Monday, January 01, 2007

Soundtracks

I love to listen to soundtracks to movies and tv shows, especially ones that go light on lyrics in languages I can understand. I guess it would be more accurate to say that I love television and film scores. I thought it might be fun to list the soundtracks I have and my ten favorites. Later, I'll probably do a CD by CD review of the best ones. So here they are, accompanied by the principal composer(s), if there are any principal composers for the album.

Alias: Season One - Michael Giacchino
Alias: Season Two - Michael Giacchino
Batman Begins - Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard
Bend it like Beckham (the British version, which is superior by far to the American one)
The Bourne Identity - John Powell
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Album (from the tv show, not the film)
Catch Me If You Can - John Williams
Chariots of Fire - Vangelis
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - Harry Gregson-Williams
Eragon - Patrick Doyle
Firefly - Greg Edmonson
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - John Williams
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - John Williams
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - John Williams
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Patrick Doyle
The Incredibles - Michael Giacchino
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - John Williams
Lawrence of Arabia - Maurice Jarre
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Howard Shore
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - Howard Shore
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - Howard Shore
The Matrix - Don Davis
The Phantom of the Opera - Andrew Lloyd Webber
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - Klaus Badelt
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - Hans Zimmer
Requiem for a Dream - Clint Mansell (featuring the Kronos Quartet)
Rocky - Bill Conti
Serenity - David Newman
Superman Returns - John Ottman
X-Men 2: X-Men United - John Ottman

The Teaching Assistant's Ten Favorite Film & Television Scores
10. Alias: Season Two
9. The Bourne Identity
8. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
7. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
6. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
4. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
3. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
2. Batman Begins
1. Chariots of Fire

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