Welcome to the third installment of The Best of Film Music. As usual I would encourage you to comment on the music as I like to hear your opinions and thoughts on the music I have listed. I hope you enjoy.
1. The Dark Knight Rises, “Rise” – By Hans Zimmer
The music here from the great Hans Zimmer reflects and epitomizes the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy: dark, tense, thrilling and most of all epic.
2. Lord of the Rings, “The Breaking of the Fellowship” – by Howard Shore
Just like Middle Earth itself this song is beautiful, majestic, incredible and enthralling. I also enjoy the upbeat style of the song, it allows you not to get too drawn into the death and destruction of Middle Earth, keeping you optimistic.
3. The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey, “The Misty Mountains Cold” – By Howard Shore
Carrying on the theme of Middle Earth, the scene in which this was sung was my favourite of The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey. It is so atmospheric and immediately puts you in the mood for a grand adventure.
4. Terminator, “Conversations by the Window” and “Love Theme” – By Brad Fiedel
The Terminator has always been my favourite of the trilogy and part of that was the relationship between Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese. This beautiful, tranquil and peaceful piece of music helps enhance this relationship.
5. Braveheart, Theme Song – By James Horner
Because I’m a patriotic Scot 🙂 In all seriousness it is an absolutely great song.
6. Star Wars Revenge of the Sith, Anakin’s Betrayal – By John Williams
Here in this brilliant, somber piece of music John Williams powerfully expresses the tragedy and the eternal sadness of Anakin’s betrayal.
7. Trainspotting, Underworld – By Born Slippy
An excellent song from one of my favourite films. I find myself getting lost in this piece of music and it always reminds me how Renton got lost in the life of drugs and crime.