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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:50 PM
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Favorite Instrumental Movie Score?
American Beauty.
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:51 PM
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1. Harry Potter
love everything about those movies

and it's John Williams

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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:52 PM
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2. Blade Runner
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:57 PM
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14. Good answer!
Notch this movie down in the 'stoners movies' thread, too
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:00 PM
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22. You like it too?
It really irks me that Vangelis wouldn't release the songs as they were in the movie. Jerk.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:02 PM
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24. Love the visuals
I'm a big fan of the little details in things, BR has a lot of them
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fertilizeonarbusto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:16 PM
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34. Wrote three papers in college about it
The score is magnifico.
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livinginphotographs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:45 PM
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42. Mine too.
I have three versions of it on CD.


me <-----weird
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:36 PM
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51. That's not weird.
Okay, maybe it is... but I'd do it too, if I could afford to.
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FrankBooth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:52 PM
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3. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
So cheesy it is great.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:57 PM
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10. Ooh that's not cheesy! Ennio's a wonderful composer!
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:50 PM
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44. That part when they first find the graveyard is the best
I believe its called "amor del oro", "the love of gold" (pardon my awful spanish)
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:12 PM
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46. I love a lot of his stuff
I really do think he's a great composer. That movie is just one fine example.
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:54 PM
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4. "Out of Africa" - gorgeous John Barry score.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:57 PM
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15. I love the African songs on that soundtrack.
Obiero is one of my favorite songs...
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:55 PM
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5. Schindler's List n/t
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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:55 PM
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6. 2001: A Space Oddity
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:59 PM
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18. So: the Kubrick movie or the Bowie song?
:)

For me: the Kubrick movie.
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sui generis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:56 PM
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7. Last Temptation of Christ
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 01:59 PM by sui generis
absolutely the soul of the movie

on edit: although an atheist I do have a flight of imagination that IF there had been such a person as this Jesus character he would have probably been pretty down to earth and human and not so much what the story of his story has evolved to be. This statement has everything to do with intellectual curiosity and nothing to do with awe of the divine.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:58 PM
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16. YES! Peter Gabriel is a GENIUS!
:bounce:
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sui generis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:04 PM
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28. you have great taste!
another chinese fortune cookie moment brought to you by sui.

:yourock:
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Tempest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:05 PM
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29. Gabriel's best work was on Rabbit Proof Fence
I have everything Gabriel has ever put out.

From The Lamb Lies On Broadway to his work with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Youssou N'dour.

The only other concerts I've seen more than Gabriel is U2, but only by one concert (11).

My collection of Gabriel, including his work with World Record artists numbers over 150 CDs.


I've always been a fanatic of his work.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:07 PM
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30. WOW!
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 02:08 PM by redqueen
Can I come over? ;)

I really love his World Music stuff. If not for Gabriel I might not have heard N'Dour's stuff, and he's amazing.
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Tempest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:08 PM
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31. I'll have to ask my daughter first
She's very particular about that. ;)
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fertilizeonarbusto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:59 PM
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19. You are SO right
I put myself to sleep with track # 10 every night.
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sui generis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:01 PM
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23. awesome -
I gave it to a friend some years ago and he returned it saying it was "creepy". He wasn't prone to meditative excesses; but it does transport me.
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fertilizeonarbusto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:18 PM
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35. To me it's in the same category as the score in "Gandhi"
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 02:19 PM by fertilizeonarbusto
which is what I liked best (along with Ben Kingsley) about THAT movie, in that neither was nominated for an Oscar for score-and both had lots of work in it by (awed hush, please) Ravi Shankar.
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sui generis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:24 PM
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36. gosh you ARE an old geezer
:evilgrin:

of course I have no idea whatsoever, I swear, what you're talking about.
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fertilizeonarbusto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:29 PM
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37. never saw "Gandhi"?
Well, Sonny-boy let me tell you about my hot affair with Lillian Gish-twenty-three skiddoo! *cough cough choke*
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sui generis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:35 PM
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39. I can't believe it
You had an affair with my granddaughter? (hack cough hurrrrrk sound of lung tissue hitting brass spitoon).
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codegreen Donating Member (827 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:56 PM
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8. The Seven Samurai
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 01:57 PM by codegreen
and Gattaca
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txaslftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:56 PM
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9. Jaws...dadump....dadump....datadatatata........
scared you, didn't I.
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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:57 PM
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13. Yikes!
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 01:58 PM by Earth_First
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pres2032 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:57 PM
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11. Dragonheart
best score ever
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kiki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:57 PM
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12. Akira.
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fertilizeonarbusto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:58 PM
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17. Two
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 02:18 PM by fertilizeonarbusto
"The Adventures of Robin Hood"
"The Lord of the Rings"
Three more:
"Lawrence of Arabia"
"The Last Emperor"
"Witness"
Best One No One Really Ever Mentions:
"The Stunt Man"
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Tempest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:59 PM
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20. Midnight Express
The Last Temptation of Christ
Rabbit Proof Fence
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:59 PM
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21. Fargo
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Democrat 4 Ever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:04 PM
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26. Chariots of Fire
Out of Africa and Steel Magnolias. Love them all, can't pick a favorite. Listen to them all the time.
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:02 PM
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25. The French Connection
Don Ellis was the man.
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:04 PM
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27. Shawshank Redemption
Thomas Newman's score is just amazing.
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Ivan Sputnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:14 PM
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32. Spartacus
by Alex North. Another great one by North: "Cleopatra."

Another fave: "Vertigo" by Bernard Herrmann
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:15 PM
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33. "The Mission "and "Il Postino"
I have both soundtracks and listen to them on occasions
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BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:31 PM
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38. Godzilla (Akira Ifukube)
I like all of Ifukube's work on the Godzilla series.

I also like Masaru Sato's work on the Yojimbo and Sanjuro films.

And Richiro Manabe's score for Godzilla vs The Smog Monster
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dean_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:38 PM
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40. Donnie Darko
It fits the movie almost too well.
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:45 PM
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41. enter the dragon..
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 02:46 PM by frylock
Lalo Schifrin is my favorite. His work on Dirty Harry is also quite good.
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bpcmxr Donating Member (577 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:49 PM
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43. A lot of my faves have already been mentioned here, but I'll add
Cliff Martinez's scores for Steven Soderbergh's Traffic and Solaris - beautiful, haunting stuff.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:00 PM
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45. Lord of the Rings - the Fellowship of the Ring
The first movie is still my favorite of the 3.
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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:23 PM
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47. Conan The Barbarian!
I love Basil Poledouris' score! Ah, to have been a fly on the wall when John Milius and Oliver Stone were writing that screenplay!
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:22 PM
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57. I second that!
"Civilization and Theology" is some of the lovliest music Poledouris ever did.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:23 PM
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48. Last of the Mohicans
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FuzzySlippers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:27 PM
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50. Me too!
I was just going to say that.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:26 PM
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49. AMERICAN BEAUTY is a great choice, Earth First.
I would go with that one, or maybe one of these:

John Williams' WHERE EAGLES DARE (Richard Burton, clint Eastwood WWII thriller)

or

Jonathan Cauette's TARNATION (more a soundtrack of the director's life-themes than a composed score)

Great question.
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:37 PM
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52. Dead Man!!!! (nt)
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:38 PM
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53. Excalibur! Best usage of Carmina Burana in a movie yet.
Knights in silver armor riding to battle to "O Fortuna" was genius.
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dean_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:39 PM
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54. One more from me: Bubba Ho-Tep
Such a funny movie with such a moving soundtrack.
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Allenberg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:52 PM
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55. Either
The Godfather or The American President
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Mrs. Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:22 PM
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56. West Side Story
Fabulous music!
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Jessica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:24 PM
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58. October Sky. n/t
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:25 PM
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59. Field of Dreams
the score really added to the ambiance of the film
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desertalien Donating Member (155 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:33 PM
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60. Everest
Full of great George Harrison stuff.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:34 PM
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61. Something not written by...
... Danny Elfman.
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