Favorite Movie Soundtracks
Now, I don't really listen to many movie soundtracks but when a film uses previous song sources so incredibly well and memorably. You know I need to listen to the whole soundtrack album, not only revisit some great songs but reminiscent of the scenes connected to them. You might even hear some interesting stories relating to listening to these soundtracks. Hope you enjoy it and I'll even give a link to videos featuring the full soundtrack.
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I remember when I was vacationing in Puerto Rico, there was time where we had no internet, no television, and not even the ability to listen to the radio in the car. Although I did enjoy the time spent with family and relatives during this period, I also had periods of boredom waiting in the car rides. However, my family did have to rent a car to go on those car-rides and for some strange reason, I looked in the glove-compartment and found the Forrest Gump soundtrack in it. I decided to put it in the radio and found a cure for my car-ride boredom. I got to listen to some amazing songs from the 60s-70s. Some of which have become personal favorites of mine. Notably, this was years before I got the chance to see the film but in spite of this, I still found incredible enjoyment in listening to this incredible complitation of some classic songs. Giving me a newfound appreciation when I finally got the chance to see the film.
Quentin Tarantino knows how to expertly use songs to establish the tone of the scene. Turning a bunch of obscure '70s song into some of the greatest backing tracks for an masterful cinematic experience. From the men walking in slow motion to "Little Green Bag" to Mr. Blonde torturing someone to "Stuck in the Middle of You", it is DAMN HARD to listen to these songs without picturing the scenes in this iconic film. Also, the inclusion of Steven Wright's radio performances in the film was an ingenous decision that helps distance this soundtrack from other complitations of songs used in movies, making this soundtrack distinct.
Now, if you didn't know, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS MOVIE! And one of great things about "Guardians of the Galaxy" is its' incredible soundtrack of 70s-80s songs that expertly go along with the movie, not only in tone for the scene but in story significance. As soon as I heard the use of "Hooked on a Feeling" (I did remember hearing it first in Reservoir Dogs) in the teaser, "Guardians of the Galaxy" instantly turned into one of my most anticipated films of 2014. Luckily, I wasn't disappointed as this soundtrack was one of the many reasons "Guardians of the Galaxy" is such a great film.