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single favourite film track

Discussion in 'Personal' started by inky, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    That's very hard, I know, but my favourite is Maurice Jarre's wonderful barn-building piece from Witness.

    There are so many others I could have mentioned but I think that's the one that fascinates me the most.
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  2. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    Only one per poster - and I'll try my best to stick to that!
  3. Yoda-

    Yoda- Lead commenter

  4. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    (Just a short excerpt)
    Mine would be Prokofiev's score for Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin if pushed to choose just one.
  5. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    Ah, Prokofiev - one of the greatest writers of programme music of all time.
    Great choice!
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  6. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    Thomas Newman's 1999 soundtrack to American Beauty

    I think..

    there's at least three others I play regularly
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  7. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    Did you know that the soundtrack we're familiar with for this film wasn't ever intended to end up in the final film? The music we're used to was originally used as temp tracks and a composer was writing original music. Kubrick didn't like the composer's new music as much as he liked the music for the temp tracks so he kept them in.
    I always think of the poor rejected composer when I watch this film as he must have been pretty gutted!
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  8. Motherofchikkins

    Motherofchikkins Star commenter

    The lullaby music by Enio Moricone (I think..have lost ability to Google) in The Untouchables. There is a shoot out at the train station, filmed in real time, while a pram with a baby in it is precariously going down a steep staircase. There's this wonderfully gentle lullaby music playing in contrast to the scene. Wonderful stuff. Wish I could post a link :(
  9. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    The Last of the Mohicans - simply wonderful.
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  10. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

  11. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    Can't think of one for myself but it reminded me of my mother, who loved the music from the 1939 version of Wuthering Heights.
    Oh, I've just thought of one - Brief Encounter.
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  12. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    Prokofiev again...the music from Alexander Nevsky
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  13. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Lara' s Theme from Dr Zhivago.
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  14. Alf58

    Alf58 Established commenter

    Comfort Eagle by Cake from the Film Shallow Hal
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  15. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

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  16. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Another Maurice Jarre classic.

    I prefer this composition by Maurice Jarre.

    My choice, however, is this theme which posters will recognise as the theme played every year to introduce TV coverage of the London Marathon. In fact, it was composed by Ron Goodwin to soundtrack the 1966 film The Trap.

    Last edited: Feb 28, 2016
  17. Grassroots_Out

    Grassroots_Out Occasional commenter

  18. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    Do love this..... and a wonderful film!!

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  19. Vladimir

    Vladimir Senior commenter

    Don't get me wrong here. 'Mr Holland's Opus' was an amazing film, and one of my favourites, but after all those years of working on his 'Symphony' this is really all he could come up with? It isn't even a symphony, because it doesn't have four movements. It's a simple, cheesy piece and not something a music teacher would come up with after decades. It sounds like a GCSE piece sent in for assessment.
  20. NoseyMatronType

    NoseyMatronType Star commenter

    Sorry. I can't limit this to one choice.

    Eduard Artemyev - Meditation

    Sanctus from the Missa Luba (be warned - there is brief nudity towards the end of this sequence).

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