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    List your top 5 with vids -- MJS if you want to choose Jazz composers that's fine just don't make it into a big pointless history lesson

    5) Araon Copland


    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiB8B4XsBRk

    His distinctive music sounds like America. He also was one of the granddaddy's of influence for modern cinema film scoring

    4) Tied - Yes I am cheating having a tie

    Henry Mancini


    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew14KGGDMKQ

    Ennio Morricone

    From the Mission


    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRb8KKyenSY


    3) Danny Elfman - He's been copied by so many that people forget how goddamn good he is. Thank God OingoBoingo was never a big hit and he went into film composition

    Beetle Juice


    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFAfiLA97mM

    2) John Williams - corny.. maybe, but his music sticks in your mind and sounds like the movies he wrote it for.

    Indian Jones Bitches!


    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1c05_yXmaI


    1) Basil Poledouris. To me he combined all the best of those who went before him and brought it to a perfect level.

    Now Conan would be the obvious popular choice, but I find his theme for Lonsome Dove to be the best example of the man in all his brilliance. It shows subtlety, patience and beauty a GREAT piece of music.


    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74Mj6_V0R84

    Ah fuck it here's Music from Conan The Barbarian as well. It Rocks!


    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHDmXtW9Yx0

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    Video game composers > movie composers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poop Loops
    Video game composers > movie composers.
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    Arggh I forgot John Barry

    What would James Bond be with out John Barry's Music


    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-5f8IWXCTI

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    John Williams.... corny.... please, kill yourself now.

    Here's the list:

    #5 I still haven't seen this movie and the music makes me all weepy.


    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX2qP3gP_Vs

    #4 Even with movies that suck, JW does superior work.


    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH6dUmF4AA0

    #3 Just cause we're posting music doesn't mean it has to be over a blank screen


    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCgJACYsOSo

    #2 Don't tell me you don't think you can fly when you hear this.


    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arD4ahHZft0

    #1 That's right.


    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7KkFcyOklg

    Wait, what's that? Yo0u want me to throw a bone to some other lesser composers? Ok, here's the 2nd best film composer of all time.


    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcERhdpmf-U

    Yeah, you heard me!

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    Maybe corny isn't the best word to describe John Williams. I like him a lot and his music has been perfect for his movies. However subtle he isn't

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    Honorible mention also to Trevor Jones and this gem from Last of the Mohicans


    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnHd1uuk2Cg

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    I would say "iconic", but hey, whatever.

    "Subtlty" in film scoring is just another way to say "can't come up with original and compelling melodies/rythms/hooks/etc".

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