I'm about to see John Williams this weekend conduct all of his movie scores. Won't lie it is a dream come true for me to see him conduct. He's really old these days. I'm worried i may have never had a chance again!
The "Heat" soundtrack (Pacino, DeNiro). Especially the music when they're holding up the bank, and the scene where Pacino gets in an undercover car and pulls DeNiro over.
"The Score", DeNiro, Ed Norton, and Marlon Brando. The opening music, and the 'bye bye' triumphant music in the finale (right after DeNiro asks Norton, "Whadda ya got, huh ? Whadda ya got ?", and Norton responds, "You know what I got !!")
The score from the original Point Break (1991), by Mark Isham. The music from the skydiving scene.
Totally agree. In addition to being an amazing director, John Carpenter is highly underrated as a composer. The music for "Escape From New York" is just about perfect when it comes to establishing that mood of a technologically advanced yet dystopian and ultimately doomed society.
How about these awesome, but old school soundtracks:
Harold and Maude- In my opinion one of the best soundtracks of all time, with Cat Stevens at his peak, before the Muslim thing.
Taxi Driver- Composed by the master, Bernard Herrmann, who you all know from "Psycho," but who worked with everyone from Orson Welles to Martin Scorcese.
Midnight Cowboy- a bit of a mish-mash, and very late 60's psychadelic, but anything with Harry Nilsson, John Barry and Toots Thielemans (who was a renown guitar player, a harmonica virtuoso, and I shit you not, a master at whistling) is OK in my book.