Favorite Music

I guess I should get back to this blog thing. Here’s a random post to start things off.

My taste in music is fairly limited. I listen almost exclusively to film scores, with a few exceptions. So here are my favorite pieces of film music.

Jurassic Park – Main Theme

John Williams is pretty legendary. Jurassic Park is one of my favorite movies. The music a big factor in that. The main theme is flawless. Dinosaurs.

Hand of Fate Part 1 – Signs

James Newton Howard is one of my favorite composers. His work on M. Night Shyamalan’s film is like, amazing. There’s something satisfying about the build up to this one’s ending. Its kind of unsettling for a moment, then cuts to an emotional moment, then fades back into some really tense stuff, then ends in relief. Also check out Part 2, which is the continuation of this track.

Shenzou – Gravity

Steven Price did some pretty amazing stuff for Gravity. Since it was largely a silent film, the music had to convey a lot of the emotion. In one of the final scenes, Sandra Bullock is plummeting toward earth in a burning space station.

Adagio in G Minor – Sunshine

Its kind of cliche, due its often reuse in other media, but it just makes you feel like you’re gonna win.

Ecstasy of Gold – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

I admit, I haven’t actually seen this movie, but this track is so perfect, you can listen to it over and over and never get tired of it.

Honorable mentions

Your Father Would Be Proud – Rouge One

Asteroid Field – The Empire Strikes Back

The Orange Man – Unbreakable

The Wreck – Unbreakable

Time – Inception

The Vote – The Village

Gravity – Gravity