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Basil Poledouris

Composer Basil Poledouris has scored a wide variety of major Hollywood features and television movies of the '70s,'80s and '90s. Before breaking into the film industry Poledouris earned a music and composition degrees from Long Beach State University and attended both the Los Angeles film school and the AFI school. He frequently collaborates with filmmaker John Milius, whom he met while attending USC. In 1989, Poledouris received an Emmy for the score of the television mini-series Lonesome Dove. ~ Sandra Brennan
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Track List: Quigley Down Under (Original Movie Soundtrack)

1. Main Title

2. The Fight

3. The Redcoats Move On

4. The Arrival

5. Quigley Gets Beat Up

6. The Stabbing

7. Desert Trek

8. Native Montage

9. Cora's Story

10. Marston's Attack

11. Royus Interrupts

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Track List: Conan The Barbarian

Title: Conan The Barbarian, Film Score

1. Conan The Barbarian, Film Score: Prologue / Anvil Of Crom

2. Conan The Barbarian, Film Score: Riddle Of Steel / Riders Of Doom

3. Conan The Barbarian, Film Score: The Gift Of Fury

4. Conan The Barbarian, Film Score: Column Of Sadness / Wheel Of Pain

5. Conan The Barbarian, Film Score: Atlantean Sword

6. Conan The Barbarian, Film Score: Theology / Civilization

7. Conan The Barbarian, Film Score: Love Theme

8. Conan The Barbarian, Film Score: The Search

9. Conan The Barbarian, Film Score: The Orgy

10. Conan The Barbarian, Film Score: The Funeral Pyre

12. Conan The Barbarian, Film Score: Orphans Of Doom / The Awakening

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Track List: Robocop (Original Movie Sountrack)

1. Main Title

2. Have A Heart

3. O.C.P. Monitors

4. Twirl

5. Van Chase

6. Murphy Dies

7. Robo Lives

8. Drive Montage

9. Helpless Woman

10. Nukem

11. Murphy's Dream

12. Gas Station Blow-Up

13. Murphy Goes Home

14. Clarence Frags Bob

15. Rock Shop

16. Robo Drives To Jones

17. Directive IV

18. Robo & ED 209 Fight

19. Force Shoots Robo

20. Big Is Better

21. Care Package

22. Looking For Me

23. Across The Board/End Credits

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jwomel
This music is a masterpiece! I never get tired of listening to it. One of my all time favorites.
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How could you not love this soundtrack. This is amazing. Makes me want to get into it.
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brownrocket
What about Klendathu Drop from Starship Troopers? That would possibly make the best station seed of all time!
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This is Basil's finest Film work. Simply a masterpiece to be enjoyed by all Dice Slingers, Gamers and those who wield the plastic lightsabers.
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There is so much depth in this entire soundtrack. However, I do believe they should have expanded more with the melodies from The Search.
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I am not sure whether the soundtrack of Hunt for Red October is listed but if not, it should be as it a wonderful soundtrack.
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I wish Pandora had his Robocop stuff. It's not so stand-alone- a m a z i n g , but it's still great.
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One of the most underrated music scores in film history. This score is simply a masterpiece, and goes far beyond being and staple sound track to table top gamers.
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thowley97
Honestly, my favorite work of Basil P's-- and I mean by several lengths (in a body of work that is both remarkable and wide-ranging ) - - is the sort of honky-tonk/r a g t i m e march theme from QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER. It's one of my favorite pieces of music of all time, but I think the fact that it was anchored to such a forgettable film has sadly doomed it for all time to undeserved obscurity. Can't even find a scoring for it anywhere-- would LOVE to see it done by our High School's wind ensemble.
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stelladobe
I urge you to sit and listen to this as if it were a classical composition by any of the legendary composers. It holds up, listen after listen, year after year. It's, by turns, breathtaking , melancholy, stirring. I own the DVD of a live peformance, and I count myself lucky.
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eeairshows
I'd like to see a more detailed bio here. The entire Conan soundtrack is one of my all time favorites.
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This may seem odd, but I find the most strikingly appealing bit of his work is from the fim Wind
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josh.gca
Why is Hunt for the Red October not here? Hymn to the Red October is awesome.
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daemoncan
All I can say is.. CROM!
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Starship Troopers music was made by his daughter Zoe (among others), not Basil himself.
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Conan, Robocop, and Starship Troopers awesome music Basil
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bleakmage
I clicked full bio but there it does not go to one. . .dangit. Maybe I should wiki it :D
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amc170
I like it since it brings me back to the days of high adventure but that is another story.
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Hadn't heard this piece in sometime, when music can bring back the movie scene in your mind, it means it was fine piece of work!
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Great stuff. Fits the subject matter really well. The Orgy always reminds me of the Jupiter movement of Holst's The Planets.
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pconnelly11
Epic and legendary!
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dbredben
His music on Conan the Barbarian is epic!!
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He did Great with RoboCop.

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