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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I appreciate your attitude. I ever did like music. And i like different kinds/styles of music. I can hear classical music as well as rock, jazz or rap. For me, there are only little borders i don't cross when it comes to music.  But i know, there are really powerful compositions in many kinds of music. Music is a powerful matter for mostly all humans. It possesses the power to set us into moods. Music can reveal lost thoughts. Music all in all unites and unforntunately sometimes divides.
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powerful matter indeed...
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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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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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Hi, Jen. I know - capitalization is a special thing for germans. Germans do capitalize more words, so i always try to cope from writing capitalized or not. I took your suggestion "What's wrong with radio stations?" and your title-suggestion, because it  comes mroe to the sense, i wanted to express. But Dan's is still good, maybe we have to vote, which title remains? So i try to find the right time to capitalize. ;)
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Err ... It should be not a poll of which kind of movie you like or what you like in movies --> like you like it, when they sing in the movies themselfes. It should be a poll of what music from a movie would you drive with to your work. I think i got your idea wrong. Could you please explain better, so i can put it to the list. :)
Thank you
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I'm not sure if I can explain it any better.If I listen to a soundtrack that the actors actually performed, it seems like I connect more to the movie in my mind (while listening to the music), it is stronger/more important than just a compilation soundtrack.

Where in Germany are you from?
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Southern germany. ;)
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I got an idea about your contribution to the poll. I would post it as:

I like to hear the original actors voices like in "sing Street", "almost Famous" or "Backbeat". That takes me right back to the movie.

But i would rather take a more well-known example like "Walk the Line" for the #
(The poster). I'll post it and you can lokk at it and tell me, what you think of. :)
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Breumaster,

I prefer Jen's title suggestion. I've updated the title of this thread to reflect the current title of your list: The Soundtrack of Your Drive to Work.

By the way, after many years of German language classes I occasionally feel the urge to capitalize all the nouns in a sentence.
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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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All of my suggestions still stand. It's up to you of course whether or not you wish to include any. :)
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I would see your sugestions under point #7: Epic music:
Lord of the rings / The hobbit scores
The John Williams scores

I would see your suggestion under point #12:
The "Singstreet" Soundtrack

I can't remember "How to train your Dragon"-soundtrack and the "Swiss Army Man"-soundtrack, so i can't put it under one number.

But i understand, you have different kinds of music on your bus ride. So i will put an option into the poll, that includes some different types of music at several times. i will add several/all/some kinds of movie music /soundtrack/scores. I just have to think of a good formulation to keep the description as short as possible. :)

Maybe tomorrow. Thank you for your contribution. :)
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Bus rides, driving, I'm sure it's not that different. XD

No need to include a different section for that. Though if I may, I'd like to suggest some re-formatting that would make the poll easier for me (and other people, perhaps) to understand.

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Perhaps you could better clarify the categories by placing titles in front of the descriptions. Making each category more clearly defined could help.

Such as:

2. Tron

Electronic: I like electronic soundtracks and scores, like "Tron Legacy".

4. Amedeus

Classical: I like soundtracks that use classical music.

Etc...
Rock Soundtracks: 
Musicals:
80's Vibes:
Sixties Music:
Rap/Hip-Hop:
Golden Age Scores: (Could also include Bronze and Silver age scores if you want)
Mixed Genres:
No Music:

And to clarify, I don't completely understand the Kill Bill or Project X categories. Having not seen the films, I'm not really sure what a vote for those categories would mean. A label would help me understand that. 

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You could even list some example scores for each category. For example:

Musicals: Les Misérables, The Wizard of Oz, West Side Story, La La Land

Golden Age Scores: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly, Psycho, Goldfinger

No Music: Silence, mother!, No Country for Old Men

Fantasy Music (example genre): The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, How to Train Your Dragon, Maleficent 

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I know that some soundtrack buffs wouldn't dare place John Williams and Transformers in the same category. Orchestral film music is in fact so varied that it's hard to compress it down to a single category at all. Perhaps it's even best organized by film genre, i.e. Western Scores, Space Opera Scores, Ambient Scores, Action Scores, Fantasy Scores, Comedy Scores, Adventure Scores, etc...

And if that's too many categories it wouldn't hurt to consolidate them. You could really organize them in any way you want.

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I hope this is helpful, I know it's a lot, I just wanted to make my examples/suggestions as thorough/clear as possible.

Also I highly suggest you revisit How to Train Your Dragon. HTTYD 1 & 2 in my opinion are the two best film scores of the decade so far. It wouldn't hurt to give it another spin.
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Quote (Sparse): "I know that some soundtrack buffs wouldn't dare place John Williams and Transformers in the same category." Quote end.

And? ...
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I did cut the lines to shorten the poll. To much examples are irritating. Them who hear the music mostly know which genre it is. Today there is mostly no one, who does'nt know his own taste of music. Tarantino always uses music of independent artists like the 5 ... 6 ... 7 ... 8's, a japanese girlband (young woman / Surfrock) and many others. If you don't watch Tarantino movies, you surely won't care about, so you can ignore this option. Or maybe you watch some Tarantino movies before the poll and if you like the music, you can choose it.
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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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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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Sorry. I had some jobs after school. The job I do now I do about 27 years. When someone is at a job for so long, he might forget what it is like to be jobless, so forgive me, please. I guess you did have a job before. What was it? Was it interessting? Maybe your next job is even better? I wish you.
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I was joking :) but yeah, I used to work and I quit my two last jobs so I don't have anyone to blame but me... it was marketing studies, data management and all that stuff, nothing transcending but I could make a decent salary. Moving from a country to another, I believed I could easily find a job, big mistake! "instable" is written all over my resume now :) so I'm working as a freelance consultant and occasional writer, waiting for something steadier to come in the picture. I wish i could have a movie-related job, but that would be too much asking from destiny :)
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I don't have a car and am afraid to drive anyway, but I guess we can all relate to the question in some way, whether from memory or imagination :)

By the way Elmo, forgive me for my ignorance or if the question is too personal, but France still seems to play an important cultural role in Morocco. Is French your second language? Did you learn it in Morocco?
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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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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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