|$||70.5M||Star Trek Into Darkness|
|$||35.1M||Iron Man 3|
|$||23.4M||The Great Gatsby (2013)|
|$||3.1M||Pain & Gain|
|As of May 19, 2013|
Some minor films are marred by horribly hyperbolized musical scores. There is no reason for a straight to DVD C movie to have Beethoven, Bache, or Mozart concerto music during moments of heightened tension. Sound effects are great, but musical intrusions of the overblown kind can make an ordinary movie simmer in mediocrity forever. A great example of what a brilliant musician can do for a film is Star Wars. Would audiences remember Star Wars as the greatest trilogy of all time without the music that guides us along the way? The same concept applies to both Star Trek and to Indiana Jones. Without classic music that is perfectly tailored for the moods, drama, and the climactic moments, these movies would lose their essence and perhaps would never have become so dear to fans. Transformers is an example of a picture that employs pop culture music from a variety of artists, most notably Linkin Park. The loud music helps describe critical moments and accompanies fans along the adventure. George Lucas and Steven Spielberg work with the best and have reaped the benefits of brilliant musicians enhancing their films.
Buyer beware, incorporating great music into a mediocre film may have the antithetical effect and cause viewers to feel annoyed rather than endeared. Understand what a film is intended to illustrate and stay with the concept at hand. Goose it up a bit with special effects or with appropriate noises, but leave the classical scores to the experts. If yours is not a cult classic, do not go all Jurassic. Music is our friend, it guides a film, it heightens our senses and allows for a special sort of big moment recognition. We almost associate songs with movies and vice versa. This is what music brings to the table, or not.
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