How many times have you left a cinema with a song or piece of music indelibly ingrained in your memory?
That certainly was the case when I saw John Carpenter’s Assault on Precint 13. That menacing, synthy theme tune he wrote is a killer. And I think it is also true for many people who see Miyazaki’s 1988 anime masterpiece My Neighbour Totoro. We had a school cinema screening yesterday morning at Bio Reflexen. 180 lively, bubbly six and seven year olds. And more than a few of them came out singing the insanely catchy theme tune.
Re-watching the movie yesterday made me realise how much the music contributed. I had to google to find out that the composer was Joe Hisaishi, who has had a long career writing music for Studio Ghibli. Now I want to know more about him.
Grease? The Sound of Music? Battleship Potemkin? Hair? The Producers? Amadeus? Cabaret? Which film soundtracks left made the greatest impression?