Nov 17 2014
Incidental music, for me. plays a huge part in a films capacity to occupy my thoughts and imagination in the days, weeks, months and often years after having seen it. It is an ongoing irritation for me that the current crop of superhero movies are largely without big scores to carry the heroism and nobility of these characters into the realms of the abstract. The fashion these days tends towards the textural rather than the outright melodic.
However, there are many films that are not terribly good (and some that are outright awful) that I feel compelled to watch over and over again because the music in them is so evocative or unique. Before I do this, I’ll do the mandatory disclaimer of this being ‘just my opinion’ but most of these films are either known to have done badly or have gotten a fair slice of bad press. I will also be mainly talking about the theatrical releases of these movies. As to the quality of the music…well you decide