Looking for a Soundtrack

Today we looked for the much needed soundtrack to put into our film opening. After watching films like ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘Psycho’, it is clear to see that a fitting soundtrack has a big effect on the atmosphere which is being created. Not only that but, it helps fit the conventions of the genre the film opening is in. Our film portrays different feelings, such as: grief, sadness, anger, tension and suspense. We didn’t want a soundtrack which was too “overpowering” since we wanted the diegetic sound of the outside to also be hearable. What we had in mind was a solo and sombre piano so, we looked at different websites to find the music we were looking for.

The website we went on was ‘freemusicarchive.org’ which is a free music website where the music isn’t copyrighted.

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There are filters on this website which are really helpful in finding what we needed to put into our film opening. After a while, we found the music we were looking for:

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This piece fits our film opening perfectly so, we decided to go with this one.

The Best Film Soundtracks

Throughout the history of filmmaking and cinema, there have been some memorable soundtracks which have become cult classics. Whether it is a composed score or an array of artists, here are my favourite film soundtracks.

Inception

I find that film scores make me feel like I’m actually in the film and this one is very good in doing that. Not only is it a wonderful film but, the score which goes along with it fits so well. Hans Zimmer is amazing at creating such wonderful pieces of music.

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Drive

This is one of my favourite Ryan Gosling films EVER; everything about the aesthetic and colours used in the film is so captivating. I really like this soundtrack because of the feel it has to it: 80’s synth with a mix of modern electronic music creates a wonderful feel to the film. Coincidentally, this soundtrack is great to listen to whilst driving.

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The Great Gatsby

I think this is the only film soundtrack ever where I love all of the songs. I really enjoyed the film and the soundtrack just made it even better. Even though the film is set in the twenties, the hip hop music genre is very apparent in this film. Artists like Lana Del Rey and BeyoncĂ© also contribute to the wonderful soundtrack from ‘The Great Gatsby’.

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