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Soundtracks and Soundtracks Only

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Given the proliferation of "The X Threads", I've made a thread committed to music... but only soundtracks! Which ones have caught your interest lately? Why?

I remembered Musically Inspired discussing how he felt the original Batman theme was stronger than the new Batman theme of the Nolan trilogy. While I disagreed, I did agree about one thing... the Danny Elfman soundtrack is amazing.

It's awesome Hollywood music at its best. Bold, big, brassy. "Waltz to the Death" is a creepy track that just invokes the image of Joker dancing along at the top of the cathedral.

The actual Batman theme itself is interwoven into many of the action sequences, and the spirit of this 80s Batman just pops to mind. That raw fighter, cruising along through the skies, forming the Batman silhouette upon the moon. Awesome.

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  • The Django Unchained soundtrack makes me weep from its glory.

  • I've been listening to Zelda Reorchestrated's fantastic Twilight Symphony. Actually makes me want to play Twilight Princess again.

  • @Secret Fawful said: The Django Unchained soundtrack makes me weep from its glory.



    Oh yeah. That music is fantastic. The only thing that I would change about it would be the spoken interludes. They're fun and interesting, but sometimes I just want the music.

  • @Alcoremortis said: Oh yeah. That music is fantastic. The only thing that I would change about it would be the spoken interludes. They're fun and interesting, but sometimes I just want the music.



    I forgot those're there. I generally just skip around them or loop a track, typically Django, La Corsa 2nd Version, La Chiamavano King, I Got A Name, 100 Black Coffins, Freedom, Nicaragua, Un Monumento, or Trinity (Titoli). I've been looping one of those every day all month. But I listened to Django all the time even before it was in this movie. It's just such a good song, and I thank Tarantino for giving me the chance to hear some of these songs in the theater when I never would have otherwise. I can understand if not everyone would look at it that way, but to me...the movie was partially a concert of music hand picked for me. I can't think of another movie outside of the first two American Tail movies or Leone's westerns where I like every single track and every single track hits a type of music I like individually. What's also remarkable about Django was that it picked out songs I didn't even know I loved yet! But the volume...the sheer volume of PERFECT MUSIC. How often does that happen?

    I expected once I read the track listing to be disappointed by the soundtrack, because it used so much less Morricone than I wanted. I'm just a Morriconephile. But once I heard the music, I knew it was perfect. There is a portion of Morricone's work that doesn't hit that sweet spot for me, though. And Ancora Qui is that type of music. It's such a good song. It's not my thing at all, though. It kind of reminds me of Bratja from Fullmetal Alchemist though. I feel like it could have been used more effectively to build on the romance. A piece like that can be used very powerfully. Once Upon A Time in the West has Finale/Jill's America by Morricone and A Fistful of Dynamite/Duck You Sucker!/Once Upon A Time in the Revolution/Giu la testa has Giu la testa, both extremely powerful pieces of music used to powerful romantic effect in both films. I expected that from this, because there are scenes that mirror scenes in Giu la testa, when Django is seeing visions of Broomhilda. If you see Giu la testa, you'll know what I mean. I really feel like Tarantino originally had something like that in mind for scenes like that, but I could be wrong. The way he did it was great, though. Leone went about it really slow, and Tarantino was going for a fast pace through a long film. I'll shut up now. :D

  • @Shadowknight1 said: I've been listening to Zelda Reorchestrated's fantastic Twilight Symphony. Actually makes me want to play Twilight Princess again.



    I'd listen to it if they, you know, put it up for download.

  • The Sunshine soundtrack... beautiful. Still one of my favorites.

  • @Shadowknight1 said: I've been listening to Zelda Reorchestrated's fantastic Twilight Symphony. Actually makes me want to play Twilight Princess again.

    Why didn't I know about this before?!?

    I WANT IT.

  • @DAISHI said: I'd listen to it if they, you know, put it up for download.



    @DAISHI said: Why didn't I know about this before?!?

    I WANT IT.

    Well, they want to put it up on iTunes and Joypad Records, but they're still working out agreements with Nintendo. I kicked in 50 bucks on their Kickstarter back when they were first raising funds for Twilight Symphony, so I got a digital release and a physical album on the way.

  • Recently got the Robocop: Prime Directives soundtrack composed by Norman Orenstein. When I saw the mini series I liked the track that was playing in a car chase. I later found out it was called Pursuit. So I bough the album only to hear that track, but I quickly found a few gems in there.

  • @Shadowknight1 said: Well, they want to put it up on iTunes and Joypad Records, but they're still working out agreements with Nintendo. I kicked in 50 bucks on their Kickstarter back when they were first raising funds for Twilight Symphony, so I got a digital release and a physical album on the way.



    I just have this feeling it's never going to happen.

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