  I think that Vangelis was responsible for that, and I liked Vangelis from the 80s.

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    Alexcalotescuposted 6 years ago

    I think my favorite is the soundtrack of Requiem for a dream ! Lux Aeterna, i think it's called !

    1. profile image0
      juliafranceschiniposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes. That song is haunting. And epic. And great to work out to.

    2. tuesdaysflicks profile image56
      tuesdaysflicksposted 6 years ago

      BIG CHILL......JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN DANCE ALL THE SONGS

    3. Dale Nelson profile image42
      Dale Nelsonposted 6 years ago

      Elizabethtown.

      Makes me wanna organize a road trip every time.

     
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