We were having a discussion in work this afternoon about how movies were much better in the 80's and 90's than they are today, and despite modern techonology and special effects, I couldnt really think of many recent films that I expect ot be considered classics in the coming years, and yet there are many that I look back upon extremely fondly, and will watch repeatedly but objectively speaking, would consider them technically inferior.
However, I think I have cracked it - its all down to the Music / score.
Pretty much every film that I love and will watch again and again has a very memorable soundtrack / score.
Would the Rocky series be as good without Gonna Fly Now, Eye of the Tiger, or Burning Heart? Would Star Wars be the same with the Imperial March (see Ep 1 for proof) or would Dirty Dancing have ever been such a hit without the Music they chose for it?
Other examples would be Indiana Jones, Top Gun, Jaws, James Bond Films, Rambo, The Terminator, The Goonies, Gladiator, Jurrassic Park, The Godfather, Saturdy Night Fever, The Bodyguard, Pulp Fiction, Purple Rain, Gremlins. The list could go on.
I think most of these would be far less memorable without the music, and with that in mind, why doesnt hollywood seem to pay that much attention any more?
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