Taxi Driver (1976) – Bernard Herrmann
This gritty, atmospheric soundtrack sums up the neon and grime of 70’s New York in a perfectly smooth sequence.
The Conversation (1974) – David Shire
The soundtrack of this movie perfectly captures the suspense and mystery of this fantastic, yet underrated film.
The Deer Hunter (1978) – Stanley Myers
Probably one of my favorite pieces of music ever composed. The music evokes the beauty and simplicity of life in a small town and the crushing emotion and devastation of those who served in Vietnam.
The Fury (1978) – John Williams
This is a sorely underrated soundtrack. I believe this may be one of John Williams’ best. (Don’t tell the Star Wars fans I said that).
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) – Gheorghe Zamfir
The dark subject matter of this story blends beautifully with Zamfir’s eerie soundtrack. This Australian film centers around the disappearance of several schoolchildren and their teacher during a picnic, and the subsequent devastating effect of their disappearance on their community.
The Godfather (1972) – Nino Rota
This beautifully complex piece of music compliments the story of humble beginnings and the rise to absolute power so incredibly! Yes, another favorite of mine.
Images (1972) – John Williams
Turn off the lights and listen to this soundtrack in the dark. I dare you.
- Karen G.