The Best Original Motion Picture Soundtracks
Original movie soundtracks can add an incredible depth and dimension to bland films and make otherwise spectacular films seem transcendent.
Off the top of my head I came up with a list of soundtracks that stood out in my mind long after I had seen the accompanying movie. This is, therefore, by no means an all-inclusive list. I'll probably think of others the moment I publish this.
Also, the list is in no order -- I couldn't manage that.
There were a number of films I considered, but dismissed because only their main theme was impressive. I wanted to compile a list of films where the soundtracks played a significant part in the entire motion picture.
I did not include films like "2001" or "Clockwork Orange" because the soundtracks were mostly taken or derived from well-known (or lesser known) classics. For the same reason I did not include films like "Phantom of the Opera" because the scores were not written exclusively for the screen.
So, this is what leaked out of my immediate consciousness:
Superman the Movie
The Magnificent Seven
The Great Escape
You Tube Sample
Chariots of Fire
Gone With the Wind
The Way We Were
Star Trek: The Voyage Home
Star Trek: Generations
The Razor's Edge
A Passage to India
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
From Dusk Till Dawn
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Age of Innocence
The Godfather I & II
The Last Temptation of Christ