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What are some of your favourite movie theme tunes, past or present?

Asked by ucme (46226points) October 14th, 2010

Yeah, a whole massive range to choose from I know. Just give me some of the cherries on the cake, the elite. The ones that you thought of almost as soon as you read this question. Just to get your juices flowing, there’s a fine selection here. So, what are you waiting for? I’m just dying to know!

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diavolobella's avatar

The theme from the movie “The Untouchables” by Ennio Morricone. Actually, I should correct myself. It’s not what is considered “the theme” from that film, it’s the music that plays during the opening titles. Here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3C82Q5I80U&feature=fvw

So, suspenseful.

erichw1504's avatar

The Jurassic Park tune that plays as they first approach the island in the helicopter.
The Pirates of the Caribbean theme.
The entire freakin’ Inception soundtrack.
And the Mission: Impossible theme is a classic.

ucme's avatar

@diavolobella Yeah absolutely love it. Whenever I watch that movie I rewind to hear the song, at least twice. Sad I know! De Duh De….De De….:¬)

mrentropy's avatar

Escape From New York. I love that song. Reminds me of being a young’in who snuck downstairs late, late at night to watch it on HBO.

diavolobella's avatar

I also have to give mad props to John Barry for the theme from Dances with Wolves. That soundtrack is beautiful. It hits those high plaintive notes that are so gorgeous it makes your chest hurt. His theme from Somewhere in Time is also stunning.

harple's avatar

This from The Piano… I love it…

diavolobella's avatar

@ucme. I do that too!

xxii's avatar

“Star Boys” by Joe Hisaishi, in the movie Howl’s Moving Castle. Beautiful.

Deja_vu's avatar

The Good The Bad and the Ugly has the best movie theme ever!

ucme's avatar

@Deja_vu Ah, what excellent taste you have.
@lucillelucillelucille Do you know, I was quite expecting the Jaws theme from you…...how patronising is that :¬)

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme -Nope…it scares me….

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Haha! Until your hero’s half eaten body washes ashore & whisks you away from all that madness XD

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme—I have that photo!—XD

diavolobella's avatar

I also find the Dead Rabbits’ theme (Shimmy She Wobble) from Gangs of New York gets my heart pounding.

diavolobella's avatar

Needless to say, the entire soundtrack from The Sting is incredible.

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille So do I….....it puts me in mind of the wife trying & ultimately failing to carve the roast. She really must learn to curb that temper of hers :¬)

Cruiser's avatar

@diavolobella I love the Sting Soundtrack and can even play a couple of them on the piano! I love ragtime!

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme -Just borrow this from the Black Knight and you’ll be safe XD

diavolobella's avatar

@Cruiser Scott Joplin rules!

CyanoticWasp's avatar

Alan Silvestri’s haunting theme for Cast Away. I love that music.

ucme's avatar

@BoBo1946 Do you know, I had to click on your link because i’ve never heard that before :¬D

crazyivan's avatar

The music from Requiem for a Dream was about as memorable and appropriate as any soundtrack I’ve heard, but if I had to choose the movie with the best soundtrack of all time I would have to go O Brother Where Art Thou

BoBo1946's avatar

@ucme apparently you never seen the movie….it’s a good one!

Aster's avatar

I’m with @Cruiser. I like The Sting song, too! Also, theme from Dr Zhivago (harpsicord?) and Sleepless in Seattle.

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

The entire score from Transformers. i.e. This and this

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Out of Africa theme by John Barry. And just for creepy fun, pretty much anything created by Danny Elfman.

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

and this too the fight between Optimus and Megatron. The music was so intense!

CyanoticWasp's avatar

How did I forget the Vangelis theme for Chariots of Fire and Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells for The Exorcist?

DeanV's avatar

RJD2’s theme to Mad Men.

The intro theme is almost better than the show.

amazingcookie's avatar

Forrest Gump Suite from Forrest Gump

Sur Le Fil from Amelie

Victor’s Piano Solo from The Corpse Bride

Married Life from Up

Le Festin from Ratatouille

Ano Natsu He from Spirited Away

Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter

I don’t know if OSTs are included:
Circle Of Life from Lion King

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