Thursday, September 07, 2006

A bitchin' movie = a bitchin' soundtrack???

Last night I think I saw the best movie I have ever seen (well in a long time anyway).
I saw Brick.
A film noir gang style movie set in a modern day high school.
The characters spoke in that olden day manner. I didn't get all of it, but I got enough to get by. It was great.
The cinematography was great. The acting- great. The plot line- great. A really well thought out movie from every angle.
I was sitting on the edge of my seat at times. Gripping onto my drink. Holding my breath.

Movies rarely do this. I'm a cynic. A non believer. I'd say in my whole life maybe 2 or 3 have had such an effect on me.

In previous experience, great movies have always had great soundtracks. I give you The Royal Tenenbaums. I give you the Big Chill. I give you Momento, Eternal Sunshine...Requiem for a Dream, Reservoir Dogs- the list goes on. All great films.
For more, there is a pretty good list of good movies here

I was once given the Grey's Anatomy soundtrack. Strangely a couple of those songs are doozies. I was well impressed. It is a great show anyway. The show also features some pretty good songs too. Not your general crap variety that I know the OC plays (which I never have nor never will see)...they really venture out into the tasteful arrangement.

But I am positive Brick has some good tracks. I went to look in IMDB. They had a couple songs. Not many. I'm sure there were more than that. Then google helped me out...

It's good. You even hear voiceover.

There are 40 tracks on the CD. That is a shitload. I want to buy it. I'm going to buy it.

So is this proof. Do all great movies have a great soundtrack?

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