Sometimes I read my colleague Setter’s movie reviews and think: “This dude’s truly Mr. Overanalysis.”
But his last post on film scores made me wonder if I take movie music for granted. It’s so ingrained in our cinema lexicon that we almost start when watching a flick without it.
I look at a score as a flavor enhancer–like salt or pepper. A bit too much, and a movie’s unpalatable. Too little, and it feels like you’re missing something.
Just the right amount, however, and you’ve got a tasty meal. And it could be one you never thought you’d like.
The following is a short list of unsung films that are bolstered greatly by their sumptuous scores…and wouldn’t have been first choice for my cinema viewing otherwise. (Order not included.)