Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Music/Movies

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Does a soundtrack make or break a movie, no matter how good the movie is? Not sure myself, but I've come to realise that the movies I list as my favourites all have elements of music in them, more than just the soundtrack. In fact, you could almost say they are musicals. Firstly, the is the magnificent Phantom of The Opera. If there's one thing that fascinates me more than music, its multi-talented individuals, in this case, its actors/actresses who can also carry a tune quite impressively.

Among my other favourites are Les Choristes, Paris je t'aime, Corpse Bride, August Rush, and In America. Not your typical blockbuster line up, thats for sure. But the melodies that these movies weave together with their stories makes them that much more memorable. Music has an inexplicable way to it, to touch you in places you never thought you had, drawing out forgotten emotions and pricking life back into a lifeless being. It paints a picture full of a thousand rainbows for you to immerse yourself in, even if you aren't a synesthete. Bad reviews aside, a movie that I've been dying to watch is Across the Universe - only because it features some of my favourite songs.

Recently I was reminded of the quiet awesomeness that is Iron and Wine while doing some research about the movie Twilight. Teenage vampire love stories are quite far from palatable to me, but on account of the magnificent "Flightless Bird, American Mouth" suggested by actress Kristen Stewart (who plays Bella Swan) I am actually considering watching it. Only for the end song lol!


I'm not happy with this blog. Thinking of redoing it somehow. For starters, there's a lot of real wasted space, and it takes forever to load. And school starts too soon...


6 hitchhikers:

Meem said...

I got free tickets to watch Across the Universe back when they were showing it. LOVE it. you can watch it online http://watch-movies.net/movies/across_the_universe/

Meem said...

My favourite movies have very well written script and story-telling, and of course some astounding, well-delivered lines that are unforgettable. I dont think average or poor soundtrack will destroy a movie, if there are other stronger elements that can carry the movie. Unless it is a musical or Bollywood movies, hahaa...in which case the music is crucial to the fan base.

Anonymous said...

hav u seen sweeney todd? the music is great too..although the story-line so-so~ n im just watching mamma mia last few days.the movie was awesome-looking at how good they sang back Abba songs(n their sarcasm act) :)

Atira. said...

well, i think a good soundtrack would really make a movie.

Nadiahtul Zahraa said...

i think most good movies have good soundtracks...i cant think of any that has bad songs in it.

have u seen Once? that's a movie with really good music! of course its dubbed a modern day musical so i guess it shouldve haf good music in it hehehe

n yes watch sweeney todd!

shockresistant7 said...

so many movies i want to watch! thanks for commenting people!

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