Originally Posted by Ambler
I'm not a fan of LOTR, and while I did see the films, I don't remember the scores much beside the main hook
Well sir, the public outcry and success for the LOTR symphony and record sales speaks for itself. Survey says: Most iconic score in film history since Star Wars.
I'm not the biggest fan either (read as: I wouldn't buy any memorabilia based on the films), but I can easily recall music from a whole lot of scenes throughout the series. Off the top of my head (and it's been well over a year since I've seen any of these movies) these come to mine:
1. Like, the entire first hour of the movie from the backstory to Bilbo's bday and him leaving the Shire
2. Ringwraiths on Weathertop (seriously if you can't remember this you're reaching really fucking far to hate these movies, period, shit was downright seared in my head since the first time I saw it)
3. The Fellowship setting out from Rivendell
4. Gandalf fighting the Balrog in FOTR
5. Aragon, Legolas, Gimli and Gandalf coming to Edoras in TTT
6. Gandalf and Rohirim showing up at Helm's Deep at the end of TTT
6. Any time Hobbits (or other characters) were singing
7. Gandalf/Pippin arriving/exploring Minas Tirith
8. Mother fucking eagles coming to get the Hobbits at the end of ROTK that
I'm not even really trying here to be honest. The music was good. You always know exactly what kind of characters/locations/cultures you're dealing with immediately from the music queues without those queues being repetitive, just simply adhering to the proper themes. Not even really disputable that LOTR as a whole had a fantastic score, that's also independent of having anything to do with it being a score for these films. It's just good music.
Edited by Benny Reno - 5/14/12 at 12:05pm