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#4496381 - 11/07/19 08:08 PM great music from films that didn't do well..  
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been thinking about this for a few days now.. there are movies that for some reason didn't do so well.... but had brilliant music scores. I can think of 3 right off... (posted below) but I'm always on the look out for more music for my playlists... anyone got anymore to add?


The Rocketeer


The Time Machine (2002)


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#4496382 - 11/07/19 08:11 PM Re: great music from films that didn't do well.. [Re: Khai]  
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Absolutely "Dune" from 1984. It was a box office flop but the score by Toto is absolutely brilliant in my opinion.


Also "Tron" from 1982. It also lost money at the box office but the score by Wendy Carlos has now become legendary.


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#4496396 - 11/07/19 09:29 PM Re: great music from films that didn't do well.. [Re: Khai]  
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This is the main title song written and sung by Mary Fahl from Ted Turner's movie of "Gods and Generals"--based on the second book in the Michael and Jeff Shaara civil war trilogy. The first movie was "Gettysburg" based on Michael's book titled "The Killer Angels". A third movie based on the "Last Full Measure" by son Jeff will probably never be made.
Still, a haunting and beautiful song.



At one time the movie "Cutthroat Island" was rated as the largest financial flop in history. It usually still makes the top ten lists. I saw it at the theater with my 2nd wife and another couple during the Christmas holidays in 1995 or 96 after it came out and the theater was almost empty. I like anything about pirates and enjoyed it, but it was overlong and Geena Davis was totally miscast in the lead pirate role. Still, the soundtrack by John Debney was spectacular.



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#4496397 - 11/07/19 09:34 PM Re: great music from films that didn't do well.. [Re: Khai]  
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1492: Conquest of Paradise, score by Vangelis


Flash Gordon, soundtrack by Queen

(not sure if Highlander is counted as "didn't do so well" or not... but that soundtrack from that is even better smile )

#4496412 - 11/07/19 11:47 PM Re: great music from films that didn't do well.. [Re: Khai]  
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The Rocketeer. First time I ever saw Jennifer Connally. Wow!!


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#4496421 - 11/08/19 01:46 AM Re: great music from films that didn't do well.. [Re: Pooch]  
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Originally Posted by Pooch
The Rocketeer. First time I ever saw Jennifer Connally. Wow!!


Music to my eyes she is.

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#4496427 - 11/08/19 03:18 AM Re: great music from films that didn't do well.. [Re: Khai]  
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I like a lot of the movies listed here like Rocketeer, Time Machine and 1492 Conquest of Paradise. Saw 1492 when it came out and that's one of those movies as a kid that made an impression. Beautiful, dramatic and visceral. Michael Wincott was great as that loathsome character he played. His disgusting character but fierce acting always stuck with me especially that scene where he's being chased to be brought to justice for sedition and he basically says something like, "here we are gods" and then jumps off the cliff.

Forward Observer, thanks for posting that song. That song and movie came out around the time my Uncle died leaving a big wound in the family and that song was beautiful but difficult to listen to at times.

I'm not an expert on what movies did or didn't do well but a movie I really love and who's score is equally grande is The Straight Story with Richards Farnsworth.



One of my favorite movies is The Mission. Not sure if it was popular or not but its also got a very special Ennio Morricone score.


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Originally Posted by Coot


One of my favorite movies is The Mission. Not sure if it was popular or not but its also got a very special Ennio Morricone score.





That is a great soundtrack! And this is my favourite rendition of Gabriel’s Oboe. Just listen to this, it is more beautiful than I can put into words:



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#4496437 - 11/08/19 08:34 AM Re: great music from films that didn't do well.. [Re: Khai]  
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#4496439 - 11/08/19 09:06 AM Re: great music from films that didn't do well.. [Re: Khai]  
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Ennio Morricone has long been my favourite composer.



Various reasons why this didn't do well at the box office. For those of you who like Jennifer Connelly, be aware she is VERY young in this movie wink still very beautiful though.


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#4496454 - 11/08/19 11:29 AM Re: great music from films that didn't do well.. [Re: Forward Observer]  
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Originally Posted by Forward Observer
This is the main title song written and sung by Mary Fahl from Ted Turner's movie of "Gods and Generals"--based on the second book in the Michael and Jeff Shaara civil war trilogy. The first movie was "Gettysburg" based on Michael's book titled "The Killer Angels". A third movie based on the "Last Full Measure" by son Jeff will probably never be made.
Still, a haunting and beautiful song.








Great song and a fantastic film. It's a shame that the film was a box office flop but at the same time I was not surprised. As far as I'm concerned, Stephen Lang IS Stonewall Jackson reincarnated.


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#4496558 - 11/08/19 07:50 PM Re: great music from films that didn't do well.. [Re: Khai]  
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I agree PM, Steven Lang's Stonewall Jackson was profound.

Thanks semmern for that. I'd seen that before and I agree, such a great performance. Gabriel's Oboe is an anointed piece of music.

#4496590 - 11/09/19 01:12 AM Re: great music from films that didn't do well.. [Re: Khai]  
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At least La Guerre du Feu (English title: Quest for Fire) inspired a track by Iron Maiden, Though managing to gain an Oscar the film did not do to well at the box office.



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#4496594 - 11/09/19 02:46 AM Re: great music from films that didn't do well.. [Re: Pooch]  
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Originally Posted by Pooch
The Rocketeer. First time I ever saw Jennifer Connally. Wow!!


And she never gets old.

Check her out in "The Hot Spot."

She's aged amazingly well. Looks great in all her recent films.

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Conan the Destroyer, terrible compared to the first film, but Basil Poledouris is great as usual.

Red Sonja, it didn't do too well but Ennio Morricone gave it a few good tracks.

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#4496924 - 11/12/19 02:22 AM Re: great music from films that didn't do well.. [Re: Khai]  
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In my opinion the Conan films are prime examples where the music far outshined the actual movies. Poledouris really nailed it with his brilliant score.

A great sampling here,


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I'm not sure of its critical reception, I know a lot of folks really enjoy the film as I do, but I have always love the soundtrack to Jeremiah Johnson.



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