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    My favourite film soundtrack has got to be Piero Piccioni's music for Puppet on a Chain. From the moment the opening bars for the main titles come bursting through the speakers it's one hell of a ride just like the one through the canals of Amsterdam for which the film is best known. If you don't already own the CD buy it. You won't be disappointed.



    Other soundtracks which I really rate are Beat Girl, Melody and Saturday Night Fever.

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    The soundtrack of Good Morning Vietnam is a favourite of mine, every track is a getting ready to go out tune.




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    Not trying to be a killjoy, but surely this subject has been covered before, no ? If so, can't it be tagged on to the previous debate and if not apologies to all.

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    name='billy bentley']Not trying to be a killjoy, but surely this subject has been covered before, no ? If so, can't it be tagged on to the previous debate and if not apologies to all.
    I thought that as well, but I couldn't find one, or certainly not a recent discussion on it. They've all been about specific music or at least specific styles, not a general subject like this one. So I just moved it to the Film Music area



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    It is unfair to apply the label 'Best' as so many film scores stand on their own as works that will survive the parent film because of the talent even genius employed.

    Not even is it a matter of taste, perhaps the skill of the composer and orchestrater to create a sound picture. Mention the words 'Film Soundtrack' and a tune immediately flashes into one's mind. For me, scanning the forum and seeing this thread, The Big Country was there before I could reflect. So this is my nomination.

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    I think you have to divide soundtracks into two categories: this written specifically for the film, and those made up of compilations from previously existent music (whether classical, jazz, or more usually, rock/pop).



    At the moment, I would nominate:



    Original: Thunderball (mainly for Death of Fiona)







    Compilation: That'll Be The Day (1st LP I bought, unsurpassable Rock 'n' Roll primer, plus interesting 4th side)







    Is there a third category needed for soundtracks from musicals? At this moment, Pal Joey.




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    The ones i listen to most are Evita, Phantom of the Opera, Sound of Music, Gladiator and the two Titanic soundtracks.......

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    1. Ben Hur.

    2. Cabaret.

    3. Superman.

    4. The Wizard Of Oz.

    5. Singin' In The Rain.

    6. Gladiator.

    7. Gosford Park.

    8. Cinema Paradiso.

    9. How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.

    10. The Rocketeer.

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    Most things by Jerry Goldsmith!

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    Piccioni also scored some of the 70's nunsploitation films, as well as his excellent work on The Tenth Victim.

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    For original I would go with Klute.



    For compilation possibly Zabriskie Point.

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    Can't say the best by my favourites tie for first place,



    The Daniel Day Lewis - 'Last of the Mohicans' & 'Gettysburg' by Randy Edelman!

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    has to be where eagles dare for me



    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XKGhG0W0LQ]YouTube - Where Eagles Dare - Main Theme[/ame]

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    Senior Member Country: Vatican Sgt Sunshine's Avatar
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    This one of course................







    What else did you expect................

    (Thats me with my arms round Anna by the way...)



    Cheers

    Sgt

    PS Of course love the "Woodstock" soundtrack too...........

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    Good choice, Sgt (in every respect).



    Hard for me to pick a favourite. So I'll list a top 10.......



    Jaws

    Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush

    Les Bicyclettes De Belsize

    OHMSS

    Casino Royale

    Barbarella

    Midnight Cowboy

    Blow Up

    Gold

    The Knack

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    Senior Member Country: Ireland Edward G's Avatar
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    Wow Sgt.

    Fashions were as groovy as the music in those days.

    Very smart compared to the great unwashed at todays festivals!

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    Howard Blake's



    The Duellists

    Riddle of the Sands.



    and Michel Jarre's

    Lawrence of Arabia

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    name='vincenzo']Good choice, Sgt (in every respect).



    Hard for me to pick a favourite. So I'll list a top 10.......



    Jaws

    Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush

    Les Bicyclettes De Belsize

    OHMSS

    Casino Royale

    Barbarella

    Midnight Cowboy

    Blow Up

    Gold

    The Knack


    Cheers vincenzo......I reckon you'd like that film.............

    Sgt S

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    Senior Member Country: Vatican Sgt Sunshine's Avatar
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    name='Edward G']Wow Sgt.

    Fashions were as groovy as the music in those days.

    Very smart compared to the great unwashed at todays festivals!


    We were both there Edward.....I was part of the great "unwashed" in those days.......

    Cheers

    Sgt S

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