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Re: Beautiful film music.
« Reply #30 on: March 26, 2019, 08:59:10 PM »
Not a Giallo, but I'd add Riz Ortolani's beautiful theme to Cannibal Holocaust:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQwu-y51Z2Y
Italian exploitation films had some great music.

Yeah that's lovely. Think I first heard of that from Oscillations.


There's Kes of course.

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Re: Beautiful film music.
« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2019, 11:01:46 PM »
Slightly more esoteric

Basil Kirchin - I Start Counting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKIcY7EeK9U

Cat's Eyes - Duke of Burgundy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd8dc6Ezkhc

Morricone's non western 60's stuff is a goldmine too.

Morricone/ Dell'orso -"Metti Una Sera a Cena" (1969)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9n0_XH_RAU

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Re: Beautiful film music.
« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2019, 06:50:54 AM »

Morricone's non western 60's stuff is a goldmine too.


My favourite piece by him is from Un Uomo Da Rispetarre, where he channels Charles Mingus (amongst other things):

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

Amazing.


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Re: Beautiful film music.
« Reply #33 on: March 27, 2019, 06:28:23 PM »
David Dundas and Rick Wentworth - 'Withnail's Theme' (from Withnail and I).

Perfectly matches the film's emotional conclusion.

A pretty obvious one I don't believe has actually been mentioned - Philip Glass' score for Koyaanisqatsi (I've not seen the two follow up movies/heard their soundtracks tbh)... some of Glass' music was reused in Zack Snyder's Watchmen... this doesn't feature any of the beautiful choral work that appears elsewhere in the score, but it's incredible nonetheless:

'Cloudscape'.

Gobin - Profondo Rosso Theme
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN5wpoNJDUk

I love this laid-back, jazzy piece from the Argento 'Zombi' cut of Dawn of the Dead:

Goblin - 'Oblio'.

Okay, it's TV and a bit of a guilty pleasure, but:

Jan Hammer - 'Crockett's Theme' (from Miami Vice - the original series!).

Re: Beautiful film music.
« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2019, 05:34:33 PM »
Takemitsu's score for Kurosawa's Ran is pretty great
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-VxyEjPlRU

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Re: Beautiful film music.
« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2019, 03:38:39 AM »
The final scene of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgwtjVJmHtI
I don't think I'd ever been so overcome watching a film. Oh, Angelo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mup0bkYssI

Re: Beautiful film music.
« Reply #36 on: March 30, 2019, 08:22:28 AM »
there's some excellent stuff in this thread already; allow me to chuck in-

williams (again) for 'AI'
M83 for 'oblivion'
various folks for 'zabriskie point'

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Re: Beautiful film music.
« Reply #37 on: March 30, 2019, 08:35:43 AM »
various folks for 'zabriskie point'

The OST for this is one of my favourite albums, not least for introducing me to John Fahey and Roscoe Holcomb.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP9wmQV6bTU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8cX6849AK4

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Re: Beautiful film music.
« Reply #38 on: March 30, 2019, 09:03:35 AM »
The final scene of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgwtjVJmHtI
I don't think I'd ever been so overcome watching a film. Oh, Angelo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mup0bkYssI

Christ, yes. Those brief moments of dissonance at 1:09 and 1:41, ugh. I had always thought watching this scene that it was the perfect climax to Twin Peaks as a work - of course, the Return proved me wrong. Interesting to think if Lynch had any further notion of 'what year is this?' when he devised this scene.

While we're on Angelo, 'Diane and Camilla' from Mulholland Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0BEV44P-oM

The 'love theme' from MD is deployed to devastating effect at various times throughout the film, but this piece is never actually used in the movie, making it even more haunting and beautiful IMO. It's like a musical shorthand for the two characters and their whole sorry tale. I wonder if it was initially meant for inclusion during my favourite scene, where Camilla literally leads Diane up the garden path.

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Re: Beautiful film music.
« Reply #39 on: March 30, 2019, 03:31:56 PM »
I had always thought watching this scene that it was the perfect climax to Twin Peaks as a work - of course, the Return proved me wrong.

Same. Most people see the cliffhanger in season 2 and assume it's not a complete work, but I never saw how Fire Walk with Me didn't provide enough conclusion. I think it always has to end with Cooper and Laura. I knew the Return wouldn't besmirch it all though, though. Inherently it feels sort of wrong, like the catharsis of FWWM's ending was snatched away, but that's all by design. It's all amazing.

I need to watch Mulholland Drive again. That really is a beautiful score, I hadn't heard that track before.

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Re: Beautiful film music.
« Reply #40 on: March 30, 2019, 05:43:04 PM »
Moving Through Time is my favourite from FWWM. Such a beautiful and heartbreaking scene (The angel disappearing from the picture).

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Re: Beautiful film music.
« Reply #41 on: March 30, 2019, 05:43:50 PM »
Kenji Kawai's work. I love his Chaos soundtrack and this track from Dark Water, which is about as emotionally impacting as the Twin Peaks one (given the story beneath it) - the sustained part around 2:20 rips me apart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM0K4m5brKc&frags=pl%2Cwn

Biosphere's Insomnia soundtrack is something I picked up out of a bargain bin in the late 90s...the cover looks like a shoddy budget movie, but is actually a pre-hype Scandi Noir thriller with Stellan Skarsgard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0zwWk9huyo&frags=pl%2Cwn

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Re: Beautiful film music.
« Reply #42 on: May 01, 2019, 02:37:35 AM »
This is fantastic... thanks to some dedicated sleuthing, I've managed to find an Ennio Morricone track that I heard on an obscure Morricone compilation cassette a mate used to have... I have attempted to find it in the past, but a new burst of inspiration got me scouring IMDb/Discogs and YouTube... the piece in question is from 1969 Marlon Brando-starrer Burn! (original Italian title: 'Quiemada'):

Ennio Morricone - 'Verso il Futuro (Primo)' ('Into the Future (First)').

It's quite dramatic and slightly spooky... I love the pipe organ, wailing and off-kilter strings.

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Re: Beautiful film music.
« Reply #43 on: May 01, 2019, 03:02:23 AM »
Lim Giong - A Pure Person (from Millenium Mambo)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ubt8JvykiQ

Michael Nyman's ost for The Draughtman's Contract

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAtmQ63rY8I

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Re: Beautiful film music.
« Reply #44 on: May 01, 2019, 03:07:21 AM »
I like a lot of Philip Glass stuff, so it’s no surprise I enjoyed the music for The Hours.

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Re: Beautiful film music.
« Reply #45 on: May 01, 2019, 12:33:42 PM »
The Johnny Mandel covering Eric Satie theme from Being There (1979) is gorgeous and fits the final scene perfectly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wBte1yTvd0

Good call on those couple of Fire Walk With Me Tracks too, although the whole film is an audio and visual masterpiece!

Re: Beautiful film music.
« Reply #46 on: May 01, 2019, 12:41:51 PM »
Like Home by Trent Reznor / Atticus Ross from Gone Girl:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBr03ed5sC0&list=PLWNK93QSyONaggJbJzmZPzJoWD78HqG8i&index=12

Was also used at the conclusion of that Fyre documentary. It's hard to kinda pinpoint the emotion I feel when listening to it, but I just think it's a beautiful piece of music.

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Re: Beautiful film music.
« Reply #47 on: May 04, 2019, 08:45:03 PM »
Patrick Doyle’s score for Branagh’s Hamlet is great.

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Re: Beautiful film music.
« Reply #48 on: May 04, 2019, 08:50:40 PM »
The final scene of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgwtjVJmHtI
I came to post that exact video. Everything about that scene does funny things to me. The real music is Sheryl Lee's acting though. She is incredible.

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Re: Beautiful film music.
« Reply #49 on: May 04, 2019, 09:19:43 PM »
If Beale Street Could Talk had the most beautiful score I've heard this side of Phantom Thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6-p1Gf-2cg

Re: Beautiful film music.
« Reply #50 on: May 04, 2019, 09:46:28 PM »
Zdenek Liska's work for Marketa Lazarova, manages to feel very much of the setting whilst still having a modern beautiful strangeness to it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu9YYDj1vdI

Re: Beautiful film music.
« Reply #51 on: May 05, 2019, 12:11:40 AM »
In counterpoint to the already mentioned The Thin Red Line, I'll put up The Thin Blue Line (the Philip Glass-scored Errol Morris movie, not the Rowan Atkinson sitcom).

Not un-cheesy, but still glorious: The Lion in Winter

Draughtsman's Contract has been posted, but I really love the nervous breakdown that is Nyman's Zed and Two Noughts soundtrack (though I think the title track isn't the strongest).

The Sweet Hereafter, for the best movie you will never want to watch a second time.  Sarah Polley kills it with the songs (like this).

And for pure unfettered mid-century Americana, you can't beat Elmer Bernstein's To Kill a Mockingbird.






Re: Beautiful film music.
« Reply #52 on: May 05, 2019, 01:00:09 AM »
Michael Nyman's ost for The Draughtman's Contract

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAtmQ63rY8I

Hear, hear!

Re: Beautiful film music.
« Reply #53 on: May 05, 2019, 01:11:58 AM »
Candyman OST by Glass.

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Re: Beautiful film music.
« Reply #54 on: May 05, 2019, 01:20:28 AM »
some jazzy stuff

Hajime Kaburagi - Tokyo Drifter Theme
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfmzI8zW7wo

Krzysztof Komeda - Cul-de-Sac Theme
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa-PPhMZxL4

Carlos d'Alessio - India Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaX2H6iQsKA