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Your favourite Jerry Goldsmith score

robertGL

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I could be wrong, but I seem to recall the only thing he hated about Alien was the fact that it was butchered by the director (bits of his similarly brilliant Freud were interpolated). If you buy the Intrada 2 cd release of Alien you'll get the WHOLE score (minus the interpolations and plus the music that wasn't put into the movie because of Ridley Scott being a dumbass). It was mostly his problems with Scott that ruined his opinion. Really, if you don't have the Intrada release, I can't recommend it strongly enough.

And kudos to the member who mentioned Lionheart, amazing score.

How about his ridiculously rejected score to Legend?
I wouldn't call Ridley a dumbass. (BASED) Ridley made the decision and it paid off. If anything, Ridley nailed it, as the score blends so well with the mis en scene, as judged by the concensus of all Alien fans.

I'll just add that I love the score for Chinatown, which apparently took him 10 minutes to write
 

I like music

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The music that you hear over this great opening for Hoosiers is a major contributor to my decision to go on a road trip to the US:


EDIT: also another example of how he just made synths become a part of the orchestra seamlessly.
 

The Darris

Senior Member
I could be wrong, but I seem to recall the only thing he hated about Alien was the fact that it was butchered by the director (bits of his similarly brilliant Freud were interpolated). If you buy the Intrada 2 cd release of Alien you'll get the WHOLE score (minus the interpolations and plus the music that wasn't put into the movie because of Ridley Scott being a dumbass). It was mostly his problems with Scott that ruined his opinion. Really, if you don't have the Intrada release, I can't recommend it strongly enough.

And kudos to the member who mentioned Lionheart, amazing score.

How about his ridiculously rejected score to Legend?
Yes, I've heard his beautifully written original score but that wasn't what I heard as a kid. I am specifically talking about the butchered one. I own that album and love his original score for it but it was a different tone to what Ridley actually wanted for his film.
 

Farkle

Senior Member
So many good choices. I'm going with some that are less common (I know a couple have already been posted, but they bear reposting)

Capricorn One
Inchon
Islands In The Stream (I believe Jerry said that was one of his favorite scores to compose)
Damnation Alley (Fantastically stupid 70's TV sci fi movie, but Jerry's score was great)
King Solomon's Mines (Jerry scoring an Indy knockoff, and doing it excellently)
Supergirl (Jerry scoring a Superman knockoff, and doing it excellently)

But look, this is in addition to: The Omen, Star Trek, Hoosiers, Basic Instinct, etc., etc. etc.

Farkle
 

JohnG

Senior Member
Planet of the Apes
Total Recall (hard to choose between those two)

Like LA Confidential and totally forgot he wrote Basic Instinct too. What a guy.
 

Eugenic

Coiffeur at The Barber Shop
I love almost everything that the man has written. Love the Star Trek ones in all its iterations. Love the (unused/recently reintroduced) Alien score.
I began listening to film music when, as a child, I saw Secret of Nimh. Man, Secret of Nimh, the darker animated movie I saw until that day, was something else. Especially the music.
I think Mulan is one of the greatest score for animated films. I went to the cinema to watch it just because I saw him in the credits. I was curious about Disney's choice.
 

I like music

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I love almost everything that the man has written. Love the Star Trek ones in all its iterations. Love the (unused/recently reintroduced) Alien score.
I began listening to film music when, as a child, I saw Secret of Nimh. Man, Secret of Nimh, the darker animated movie I saw until that day, was something else. Especially the music.
I think Mulan is one of the greatest score for animated films. I went to the cinema to watch it just because I saw him in the credits. I was curious about Disney's choice.
The scene where they bow to her. Superb.
 

I like music

Senior Member
Superb and surprisingly missing from the Italian version of the OST. Funny what a small change to a pentatonic theme can do to your lacrimal ducts.
Missing? Who would make that decision? Curious to know why that happened. I often play that scene just for the music (and the equivalent one from LOTR). We need more bowing in films. Its just the perfect stage for a good composer to show his/her skills.
 

Satorious

Active Member
Basic Instinct all the way for me - perhaps the only classy thing about the film (aside from some of the photography). Absolutely love this score! I also have a soft spot for Omen 3: The Final Chapter and Total Recall (like many others).
 
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