I would be stunned to find out that most lovers of prog music don’t also love really artful and meaningful films.
I’m not knocking goofy films. I love Bowfinger, Old School, etc.: movies my brothers and I lovingly refer to as “great stupid movies.”
And, of course, there are a number of movies that play what my friend, Mike Church, calls “juke box” music–The Wedding Singer or almost any John Hughes movie.
I’m, however, thinking of actual cinematic scores written for the screen.
And, to be fair–and probably state the obvious–many of the best modern soundtracks, such as those by Hans Zimmer–are clearly influenced by prog rock.
But, what about others? One that can’t claim any prog influence as they came before the late 1960s.
- North by Northwest
- Psycho (ok, there’s not a bad Hitchcock movie soundtrack)
- A Shot in the Dark
Or, after 1968:
- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
- Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
- The Mission
- Last of the Mohicans
- Dark City
- The Dark Knight Trilogy (ok anything by Zimmer)
Or, great TV shows:
- Babylon 5
- Batman: The Animated Series
- Stranger Things
What am I missing? Please correct or add in the comments below. I look forward to all suggestions.