Have you ever heard the nonsense that is the best soundtrack that can be heard? This claim has been maintained through the years by high-brow critics who have concrete blocks instead of ears. As a composer of soundtracks, I can only say that music is everything in an audiovisual work. Only then the flow of history that every director wants to convey is understood. Like so many things in artistic creation, a script has its valleys and plains. The music takes care to emphasize that time. What’s more, too many moments that may seem ridiculous in so many movies in a context outside the story, they are magnified by its powerful soundtrack creating characteristic and easily identifiable melody.
the greatness of the film composer is to bring his personality to acquire a dimension that goes beyond mere accompaniment
What would many energizing speeches before battle if they are not accompanied by their epic tune? What would be the speech “Sons of Scotland” William Wallace in Braveheart if instead of being accompanied by effective soundtrack James Horner would have been the tune of my iphone?
Or how would have been the final speech of Kevin Spacey in American Beauty if instead of listening to the timeless and memorable three chords of Thomas Newman´s piano had been Gangbang style to close such an interesting end?
Each image has its sound and the greatness of the film composer is to bring his personality to acquire a dimension that goes beyond mere accompaniment. You can give life to the image many times, without saying a single word says it all.