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Lord of the Rings - Shore<br>Battlestar Galactica - McCreary<br><br>Both are up there as my two favorite collection of works. GOT doesn't even compare to BSG. <br><br>For solo albums, my candidates are:<br><br>Titanic<br>The Lion King<br>Interstellar<br>Memoirs of a Geisha<br>Jurassic Park<br><br><br> <br><br>@superultramega<br>Honestly I feel like most of the issues with AUJ (and the other two hobbit films) were stemming from Peter Jackson editing the hell out of the music after the fact. It could be why they ended up dumping some themes in the following films.<br><br>Still, I don’t understand some of the criticism that the Hobbit trilogy scores received. DoS has some of the best action material imo, and the interpolations of Smaug’s theme(s) throughout the films are personally some of my favorite music from any LoTR project.<br><br>And this might be controversial, but I would put PoTC (the first three at least) on the level of Lord of the Rings in terms of the sheer amount of themes and development they receive. Maybe not quite as complex but they shouldn’t be overlooked.The Lion King and The Last Samurai are good choices, but I'm not as much of a fan as Zimmer's aesthetic or thematic work nearly as much as Howard Shore, or even Jablonskly at times. Game of Thrones I still can't comment on as I've never watched the show, or payed attention to Djawadi in general.<br><br>I would say Shore's heart wasn't in Desolation and Five Armies, but to say that about Unexpected Journey doesn't really feel right to me. Even themes like Gondor Restored and Nazgul's uses have some logic to them. <br><br>Gondor Restored was also used when the Ring is destroyed, meaning it also has a secondary meaning of victory against evil, (yes I know it affected Gondor too, but Gondor it isn't as direct). Which also applies in The Hobbit, as Bilbo saving Thorin was not only important for their relationship but also the future of Middle Earth as Thorin is vital to the battle against the orcs in Five Armies. <br><br>The Nazgul theme also makes sense as its first appearance is in Fellowship's opening, playing over Sauron's army of orcs, then Sauron himself. So it's linked both to Sauron himself and his servants, which includes Azog. Plus the version that plays in the film is the exact same variant (and lyrics) that plays in the Fellowship prologue. It serves almost as a precursor to the Nazgul. Plus I don't see why themes can't have several meanings anyway.  <br><br>Plus I love most of the new themes of AUJ (before they were abandoned in later films).Not really a fair comparison, Hybrid, since videogames as a medium are much younger than films, and their scores weren't using real orchestras right until... mid 90's, would be my guess (feel free to correct me, guys).<br><br>The all time best film score for me would be a battle between The Last Samurai and Lion King. If "movie" includes TV shows, then it's Game of Thrones without a doubt, but I'm not gonna have this argument again ;)<br><br>Btw. I wouldn't mention Hobbit in the same sentence with LotR, even music-wise. A couple of great cues cannot hide the fact that Shore's heart wasn't in it.IS * lion king
Best film score of all time in lion king. Without any doubt. ;-)Can I just add, the album presentation for MW2 is really lame? It's a big, dare I say "epic" score in the 1990s Media Ventures mold. I think it's really solid. There are lots of different ideas from the first mission to the last, and a lot of them are written in the power anthem style that Hans ans co. don't really use much these days. Even Opening Titles is a throwback for Hans himself. <br><br>Unfortunately, almost none of the music as heard through the game is here. Instead, we got a bunch of shortened theme suites. :P<br><br>But the Gulag mission, the oil rig stuff, The Enemy of My Enemy, and lots of other missions all have pretty engaging and powerful music. I wish the RCP guys would do scores like this one more.Lord of the Rings (and even The Hobbit), are the only film scores that I'm buying an entire book for, just to fully understand the themes and motifs.Every time I revisit this score the first cue I automatically go back to is “This Isn’t Right”. Something about RGW’s string writing always stuck with me, even if he isn’t the most memorable when it comes to themes.<br><br>As for this score itself, I feel like it might have become a classic had it not been paired with such a shitty film. It’s funny, the score sounds less like Hans’ style to me and more like James Horner’s. Granted he only wrote one cue apparently...But the best film score of all time is Lord of the Rings... :>
Guys... Video Game music didn't start in 2008... lol<br><br><br>Your little game is actually impossible... It's pretty much like trying find "what is the best film score of all time"...I agree with Araujo and Knorr wholeheartedly. Cannot say the same for Soule; I always found his music lackluster and unfocused, sans the main theme of course. I'd like to mention my first runner-up, which is Destiny: Rise of Iron alongside Destiny 2. I was never a huge fan of the first two scores (original game + the first expansion), but the moment a guy named Rotem Moav got on Salvatori's team, the music became incredible (even though I have no evidence that those two events are related). Nevertheless, since it's stylistically so different from old-school and symphonic LAIR, I'd probably name it my No.1 alongside it.<br><br>If you guys are looking for recommendations, be sure to check these out:<br>The Witcher 3 (Marcin Przybyłowicz, Mikolai Stroinski, and a band called Percival), LotRO: Riders of Rohan (Chance Thomas), Assassin's Creed IV (Brian Tyler), Alone In The Dark (Olivier Deriviére), Eagle Flight (Inon Zur), Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius (Noriyasu Agematsu), Ni No Kuni I/II (Joe Hisaishi), and of course Medal of Honor and Gears of War IV by Ramin ;)Gonna have to chip in for Skyrim as well, although I'm biased because I used to put hundreds of hours into that game :p<br><br>Oscar Araujo's music for the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow games is pretty good, as well as Geoff Knorr and his team's work on the last few Civ games.Donkey Kong Country 1, 2, Returns and Tropical Freeze.The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is by far on top for me. It feels like the ultimate culmination of Jeremy Soule's work on the the series along with symphony-level quality for the town and exploration music.
I go with Lair and Outcast as most favorite.<br><br>And also the Blizzard games music like Word Of Warcraft, StarCraft and Heroes of The StormI think a big part of it is that half of the cues written for the film are 30 seconds or less (or even 10 seconds in some cases). It’s almost impossible to have thematic development when you are constrained like that, so I do understand. Still, it’s hilarious hearing Zimmer give the Simpsons theme “Lion King” treatment in the main theme suite, shame that wasn’t used at all in film.<br><br>As far as the shorter cues go though, the Church Prophecy is pretty cool, and I personally love the Green Day organ cues. That was genius on whoever’s part decided to do it...Yeah it's weird how little overlap there is between the complete score and the album. I think over half of the music on the album didn't end up in the movie, at least not verbatim. I agree it makes for a much better listen, although in my version I've added a few of the better/more substantial cues from the complete score (like the cool Angels & Demons-style "Church Prophecy"/1m11-12v17, which I'm almost positive is an Atli Örvarsson contribution).Ah thankyou, thankyou very much :)And the Warrior Whispers Back<br><br>:)
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Marc StreitenfeldBruce FowlerJoel J. Richard
ComposerOrchestratorMusic Programmer
A Good Year
Label: Sony Legacy
Length: 54'35 (Score: 19'17)
HZimmer.com rating:        3/5
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  1. How Can I Be Sure of You - Harry Nilsson (3:05)
  2. Il faut du temps au temps... - Makali (2:20)
  3. Je Chante - Charles Trenet (2:46)
  4. Breezin' Along with the Breeze - Josephine Baker (2:55)
  5. Jump Into the Fire - Harry Nilsson (4:12)
  6. The Wedding Samba - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra (2:54)
  7. Never Ending Song of Love - Delaney & Bonnie (3:22)
  8. Old Cape Cod - Patti Page (2:49)
  9. J'Attendrai - Jean Sablon (2:56)
  10. Gotta Get Up (Demo Version) - Harry Nilsson (2:15)
  11. Le Chant Du Gardian - Tino Rossi (3:18)
  12. Itsy Bitsy Petit Bikini - Richard Anthony (2:26)
  13. Max-A-Million (4:55)
  14. Le Coin Perdu (5:56)
  15. Wisdom (8:26)
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Aiden reply Replies: 0 || 2013-06-16 22:59:09
Does anybody know if we can find the sheet music for the piano solo in Wisdom? That would be perfect but I couldn't find it anywhere :/

Alexandra reply Replies: 1 || 2008-04-21 00:00:00
Where can I find: "A Forced Holiday" and the piano music when Max was going into the restaurant to meet Charlie?


Anon2012-12-29 00:08:19
In case someone is still wondering...the piano music is Lounge Lizard by Joel Evans.

ralf reply Replies: 1 || 2010-09-12 00:00:00
The best song of the movie is not on that list an not on the soundtrack. It is " Moi Lolita - from Alizee. What a little tragedy!


Kristina2011-08-22 09:42:31
Thanks, this is what I was looking for :-). The movie is great.

Stephan reply Replies: 3 || 2007-12-08 00:00:00
Hey!
Does anyone know what track is played during the "trading scene" in the beginning?


Karl2011-06-03 08:16:48
Its by Marc Streitenfeld. 'Max-a-million'.
Its mixed with wisdowm by same composer.
Go to youtube, & type 'Max-a-million'.


Karl2011-06-03 08:18:39
*Wisom


Karl2011-06-03 08:19:07
*Wisdom lol

Ross KNowles reply Replies: 0 || 2010-06-20 00:00:00
I love this mix of old and new french music plus Marcs music is lovley and evocative of this region of france. Alos a great understated film amkes me want to move to france everytime I watch it.

Kate Lillington reply Replies: 0 || 2010-05-12 00:00:00
Does anyone know if the sheet music is available yet as our school orchestra would like to play it.

Gabriel reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-09 00:00:00
The soundtracks chosed for this movie as well as the movie itself are wonderful !
especialy i like the track number 14, is amazing !!! proabably can be compare only with the clasics !

Thanks Hans Zimmer and Marc Streitenfeld !

does anybody knows, is there a long version of it? (long version i mean that part of the song "Le coin perdu" which can be listen here).

Thanks in advance.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-15 00:00:00
marc's song are the most beautifl songs i have ever heard and the movie its wonderful

Wim Jansen reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-27 00:00:00
The Titel Wisdom changed my life!

anna italy reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-15 00:00:00
Track nr 13 Max-a-Million -central part- is absolutely a great composition to the ears of an Italian who has music in blood since generations. Me too, like others here, would have loved to hear it longer and longer, repeatevely... It reflects the atmosphere of the sunny golden afternoons of my childwood in the village where i lived the sunny days of my heart. Thank you Marc Streitenfeld.

Bernard reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-05 00:00:00
Wisdom the 15 music in the album is so sentimental
you can feel the melody, amazing!!! i only can say that

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-16 00:00:00
That song where Max is smoking a cigar and the girl is dancing is called the wedding samba by Edmondo Ross.

alex reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-13 00:00:00
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE TRACK 13...I WISH IT WAS LONGER THOUGH

Tyrone reply Replies: 0 || 2008-01-25 00:00:00
Whats the song when Russell crow is in the yellow car giving the bikers the finger

Michael Hanson reply Replies: 0 || 2007-08-18 00:00:00
The Score by Marc Streitenfeld was absolutely perfect tonight. My wife and I really felt like we were traveling through a world of love and passion. The score helped us to feel the sent from Italy. Beeing an unknown composer myself, I just felt I could have wrote this lovely score. Thanks for the music Marc Streitenfeld

Jürg reply Replies: 0 || 2007-08-05 00:00:00
I think this was one of the cutest and most memorable scores of 2006. At least one of my favourites. Would love to hear more from Marc Streitenfeld.

Arthur reply Replies: 0 || 2007-06-13 00:00:00
Just something I noticed while watching the film - one of the parts within Streitenfeld's score (the waltzy bit) sounds very much like Harmony's Theme from John Ottoman's score for Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. :)

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2007-05-11 00:00:00
I've found a "promo" of this score with this tracklist :

1. Max-A-Million (1:09)
2. Le Coin Perdu (1:00)
3. Wisdom (2:46)
4. A Forced Holiday (0:58)
5. France (1:32)
6. Henry's Spirit (1:45)
7. 72 Hours (1:25)
8. Testing The Vines (1:48)
9. The Offer (1:18)
10. Choosing Love (5:39)
11. "Il Faut Du Temps Au Temps..." by Makali (2:21)

Length : 21:46


Don't worry, nothing new here... That's just the official score tracks cut into smaller tracks (and I think put in the correct order), there's NO new music... ;-)

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2007-01-29 00:00:00
The score tracks are really good...

Of course this is not "epic", or "great action", or "MV themes", but this is great...

I want to know more about Streitenfeld... He is completely unknown...

Camila reply Replies: 0 || 2007-01-13 00:00:00
Bem, eu năo conhecia o trabalho de Marc até ouvir as faixas do filme Um Bom Ano, e realmente é um belo trabalho, é a alma do filme, uma pena năo conseguir ainda essas faixas na internet, ou qq outra coisa do seu trabalho, mas depois desse filme com certeza ele ganhou admiradores no mundo todo, inclusive no Brasil,

Camila Coimbra
Săo Paulo.

Sylvos reply Replies: 0 || 2007-01-10 00:00:00
I'm glad to see that a fair amount of score was included here. The album is not mind blowing in my opinion but then it wasn't meant to be Gladiator anyway! ;-)

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