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Nick’s Fave Soundtracks

June 17th, 2018

From one musician and music lover to another, one of the most powerful details I love is the aesthetics that music creates. Growing up (and still do), I loved movies scores. I loved how the thematic elements of sound matched what was going on in the picture. Some were just ordinary, but others stood out to me. One of the best, if not my favorite is “The Fury” soundtrack by John Williams. Of course, the movie was not a big hit like most of the other John Williams masterpieces, but there is something special about it from late 70’s period. My question to you is this. What movie score put a major impression on you growing up or even now? Thanks,Johnny Diggs

“I think some of the most well-known movie scores were the ones that perhaps affected me most; obviously the James Bond soundtracks, particularly songs like “Goldfinger” and “Diamonds are Forever,” the incredible Ennio Morricone for the Sergio Leone movies and the electronic score from “A Clockwork Orange” by Walter Carlos. A little later I discovered the Fellini and Visconti movies, and was completely in awe of Nino Rota’s work (he also did “The Godfather” score). There are certain directors who I think understand soundtracks particularly well – David Lynch, Quentin Tarantino, and Tim Burton to name a few. Finally, I should mention how great some of the early Disney soundtracks were too. Nick”