logo
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5
#330488 07/23/07 10:46 AM
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
OP Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
What's your favorite movie soundtrack?


Michelle Anne Cope
Short Stories Editor

Sponsored Post Advertisement
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,111
Parakeet
Offline
Parakeet
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,111
My favorites are Gypsy(1962) and Xanadu (1980).

Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
OP Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
Xanadu is now a musical!


Michelle Anne Cope
Short Stories Editor

Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,111
Parakeet
Offline
Parakeet
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,111
Xanadu on BroadwayBellaOnline ALERT: Raw URLs are not allowed in these forums for security reasons. Please use UBB code. If you don't know how to do UBB code just post here for help - we will help out!

Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,111
Parakeet
Offline
Parakeet
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,111
I'm AliveBellaOnline ALERT: Raw URLs are not allowed in these forums for security reasons. Please use UBB code. If you don't know how to do UBB code just post here for help - we will help out!

Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
OP Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
That was a great soundtrack in it's day -- Xanadu!


Michelle Anne Cope
Short Stories Editor

Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 7,189
BellaOnline Editor
Chimpanzee
Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chimpanzee
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 7,189
"The 5th Element" is my favorite - aittle bit of everything.


Michelle Taylor
Marriage Editor
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
OP Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
I love that movie. I love the blue woman. She has the most awesome voice. That is a great movie! I just bought "Rent" the DVD at Kroger because they were buy one get one free and my husband bought, "Caddy Shack". I hear Rent has a wonderful soundtrack as well.


Michelle Anne Cope
Short Stories Editor

Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 7,189
BellaOnline Editor
Chimpanzee
Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chimpanzee
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 7,189
Doesn't that have Taye Diggs in it? If so, who cares if the soundtrack is good! grin


Michelle Taylor
Marriage Editor
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
OP Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
Michelle!!!!
However, I agree.
Tee Hee!


Michelle Anne Cope
Short Stories Editor

Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 113
T
Jellyfish
Offline
Jellyfish
T
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 113
Movie Soundtracks .....my particular interest.

My favorite musical is West Side Story. That aside, let me recommend John Barry (Out of Africa, and the one with Christopher Reeve...forgot it temporarily...Somewhere out of Time?) John Williams (Empire of the Sun), Hans Zimmer (The Thin Red Line), anything by Ennnio Morricone (especially Cinema Paradiso), and a host of others too numerous too mention.

Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
OP Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
Hi Terrence!
Hans Zimmer is awesome. You know where you can find great music? The soundtracks they play on some of the documentary specials they play on the History channel and such. I've also heard some great backtracks on the Travel Channel.


Michelle Anne Cope
Short Stories Editor

Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 2,616
J
Koala
Offline
Koala
J
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 2,616
Michelle, I love the soundtracks on the History Channel and Travel channel as well.

My all time favorite soundtrack composer is James Horner who did Braveheart and Titanic. He also did Legends of the Fall, Apollo 13 and some others. Really beautiful!

joanj #339558 09/08/07 10:18 AM
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
OP Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
I'm also into music played on commercials. I loved the music from the Geico commercial with the caveman walking in the airport.
Chel

Last edited by Michelle Anne Cope; 09/08/07 10:18 AM.

Michelle Anne Cope
Short Stories Editor

Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 113
T
Jellyfish
Offline
Jellyfish
T
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 113
Hello Michelle and Joanj,

Ha, ha !! I love the music on the Geico commercial when he is at the airport too. No words are said. Classic !! I just found out the other day that the firm which won the Geico account is a small place in Virginia......the Madison Ave. ad execs were laughing at them when they made their pitch...who is laughing now?

I like James Horner too. Braveheart is one of my favorites. He also did Forest Gump.....which is fantastic. Hans Zimmer also did Gladiator....really, really good.

Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,112
L
Parakeet
Offline
Parakeet
L
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,112
Originally Posted By: Terrence
Hello Michelle and Joanj,

Ha, ha !! I love the music on the Geico commercial when he is at the airport too. No words are said. Classic !! I just found out the other day that the firm which won the Geico account is a small place in Virginia......the Madison Ave. ad execs were laughing at them when they made their pitch...who is laughing now?

I like James Horner too. Braveheart is one of my favorites. He also did Forest Gump.....which is fantastic. Hans Zimmer also did Gladiator....really, really good.


I always thought that music on the Geico commercial sounded like 70s porn music.

Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
OP Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
Lisa - you do have a point.

Terrence - I love that a small firm got the account. That is classic.



Michelle Anne Cope
Short Stories Editor

Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 113
T
Jellyfish
Offline
Jellyfish
T
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 113
Does anyone else have any favorite soundtracks? I am a movie buff and I would love to hear from anyone who has a favorite film composer. Film is what got me into Classical music because so many inspirational pieces used in movies led me to the original artist. And when I now listen to the Classic piece, I remember a certain scene or movie. It just adds to my enjoyment of the music. I know this is a backwards way of enjoying the Classics, but "hey" ...whatever works right? Music is so universal and as long as you enjoy it for whatever reason, it will live on.

Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
OP Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
Terrence - you are so right! I mean, music is a language as far as I'm concerned. It's the one thing that can heal, can tear down walls, I could go on and on, but yes, I agree.

Star Wars of course was my first big soundtrack. I was a senior in high school when the movie came out. JUST TOLD MY AGE.

Ummm . . . it's late, so I'm going to have to think some more on this. You know, of course, I love a lot of Pop soundtracks, "Pretty in Pink", Coyote Ugly, .....

Okay, I'm have to sleep and think and come back!



Michelle Anne Cope
Short Stories Editor

Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 7,189
BellaOnline Editor
Chimpanzee
Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chimpanzee
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 7,189
OK - so here's one that's so not classical, but I played the heck out of it when I was in high school - "Top Gun"! "playin' with the Boys" and "Take My Breath Away", I could probably still cing those from heart, LOL!

(BTW, forgive the typos, cut my finger making dinner tonight, and the stupid bandaid keeps hitting 2 keys at once. I'm getting tired of backspacing. :/)

Last edited by BellaHarmony; 09/14/07 10:59 PM.

Michelle Taylor
Marriage Editor
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 113
T
Jellyfish
Offline
Jellyfish
T
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 113
One particular piece comes to mind....it was used in "Platoon". It's about the Vietnam War and was made in 1986 by Oliver Stone starring Charlie Sheen. Anyway, throughout the movie was "Adagio for Strings" by Samuel Barber. It's beautiful, yet haunting and sad.

BellaHarmony...I hope your fingers are healing !!!

Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
OP Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
How about "Pretty Woman"!!!!
I loved Top Gun by the way!
Oops, did we forget "Grease" and "Saturday Night Fever"!


Michelle Anne Cope
Short Stories Editor

Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 7,189
BellaOnline Editor
Chimpanzee
Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chimpanzee
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 7,189
Originally Posted By: Michelle Anne Cope

Oops, did we forget "Grease" and "Saturday Night Fever"!


OMG! How did we miss those?

I was on the Academy Awards site when I was researching the "Scifi Symphony" article, and I noticed that up until 1961 there was a whole separate section for musicals' scores as opposed to drama or comedy. Then it switched to original score as opposed to adaptation (with about a 4-5 year switch back in the late 60's with the renewed popularity of musicals thanks to Barbara!) and back again to original/adaptation.

Just thought it was interesting.


Michelle Taylor
Marriage Editor
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,053
Zebra
Offline
Zebra
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,053
Okay, so I love the soundtrack from the movie "Michael" with John Travolta.


Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,005
N
Parakeet
Offline
Parakeet
N
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,005
I'm a big Hans Zimmer fan. There's this one piece on the True Romance soundtrack ("You're So Cool") that has to be one of the happiest songs of all time. smile

As far as complete soundtracks go, though, my favorite is from the movie Singles.


Baby Name Blogger & Editor
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
OP Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
Wow, it's like going down memory lane. Singles - I haven't thought about that movie for a long time. I also like the track from "Blast from the Past".


Michelle Anne Cope
Short Stories Editor

Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 113
T
Jellyfish
Offline
Jellyfish
T
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 113
Have you checked out Blade Runner by Vangelis? Another awesome soundtrack. It really helps if you know the movies because the music adds so much. I love compilations but I'm hooked to original scores. Nancy....I'll have to check out the True Romance score from Hans Zimmer. He is great.

Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
OP Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
I love Hans Zimmer. Now, tell me if I'm wrong, didn't he do the Miami Vice theme?


Michelle Anne Cope
Short Stories Editor

Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 147
D
Jellyfish
Offline
Jellyfish
D
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 147
One of my favorite soundtracks is from the movie I Am Sam. I've never actually seen the film, but I picked up the CD and had to have it. Two words: Rufus Wainwright.


Danielle
Prime Time TV
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 113
T
Jellyfish
Offline
Jellyfish
T
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 113
Chel, I think you are right about Mr Zimmer doing Miami Vice.

Danielle, nice suggestion. I'll have to check it out!

I don't know if anyone is a fan of the Coen Brothers. They did Blood Simple, Barton Fink, Fargo and a bunch of others. But Carter Burwell did the music for them and he is another favorite. Very atmospheric yet unassuming.

Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 7,189
BellaOnline Editor
Chimpanzee
Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chimpanzee
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 7,189
OK - you have to understand, i am a big musical theatre-type person...

Bette Midler's "For the Boys" just came on AMC last night - totally LOVE that soundtrack, I can SING with it, LOL! Also "Beaches" for the same reason.

I want to reincarnated as Bette!


Michelle Taylor
Marriage Editor
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
OP Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
So, ummm . . . would we call you Bella Bette or Bette Harmony? Just let me know for my records!!!
Hugs, Chel


Michelle Anne Cope
Short Stories Editor

Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 54
Amoeba
Offline
Amoeba
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 54
You know, I HATED the movie, but the soundtrack of "Queen of the Damned," written mostly by Jonathan Davis, rocks.

I think one of my all-time favorites would have to be the soundtrack of "The Lost Boys."

This is cheating a little, but the tenure of "Six Feet Under" brought some incredible music to the small screen.


Justin Daniel Davis, Editor
Horror Literature Site at BellaOnline
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 7,189
BellaOnline Editor
Chimpanzee
Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chimpanzee
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 7,189
Originally Posted By: Michelle Anne Cope
So, ummm . . . would we call you Bella Bette or Bette Harmony? Just let me know for my records!!!
Hugs, Chel


Bette Harmony sounds like some kind of sick fighting fish. sick

Hey! I'm "borrowing" your thread for a Halloween poll.

(BTW - "Lost Boys" soundtrack is fantastic!)


Michelle Taylor
Marriage Editor
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
OP Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
Hey, that's awesome. Borrow away!
Chel


Michelle Anne Cope
Short Stories Editor

Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 14
B
Newbie
Offline
Newbie
B
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 14
Have you heard the Across the Universe soundtrack? One of the kids I intern with at umg said its a great movie soundtrack.

Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
OP Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
No, I have not. However, you spiked my interest and I'm going to check it out. By the way, what is umg?


Michelle Anne Cope
Short Stories Editor

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 5,582
V
BellaOnline Editor
Wolf
Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Wolf
V
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 5,582
Miami Vice was done by Jan Hammer.

A couple of my fave soundtracks are from West Side Story and Amadeus.

Oh yeah Loved Sylvester Stallone singing the theme to "Paradise Alley" lol. Anyone see this movie or hear the theme? He starred in it in 1978 I believe, you know, when Chel was out of high school. smile


Vance Rowe
Crime Editor
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 542
BellaOnline Editor
Gecko
Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Gecko
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 542
How about Broadway Show Soundtracks?

I love Les Miserables.

And how about Phantom of the Opera?! Five years ago, my youngest son was in the hospital, recovering from a serious accident. He couldn't talk much at that time, and had only spoken a few garbled words. I had a tape player next to his head, and when the intense piano of the Theme Song began pounding, he raised his head, looked at me, and said in a clear, whispery voice:

"Phantom!"


Carolyn, Beer & Brewing Editor
The Beer Fox

Beer and Brewing Website
Beer & Brewing Forums

Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 329
B
Shark
Offline
Shark
B
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 329
There are so many good movie soundtracks out there. personally, I love "The Mirror Has Two Faces". Beautiful music.

Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 92
Owl Offline
Amoeba
Offline
Amoeba
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 92
A couple of my favorite soundtracks are from the movies "The Virgin Suicides" and "The Rules of Attraction". I just saw "Juno" and I think I might buy that soundtrack as well.

Owl #363299 01/03/08 02:41 PM
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
OP Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
I'm getting ready to check out the soundtrack for the musical "Spamalot".

I also just listened to "Charlotte's Web" by Danny Elfman. It was nice and sweet. Totally different from what I'm used to in Elfman's work.



Michelle Anne Cope
Short Stories Editor

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 5,582
V
BellaOnline Editor
Wolf
Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Wolf
V
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 5,582
The Wizard of Oz


Vance Rowe
Crime Editor
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
OP Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,713
Good one!!!!!!!!!!!!
Um . . . . . . .
Did we already say Saturday Night Fever?


Michelle Anne Cope
Short Stories Editor

Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 16,487
N
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity
Offline
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity
N
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 16,487
Batman Begins (it is also my favorite album of all time).

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5

Link Copied to Clipboard
Brand New Posts
Prayers for the Stolen Trailer
by Angela - Drama Movies - 09/23/21 09:00 PM
Astro Women - Birthdays
by Mona - Astronomy - 09/23/21 06:30 PM
2021: On this day . . .
by Mona - Astronomy - 09/23/21 10:22 AM
TV Special Celebrates Opening Of Academy Museum
by Angela - Drama Movies - 09/22/21 08:54 PM
Sewing Projects for Repurposed Clothing
by Cheryl - Sewing Editor - 09/22/21 12:56 PM
Lammas to the September Equinox – Quiz *new*
by Mona - Astronomy - 09/21/21 05:46 PM
Autumn Equinox
by Mona - Astronomy - 09/21/21 05:19 PM
Inspiration Quote
by Angie - 09/21/21 03:25 PM
Death of an Old Tree
by Angie - 09/18/21 11:32 AM
Psalm for the day
by Angie - 09/18/21 09:50 AM
Sponsor
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Privacy
This forum uses cookies to ensure smooth navigation from page to page of a thread. If you choose to register and provide your email, that email is solely used to get your password to you and updates on any topics you choose to watch. Nothing else. Ask with any questions!


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2021 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5