A post over at a blog I follow (http://youliveinanunforgivingplace.blogspot.com/) got me thinking about my favorite movie scores, so I thought I'd share them with you here:
Classic John Williams (Jaws, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones). I really could have put any one of those up here as well, since they're all amazing. But Jurassic Park has always stuck out to me.
Lux Aeterna by Clint Mansell. Never met a person who didn't like this. Most used word to describe it? Epic. I love the way it builds at the beginning. And if you've ever watched Requiem for a dream, you know how perfectly this music matches the film. It works especially well in the end scene and just leaves you with this haunting feeling.
The score to The Rock has been one of my favorites ever since I first saw this movie when it aired on tv. It's just badass. Sometimes I don't like Hans Zimmer because some of his movie scores sound too similar (compare this to The Gladiator to Pirates of the Caribbean for example) but I guess that's just his style. Honorable mention goes to his work on Black Hawk Down.
Surface of the Sun by John Murphy from the movie Sunshine. One of my favorite movies and one of my favorite scores. It's just really beautiful music. I feel that it has this remarkable ability to take you up into it, if that makes any sense. Like it absorbs you. Haha, I sound like Serle talking about the sun room. Sunshine fans know what I'm talking about.
Let me know what you think and recommend some other movie scores to me as well.