06-13-2018, 10:15 PM
Just some random conversation.
Who are your top 5 composers and with each composer your favorite score.

I'll start, let's see how different everyone's is.

Right now, mine are in this order:

5. John Powell > How To Train Your Dragon 2
4. Hans Zimmer > Gladiator
3. James Newton Howard > King Kong
2. John Williams > Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
1. Michael Giacchino > Up

06-14-2018, 02:03 AM
Here we go:

5) Shaun Davey > Tailor of Panama
4) Debbie Wiseman > Arsene Lupin, Lesbian Vampire Killers, Dickensian
3) Joe Hisaishi > Princess Mononoke, etc.
2) Christopher Franke > Babylon 5 / Tenchi Muyo in Love
1) John Williams > Star Wars I- VIII / Indiana Jones

06-14-2018, 03:28 AM
5. Alan Silvestri > Predator
4. Hans Zimmer > Road to el Dorado
3. Joe LoDuca - Army of Darkness
2. Nathan Furst > Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui
1. Vangelis > Blade Runner

06-15-2018, 02:11 PM
Hans Zimmer
John Williams
John Powell
Alan Silvestri
Jerry Goldsmith

Dunno that I could pick a favorite score for any of them, too man great ones to choose from.

06-15-2018, 02:58 PM
Top 5 Film Composers (Of all Time)
5. James Horner > Braveheart
4. Basil Poledouris > Conan the Barbarian
3. Bernard Herrmann > Journey To The Center Of The Earth
2. Jerry Goldsmith > The Omen
1. John Williams > Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Top 5 Film Composers (Current)
5. Bear McCreary > 10 Cloverfield Lane
4. Panu Aaltio > / Tale Of A Lake
3. John Powell > How to Train Your Dragon
2. David Arnold > Casino Royale
1. Fr�d�ric Talgorn > Ast�rix aux Jeux Olympiques

06-25-2018, 07:51 AM
General Listing with Favorite Work(s)
1. Martin O'Donnell (Halo Reach - Ashes)
2. Jason Graves (Dead Space 2 - Lacrimosa [Full Version])
3. John Cage (Six Melodies) or (In a Landscape)
4. Neil Davidge (SLO LIGHT - Hummingbird) or (Halo 4 - Green and Blue)
5. Phillip Glass (Koyaanisqatsi - Prophecies) or (Songs and Poems for Solo Cello - Song I)

This was REALLY hard for me to do.

06-28-2018, 04:32 AM
Really....hmm. Well top 4 and a personal fave.

John Williams: Jaws
James Horner: Krull
Jerry Goldsmith: Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Basil Poledouris: Conan The Barbarian
Bear M
McCreary: Battlestar Galactica

07-06-2018, 08:56 AM
John Williams
Jerry Goldsmith
Roy Budd
Elliot Goldenthal
Michael Small

James (The Disney Guy)
09-08-2018, 02:10 PM
Alan Menken - Beauty & The Beast
Blake Neely - Arrowverse
Mark isham - Once Upon A Time (Seasons 1-7)
Hans Zimmer - The Lion King
Buddy Baker - The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

09-08-2018, 09:36 PM
Hans Zimmer - Man of Steel
John Williams - Hook
Michael Giacchino - Jupiter Ascending
James Horner - Titanic
James Newton Howard - King Kong

09-12-2018, 09:59 AM
As of 2018-09-12 (tomorrow's might be different).

Older crop…

Jerry Goldsmith - Star Trek: TMP and Planet of the Apes (tie)
Ennio Morricone - Novecento aka "1900" (gah…too many)
Franz Waxman - Spirit of St. Louis and Taras Bulba (tie)
Bernard Herrmann - Mysterious Island and Obsession (tie)
John Williams - Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Fresher crop:

Alexandre Desplat - The Painted Veil and The Ghost Writer (tie)
Howard Shore - Dead Ringers and LOTR: The Two Towers (tie)
Alberto Iglesias - La mala educaci�n aka "Bad Education"
Christopher Young - Bless the Child and Hellraiser II and The Hurricane (tie)
Patrick Doyle: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

09-13-2018, 11:44 AM
Max Richter - Hostiles
Hans Zimmer - The Thin Red Line
James Newton Howard - Wyatt Earp
Dario Marianelli - V For Vendetta
Howard Shore - The Lord Of The Rings

Randolph Carter
09-30-2018, 03:00 AM
My favourite composers:

6. Bruce Broughton > Young Sherlock Holmes /Last Rites
5. Trevor Jones > Excalibur /The Dark Crystal /The Last of the Mohicans /Merlin (How to decide one?)
4. Klaus Badelt > The Time Machine /The Promise
3. Jerry Goldsmith > Under Fire /Masada (and a lot more)
2. Bill Conti > The Right Stuff /North and South
1. Basil Poledouris > Conan the Barbarian /Flesh & Blood