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Movie Soundtracks

Music And Adult Films: An Underappreciated Relationship

Angie Rowntree | Posted 07.06.2016 | Entertainment
Angie Rowntree

Let's spend a little time discussing something to which we often don't pay enough attention to when it comes to adult filmmaking -- the musical component.

10 Movies with Absolutely Perfect Song Placements in Their Closing Credits | Posted 02.22.2016 | Entertainment

When it comes to the importance of soundtracks, Bernard Herrmann, the legendary composer behind Citizen Kane, Vertigo and Taxi Driver, said it best: "Music on the screen can seek out and intensify the inner thoughts of the characters. It can invest a scene with terror, grandeur, gaiety or misery. It can propel narrative swiftly forward, or slow it down. It often lifts mere dialogue into the realm of poetry. Finally, it is the communicating link between the screen and the audience, reaching out and enveloping all into one single experience."

The Melodies and Soundtracks That Make Up Our Lives

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 06.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kay Tacke Morse

Soundtrack Sample Example: Ever hear a song that brings you back to the childhood beach you designed Disney worthy castles upon? (Here Comes the Sun/...

The Entrancing Musical Experience of Yann Tiersen

Molly Fosco | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
Molly Fosco

Yann Tiersen's performance is a unique live music experience that will take you completely out of the present, only to put you right back in at the moments when you can truly appreciate his talent.

Why 'Frozen' Now Ranks Alongside 'The Lion King' And 'Aladdin'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.19.2013 | Entertainment

First, "Frozen" became a massive box-office success; now, it ranks among the most popular animated-movie soundtracks of all time. It's only the 10th s...

Lights, Camera, Music!

Leonard Slatkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Leonard Slatkin

It would seem that after decades of derision, film scores are finally beginning to take their place as true descendants of opera, and they are now appreciated by not only film fans but concertgoers as well.

Lana Del Rey Is 'Young And Beautiful'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.10.2013 | Entertainment

Lana Del Rey has unveiled a new video for "Young and Beautiful," her entry on the star-studded "Great Gatsby" soundtrack. The clip features a large-sc...

Why Music Is Important: The Experience

Tony Woodcock | Posted 11.13.2012 | College
Tony Woodcock

Do you ever buy CDs or download music used in movies? Great scores like Out of Africa, Harry Potter, Chariots of Fire, the Batman series?

The Quietly Lasting Impact of Ennio Morricone

Network Awesome | Posted 05.07.2012 | Entertainment
Network Awesome

In the span of his six-decade career, Ennio Morricone has scored over 500 films and television shows, including Fistful of Dollars (1964,) The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1967,) and Danger: Diabolik (1968.)

The Best Original Movie Scores By Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Surveying the historical span of filmmaking, the use of original music appears more prevalent from the dawn of sound through the 1970s -- or perhaps it's just that the scores themselves were more memorable over this period.

Om, Oscar, Om: Slumdog Millionaire's Sound Sages

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vamsee Juluri

What "Om" signified in Resul Pookutty's speech on Oscar night was something much deeper than its use in any entertainment context in the past.