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80s films and their soundtracks

A list and study of some of the best pop soundtrack of 1980s films, songs that continue to mark us now. Sometimes a film’s soundtrack is better remembered than the film itself. Analyse how the director creates a certain atmosphere with the music, why he chose this song specifically, what is he trying to achieve, how does the song help us understand the character’s personalities better? And how these songs have impacted our culture. I’m thinking on the line of The power of love from Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, Flashdance, Beetle Juice, potentially Dirty dancing…
Although from the 1990s, soundtracks from Tarantino could be interesting to look at. (Pulp Fiction might be the most representative)

  • Sweet article, would be interesting to see a comparison between 1980s to soundtracks today. How have today's scores been affected by famous 1980s tracks (Drive, The Guest)? – Thomas Munday 6 years ago
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  • _Footloose_ should be on this list. A lot of those songs made the Top 40. – Monique 6 years ago
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