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• Posted by Olivier
• Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2001, at 12:10 p.m.
• IP Address: ast-lambert-101-1-4-54.abo.wanadoo.fr
• In Response to: Re: What's your list for "the" 20 CDs you'd take on a deserted island? (Olivier)


2nd round, this time with the reasons for my choices...

1/ Jerry Goldsmith (7)
Lionheart: grand theme, light & gentle moments
Under Fire: action, light
The 13th Warrior: theme & action
The Mummy: tongue-in-cheek action
The Film Music of Jerry Goldsmith: lotsa good things
Medicine Man: light, and a beautiful theme ("The Trees")
Matinee: wonderful gentle music

2/ John Williams(7)
The Empire Strikes Back: can't be without "Star Wars"
Return of the Jedi: ditto
AI: most beautiful strings & choir
Raiders of the Lost Ark: action & themes
Hook: everything
Superman: fanfare & love theme
Jurassic Park: wonderful theme

3/ Bruce Broughton (2)
Young Sherlock Holmes
(I painfully know it hasn't been released; but I'm not planning to move to a desert island either...)
Lost in Space: great action & final cue

3/ Danny Elfman (3)
Edward Scissorhands: wonderful theme & finale
Sleepy Hollow: deliciously dark
Batman Returns: very rich in themes

4/ Michael Kamen (1)
Band of Brothers: most beautiful

5/ James Horner (2)
The Spitfire Grill: gentle music
Titanic: theme & action

7 + 7 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 2 = 22
Hum.
Two too many and I'm still missing some.
Well, anyway, it's my island and my exile and my CDs, so I'll just add a few more...

7/ Angelo Badalamenti (2)
Twin Peaks: that theme!
The Straight Story: gentle music

8/ John Barry (1)
The Essential James Bond: the best themes

9/ Hans Zimmer (3)
The Prince of Egypt: beautiful themes
Backdraft: I love the theme
The Rock: no-brainer action music

10/ James Newton Howard (1)
Dinosaur: simply great

11/ I couldn't be without these three great Western scores (3)
John Williams' The Cowboys: powerful & gentle
Jerry Goldsmith's Bandolero!: light
Bruce Broughton's Silverado: like the film, it's got everything

12/ More John Williams (you can't have enough!) (1)
The River: Americana

13/ More James Horner (1)
Legends of the Fall: beautiful sweeping music

14/ Various (3)
The Best of Star Trek: the series' themes and beautiful tracks ("The Inner Light"!)
John Cacavas' Behind the Scenes: just great
Cliff Eidelman's Star Trek VI: dark & a great finale

15/ One more Danny Elfman (1)
The Nightmare Before Christmas: dark, brilliant-- and songs!

2 + 1 + 3 + 1 + 3 + 1 + 1 + 2 + 1 = 16
That's 38. Well, it's a big island.
But naturally, whatever the number of discs, I'd always have all the others in my mind.



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