Where do you start!!?
A few oldies that spring to mind:
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Oh Brother where art thou
Agreed, where do we start!!?
The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Rings.
Also partial to this although there’s a large element of nostalgia here as it was one of the LPs lying around at home when I was 5 years old so got to know it very well. At that age I was always slightly scared of Rossano Brazzi’s strong vocal on ‘Some Enchanted Evening’. When he sings, ‘Once you have found her, never let her go’ always sounded a bit sinister to me back then!
Quite a few years ago there used to be a good music programme on BBC Radio Northampton which was mostly indie and rock music. They had a feature where you could select three tracks off a favourite album, say why it was special to you and they would play them. I’m proud I managed to convince the presenter John Raitt to play this one!
The Holy Mountain
Under the Skin
You Were Never Really Here
Lift to the Scaffold
You Only Live Twice
Enter the Dragon
Suspiria (both versions)
The Taking of Pelham 123 (original)
The Anderson Tapes
There Will Be Blood
Drokk’s rejected score for Dredd
The Big Lebowski
I really love the Withnail & I soundtrack too.
Oh, and The Battle of Britain soundtrack for Walton’s sublime “Battle in the Air”.
A Single Man
The Duke of Burgundy
The Virgin Suicides
Down By Law
By coincidence I watched Withnail & I last night - umpteenth time I have seen it and it is well known it’s a masterpiece. I agree about the soundtrack - the original music is great, and the existing material is very well placed IMO. I bought the King Curtis record on the strength of the opening to this film.
Here is mine
The Lion in Winter
A Clockwork Orange
Blade Runner 2049 (heresy but I prefer both the 2049 film and the soundtrack to the original)
Another vote for Vampyros Lesbos - groovy!
Probably more but I can’t think of them at the moment
Sergio Leone’s “Dollars” trilogy (AFOD, FAFDM, TGTB&TU)
Barbet Schroeder’s fliicks with Floyd soundstracks (More and La Vallée)
Blade Runner (Vangelis)
Pola X and Childhood of a Leader (Scott Walker)
The first five Bonds (John Barry et al)
The first four Tarantinos
Johnny YesNo (Cabaret Voltaire)
West Side Story
A Matter Of Life & Death
The Red Shoes
The Taking Of Pelham 1-2-3 (1974 version)
Gone With The Wind
The Magnificent Seven
The Great Escape
The Adventures Of Robin Hood (1938)
Lawrence of Arabia - epic!
Actually Full Metal Jacket is rather good - military electronica coupled with some great sixties hits
I don’t suppose we are allowed Pink Floyd at Pompeii!
Master and Commander
Paint your Wagon
Walk the Line
Not a whole soundtrack, but ‘On Body And Soul’ is one of my favourite films of all time and the Laura Marling track, ‘What He Wrote’ is used with wonderful effect in it.
In fact I’ve got very emotional just watching this you tube clip, so much so I MUST watch the film again NOW.