My personal favorite films with the best accompanying music.
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I simply love this track so much that it elevates everything else about the movie. Modern, but with a distinct retro feel to it. Jon Brion is a master of his craft.
Miranda July once related her filmmaking to a style that some artists use sometime. Some painters create their whole canvas and "complete" their work, except only adding the color yellow until the very last part. "Mark Andrews is my yellow." Similar to Jon Brion, but at times even better.
You know, if anyone were to say that this is, hands-down, the greatest soundtrack ever made, I would not (and could not) argue with them. Don't be surprised if it suddenly takes the #1 spot, because it's that good. Jon Brion... watch yourself.
Carter Burwell is a genius in his own right, but I think his best work thus far is in the terrific In Bruges. His cold, lonesome piano tracks are melancholy masterpieces.
My second soundtrack done by Jon Brion, but certainly not the last. "Little Person," from this movie, is one of my all-time favorite songs, and it was great to see that he also wrote lyrics to the fantastically sad piece.
Composed by RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan, it perfectly sets the tone of this deeply philosophic film. I love it's subtle infusion of Japanese samurai culture into the soundtrack itself.
Howard Shore's masterworks lay the foundation for the films to come.
Incredibly powerful film with an unquestionably profound soundtrack. Hearing The Wall for the first time while seeing the film was an amazing experience.
Hard to find on YouTube, but this video features my favorite track from the masterwork film.
One of the most-loved scores of our era, with so many memorable themes and parts that recall the images of the film so perfectly.
Jon Brion scores another winning soundtrack, with another of my all-time favorite themes.
These actors are actually playing their songs--and it sounds amazing!!
I love how the lyrics of the wonderful tracks somewhat narrate what is happening on scene at times during this landmark film that challenged a generation.
These chaps know their music, and not only do they have this great theme used throughout the film, but also some hilarious musical interludes here and there.
This soundtrack is one of the reasons that kept me coming back to watch the film. I would say the same about There Will Be Blood, as well, however, Gladiator is far inferior of a film--though splendidly entertaining.
Howard Shore builds on his previous works and develops some unique and very cultural themes for the new kingdoms and lands that are explored, and succeeds at keeping everything sounding fresh.
I am avoiding posting my favorite moment from this movie because it is so jarring, and one of the key details is in the soundtrack. Here's another favorite:
It may surprise you to learn that these classic songs were written for this movie!
I think the songs picked for this film's soundtrack perfectly match it's tone as well.
Who needs Disney to make a great musical for kids? The creepiness of the entire film plus the lyrics and songwriting keep this fresh in my mind.
Another of the best theme songs of a movie, and one of the only composed songs I recall from the film. I do remember hearing some old-time classics being played on the radio that I liked as well.
This digital-heavy score has some truly breathtaking moments, but mainly sets the tone for this mind-fuck of a movie.
I would be remiss if I didn't add some of these classic Disney movies from my childhood. I can still recall a lot of the songs. This one always gets a laugh:
Very fresh sound that was composed specifically for this movie. Not all of them are hits, but enough of them were to make me remember this movie as having a great score.
Leave it to the Pythons to write such witty comedy tunes that remain eternally classic. This is one of the best songs ever written.
Again, one of those timeless scores of my childhood that still stays catchy and wonderful to this date.
I loved watching the behind-the-scenes making-of for the soundtrack. The way Werner Herzog was still involved in that recording session was an inspiration, as is most of the work Herzog does.
One of those cold, digital soundtracks that stuck with me. Also, an underrated movie by the sometimes-terrible M. Night.
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