Many movies have iconic themes such as Ghostbusters, Jurassic Park, and 007, while other movies boast soundtracks with featured artists that may not even be in the film. Here, we are celebrating the sound made for the movies that have become as recognizable as the scenes themselves. Prepare your eardrums for sweet, sweet movie magic.
While there’s plenty of great music all around the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Iron Man did it first, did it right, and blended the old with the new in an iconic way to help bring the Marvel B-Lister to the forefront of the franchise. With the powerful composition from Ramin Djawadi and the help of rock legends AC/DC and Black Sabbath, Iron Man burst through the screen and the speakers with more than a repulsor blast.
Lord of the Rings
Howard Shore’s epic and expansive score of the Lord of the Rings films, not to mention the Hobbit trilogy, remains an iconic landmark in cinema. From the humble strings that resonate the peaceful lands of the Shire, the heroic trumpets assembling of the fellowship, and the haunting chorus that lies in the darkness, every beautiful realm of Middle Earth is accompanied by a resonating composition.
The Social Network
Such a weird quirk of a movie, The Social Network is a drama that follows the rise of Facebook and its creators Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin. The synth used throughout the film builds up as the power of the website does, and composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross understood the role of the music when tension needed remain constant, as does a person’s identity online.
The Dark Knight Trilogy
There’s no denying the sheer talent and ear Hans Zimmer has for perfectly nailing the tones for film. With memorable works including Pirates of the Caribbean, Sherlock Holmes, Gladiator, Man of Steel, and The Lion King, Hans Zimmer takes the cake with his work in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy. The music perfectly captures the ruthless war Batman rages on crime, with the Arkham games using the soundtrack as inspiration for their incarnation of Gotham.
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The mother of all movie soundtracks, both the prequel and the original trilogies boast adventurous, heroic, and moving sounds. There’s a reason the work of John Williams is used in every incarnation of Star Wars media, whether it’s in video games or television series.
These are just a few of the incredibly scores film have to offer. Make sure to check out the scores of some of your favorite films to enjoy something you love in a whole new way and share your favorites on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!
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