Favorite JNH, and movie scores


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Favorite JNH, and movie scores
« on: September 22, 2007, 01:32:54 PM »
What are your favorite James Newton Howard movie scores, what about other movie scores.  I am a huge fan of movie scores, at the moment I own 26 movie scores.  My favorite composers are James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer.  Beyond the Shyamalan scores JNH has also done King Kong, and Peter Pan.  No others come to mind right now, but he is the best movie score composer out there.  That's the thing, he composes scores for movies that don't overrun the movie, but also sound great on their own.  Has anyone listened to The Fountain, by Clint Mansell, it is really good, especially the final track, Together We Will Live Forever, that is one of my favorite tracks of all time.  I like just about anything Hans Zimmer, Howard Shore is very good too.  Two other favorites of mine are John Powell, and John Ottman. 


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Re: Favorite JNH, and movie scores
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2007, 01:16:39 PM »
Beyond the scores that he has done for Night's films, I'd say my favorite JNH score would probably be Batman Begins (even though Hans Zimmer shared in the composition).  As I mentioned in another post, Treasure Planet and Dinosaur are the only other non-Shyamalan scores I have from JNH, and I would definitely recommend them.

Some of my other favorite composers are (with my respective favorite scores in parentheses):
-Trevor Rabin (The Great Raid, Flyboys, National Treasure)
-Aaron Zigman (Bridge to Terabithia, Flicka)
-John Debney (The Passion of the Christ, Dreamer)
-Klaus Badelt (Pirates of the Caribbean I, Rescue Dawn, TMNT)
-Hans Zimmer (Gladiator, The Last Samurai, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron)
-Howard Shore (The Lord of the Rings)
-John Williams (Too many to list...)
-Jerry Goldsmith (Rudy, The Ghost and the Darkness)
-Rachel Portman (Because of Winn-Dixie, Miss Potter)

I've never seen The Fountain and I don't think I've ever heard any scores by Clint Mansell.  Since you recommend it so highly, I'll have to look into it. :)
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Re: Favorite JNH, and movie scores
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2007, 06:51:16 PM »
I'll have to check out some of the other composers you mentioned.  I didn't know Trevor Rabin did those other soundtracks, I really liked National Treasure.  Klaus Badelt is very good too. 
John Ottman (X-2, F4, F4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and Superman Returns)
A couple other soundtracks I own are 300 (Tyler Bates), MI:3 (Michael Giacchino), MI, & Spider Man 1,2 (Danny Elfman), X-Men (Michael K. Man), X-3 (John Powell), Casino Royale (David Arnold).
The Batman Begins soundtrack is superb, a combination of the two best composers in Hollywood couldn't make for anything but a fantastic score.



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