Amazing (!) Motion Picture Scores

This is the place for discussion of films, books, movies and TV shows, etc. A & E topics related to Taiwan or China should be posted in the Culture & History Forum.

Moderator: Rockefeller

Amazing (!) Motion Picture Scores

Postby Rockefeller » 13 Jun 2012, 18:08

Here are three I'd like to start off sharing... they're just too good to keep to myself:

Binary Sunset by John Williams


At Wit's End by Hans Zimmer
(This one's a bit long, but bear with it... you won't regret it. Skip this track if you don't have 8 minutes to spare.)


A Gift of a Thistle by James Horner


*BTW these songs sound much sweeter if you crank up the volume. That, or headphones are both great ways to optimize the listening experience. :thumbsup:

Enjoy! :-)
Forumosan avatar
Rockefeller
Fried Chicken-Parts Vendor (yán sū jī xiǎofàn)
Fried Chicken-Parts Vendor (yán sū jī xiǎofàn)
 
Posts: 907
ORIGINAL POSTER
Joined: 10 Mar 2012, 00:13
Location: Los Angeles, CA
96 Recognized(s)



Re: Amazing (!) Motion Picture Scores

Postby ādikarmika » 06 Jul 2012, 10:08

Here is the stunning opening sequence of Lars von Trier's Melancholia - the end of the world set to Wagner's prelude to Tristan und Isolde.





Although the film does have its flaws, it's well worth seeing on the big screen, especially for those who like to use a little THC to heighten their cinematic experiences. :)

Here's an explanation of each shot in the sequence:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/01/movie ... holia.html
the moon's too bright, the chain's too tight, the beast won't go to sleep
ādikarmika
Scooter Commuter (qí jī chē shàng xià bān)
Scooter Commuter (qí jī chē shàng xià bān)
 
Posts: 691
Joined: 04 Feb 2011, 10:24
6 Recommends(s)
37 Recognized(s)



Re: Amazing (!) Motion Picture Scores

Postby Dougster » 12 Jul 2012, 01:08

Watched "A single Man" on a flight back from London the other day. Loved the film, and the soundtrack was pretty good too.

"A pair of quadruple whiskys and a pair of pints please" Withnail
Forumosan avatar
Dougster
Chinese Class Dropout (Zhōngwén kè zhōngchuòshēng)
Chinese Class Dropout (Zhōngwén kè zhōngchuòshēng)
 
Posts: 757
Joined: 23 Aug 2009, 22:14
1 Recommends(s)
13 Recognized(s)



Re: Amazing (!) Motion Picture Scores

Postby BigJohn » 12 Jul 2012, 01:53

Forumosan avatar
BigJohn
Former City Mayor (qiánrèn shìzhǎng)
Former City Mayor (qiánrèn shìzhǎng)
 
Posts: 4854
Joined: 25 Jun 2005, 01:45
Location: Lost in time, lost in space...and meaning
1 Recommends(s)
122 Recognized(s)



Re: Amazing (!) Motion Picture Scores

Postby jimipresley » 12 Jul 2012, 02:01

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo "Immigrant Song" -- Karen O with Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross

You can live here and have a great life and not be the least bit into living the local life. Clowns will try to diss you for it saying you gotta get down with the program, but fuck em, treat this place like a buffet and yous be on a diet. Take what you want and nothing extra, slam those oysters, but leave the bread sticks and dinner rolls behind. - Deuce Dropper

I'm much more of a nasty rotter in real life, especially with vapid or vacuous verbiage from the ill read & intellectually challenged. - TheGingerMan

Don't be a cheap cunt. - Deuce Dropper

People are stupid everywhere, but there's something childlike and adorable about Taiwanese stupidity. - rowland
Forumosan avatar
jimipresley
Maitreya Buddha (Mílèfó)
 
Posts: 10686
Joined: 06 Dec 2004, 18:23
Location: The Abyss. Awaiting YOUR company.
1054 Recommends(s)
389 Recognized(s)



Re: Amazing (!) Motion Picture Scores

Postby Charlie Jack » 13 Jul 2012, 02:24





Charlie Jack
Overpaid Foreign Athlete (duō fù xīn shuǐ guò gāo de wài jí yùn dòng yuán)
Overpaid Foreign Athlete (duō fù xīn shuǐ guò gāo de wài jí yùn dòng yuán)
 
Posts: 3416
Joined: 17 Mar 2007, 22:06
Location: Panchiao
1272 Recommends(s)
217 Recognized(s)



Re: Amazing (!) Motion Picture Scores

Postby Rockefeller » 17 Jul 2012, 17:12

@BigJohn love a clockwork orange, one of my favorite kubrick films.

@jimipresley trent reznor, nice!

@Charlie Jack you can rarely go wrong with jerry goldsmith.

and who could forget nino rota's speak softly love:



(this one gets me evertime.) married life by michael giacchino
Forumosan avatar
Rockefeller
Fried Chicken-Parts Vendor (yán sū jī xiǎofàn)
Fried Chicken-Parts Vendor (yán sū jī xiǎofàn)
 
Posts: 907
ORIGINAL POSTER
Joined: 10 Mar 2012, 00:13
Location: Los Angeles, CA
96 Recognized(s)



Re: Amazing (!) Motion Picture Scores

Postby Charlie Jack » 19 Jul 2012, 04:17

Here's another one I like:

Charlie Jack
Overpaid Foreign Athlete (duō fù xīn shuǐ guò gāo de wài jí yùn dòng yuán)
Overpaid Foreign Athlete (duō fù xīn shuǐ guò gāo de wài jí yùn dòng yuán)
 
Posts: 3416
Joined: 17 Mar 2007, 22:06
Location: Panchiao
1272 Recommends(s)
217 Recognized(s)



Re: Amazing (!) Motion Picture Scores

Postby ChewDawg » 19 Jul 2012, 05:30

Any score by Morricone or John Barry

So I got an expresso and a hot burrito!
Forumosan avatar
ChewDawg
Gravel Truck Driver (suìshí chē sījī)
Gravel Truck Driver (suìshí chē sījī)
 
Posts: 1381
Joined: 06 Sep 2011, 10:27
112 Recommends(s)
96 Recognized(s)



Re: Amazing (!) Motion Picture Scores

Postby Dougster » 19 Jul 2012, 13:22

ChewDawg wrote:Any score by Morricone or John Barry



Absolutely ... the "Once Upon a Time in America" score is one of my all time favorites. I also rate these two highly:



"A pair of quadruple whiskys and a pair of pints please" Withnail
Forumosan avatar
Dougster
Chinese Class Dropout (Zhōngwén kè zhōngchuòshēng)
Chinese Class Dropout (Zhōngwén kè zhōngchuòshēng)
 
Posts: 757
Joined: 23 Aug 2009, 22:14
1 Recommends(s)
13 Recognized(s)



FRIENDLY REMINDER
   Please remember that Forumosa is not responsible for the content that appears on the other side of links that Forumosans post on our forums. As a discussion website, we encourage open and frank debate. We have learned that the most effective way to address questionable claims or accusations on Forumosa is by engaging in a sincere and constructive conversation. To make this website work, we must all feel safe in expressing our opinions, this also means backing up any claims with hard facts, including links to other websites.
   Please also remember that one should not believe everything one reads on the Internet, particularly from websites whose content cannot be easily verified or substantiated. Use your common sense and do not hesitate to ask for proof.
Next




Proceed to Arts & Entertainment



Who is online

Forumosans browsing this forum: Hokwongwei, NeonNoodle and 5 visitors

Here I am trying to live, or rather, I am trying to teach the death within me how to live -- JEAN COCTEAU