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Esper
May 3rd, 2013, 11:44 AM
Not what the plot is about or pop songs over the ending credits. I'm talking about those central pieces of the movie score.

What are some of your favorites? What do you think are some of the most iconic, well-recognized themes? What makes a good theme? What other questions should be in this post that I can't think of?



One of the best themes I've heard has got to be He's a Pirate (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s17XDrKuqc4) from Pirates of the Caribbean. It's immediate recognizable, fun, and fits the movie perfectly. I can't say it's my absolute favorite, but it's up there in the top ten for sure.

Recluse
May 3rd, 2013, 11:48 AM
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And what I've been searching for 3 YEARS!

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TRIFORCE89
May 3rd, 2013, 04:05 PM
Just about everything John Williams has done

JayD
May 3rd, 2013, 06:33 PM
Omg, He's a Pirate. Such a goooooood song! omg! xD

I also like the one of Jurassic Park (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8zlUUrFK-M), Indiana Jones (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bTpp8PQSog), Back to the Future (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eHtFTZFlOQ), Superman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRF_yksCgp8), Star Wars (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjMNNpIksaI), Mission Impossible (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAYhNHhxN0A), GhostBusters (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9We2XsVZfc) and finally Rocky (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioE_O7Lm0I4)

I would say what makes a theme song so wonderful is that when you hear it, it automatically reminds of one specific movie. When you hear it, you start humming or singing along and a song that gives you the chills everytime you hear it because of how awesome it sounds. That's what defines an awesome theme song for me :)

And those are the most memorable ones I could remember for now, there's probably a ton more I've forgotten.

TRIFORCE89
May 4th, 2013, 04:45 AM
Omg, He's a Pirate. Such a goooooood song! omg! xD

I also like the one of Jurassic Park (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8zlUUrFK-M), Indiana Jones (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bTpp8PQSog), Back to the Future (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eHtFTZFlOQ), Superman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRF_yksCgp8), Star Wars (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjMNNpIksaI), Mission Impossible (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAYhNHhxN0A), GhostBusters (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9We2XsVZfc) and finally Rocky (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioE_O7Lm0I4)

I would say what makes a theme song so wonderful is that when you hear it, it automatically reminds of one specific movie. When you hear it, you start humming or singing along and a song that gives you the chills everytime you hear it because of how awesome it sounds. That's what defines an awesome theme song for me :)

And those are the most memorable ones I could remember for now, there's probably a ton more I've forgotten.
Ghostbusters has such an underrated score

Harley Quinn
May 10th, 2013, 12:49 AM
I'll just dump these lovely themes here:
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All such great scores, truly!

There are many, many more I could choose from, but I'll leave that up to you guys!
Also, just for the record, pretend I included everything Hans Zimmer has ever done, thanks.

Azu
May 10th, 2013, 03:07 AM
For disney lovers out here just like me *A*.
My favourite movie+soundtrack:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vRkonQeSe4

Gold warehouse
May 13th, 2013, 12:05 PM
I'd obviously pick my favourite score, from one of my favourite films, but honestly Blade Runner's score (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RScZrvTebeA) is just perfect.

John William's "Leaving Hogwarts" unforgettable moments of both the first and last films.

and ofc "One Ring to Rule Them All"

Zeffy
May 13th, 2013, 01:15 PM
I'm not one to remember movie scores (since, well, I don't usually pay attention; I just keep listening XD), however John William's work on the Harry Potter series had always been stuck in my head ever since I watched the first movie. This one particularly:

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Mr Cat Dog
June 10th, 2013, 01:37 PM
Bernard Hermannn FTW! I'mma let everyone finish, but Psycho, Taxi Driver and Vertigo are the best film scores of ALL! TIME! (And now that I've finished my Kanye-at-the-VMAs impression, I'll shut up now.)

pokeyellow1
June 10th, 2013, 04:06 PM
I think the lord of the rings music is very iconic. Music is very important in movies, do you think Indiana Jones would fo been as fun without that music? Or star wars? hm hm hmhm hm hmhm hm hmhm (that was me trying to hum starwars through the internet I doubt it worked though) but as for what makes it good, don't really know. I guess its because it does not sound like background music. Lots of music in movies today is just there to provide ambiance, but this music had melody's and such and I guess that was why it was more successful maybe?

Kanzler
June 10th, 2013, 05:53 PM
I just watched Star Trek: Into Darkness and I have to say that I love the new theme and the old theme!

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Houndour2005
June 12th, 2013, 10:49 AM
Heino, Blau Blüht Der Enzian.


This was the song from a movie from 1973 when I was born.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-18cXNAdEc

Amore
June 12th, 2013, 12:43 PM
I just watched Star Trek: Into Darkness and I have to say that I love the new theme and the old theme!

New Theme:EO1FZEUbZJE
Original Theme:Jtl0aQCauJA

I have to agree with you on how good they are (haven't seen Into Darkness though). If anything I prefer the Star Trek theme to Star Wars. Or at least any of the pieces you can get off iTunes.

Transformers - Arrival to Earth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2TSx1VB-AI). This has got to be one of my favourites ever. This particular version is slightly different to the version I have on iTunes, but still great.

"Raider's March" from Indiana Jones is a classic, and some of the Dark Knight Rises pieces are pretty good as well, such as "Rise", "Imagine the Fire" and "The Fire Rises" although if you didn't know the context they probably wouldn't come off that well. I heard Arrival to Earth the other day and couldn't remember what it was in, just knew it was great.

Also, not a piece exactly, more of a song, but "Django" from the Django Unchained soundtrack is pretty darn good.

Just going to put out two more links: At World's End (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW26GtljpK4) from Pirates of the Caribbean. Loved playing that with my school orchestra. When it suddenly speeds up you just get kinda excited xD. And Oh Yeah (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG_6CopW9GQ) from Ferris Bueller. It's basically used as a theme.