As pop culture’s main counterparts, music and film share a long-lasting and passionate love affair. A lot of movies have built their reputation on their use of music and, respectively, many music artists were broadly popularized thanks to the movie that featured their song.
For many filmmakers, the process of choosing the right music is an inseparable factor of their filmmaking method. Before starting writing a film, before even having an idea for a film, Quentin Tarantino — distinguished for his skillful use of music — always goes through his record collection in search of the right vibes. Likewise, for a great deal of iconic American directors like Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, and Stanley Kubrick, music has always played a vital role in their filmmaking.
Music can really transform a cinematic sequence into a compelling experience. When used correctly, it can intertwine so tightly with a film that it makes it impossible to listen to it out of context, without replaying the scene in your mind. A strong musical moment in a film is one of the most cinematic things a director can achieve.
Here are 15 examples of films with creatively placed licensed music that made for incredibly compelling scenes (for best uses of incidental/diegetic music in movies, checkout the fellow Screen Rant list here).
Read the full article here: 15 Perfect Music Choices That Made A Movie Scene