Although this film has not stood the test of time and is almost unwatchable at this point, the soundtrack created by Prince managed to capture the essence of what it means to be a musician. With popular hits such as ‘When Doves Cry’, ‘The Beautiful Ones’ and of course, ‘Purple Rain’, the soundtrack in the film is nearly perfect and is perfectly representative of the ideas between rock ‘n’ roll.
‘Trainspotting’ is an excellent film that was taken up several notches thanks to the brilliant soundtrack used in a smart way. The brilliant overlay of disturbing visuals and distinguished music helped the film impact the audience in a far more powerful manner.
2001: A Space Odyssey
Stanley Kubrick was always known for creating powerful visuals that utilized appropriate musical tones to help drive the point home. His use of classical compositions to maximize the cinematography in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ is the perfect example of soundtracks being used in a clever and sophisticated manner.
Quentin Tarantino is yet another director who is skilled in the art of utilizing music to accentuate the power of visuals. His use of pop, rock and blues is exemplary, as is best seen in the cult-classic ‘Pulp Fiction’.