I’m a huge movie soundtrack buff, I have well over 100 scores. Some of my favorites would have to be Bear McCreary’s score for “10 Cloverfield Lane”, which has this amazing Bernard Herman sound to it, and sounds natural within a bunker. Speaking of which, you can’t go wrong with Herman, specifically his score to “Vertigo”, the best song of which is “Scene D’Amour”. “The Night Window” from “1917” a few years ago is also amazing.
American Psycho – “Hip to Be Square” by Huey Lewis and the News
“Their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in ’83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He’s been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor…
Huey released this, Fore, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is “Hip to be Square”, a song so catchy, most people probably don’t listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it’s not just about the pleasures of conformity, and the importance of trends, it’s also a personal statement about the band itself.”
While I am a big fan of film scores, I am not a fan a movie soundtracks.
(soundtrack and score are two very different genres)
For example, the movie Batman (1989);
The film’s score was composed by Danny Elfman.
The film’s soundtrack was performs by Prince (all songs, including the sing “bat-dance”).
For example, the movie Armageddon (1998);
The film’s score was composed by Trevor Rabin.
The film’s soundtrack “The Album” was performs by various artists (including Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” song.)
Lots of times the soundtrack comes with the label “music from and inspired by…” and they include the songs that were played for thirty-second or so during the end credits, or is “The Album” of the movie.
“Mithrandir… Why him? Why the halfling?”
“…I don’t know… Saruman believes it is only great power which can hold evil in check… But I find it is the small things… simple acts of love and kindness, which keep the darkness at bay… Why did I choose Bilbo? Perhaps it is because I am afraid… and he gives me courage.”