e109. Scores & Soundtracks

What makes a good soundtrack to a movie? What makes a good score? And actually, what is the difference between a score and a soundtrack anyway? The answer to that question may not be as clear as you think. Sometimes a great soundtrack is one that you find yourself singing for weeks after you see a film, bringing you back to every moment of the movie. Other times, the best soundtracks may be those that seamlessly fold into the film and you don’t notice them at all. On this week’s episode, Wayne, Mav and Hannah welcome returning guests Marcel Walker, Stephanie Siler and Maximilian to talk about how music works in movies and TV shows. How is it chosen? How does it set mood and tone? What makes it work and not work? What happens when the soundtrack is not right for the film? Join us as we break down the differences between diegetic and non-diegetic music and explain how films utilize them both to enhance the storytelling. Join us and let us know what you think.

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  1. Great episode. I know time is usually an issues on these but surprised you guys did not bring up the Elfman Batman soundtrack as well as the related Prince “inspired by” lp.
    Also no mentions of any on the Bond movies. (But that could be its own episode)

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