One of the more memorable aspects of the moviegoing experience can be what you hear rather than see. And while that can manifest in many forms (diegetic sound, meaning the sounds onscreen itself, i.e. birds chirping, horns honking, babies crying, etc. is but one form), the soundtrack often proves to be most memorable to the viewer’s ear.
Whether via original music composed specifically for the film (Leos’s Carax’s Annette) or via songs pulled from a variety of sources (Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge), everyone has their own personal favorite soundtrack. And while musicals are ripe for inclusion in this category, they are by no means the only genre with great soundtracks.
Inspired by our current theatrical release, Annette, last week’s Community Corner question asked for your favorite movie soundtrack. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’s work on The Social Network and Angelo Badalamenti’s score for Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me were two of the most citied examples. Scroll down below to spot your favorite and a slew of other recommendations.
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King Kong (1933), composer: Max Steiner
West Side Story (1961), composers: Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim
A Hard Day’s Night (1964), composers: John Lennon/Paul McCartney🎱~
— Dennis Locorriere (@DrHookOfficial) August 6, 2021
Days of Being Wild (1990)
Happy Together (1997)
— LJ (@lkj010102) August 6, 2021
— Mario Javier (@dlfloustaunau) August 6, 2021
— Até logo (@ferreirarjv) August 7, 2021
— Friendlypersuasion (@junefellini) August 7, 2021
The Pink Panther, 1963 – music by Henri Mancini
— Cornelia 🌱 (@cornelimarks) August 9, 2021
The Wizard of Oz, The Godfather, Pather Panchali, Psycho, Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol.
— 🏳️🌈 Zain (@ZainZainchicago) August 6, 2021