The greatest theme music in the history of man?

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Harry_HH
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3473 posts since 4 Aug, 2006 from Helsinki

Post Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:29 pm

Michel Legrand is one of the greatest film composers. He has so many - e.g.
”The Windmills of Your Mind” is his, too.

dune_rave
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1270 posts since 23 Jun, 2006 from Hungary

Re: The greatest theme music in the history of man?

Post Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:40 pm


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herodotus
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5558 posts since 8 Dec, 2004 from The Twin Cities

Re: The greatest theme music in the history of man?

Post Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:23 pm

Harry_HH wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:29 pm
Michel Legrand is one of the greatest film composers. He has so many - e.g.
”The Windmills of Your Mind” is his, too.

The music was well done throughout that movie. It captured the mood perfectly.

In fact, as I recall, the Thomas Crown Affair was pretty much ALL mood.

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PatchAdamz
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Post Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:40 pm

live and let die- paul mccartney

Better then the movie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7aGAIWe3uE

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excuse me please
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128 posts since 10 Oct, 2018

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Post Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:35 pm

My favourite: Catweazle Theme

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rUBfgfBrwrI

Crockett's Theme - Miami Vice
Bright Eyes - Watership Down
Dance Of The Cuckoos - Laurel & Hardy
Six Million Dollar Man - We Have The Technology!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HoLs0V8T5AA

Partridge Family Theme
Cheers Theme
Buck Rogers Theme

L'Homme Du Picardie Theme

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kQBrWqw_0yU

Onedin Line Theme

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx7RWW36wes

Twin Peaks Theme

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vurt
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44422 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: The greatest theme music in the history of man?

Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:19 am

the lonely man

incredible hulk end theme :cry:

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Harry_HH
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3473 posts since 4 Aug, 2006 from Helsinki

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Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:49 am

Perhaps not the most beautiful, but one of the most memorable theme music is by Anton Karas in the Graham Greene based The Third Man.
The sound of zither fits perfectly to the background of dark streets of the allied-occupied, post-war Vienna.
The main "Harry Lime Theme", playfulnes of both the theme and Orson Welles, creates a creepy counterpoint to the grim reality of the story, the game of the stolen and diluted penicillin and dying chikdren.
Here is the afterplay of the movie, one of the most beautiful scenes, where Anna walks by the Holly, accompanied again by Karas

https://youtu.be/X7bInqjmEN4

rp314
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2366 posts since 25 Mar, 2006 from The city by the bay

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Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:44 pm

That Verdi guy sure could write some soundtrack music...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uzdc-0Q45wM

Dunbar
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506 posts since 28 Apr, 2004 from location: location

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Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:02 pm

No mention of Serge Gainsbourg?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELxr5asAe-4

Gainsbourg with Jean-Claude Vannier:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDueBgKVJD8
eh?

SteveWZ
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859 posts since 26 Feb, 2016

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Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:00 pm

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (theme)
Ennio Morricone

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aMUSEd
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30803 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

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Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:02 pm

SteveWZ wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:00 pm
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (theme)
Ennio Morricone
My favourite Morricone theme by far was the one he did for 'Days of Heaven' - so beautiful

Music Bird
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160 posts since 23 Apr, 2017 from Eastern US

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Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:26 am

Any theme without live orchestration and just guitar, bass, drums and keyboards or synths only.
Eye Of The Tiger
Crockett’s Theme
Miami Vice Theme
Midnight Express Music by Giorgio Moroder
Blade Runner theme
Lots of Asian movie themes from the 80’s and 90’s with synth scores. I prefer synth scores to Orchestra because it sounds better.
Synth1, PG8X, Dexed, Sound Canvas VA, FB-3x00 series, blooo, scrooo, qyooo, SQ8L, GTG FM4, DSK Asian and Indian DreamZ, and much more VSTs. Casio, Yamaha, Korg, Alesis HW.

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KVRAF
4962 posts since 22 Jan, 2005 from Sweden

Re: The greatest theme music in the history of man?

Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:38 am

The first soundtrack to a film I ever bought was - A Clockwork Orange.
I think it was Wendy Carlos that did all that with mono synths, recording each orchestral part track by track - quite a job.

The part I'm thinking of is made by Purcell as music for a funeral.

SteveWZ
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859 posts since 26 Feb, 2016

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Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:15 am

Burt Bacharach - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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Vortifex
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1260 posts since 1 Sep, 2016

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Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:10 am

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