What is film without music?
The power of music can control the emotions that we feel on a physical and cerebral level. So what is it about certain film music that makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck? Why do we weep with the violin? Here’s a selection of some of the most emotionally powerful music that we love from the world of film.
Jez: Cavatina used in the Deer Hunter. Gets me every time….
Claire: Wonderland – Michael Winterbottom, Very memorable enchanting score composed by Michale Nyman.
Lucy Charlesworth: Ennio Morricone – Cinema Paradiso. One of my favourite films, not least because of the music.
Lies: The Mission, Ennio Morricone – makes me cry every time.
And obviously no music list is complete without anything from Nick Cave: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford written by the Nick Cave!
Lora: Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo & Juliet – the whole score is amazing but Radiohead’s Talk Show Host & Garbage’s #1 Crush are 2 of my favourites…
Andrew: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly – Ennio Morricone
Jamie: The Fountain by Darren Aronofsky, Clint Mansell’s music is absolute genius. I would be remiss not to mention Requiem for a Dream too.
Sitara: Drive’s soundtrack Midnight City by M83.. I love it!
Ben: For me it’s got to be from Lord of the Rings, I was 8 when the first film came out, we all went on Christmas eve, my dad, mum and 3 yr old brother!
The one scene that has it all for me is the battle of Amon Hen, the track builds up to a menacing beat, to then come crashing down at the pivotal moment when Boromir is killed and is sent off the waterfall.
Sam: Star Wars Soundtrack – Binary Sunset. This is the music that played on Tatooine in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
Bobby: Pulp Fiction, if I had to pick one: Kool and the Gang – Jungle Boogie
Rob: Johnny Greenwood’s score to There Will Be Blood