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The memorable tracks that make the films what they are.

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Green Onions – Booker T & the M.G.’s
This seriously stylish soul instrumental can be found in several movies (A Single Man [2009], American Graffiti [1973], Quadrophenia [1979] to name but a few) and popular media. It’s also the menu track for the San Andreas installment of the  Grand Theft Auto game. Most recently, I noted it in an early scene of Legend (2015). Listen here

 

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Now We Are Free – Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard
Hans Zimmer’s work on Gladiator (2000) is really up there with the greats. This track sits amongst the many other seamlessly beautiful sounds of the movie.

 

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Nightcall – Kavinsky
Mmm. Lavish, robo-electro-house for Drive (2011). This track, as Ryan Gosling’s ridiculously cool protagonist cruises through the night past bright, blurring city lights, brings a relaxing yet slightly villain-like feel to the movie’s introduction.  Listen here

 

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Grindhouse – Robert Rodriguez
What a cool intro the 2007 re-introduction of the double feature with Planet Terror and Death Proof. This sleazy-sounding, brash and chilling track captures the spirit of the B-movie. Listen here

 

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Cinema Paradiso – Ennio Morricone
What’s a discussion about movie soundtracks without Ennio Morricone? One of my favourites is this track in Cinema Paradiso (1988). This is also a film where one of my favourite scenes can be found … check out that memorable moment in Cinema Paradiso here.

 

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