Great film soundtracks

I’ll kick off with Grosse Pointe Blank by Joe Strummer, a brilliant choice of songs that just rocks from start to finish

“Blister in the Sun” (Violent Femmes) – 2:08
"Rudie Can’t Fail" (The Clash) – 3:31
"Mirror In The Bathroom" (English Beat) – 3:09
"Under Pressure" (David Bowie and Queen) – 4:03
"I Can See Clearly Now" (Johnny Nash) – 2:46
"Live and Let Die" (Guns N’ Roses) – 3:02
"We Care a Lot" (Faith No More) – 4:03
"Pressure Drop" (The Specials) – 4:18
"Absolute Beginners" (The Jam) – 2:50
"Armagideon Time" (The Clash) – 3:53
"Matador" (Los Fabulosos Cadillacs) – 4:34
"Let My Love Open the Door (E. Cola Mix)" (Pete Townshend) – 4:58
"Blister 2000" (Violent Femmes) – 2:58

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Easy Rider - various (although the music wasn’t specifically for the film IIRC)

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Setting aside films which are almost proto-videos for the music (e.g. Crystal Voyager*) I have a soft spot for films like The Piano


*Fantastic though it is - here’s the second half

The Soundtrack to Moon, by Clint Mansell (yes, him off of Pop Will Eat Itself)



Moon is good, but I much prefer The Fountain which he did with Mogwai and The Kronos Quartet.

Also, anything by John Carpenter is worth chasing down, especially Assault on Precinct 13, which was produced (including the soundtrack) for $100K, a bargain even for 1976.

Going waaay back, I have a soft spot for The Dambusters soundtrack, even if Guy Gibson was a bit of a tool for what he named his dog…

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Different, less enlightened times Olan, and remember he was only 24 when he led Op Chastise, so probably a fair bit younger still when he got his dog.

I know for a fact I was an insensitive twat well into my twenties, and had a basically stress free existence, so I can forgive him a lapse in taste given what he went through.

Apparently the furore over the dogs name is the reason Peter Jackson gave up on the remake of 5he Dambusters.

I have checked the music library, and it looks like I have Requiem for a Dream, but not The Fountain. I’ll have to check it out, thank you.

Absolutely agree. It is too easy to loose perspective by judging history using today’s standards. I apologise if I was appearing to do this. It was a throwaway comment.

I reckon Dinghy Young would be a good subject for a film. Epic track record of survival, very brave and a complete nutter (in the best possible way) to boot.

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Pulp Fiction and the standard …

Blues Brothers

I really love this soundtrack great cover as well.

Like this more than the film

Really like this as well.

Bastid :slightly_smiling_face:

The Ipcress File is one of the best - John Barry was genius :+1:


Forgot this - worth it for The Pink Room alone. Amazing film as well.



A few Dollars more.

Nice one - I didn’t know Sexopolis by JP Mirouze was from a soundtrack :+1:

Some goodies there :+1:
These are big favourites


Another two great soundtracks :+1:

Still love these after all these years