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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 5: Contempt (1963)
Jean-Luc Godard’s 1963 drama concerns a marriage breaking up on the set of a Hollywood movie — an adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey — being shot in Europe. And adding a level of epic grandeur is Georges Delerue’s haunting score, with seesawing strings that perfectly capture the central lovers’ doomed romance. Years later, Martin Scorsese would reuse the theme to detail the breakup of Robert De Niro and Sharon Stone in Casino, and John Zorn’s band Naked City has a great punk saxophone cover on their first record.