- The Godfather (Nino Rota)
- Lord of the Rings (Howard Shore)
- Blade Runner (Vangelis)
- Jean de Florette (Jean-Claude Petit, Giuseppe Verdi)
- The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Leos Janacek)
- The Mission (Ennio Morricone)
It was a lovely Sunday morning and I was driving Miss O to dance class. She had the clipboard on her lap and as we did the 45+ minute drive she put in CD after CD and cross-referenced the song titles with the scenes. After some deliberation, we would select the song and she'd mark it down. There were some tracks that I really liked. In fact, I liked most of them, which is why they were on the shortlist. But she didn't have any emotional attachment to it. She was quick with a "no way" and actually confirmed my decision on some that I was wavering on. By the time we arrived at the banjar (the Balinese community house), we had all of our tracks, and some alternates, selected and ready for prime-time.
Hindu Goddess Durga (Goddess of Multi-Tasking)
Now, on to licensing... whew.
In addition to those listed above, I do have a few soundtrack favorites from the "licensed song" category, if anyone's interested. Probably one of the most integrated and poignant soundtracks is Magnolia, written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Just stunning. I don't own the CD, but I probably should pick it up one of these days.
- Stop Making Sense
- Repo Man
- O Brother Where Art Thou
- Let It Be
- Pulp Fiction
- American Graffiti
- Purple Rain
- The Graduate
- Saturday Night Fever