Best War Movie Theme Music?

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Best War Movie Theme Music?

Post by kobold » 27 Aug 2002 07:46

I love the "Where Eagle's Dare" theme, particularly when you see the junkers flying across the icy landscape.

The theme from Lawrence of Arabia is quite stirring too, capturing the vastness of the desert (its used in almost every desert scene in documentaries these days or seems like it. :)


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Sound track from Das Boat

Post by The Desert Fox » 27 Aug 2002 09:40

I thought the music from "Das Boat" was very moody and set the scene for the claustrohobic conditions of the submariner.

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Post by T.R.Searle » 27 Aug 2002 13:11

Even though this isnt a war movie I have to say the theme for "The Rock" was very moveing.And especaily when the navy SEALs are masacred,makes it very dramatic.

But for a war movie I would say Gladiator or Braveheart were pretty good scores.

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Post by Der Schwarze Ritter » 27 Aug 2002 19:50

I agree with desert Fox, Das Boot has the best theme music. I downloaded almost all the songs on the computer and I never get tired of hearing them. Also the song at the begining and the end of Stalingrad is pretty cool.




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Post by Caldric » 27 Aug 2002 20:27

Das Boat? I must have not been listening to that one I can not even remember the sound of it, but I do remember Arabia and that has been a long time. Wagner in Apocalypse Now was pretty damn good to.

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Re: Best War Movie Theme Music?

Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 27 Aug 2002 21:43

kobold wrote:I love the "Where Eagle's Dare" theme, particularly when you see the junkers flying across the icy landscape.

The theme from Lawrence of Arabia is quite stirring too, capturing the vastness of the desert (its used in almost every desert scene in documentaries these days or seems like it. :)


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Yes, the 'where eagles dare' theme is my favorite too.
For war movies in general, the Apocalypse Now attack sequence has been officially named the best movie scene of the century (that is, the 20th) and is my favorite as well.

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Post by Erik E » 27 Aug 2002 22:44

Wagner in Apocalypse Now was pretty damn good to
Just what I was about to write :D

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Post by Geli » 28 Aug 2002 02:09

The score from The Longest Day was quite good.
When I was 13, my friend and I performed a dance routine to the "Invasion March" for our class. M*A*S*H-inspired olive drab clothes were "in" that year, so we had costumes.

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Post by Benoit Douville » 28 Aug 2002 03:54

A lot of good one that i like:

-The Longest Day
-A Bridge Too Far
-Cross of Iron
-Shindler's list
-Battle Of Britain
-The Great Escape
-Battle of the Bulge(Panzerlied)
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Post by Phaethon » 28 Aug 2002 10:08

Come on people, in terms of sheer staying power there are two tunes which, once you've been exposed to just a couple of bars (if that), will stay with you all day:

Theme to The Great Escape
Colonel Bogey from Bridge On The River Kwai

I defy anyone who has been exposed to either one of these to go 24 hours and not, at some point in those 24 hours, catch themselves whistling it.

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Colonel Bogey march

Post by The Desert Fox » 28 Aug 2002 11:34

Phaethon wrote:Come on people, in terms of sheer staying power there are two tunes which, once you've been exposed to just a couple of bars (if that), will stay with you all day:

Theme to The Great Escape
Colonel Bogey from Bridge On The River Kwai

I defy anyone who has been exposed to either one of these to go 24 hours and not at some point in the next 24 hours catch themselves whistling it.

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You are certainly right their. The tune from the Bridge on the River Kwai is definitely one that sticks in the mind.

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Post by Al Carter » 28 Aug 2002 14:30

Apocalyps Now

The End by the Doors at the beginning sets the whole mood for the movie. That song is Apocalyps Now. When the song is played again at the ritual slaughter of the bull and Kurtz...wow gives me goosebumps, thats powerfull song and imagery there.

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Post by Jeff O » 28 Aug 2002 18:59

Phaethon is right!! The Great Escape and Bridge on the River Kwai are two of the most well known war movie themes to date....don't believe me?
Next time you watch a England soccer match listen to the crowd and tell me what song you hear!

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best war movie theme

Post by col. klink » 29 Aug 2002 04:37

I agree about The Great Escape and Bridge on the River Kwai. I've also been partial to The Guns of Navarone. I know they're not movies but I've always liked the themes for the television shows Victory at Sea and Combat.

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Post by Zygmunt » 29 Aug 2002 11:10

A Serbian film called 'lepo selo lepo gore' or 'Pretty village, Pretty flame' has, as the credits roll at the end, the coolest piece of funky folk music you will ever hear.

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