So this week has kind of been filled with me just fangirling over things that I enjoy (which is fine by me), and I wanted to continue that trend by talking about one of my all time favorite genre’s of music: movie scores.
As I have said in earlier posts, I have a thing for score music in movies. I have over twenty different score albums on my iPhone and in my library as of right now, and I listen to them all the time. Maybe it’s because I can effectively relive the emotions that were present in the film while the music was playing, but, in reality, I believe it’s because the music itself encompasses the essence of those emotions and can be taken out of context and still enjoyed on that same level. Of course, not all score music is good music. The best way I’ve been able to tell what makes a good score, a bad score and a great score is to watch the movie and see if you remember the music as you leave the theater. Sometimes there’s one particular spot or song that just moves you or reaches to you in a way the rest of the movie didn’t. I would then look up the score and listen to the other parts of it to see whether or not the rest of the music is just as good. Bad scores tend to be forgotten. Great scores tend to be acknowledged. Good scores land in the plane between. However, just because a film is bad, doesn’t mean it had a bad score. *Warning: opinion approaching* The movie New Moon, for example, was not by my books a very good film (definitely not something I’m happy I spent money on). The score music on the other hand was really well done!
I could sit and tell you the ins and outs of my feelings towards all of my favorite movie score songs and bore you with tons of repetitive analysis crap, but I really don’t want to. If it’s no fun to write, it’s no fun to read. However, it is said that people grow closer when they share their taste in music; therefore, I’ve compiled a little playlist of some of my favorite movie score songs that I am going to share on Spotify with you! That way you can experience what I enjoy rather than read about me thinking about enjoying it (did that make sense?). You can check that out here!
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