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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 26: The Insider (1999)

Slide 26: The Insider (1999)

Michael Mann always has the hippest soundtracks, and for this tale of a journalist investigating the tobacco industry he turned to composers Pieter Bourke and Lisa Gerrard, the latter of Dead Can Dance. Bits of electronica, trip-hop and world music all echo through the score, which creates a complex interior space for the film’s moral conundrums.