I really love a movie where the soundtrack fits perfectly with the scenes. I especially like a soundtrack that has a deeply moving or haunting theme that plays over and over. There are many great movie soundtracks filled with hit songs that play well when listening to the CD by itself, but I’m talking about soundtracks that compliment the scenes of the movie and are meant to enhance the feeling of the visuals.
One of my favorite movie soundtracks is the Shawshank Redemption. The music is pretty sparse and monotone but really works well. When the aerial view of the prison is first shown, a single moody Cello starts to play. The feeling that is conveyed is one of loneliness, hopelessness and despair. This Cello part repeats itself throughout the movie and works incredibly well.