Top 10 Movie Soundtracks of 2014 (Part I)
On 13 January 2015
Have you ever imagined how would be a movie without music? It's not the same, is it? Because we reflected on this, we decided to present you a top of the best movie soundtracks of 2014, in appreciation to all the great artists that significantly improved our experience in the theatres or at home.
10. Antonio Sanchez – "Birdman"
Birman's soundtrack is composed almost entirely of percussion that resembles very well with the story and highlights movie's tension. Sanchez’s work won a best soundtrack award from the Venice film festival, where Birdman debuted in September.
Birdman tells the story of an ex star of superhero movies, played by Michael Keaton, who tries to come back and have again success with a play on Broadway.
Birdman's Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo won Best Screenplay Award at Golden Globes.
9. Alexandre Desplat - "Grand Budapest Hotel"
The music of Wes Anderson's films is always a huge part of their charm, not to mention that almost all of Wes Anderson's movies have amazing scores.
The Grand Budapest Hotel is funny, colored, dynamic, exciting and the soundtrack really expresses these features. The hotel is located in the fictional Republic of Zubrowa, Europe, in the interwar period. Gustave H, the Grand Budapest's concierge is framed for murder, so he teams up with Zero, the lobby boy, to prove his innocence. It's a delicious movie with a delightful soundtrack!
8. Clint Mansell – "NOAH"
Even if the movie didn't live up to expectations, its soundtrack helped a lot to improve our perception on Noah. One of the key parts of the film that creates the epic, extraordinary atmosphere that dominates is the fantastic soundtrack from Clint Mansell.
Noah is an experienced fighter, mage and healer, that only wants to live with his family in peace. However, every night in his dreams an endless flood appears. To be a sign that world will end? Noah understands that the Creator is going to punish the men and kill all of them, but He gave Noah a chance to preserve life on Earth.
7. John Ottman – "X-men: Days of Future Past"
John Ottman's music for Days of Future Past is a standout, jazzy, stirring that highlights the action and the character's feelings. We consider itself a great masterpiece, beyond the movie.
The X-Men team leads a battle for the survival of their species in two different time periods. The heroes of the original X-Men trilogy joins the efforts of their younger versions of the past explored the X-Men: First Class to change a historical event that could seal the fate of all gene carriers X.
6. Christophe Beck – "Edge of Tomorrow"
Beck is a very good composer (he scored the blockbuster Frozen) and he can approach any musical genre. He did a great work with Edge of Tomorrow's soundtrack that is hard, but entertaining.
The movie directed by Doug Liman, is adapted from the Japanese novel, All You Need Is Kill and it shows the story of William Cage (Tom Cruise), a military officer who inherits an alien species' ability to reset time, and see what will happen in future. He teams up with a Special Forces warrior, Rita (Emily Blunt), in order to end the war with aliens and save humanity.
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