Films with sensational soundtracks - Pt. 1
Lost Highway (1997)
David Lynch's intense psycho-thriller obtains some of its feel by an amazing Soundtrack. Mastermind David Lynch chose Nine Inch Nail's Trent Reznor to assemble the soundtrack for this cult classic. It features David Bowie, The Smashing Pumpkins, NIN, Marilyn Manson's version of "I Put a Spell on You" and of course
Rammstein's "Heirate Mich" and "Rammstein" boosting their popularity outside of Germany.
Almost Famous (2000)
Following a young journalist writing for "Rolling Stone" magazine touring with fictious band "Stillwater" in the early seventies this soundtrack features everything 70's music lovers want - Simon & Garfunkel, Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Beach Boys and many more... Rounded off with songs by fictions band "Stillwater".
How could you forget the heartwarming scene of the crew on a bus all singing along to Elton John's "Tiny Dancer? No wonder it was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album in 2001.
Velvet Goldmine (1998)
Todd Haynes musical drama is a colourful documentary-style film about a fictional character named "Brian Slade" set in the glam rock scene of the 1970's featuring Ewan McGregor, Christian Bale and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Perfectly accompanied by songs of Brian Eno, Roxy Music and Lou Reed plus covers of glam rock classics like T.Rex's "21st century Boy" by Placebo and reinterpretations of glam rock hits by actors starring in the film and a special appearance by Radiohead's Thom Yorke on a cover of Roxy Music's "2HB".
American Graffiti (1973)
George Lucas' coming-of-age-film pictures one last night of summer vacation of four school-friends in the early 1960's in Modesto, California.
Underlining the nostalgic looks the soundtrack features memorable classic rock hits by The Beach Boys, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry and Del Shannon.
Definitely a must-watch!
Danny Boyle's film adaptation of Irvine Welsh's novel of the same name following heroin junkies in Edinburgh owes some of it's recognition to the amazing soundtrack ("Vanity Fair" magazine ranked the original "Trainspotting" soundtrack as the 7th best motion picture soundtrack in history in 2003). Featuring Iggy Pop, New Order, Blur and Underworld it was so popular that a second soundtrack was released in 1997 with songs of Joy Division, Primal Scream, Sleeper and David Bowie.