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The 20 Soundtracks That Defined The 1990s
The first rule of defining the greatest soundtracks of the 90s...

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Crimson Tide – Hans Zimmer (1995)

 


Crimson Tide
Composer: Hans Zimmer
In 1995, just after the release of submarine thriller Crimson Tide, Hans Zimmer described his creative process thus: “I wake up around noon, light a cigarette, get a cup of coffee, sit in the bathtub for an hour and daydream. Good tunes come when you’re not thinking about it.” More composers might want to adopt the Bathtub Technique, as it certainly works for Zimmer. There’s nothing too radical about his score for Tony Scott’s Cold War actioner — there are male voices chanting in Russian, bombastic motifs and a lot of tense, propulsive synth — but it’s massively effective. Putting Zimmer squarely on Hollywood’s action-movie sonar, over the next few years he was to score Broken Arrow, The Rock and The Peacemaker.

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21 Yes, but...
These aren't designed as 'Greatest-of' lists or even compendiums of the scores we love the most. Without being all highfaluting, the aim is to try to capture a moment in time - in movies and popular culture - and like them or not, The Bodyguard and Titanic soundtracks were HUGE. They sold more than 70m copies between them, dominated radio playlists and came attached to two huge hits. More

Posted by Phil de Semlyen on Monday May 13, 2013, 13:42

22 What a predictably boring selection for the 90's!
You left out some of the best soundtracks: Léon; The Straight Story; Se7en; The Thin Red Line; Grosse Pointe Blank; Cruel Intensions; Human Traffic; The Virgin Suicides; Kikujiro and instead you include Bodyguard and Titanic!? More

Posted by The_Ravenking on Monday May 13, 2013, 12:20

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