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29 July 2013 @ 02:26 pm
Continued Randomness in Films  
I recently watched Road to Perdition for the first time and realized that Thomas Newman is a composer whose work never fails to make me tear up. He's done the music for films like Shawshank Redemption, Little Women, and most recently Skyfall (again with Sam Mendes as director). Even with films that are less than good like Series of Unfortunate Events and Meet Joe Black, there's always that one quiet musical segment from Newman that makes me cry slightly. When it's paired with an actual good movie there's no hope for me.

Despite the cliched aspects, the last few moments in Shawshank and Little Women have actually made me cry which is something I rarely do when watching movies. Particularly ones I know are designed to tug at my heartstrings. I find I hardly care when hearing Newman's familiar tunes.
 
 
 
The Writer They Call Tay: CP: Brillant!awanderingbard on July 29th, 2013 11:55 pm (UTC)
Music is what pushes me over the edge most of the time, sometimes even when I'm not even watching things. The Portuguese Love Theme from Love Actually gets me every time I hear it.

I love film scores because they invoke such feeling even if you don't know the story or what it's from. I watched The Mission just to hear the music. I love when figure skaters skate to film scores too, because I feel like they give them so much more to work with than classical music./ramble

formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on July 30th, 2013 01:18 am (UTC)
I always had a collection of music from soundtracks playing when I wrote longer fics. It almost always got me in the zone.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on July 30th, 2013 01:59 am (UTC)
I have a CD of movie themes for when I make art. It gives me lots of ideas. And makes me feel epic.