Dario Argento Soundtracks-Who do you prefer?

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  1. Jimbo

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    After watching the interview with Ennio Morricone on the Bird with the Crystal Plumage DVD tonight,I started to wonder who prefers who as far as soundtracks are concerned in Argento movies.
    Ennio Morricone has helmed 5 Argento movies to the best of my knowledge.1.Bird with the Crystal Plumage. 2.Phantom of the Opera. 3.Cat o nine Tails. 4.Four Flies on Grey Velvet. 5.Stendhal Syndrome.
    And Goblin has four 1.Susperia. 2.Deep Red. 3.Phenomena. 4.Tenebre

    Out of these two choices who do you like best in Argento's movie scores and why?Or do you like someone else all together?
     
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    I think goblin is more on the same page and level that argento is on, in terms of style and orgianlity.

    Altough, Morricone's main score in Cat O'Nine Tails is one of argento's and Ennio's best tracks ever.

    But, when push comes to shove, I'd have to go with Goblin.

    SUSPIRA.THE.GREATEST.HORROR.THEME.OF.ALL.TIME...
     
  3. RyanPC

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    I love Morricone's score for The Cat O'Nine Tails, Goblin's scores for Suspiria, Deep Red, and Tenebre, and I also love Keith Emerson's score for Inferno.
     
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    Suspiria and Inferno are my two favorites...Deep Red is also outstanding.
     
  5. Luna

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    What about Keith Emerson? :D

    As much as I love his Inferno soundtrack, I think Goblin is the best fit, for sure.
     
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    I also think that Goblin is at the top and I love the Inferno soundtrack as well. My favourite Morricone score for an Argento film would be for The Stendhal Syndrome.
     
  7. 4Gotten1

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    We just watched Inferno the other night, and as much as I appreciate Emerson's score, it's just not up to snuff compared to Goblin's score of Suspiria, Tenebre, and Deep Red, IMO. Morricone is awesome, and I couldn't imagine anyone else scoring Cat O' Nine Tails or Bird with the Crystal Plumage. My favorite is Deep Red.

    Oh, and the score on Opera is classic to, by Claudio Simonetti. I think he actually did Tenebre, did he not?
     
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    Goblin are my personal favs, but really Argento's had great scores for practically all of his films.
     
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    Morricone is wonderful(it astounds me that the man has never taken home an Oscar !) ,but I would have to go with Goblin,for the one-two punch of DEEP RED and SUSPIRIA if nothing else.Argento also got nice scores from Keith Emerson and Pino Donaggio as well.
     
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    Damn, that's a difficult choice. Morricone worked with many other Directors, and he was always at a high-level. Goblin don't seem to have done nearly as much work. I have a bunch of the soundtracks on CD, and play Morricone more than Goblin. However, Goblin certainly made their mark with some excellent stuff. Impossible choice.... eeny meeny miny mo..........
     
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    Being the Proghead that I am I would vote for Deep Red.
    This doesn't mean I don't like Morricone's scores,they're just different.
    And I also really like Keith Emerson's Inferno very much.
     
  12. de rossi

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    Morricone is great, but Goblin gets my vote this time!
     
  13. ReelFear

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    I have every soundtrack to Argento's films (Even Gaslini's Five Days to Milan). Picking a best is difficult, but I can say his WORST is easily Pino Donaggio's score for TRAUMA! Everytime I watch it I imagine what Simonetti or Morricone could have brought to the film, and it's the musical score where Truama suffers most in my opinion.
     
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    Good thread.
    I would have to go with Goblin since I love the soundtrack to Suspiria so much. Deep Red and Tenebre are also hard to beat.
    Favorite Morricone score would be for The Stendhal Syndrome.
     
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    Didn't Goblin do the score for Sleepless as well?
     
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    As far as Dario Argento movies are concerned, Goblin scores are my favorite too... The progressive rock vibe of the band fits the movies perfectly... "Profondo Rosso" & "Suspiria" are 2 of my favorite soundtracks of all time.
    Ennio Morricone always add an element of class to every film he scores though, and apart from Argento films I think he's a greater composer than Goblin... Aside from Argento films, Goblin didn't compose that many classic scores while Morricone has such an impressive body of work!
     
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    I bet you like Goblin's score for Buio Omega too!;)
     
  18. 4Gotten1

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    I agree about Morricone. Although I prefer Goblins score over other composers, Morricone's body of work is phenomenal. I'll be watching something for the first time and see that Morricone scored it, and that always makes me feel pretty good knowing that I'll atleast love the score. I love his score in Carpenter's The Thing.
     
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  19. Jimbo

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    Due to a power outage last night right after I posted I did not have time to respond.But anyway, To me Goblin suits Argento's movie scores better.They just have a certain vibe that works well.Morricone to me is brilliant at scoring Spaghetti Westerns such as The Good/Bad/Ugly & Once Upon A Time In The West.Also notable is Face to Face.I love his work on these kind of films.And as a composer,his catalog is vast and he is by far my favorite movie composer.
     
  20. Crystal Plumage

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    Aaah,I wondered where you were...:)
     

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