Soundtracks, the unsung heroes of films!
More often than not, an unforgettable film is accompanied by an equally unforgettable soundtrack!
Sometimes, the music accompanying your favourite flick will play a larger part in your enjoyment than you thought possible.
That’s why at AwesomeBooks, we’re going to take the time to honour these unsung heroes of films/talkies/the pictures, whatever you want to call them!
Gladiator won five oscars at the Academy Awards in 2000 including Best Picture and Best Actor for Russell Crowe, however, despite being nominated for Best Original Score, it was overlooked on this occasion. The soundtrack is best known for the part it played in the powerful afterlife scenes towards the end of the film.
You can find both the DVD and the soundtrack on our site.
2) Billy Elliot
Billy Elliot is the now famous story of a young boy during the mining strikes of the 1980s.
The dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer is contrasted fantastically against the hard rock sound of T. Rex and The Jam.
The film is a true heart warmer and one of the most feel-good films around.
3) Love Actually
One of the most Christmasy Christmas films ever made!
Love Actually raised the bar for Rom-Coms of its era through a mixture of: clever/intricately woven plot lines, not too much sentimentality, humour and of course, its fantastic musical score.
For many, Christmas won’t be Christmas without at least one viewing of this modern classic.
4) Reservoir Dogs
Reservoir Dogs is the film that made Quentin Tarantino the revered film maker that he is today.
Scenes featuring tracks such as ‘Stuck in the Middle With You’ helped create unique moments of madness in the film, and cement Tarantino’s reputation as an eccentric genius.
A definite must have for film and music buffs alike.
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Article by: George Neville