Six bands from Portland list their favorite movie soundtracks.
This is a beast. Really. This might be the only melodramatic piece of symphonic / orchestral music which moves me deeply AND gets described in clichés like "sweeping" and "powerful." The movie itself is like a gift from god, so that doesn't hurt either.
A Man For All Seasons
Mid to High Renaissance music is about all I'lI listen in my own home. Henry VIII is one of my top ten favorite composers. This is exactly where this movie is set so notwithstanding the religious drudgery, the music here is exactly what I like. Incidentally, the dialogue in this movie might be the best ever written. It is arguable at least.
McCabe and Mrs. Miller
"Hello darkness my old friend." Ooh, I actually just got shivers from merely typing those words. Oh, and I also visualized the long shot of the quad when he goes to find her at college. Damn, I love this film. Heavy bourgeois psychology of the sort that Dr. Zhivago's Bolsheviks attempted to cleanse from Russia.
I certainly wouldn't listen to this at home but I'll never deny that what this music does to me is major. Completely Pavlovian but definitely major. This is my favorite movie ever and by a long shot.