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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 1: Introduction
Slide 2: Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Slide 3: Once (2007)
Slide 4: Blade Runner (1994)
Slide 5: Contempt (1963)
Slide 6: Suspiria (1977)
Slide 7: Coraline (2009)
Slide 8: Paris, Texas (1983)
Slide 9: Naked Lunch (1991)
Slide 10: Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
Slide 11: Mysterious Skin (2004)
Slide 12: Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)
Slide 13: There Will Be Blood (2007)
Slide 14: Traffic (2000)
Slide 15: Once Upon A Time In The West (1968)
Slide 16: Trouble Every Day (2001)
Slide 17: Requiem For A Dream (2000)
Slide 18: Sorcerer (1977)
Slide 19: American Beauty (1999)
Slide 20: Vertigo (1958)
Slide 21: Fargo (1996)
Slide 22: La Dolce Vita (1960)
Slide 23: Spartacus (1960)
Slide 24: The Draughtsman’s Contract (1982)
Slide 25: The Hours (2002)
Slide 26: The Insider (1999)
Slide 20: Vertigo (1958)

Slide 20: Vertigo (1958)

Bernard Hermann is another composer whom it’s next to impossible to pick out a single soundtrack to highlight, but most would agree that his score for Alfred Hitchcock’s tale of romantic obsession is one of the great achievements in film music. An orchestral score with dark chords, spiraling strings and a lush, almost psychotic romanticism, Hermann’s music is inextricable from the psychology underlying the director’s most personal film.