There have been discussions on this before, but not from this side I don't think. We all generally say and agree that the theme tunes to any movie is to more or less 'support' it, which is true. But I think sometimes a theme tune can do more than that. It can become a huge part of it.
Recently I just bought the album 'Classic FM at the Movies', and listening through it, the theme tunes that I recognised had so much magic to them. For instance 'Apollo 13' and 'The Piano', they just bring you right back into the movies.
Where would 'Star Wars' or 'Superman' be without those John Williams tracks? When you hear that tune, you are automatically brought back to the intro of 'Star Wars'. Whilst you are watching the film, sub-consciously the theme tune is setting in and is more powerful than you think.
I think this mainly applies with Classical orientated themes, since as the average bod can't really fault a classical track and they are pretty much a universal musical genre. Whereas a rock song is very subjective material and is blasted to the front row of your brain and will most likely take the audience OUT of the film.
I just think that even though we say a theme tune is there to support the film, I think the theme tune on it's own is extremely powerful and can sometimes make the movie what it is.
Anyone else got any thoughts on this?
(P.S That Classic FM at the Movies is a good buy if you're into that kinda stuff)
Edited by Danny, 21 June 2006 - 07:23 AM.