All most all or most of the movies we watch in the cinema or on any device have music. That music plays through each of the scenes, it is always different depending on the time of the plot and there is also a main theme that is repeated on certain occasions. This way it expresses how the characters feel or what the creators want to convey to the public throughout the story that is told. In fact, music is important not only in a movie but also in a variety of artistic expressions and as art itself.
When we enter a store, we surely listen to music that accompanies us while we shop; while playing online casino games at any online gaming portal the music will be part of the slot machine games, roulette or blackjack; if we watch a television show or go to the theatre music will appear at some point; and so we could list different every day or artistic situations where music is present as in the movies.
The Importance of Soundtracks in the Cinema
Undoubtedly, most of us who like to enjoy a good movie, we also love to find that the soundtrack that accompanies the story and even complements or highlights it even more. Also, music in the movies makes us think, excite, laugh and even remember it forever. In fact, some experts in this area claim that a good soundtrack can make us forget how bad a movie was.
A Little History
According to the investigation of people who do know about cinema and music, the first film that had its own soundtrack was called The Assassination of the Duke of Guise, and Camille Saint-Saëns was the Music director. Although at that time the films were mute, the same audience followed the changes in live music with a lot of passion. Naturally, this artistic category evolved and specialized over time.
In 1930, film music began to be much more professional, since it was not a mere constant accompaniment throughout the film but began to be created more selectively. Three years later the film King Kong released, in which the music was fully coordinated with the scenes and the dramatic moment. By 1950, the public began to give the soundtracks the great importance they had. It is essential to highlight that in some decades of its history, as it happened in 1990, the soundtracks incorporated songs that had not been composed especially for the film where they appeared.
Currently, films from all over the world present music totally composed for them, songs by various authors that are gathered as a soundtrack or a mixture of both modalities, which are chosen very carefully to accompany the plot.
Music is an artistic expression that can accompany other art forms and especially make our lives better.
Visual journalist/Graduating student, University of Missouri-Columbia. Lover of everything in the gaming industry and an avid fan of all films!