>Current Fav Movie Soundtracks – The non original ones are usually the best

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Sofia Coppola, Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino… Besides being talented directors who always print their personal styles in a piece of film, they also have in common the fact their films’ soundtracks are not originally composed, but randomly selected from songs written before, and the final material is always first class. I’m not really into music itself, I don’t read specialized music magazines and I don’t go to music stores to buy a specific album I have in mind. Besides a very few musicians or bands, most of the music I know I first listened to in a film. And right now I’m addicted to the entire Joy Division discography, as I left the theater hypnotized by Ian Curtis’ peculiar voice after watching Control. Certain singers’ biopics are always a good way to know good music. Apart from that, I’m also loving The Darjeeling Limited soundtrack, especially the opening and the ending songs by The Kinks, Play With Fire by The Rolling Stones and Hotel Chevalier‘s theme song. And ever since I saw Across the Universe trailer, I knew there would be very few chances for me to dislike it, as The Beatles soundtrack is my number one reason to go for it, though it’s not exactly the four Liverpool boys we’re going to listen to while seeing this musical. Well, if I’m not happy with it, there’s always The Beatles themselves to listen to in the end.

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19 Comments to “>Current Fav Movie Soundtracks – The non original ones are usually the best”

  1. >YAY FOR MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS! You hit the nail on the head with Coppola, Anderson and Tarantino- not that many directors in Hollywood today really have that knack of picking out the (occasionally obscure) music that can elevate a scene from just good to superlative, and they're among the very few who can. Alfonso Cuarón is another director who is very good indeed at picking the perfect music- the soundtracks for Great Expectations and Y Tu Mama Tambien were perfect for the scenes in which they were used.

  2. >Realmente alguns filmes são muitos mais bem apreciados quando tem um conjunto de canções que estabeleçam certa harmonia. Um belo exemplo, é Tarantino como você mesmo citou. Acredito que Once e Into the Wild sejam mais dois exemplos de filmes nesse estilo. Beijos!

  3. >Romeika, quero muito assistir a este filme sobre o Ian Curtis, do Joy Division. Sou uma grande fã de trilhas sonoras e acho que um bom filme sempre tem uma canção clássica. É só se lembrar de "Beauty and the Beast", "My Heart Will Go On", "I Will Always Love You", "I'm Easy", "Come What May", dentre tantas outras.Bom final de semana!

  4. >Oi Romeika!Sabe como consigo ver esse HOTEL CHEVALIER?Aliás, o BLOG DE OURO foi divulgado lá na SBBC.Bjs! Bom final de semana1

  5. >Your so right about those directors I love how their movies reflect them and the way they see life!

  6. >Blue Floppy Hat, I'm a big Cuarón fan, and the music in their films have stayed with me as well.. I believe the "Great Expectations" soundtrack was originally composed for the film, but I'm not quite sure.Diário de Dois Cinéfilos: Eu ainda não vi "Into the Wild", mas mal posso esperar pra sua estréia. Beijos!Kamila, realmente uma ou mais músicas marcantes, compostas especialmente para um filme ou não são ingredientes necessários pra um bom filme como um todo. Essas que vc citou são grandes exemplos! Mas olha que às vezes o filme pode ser ruim ou até bonzinho, e a trilha sonora é excelente (caso do novo do Wes Anderson – gostei, mas não amei).Oi Otávio, "Hotel Chevalier" foi exibido antes do longa, eu acho que será assim em todos os cinemas que exibirem "The Darjeeling ltd". Opa, vou dar uma conferida nos vencedores. Beijos e bom fds!Jen, I think you're right about your last comment as well ^^ Sofia's films for example are so personal…

  7. >^ I know some of the songs were composed for the film, but a few were random picks…I think the Pulp and Mono songs were among those. Patrick Doyle did a very good job with the background score, though- the 'original' component of the soundtrack was faultless. As for Sofia Coppola, Alone In Kyoto as well as the entire background score of The Virgin Suicides, were composed specially for her films by Air…how I love her soundtracks..

  8. >So many songs I love are from films, they really are a great source, especially the films you love. The movie "Juno" has a neat soundtrack, basically all of it is by "The Moldy Peaches."x sara o

  9. >Blue Floppy Hat, I always thought all songs in Sofia's films were not originally composed, as for example, "The Virgin Suicides" was not nominated to the Oscar or Golden Globes..how unfair! I adore those Air songs, and now looking on imdb, the film's soundtrack was nominated in 2001 by the Chicago Film Critics Association. It lost to "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon":-) Sara, "Juno" is one of the films I'm REALLY looking forward to see.

  10. >I love movie soundtracks too. Sometimes I'm the only one left at the end of the movie, waiting for the soundtrack information to show in the credits. I discovered Garbage years ago that way, and now I can't even remember the movie that played them.Juno is great Romeika. You *have* to see it.

  11. >Romeika, tem outro caso de filme ruim, mas com ótima trilha sonora: Godzilla!

  12. >The Virgin Suicides is one of my favourite soundtracks as well as 2046, which is so atmospheric. Control was such a superb film, long, but worth it!

  13. >i love soundtracks – i find out and discover about so much more music that way!

  14. >Great post Romeika! I love soudtracks, even if a adore compositions, I can't resist the adapted scores. I'm glad we both think Coppola, Anderson and Tarantino are not only talented directors but algo have great taste in music.Coppola's Marie Antoinette has one of my favorite soundtracks, and I still can't forget the first time I watched Lost in Translation and heard Just Like Honey.Anderson, even in his weirdest movies (Steve Zissou) gives us a great soundtrack. The Tenenbaums soundtrack is perfect. And Tarantino…perfection is with him. Kill Bill and especially Pulp Fiction, great music, great style.Ainda I algo love Joy Division, Rolling Stones and Beatles, and I'm dying to see Across the Universe.Ciao!

  15. >I agree with Meg- 2046 was faultless in every way, I don't think there are too many films that can beat it for achieving perfection as far as plot, acting, costumes AND music together, can go.

  16. >Engraçado com esses diretores (Coppola, Tarantino, Anderson) geralmente usam somente trilhas não-originais em seus longas, mas são conhecidos justamente por esse aspecto – não fazem questão que chamar um compositor para música original. Eu estou doido para ver o "Control", sem dúvida foi um dos filmes mais comentados dos últimos mesmo.Olha, eu gostei muito de "Across the Universe", mas sabe aquela sensação de que faltou algo? Esse filme tem de sobra. As músicas dos Beatles continuam perfeito e até acho que seja uma bela homenagem ao grupo (até porque os atores parecem ser mais cantores), sem falar que a interpretação da diretora para as canções é muito certeira. Os fãs não tão radicais dos Beatles (como eu) devem gostar – contudo, as originais SEMPRE são melhores.Abraço!

  17. >Seraphine, I guess it opens here in march, I'm looking forward to see it!Meg, I haven't seen "2046":-S Ah, I might write something on "Control" this week. ^^Kamila, por essa eu não esperava! Godzilla!Modern Marie, me too!Wally, thanks! Sofia films' soundtracks have always remained in my mind, she has a great ear! From Tarantino, my fav is "Pulp Fiction", though Nancy Sinatra's voice in "Kill Bill" opening was equally unforgettable.Blue Floppy Hat: I will try to see "2046" soon ^^Vinícius, eu tive uma sensação parecida com o filme do Wes Anderson, ficou faltando alguma coisa no final. Eu gostei bastante de "Control", mas não considero uma obra prima, nem nada. Penso que fica acima dessas cinebiografias típicas de Hollywood, como "Ray", "Walk the Line"… E as atuações do Sam Riley e Samantha Morton são muito boas, a última está estupenda. Abs!

  18. >Romeika, tenho o CD dessa trilha em casa e ADORO!

  19. >Kamila, vou procurar essa trilha:-)

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