Whenever I see another good movie – I always take note of how the music plays an important role in that journey – as I’m watching it.
Music is what is said when words just don’t say enough. It becomes a vehicle touching something without words – that is indescribable.
When we saw ‘Secretariat‘ last week – I knew this movie would be great because of the wonderful musical score that was used. It did what it was supposed to do – bring emotion and help the audience feel something when mere words are just not enough. I sat there mesmerized – teary eyed and deeply moved. The story itself is amazing – but the music….inspirational.
Other movies that have done this are:
Meet Joe Black - Probably my favorite musical score – hauntingly beautiful.
Apollo 13 – Amazing – brings out the emotions especially at the end
From the Earth to the Moon (mini series) – backing up Kennedy’s speech is a thing of beauty – and both my husband and I get teary eyed when watching this – no matter how many times we’ve seen it!
Anne of Green Gables (mini series) The ‘Anne’ theme is a work of art
Titanic - Sounds just like you’d expect – with mystery, water sounds and ‘ghosts’ of the past
To Kill A Mockingbird – based on a simple child’s melody – and builds into an amazing journey that makes you believe you’re really living the adventure.
And the list goes on and on. Any great film – usually always has a great musical score – to compliment and bring out what the words cannot.
As a musician, I am well aware of the power of music. It sets the tone, enhances and most of all – music has a language that everyone can understand. This is why we all have our favorite songs – and our favorite moments in life. And they are usually surrounded by our favorite song. If we think back to those great moments that shaped us – good or bad – we can usually always think of that moment – and be transported in time – when we hear that song.
Below is one of two musical scores found on youtube from the movie, ‘Secretariat’. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.