Do you buy movie soundtracks?

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#1 J-man45
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If you really like the music of a movie, would you buy the actual soundtrack, or just the movie (since it obviously has the music in it)?

I'm not really talking about songs by bands that are used in a movie, I'm talking about original scores, done with full orchestra, etc.

Recently I got the sountrack for Harry Potter 7 Part 1, cuz I thought it was amazing, and I'm thinking about doing this more often.

Thoughts?

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#2 entropyecho
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The movie itself often suffices for me.

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#3 super_mario_128
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Nah, such music tends to elicit the best response when accompanied by the images of the film, so to listen to it without them is a weaker experience.
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#4 LJS9502_basic  Online
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Nope. They work best in the film....not alone.
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#5 Niff_T
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Yeah. Recent examples are:

Tron: Legacy
The Social Network

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#6 J-man45
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Nah, such music tends to elicit the best response when accompanied by the images of the film, so to listen to it without them is a weaker experience.super_mario_128

The music itself can still pack a punch. I like this example.

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#7 Teenaged
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Yes. I have bought the original Lord of the Rings Soundtrack.

Now I am looking for The Complete Recordings versions of each part. So far I have only found and bought the one from The Fellowship of the Ring.

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#8 Alter_Echo
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Alternatively, has anyone here ever recorded the audio from a movie and listened to it while picturing the video feed in your head? I use to do this a lot back before all those newfangled video ipods and such came out.

@ TC. No.

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#9 th3warr1or
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I would, if movie soundtracks actually included the songs that were in the movies. Like Casino Royale... they didn't even include the movie version.
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#10 VaguelyTagged
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i would,but they don't sell my favorite sruff here in iran.

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#11 J-man45
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also, songs like this one are interesting enough to stand on its own.

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#12 Brutal_Elitegs
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Yeah
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#13 Wolls
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Not usually, but i do get them on Spotify. I currently have UP Juno 500 days of Summer
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#14 GC4ever
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i've only bought two soundtracks:
o brother where art thou
tenacious d and the pick of destiny

i would really like to get tron legacy and the south park bigger longer and uncut one
but south park is very hard to find

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#15 biggest_loser
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Two of my favourites are Across the Universe and Walk the Line. I also have the soundtrack to The Pianist.
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#16 WhiteKnight77
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It depends. The soundtrack for Twister and From Dusk til Dawn are awesome. Others are better left to be heard with the movie and not by itself.

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#17 Jazz_Fan
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lol buy music.
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#18 raven_squad
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Yeah, I'll buy them if I love the music. I have Ghost World's, Kick-Ass', etc.
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#19 Commander-Gree
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Yup, I bought some of the scores from Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Lord of the Rings.

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#20 arbitor365
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"buying" music?......... HAHAHAHAHA

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#21 Crunchy_Nuts
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Yes, but only if they sound good on their own too.
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#22 cd_rom
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I bought the Tron Legacy sountrack. If it didn't have Daft Punk on the title, I wouldn't have bought it.

EDIT: Although, I have bought the real albums that contain some songs. Like I liked a couple songs on the Kick-Ass score, so I bought the Prodigy CD that had them.

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#23 coolbeans90
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On occasion. Some music is just too good too pass up. The LOTR and Master and Commander soundtracks were too good to pass up.

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#24 Murj
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Only if I love everything they play. Otherwise if my reaction is just "Cool" or if I can download specific mp3's seperately then I do that.

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#25 ToastRider11
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Yeah. I have soundtrack to the 3 pirates of the caribbean movies. Even if you don't like the films they have great soundtracks to them. It makes driving epic!

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#26 Zelda_89
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The only one I have is queen of the damned... so good :)

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#27 dramaybaz
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LOTR, Braid (game), The Matrix, The Crow. These ones I have.
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#28 Morphic
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I rarely buy the whole soundtrack. Usually I just get a couple songs from it. Like At Worlds End, Revenge of the Sith and the Matrix.

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#29 JadeNic
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If it is a score I really liked, then yes, I will.

Sometimes I like to listen to movie and video game scores when I am doing things where songs with lyrics can be distracting, like writing.

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#30 xhellcatx
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I have only purchased one soundtrack cd. And that would be Team America: World Police. And it was worth it.
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#31 soulless4now
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Nope. The last one I got was from the first Charlie's Angels movie and that was a gift.

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#32 Foolio1
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The only movie soundtrack I have purchased was Tron: Legacy, and that is because I am a huge Daft Punk fan.

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#33 auron_16
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Yeah. I own the soundtracks to Pirates 3, Harry Potter 1-4, Inception, LOTR 1-3, and The Polar Express.