I’m keeping this post short because I’m doing more work for the As You Watch Podcast, and I really need to do more work with a new project that I’m in development with. Plus add to this my busy work schedule and the fact I’m moving soon. That leaves little time to write up shit. However I did want to take some time and quick compose a list of my favorite movie soundtracks Now, this list is basically ones that I enjoy listening to a lot. I’m sure there are ones that are a lot better, but these are the ones that I enjoy the most.
5. Marie Antoinette.
Usually when modern songs are added to movies that are set in the past, I groan. But the use of early modern rock songs by Siouxie and The Banshees and Bow Wow Wow help evoke the isolation that our young heroine is experience. The songs also really help match the visuals of the film a lot more then you think it would. The soundtrack helps set the tone with it’s opening number beginning with strings right before the guitars and drums kick in.
4. Spring Breakers
The movie “Spring Breakers” is composed much like a electronic song. With lines sampled and repeated a lot during certain scenes. There is very little dialogue and music is the main part of this feature. The score by Clint Mansell mixed in with the dubstep songs by Skrillex and various rap songs. Help with the images of debauchery this film shows and I love it. So if you think this movie celebrates this kind of life style or is a warning/commentary about it. The score will help sell its point over and over again.
2 Death Proof
I know many people would have included Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” and while I enjoy that soundtrack heavily. I feel that the songs featured in it are ones that are heard a lot already. The tracks in “Death Proof” still feel fresh and it’s one of those retro cool albums that I enjoy listening from beginning to end.
Every time I hear a track from this score. I automatically think of the many different scenes that are shown in this feature Even the famed selections from the “Nutcracker Suite” bring up images I’m sure were not the original intent made by it’s creator. But I don’t care because here they look way cooler. The basic premise of “Fantasia” was that every few years they were going to release a new move which combined animation done to classical music. My mind was blown when I saw this in theaters, and it helped me to become the movie fan I am now. So why the hell did it stop? “Fantasia 2000” was a lot of fun, and I’m hoping we won’t haft to wait until the year 3000 for a new one. Watching this movie is like being on some sort of hallucinogenic, but the safe kind. Well no, it’s not really like being on any drug, but if it makes you happy. It cant be all that bad, right.
The Social Network
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
The Bling Ring
Any other Quentin Tarantino Soundtrack
Run Lola Run
South Park: Bigger Longer Uncut
What did I miss? What were your favorite soundtracks? Leave me a comment below.