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Filmmaker Selects 25 Essential Movie Soundtracks
Posted February 16, 2010 to photo album "Filmmaker Selects 25 Essential Movie Soundtracks"
As part of Music Month, Filmmaker magazine editor Scott Macaulay picks out the most seminal movie soundtracks of all time.
Slide 18: Sorcerer (1977)
The first soundtrack by the German electronic group Tangerine Dream, the compositions on the Sorcerer soundtrack were written solely around a reading of the screenplay, a remake of the classic French thriller The Wages of Fear. The members of the band did the score before the film had finished production, delivering director William Friedkin 90 minutes of music while he was still shooting. Tangerine Dream’s eerie melodies and electronic soundscapes take Friedkin’s film from the jungle to the inside of the mind, and got them work on a number of subsequent films, including Thief and Risky Business.