music in film

I "grew up" loving the the way directors like Cameron Crowe and Wes Anderson used music in their movies (probably because they were both incendiary enough to use Sigur Ros in their soundtracks), but I have since changed a little bit. I still love a soundtrack full of obscure 60's British Invasion songs and German models turned singers, of course, but I'm not necessarily going to love your movie just because the soundtrack includes cool music. Sorry, Zach Braff.

So, I have here, four movies that came out semi-recently, and each use music that is potent and moving. All of these movies were some of the very best I've seen in a while, and the music was a huge part of why they worked so well.

Rachel Getting Married

"Unknown Legend" (Neil Young cover)
by Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio (mp3)


The Visitor

"Je'nwi Teni (Don't Gag Me)"
by Fela Anikulapo Kuti (mp3)


The Wrestler

"The Wrestler"
by Bruce Springsteen (mp3)


Into The Wild

"Hard Sun" (Indio cover)
by Eddie Vedder (mp3)

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