Do film scores get any love around here? I've been a huge fan for years, but don't see discussions come up often in audiophile circles. Why not?
I tend to like stuff that I can listen to and not have to think about the movie. Some movies have excellent scores that work great with the film - e.g., Sixth Sense, Jaws - but I wouldn't listen to them for enjoyment. This more or less applies to everything John Williams does - I have great respect for him and he has written probably 4 of the 5 most memorable scores ever written, and I enjoy them greatly in the movie, but I just can't really listen to them without the film's scenes playing in my head.
Any really new stuff worth buying? I haven't kept track lately. I must admit that I got the Dark Knight score pretty much just because it was on vinyl (yep, that sales tactic sure worked). It is good, but I don't see myself getting too involved in it.
While I'm at it, what about terrible movies that had fantastic scores? Two that come to mind:
(1) Bicentennial Man (Horner)
(2) Beyond Rangoon (Zimmer)
If I'm the only one in here who likes this stuff, I guess I'll just take my film scores and Coldplay and sit in a corner and be quiet.