Intimate, unexpected – and with cameos from folks like Fred Astaire and George Harrison – John Lennon’s “Imagine” is a loving peek inside his post-Beatle world.
“This is not a love story.” But this indie movie cleverly uses songs that veer from Hall and Oates to The Smiths to color the ups and downs of relationships.
Spike Lee underscored the drama in “Do the Right Thing” by layering the music of Public Enemy, Steel Pulse and E.U. atop a sweltering summer backdrop. He also broadened the appeal of hip-hop and New Jack Swing in the process.
Brian Eno, Pulp, and Underworld are a few of the musical artists behind the vibe of Danny Boyle’s heroin-and-hustle film set in working-class Scotland. Oh, and Ewan McGregor helped some, too!
Martin Scorsese had the perfect music choices for his mob movie whether the scene was brutal or romantic. And he picked the songs three years before he started filming!