Poll Suggestion: The Soundtrack of Your Drive to Work

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Music provides a distinctive stylistic motif in many movies.

While driving to work what movie soundtrack or score do you prefer to listen to instead of less desirable content available on the radio?

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i always appreciate a good discussion on the differences between soundtracks and scores...

and if i went for a soundtrack, i wouldn't go for anything that was just a string of different pop tracks...that to me is just a k-tel collection...i would go for something that has a connection to the film itself...depending on my mood, i would possibly choose...'the commitments', 'the five pennies', 'the idolmaker', or perhaps even 'the rocky horror picture show'...

and if i was in the mood for a score, (and i love scores), i would maybe hit...'the hustler' (paul newman film), 'star trek: insurrection', 'manhattan' (woody allen), 'the lord of the rings' (ralph bakshi film score), or 'batman' (the danny elfman score)... 

good question...
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As a layman i feel, that composing a score is what we in germany call 'eine Koenigs-Disziplin', which literally translated would mean 'a king's event'. ;)
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You wrote "The commitments", "The five pennys", "The idolmaker". That sounds a little irish. Do you think, this is a new # i should put into my suggestion? If - How would you create the text regarding the content? :)
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hey breumaster...

'the commitments' was actually from ireland... possible text:...the coming together of irish youth to recapture the soul music of the sixties...

'the five pennies' was a danny kaye movie about the life of the big band leader red nichols...possible text:...the life of red nichols brought to life by the music and setting of swing and new orleans...

'the idolmaker'...this was a film about an agent in the 50's trying to develop the next big thing...possible text:...the music envelops the sound of the 50's in both the selling, and the selling out, of an artist...

just some ideas...hope it helps...

peace...
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I let your ideas seeth slowly in my mind and try to merge it to the idea of the thread of the poll. Maybe i can figure out something. ... Weekend. :) ... thank you for writing down your ideas. :)
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It took some time, but i've put the irish men on my list. ;))
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Ennio Morricone
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Breumaster,

This is an interesting poll suggestion. Please consider making these changes. I believe these suggestions will increase the chances that your poll suggestion would be selected.

I will review the choices and may offer suggestions on how to improve the text for your choices.

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Please simplify the title of your list (http://www.imdb.com/list/ls021139444/) from:
What movie soundtracks and scores do/would you like to hear in your car?

To:
Driving to Movie Music

“Stylistic” is misspelled and sentence could be improved. Please change:
Music is a striking stilistic mean in many movies.

To:
Music provides a distinctive stylistic motif in many movies.

Please simplify this sentence:
While driving to work with the car / train / bus, what soundtrack or score would you like to hear on your equipment, to avoid the incessant tootling on the radio?

To:
While driving to work what movie soundtrack or score do you prefer to listen to instead of less desirable content available on the radio?
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Hello, Dan. :)

It's nice to meet you again. :) My english is still devastating like a decepticons punch - sorry for that! ;))) I use Pons.eu to learn from. It's known as a reliable source in germany. Maybe there is a better option, so let me know. :) Sometimes i'm too direct or have rough humor like Albstein. I'm sorry about what happened to him. I think he is a good guy who just accidently quoted to hard for american mindset. But i want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to learn. I think your suggestions really do sound better. So i changed it. Thank you, Dan. :)

Greets. :)
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Breumaster,

Thank you for making the changes.

Even though I have a certificate in German, your English is much better than my German. For that matter, some of the poll creators with English as their second language English is better than my English.

We as fellow poll authors strive to have interesting yet grammatical and understandable polls. Some polls take longer to bring to fruition than others.

I'm rather busy right now, so I will not be able to review your choices to suggest changes for a while. I hope other poll authors may be able to help out in the interim.
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Alternate suggestion for a title: The Soundtrack of Your Drive to Work

Some other notes:
Irish should be capitalized
The comment on The Boat That Rocked should say "What's wrong with radio stations?"

Actually, you should review ALL of your text - there are several spelling and capitalization errors.

Here's a suggestion for you to add:
I love it when the characters in the film perform their own music - I can listen to a soundtrack like Sing Street, Almost Famous or Backbeat and be taken right back to the movie.
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Looks pretty good - just a few changes: I like to hear the original actor's voices like in "Sing Street", "Almost Famous" or "Backbeat". That takes me right back to the movie.
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I Changes it. Sorry, i'm so far away from school. There were days i learned the englisch spelling and grammar, but i can see it from the distance. ;)
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i know exactly what you mean jen...like the three choices i listed above...'the commitments'...'the idolmaker'...and 'the five pennies'...all three have the actual actors singing on the soundtrack from the movie...it relives each scene those songs were sung in...
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Maybe we can count that in one #. That would shrink the extension of the poll a little bit. ;)
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Well ... maybee ... not. ;)
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Are we talking soundtracks, scores, or both? It's complicated, though if you choose both then you're probably all set for including everything. There are so many good options/suggestions that I don't know if all the ones worthy of mention would fit on a solitary list.

To clarify, I take the bus. So perhaps it's different for me. So here's some soundtracks/scores that make particularly good bus music (and might translate well to driving):

FYC:
Swiss Army Man - Robert McDowell and Andy Hull
Anything by John Williams (Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, E.T., etc...)
How to Train Your Dragon - John Powell
The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit - Howard Shore
Sing Street Soundtrack
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Hi, Sparse. We're talking about both. But the music should be connect to a movie in a striking way.
Like:

Footloose
The time-warp
The score from E.T.
The score from Transformers
The Score from Indiana Jones
The Soundtrack from Xanadu
The eye of the tiger
99 red balloons (real strong stilistic strike to demonstrate: it's the  80's! everytime i hear it, ithink of the Watchmen movie.)

Music, that has a real strong connection to the movie it supports. Music you think of a movie, when your hear it like Anton Karas and the Harry-Lime-Theme. I would collect that at #5:  "classical titles".
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I've seen some Tarantino movies, it's just a matter of time before I'm caught up with all of them. It's not that I don't care, it's just not at the top of my watchlist. But if I hadn't seen that movie, and that category by chance would describe my favorite style of soundtracks, I wouldn't know to vote for it because I wasn't sure what the description meant. A straightforward label would clarify that.

An only-Tarantino option might also seem too narrow, especially when compared to the very broad categorization of orchestral representation. Perhaps I'm misreading, but my takeaway is that the focus of that section is independent music. If you want, you could take the description and put the key word/genre in boldface (look up html formatting). That would be a simple way to clarify the style without taking up much space. I didn't think the descriptions were too long at all, though it is a quicker read now. :)

Example: "I like independent music Tarantino used in his films. So ... 5 ... 6 ... 7 ... 8 !"

As for the Transformers thing, you said that the John Williams/Lord of the Rings scores would fall into that category. Except if I was just browsing and came across this poll, that wouldn't seem to be the appropriate category to vote for, because to me the two are completely different stylistically. But there isn't an option on the list that feels appropriate outside of that, so I'd get kind of stuck.

I understand that being as specific as possible would lead to too many categories. It is your list, so if you don't feel the extra category is necessary, just leave it out. If the list expresses everything you want to express as it is, then you're all set. Don't let me get in the way of creating a list you are satisfied with.

Cheers! :)
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The Tarantino suggestion is ok by me. That could be better.

The thing with Steve Jablonsky's or John William's  is a little special. Because they may have different styles. But style is not the matter at that #. At that number it's only the question if it's epic. Did you hear the "Transformers"-score? I think, it's not less epic then that of "Star Wars" or something like that. That # is no matter of style or taste. :)
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If someone can't cope voting for #"no matter - just epic" for LOTR-Score facing the "Transformers"-picture, then he/she can vote John Williams Scores also under #"the golden Composers".  So there is an  alternative for John Williams Fans. Thank you Sparse for your thoughts and suggestions. :)))

Cheers. :)
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I thought of some of your suggestions and did some changes in the list. I think it's really better with bold letters on the contents of the #. I want to thank you twice. :) I've put Williams as example to the golden composers-#.
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Glad I could help. :)
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I've been listening to Alexandre Desplat's score for Birth. I feel like it is wholly underrated, it's a personal favorite and makes my bus ride suitably mysterious.
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I've not heared it yet. Maybe i will see the movie soon and then i will remember to hear deeper. :D
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Hello, Partypeople! :D

I just corrected and shortened a few lines on mostly every # of the list, because it was so much to read. And I put a new number on the list, this is now #13. In "The Watchmen" were a few different styles to hear like oldies, pop and rock. I hope, it's more attractive now. What do you think of these changes, ladys and gents? ;)

Greetings. :)
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*bump*
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*Bump*
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*bump*
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No. 13 I'll take a mix of some different music styles from above.
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I don't have a job, thanks for reminding me :( :(
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French is my first language because it's the same whether we talk about the writing and the speaking. I speak Moroccan which is a form of Arabian language but NOT the literal one that I write, so they might as well be considered separate languages.

English might be my second language or it's a tie with Arabic. But when I curse or when I live a very strong emotion i can only react with my mother tongue, like anybody I guess. And how about you? How many languages?
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Is it usual for Moroccans to have French as a first language? The Wikipedia article is somewhat undecided about it, it's nice to find out from someone with first-hand experience :)

For me, only German and English. It could have been more if I hadn't been so badly organized and disinformed in my studies but I'm determined to take a French class next semester.
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No, it's not usual... but most Moroccans talk French or understand it, in some regions, it's Spanish but they often speak a European language at least unless you go in some remote areas... by the way, many Moroccans consider the Berber language to be their mother tongue so it all depends on the region, Morocco is quite a melting pot actually, and there are many Germanisms in the Berber language, originally they're Caucasian people so I wouldn't be surprised about the existence of similar roots... anyway, it's fascinating once you get interested to these aspects of culture and language etc.
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Do you speak spanish, too? I just speak german and a kind of english. Sometimes I speak Filser-Englisch, which is a german-grammar-englisch with some german words in it. I'm so inperfect. ;)))
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Do you speak spanish, too? I just speak german and a kind of english. Sometimes I speak Filser-Englisch, which is a german-grammar-englisch with some german words in it. I'm so inperfect. ;)))
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FYC:

- The Virgin Suicides has a pretty awesome soundtrack by the French band Air.
- High Fidelity (movie about record shop with lots of pop music)
- Baby Driver (indie)
- Easy Rider (Rock & roll soundtrack famous especially for Born to Be Wild)
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*bump*
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Silence (I) (2016)
Or Sammy Hagar
"I can't drive 55" !!!!
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Awesome idea!  I pick: "Mix of All Styles Above."  I love rock, 80's, classical, epic, musical, and some electronic.  I'm so weird.  :)
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