Your favorite Film-Score (non-Aviation Films too)

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I swear I heard 633 Squadron on the radio at our home on Ellington Way at RAF Laarbruch prior to 1967 when we left Laarbruch. Perhaps the score is older than the film or my memory is playing tricks on me. However, my little seven year-old imagination was running wild picturing a squadron of Mosquitos in vics of three charching across the sea at very low level towards their targets whilst listening to this tune. The March of the Dambusters was on the radio almost every day (I think it was BFBS or perhaps Radio 2). I was lying on the living-room floor listining to that tune worshipping Roy Cross' masterpiece on the boxtop of the Airfix Red-Stripe Lancaster kit. On the radio version of The March of the Dambusters you could hear the bomb-aimer saying "Steady! Steady! Now!" which you don't get in the film-version. Even in the days of "Rubber Soul" or "Gimmi Shelter" film-scores were a big thing on the radio. Jungle Book's "Colonel Hathi's March" was played just as much as "Food Glorious Food" from "Oliver". Then of course came 1969 and "The Battle of Britain" and with it William Walton's "Battle in the Air". That must be the ultimate film-score! One that gets me now, just as much as it did then is this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnbiRDNaDeo Did you know Lee Marvin was awarded a Purple Heart in the war? Just like Forrest Gump he was shot in the Butt-tock"! Peter
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The score from 'A Bridge Too Far' is one of my favourites, as it's a moving piece in its own right, and then there's the composers personal involvement with the events, which just makes it perfect for the subject. Most scores by John Williams and James Horner tend to be fantastic, plus the amazing work that Hans Zimmer has done with Christopher Nolans Batman trilogy.
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That's a very good question and one to which I have never given much thought. Really good film music is both memorable but not memorable in the sense that it should seamlessly fit the film and work towards its success. I think the scores I enjoy most are those which stand up on their own as compositions. And of course as posted above many of the best scores were fine compositions, arranged for the film in question. If it's still running I'll return to this after further thought, when I return to the Forum at the end of the month.
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Theme from 633 Sqdrn. Jim. Lincoln .7
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The Exorcist-Tubular Bells :dev2:

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While not a classic Naked Gun is pretty iconic.

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The theme to Schindlers List is pretty thought provoking, especially the second time you see the film. Who can forget the attack scene in Apocalypse Now. How about the original Superman. Possibly the most iconic film tune ever. The first few bars and you know it's Superman!
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Hi All, Just doesn't get much better than this from EXCALIBUR.
Geoff.:D
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You want a good film score? You need Mr. John Williams! JAWS Raiders of the Lost Ark Jurassic Park ET Star Wars Superman Of course, I love the music from Battle of Britain and 633 Squadron, but my all-time favourite score has got to be..... JAWS!

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Of course there are many wonderful pieces of music written for, or used in, films and my list of those I have enjoyed and in some cases even loved would be enormous. But there are two that can almost bring tears to my eyes: The theme from Dangerous Moonlight - The Warsaw Concerto, and one of the pieces from Gone with the Wind - Tara's Theme