Symphony No. 7 Allegreto – Ludwig van Beethoven: Even if you don’t listen to a lot of classical music, you may recognize this piece. It has been used in many movies. Great to listen to for those scenes I write that include a twist.
Highlander: The Original Scores – Michael Kamen, J. Peter Robinson, Stewart Copeland: It took me part of for-ev-er to find the original score to the first Highlander movie. While I will always believe that the second movie should be erased from time and burned from the memory of everyone who has ever seen it – the score for the first movie was pretty damn good. (The soundtrack by Queen was damn fine too!)
Thor – Patrick Doyle: This soundtrack is not life changing, but it’s good, really good. It’s also plenty fantasy-oriented and I enjoy listening to it while writing that stuff. Even though I don’t listen to it as much, his score for Henry V is amazing, especially during the speech by Kenneth Branagh. (Also used in the Braveheart link above)
Star Trek VI– Cliff Eidelman: Star Trek 2 is my favorite Trek movie, Trek 6 is my second favorite. Clever and thoughtful, I really enjoyed it. I also really liked that they went with a different composer because Eidelman brought a haunting score that fits this movie well.
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm – Shirley Walker: No, really, this score is awesome! Don’t discount it because it is a Batman cartoon, I saw this film in the theater and fell in love with the score. A dark, ominous and fun movie with great music.
My Favorite Soundtracks
I listen to more, plenty more soundtracks, but these are my favorites of favorites. Thanks for reading, and let me know what I’m missing!