Classical Music in Film
“The sound and music are 50% of the entertainment in a movie.” George Lucas will tell you, and we couldn’t agree more! What would Star Wars have been without its rousing John Williams score? Would Jaws still be frightening without the famous ‘taa-dum taa-dum’, warning us of the approaching shark?
It’s strange to think that music in film was originally played live on piano to cover the din of the projectors. Classical music in films has long been a staple of the cinema experience and for good reason: music is integral to our emotional experience of film. Let’s discover the classical music that has made great films even greater. Here are six examples and the music to match.