Good movies with great music offer the much appreciated alternative to the he said she said conventions and media circus the last two weeks. Roku, Netflix and Amazon Instant Video gaveled in a call to order of what do you want to watch-I don’t know, what do you want to watch. A majority ruled over the suggestion to match good movies with great music. A good movie can easily become a great movie when the soundtrack or songs from (not all songs in a movie make it onto the soundtrack) make a lasting impression. Here’s what’s on the screen and stream:
Silver Linings Playbook
Comedy/Drama starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.
Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing- Stevie Wonder
Frankie & Johnny
Drama/Romance starring Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Clair de Lune- Claude Debussy
Crime/Action starring James Caan.
Soundtrack – Tangerine Dream
Dave the Builder and I watched this movie over and over when we were dating. James Belushi, Dennis Farina, William Petersen, and Robert Prosky all claim Thief as the first film of their acting careers. The soundtrack by Tangerine Dream and Composer Craig Safan is mesmerizing.
Drama starring Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman.
Sunporch Cha-Cha-Cha- Simon and Garfunkel
Thriller/Drama starring Pam Grier and Samuel L. Jackson.
Strawberry Letter 23- The Brothers Johnson
Drama/romance starring John Cusack.
I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever)- Stevie Wonder