New York Cinema & Popular Music: A Holy Union
While it isn't the first art form to bind itself to music, cinema has arguably achieved the closest symbiosis therein. Because while musical scores for, say, Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" or Wagner's "Ring Cycle" are routinely listened to independent of dramatization, very few subway playlist includes selections from "Jurassic Park 2."
The exception is the movie soundtrack consisting, mainly, of songs which exist entirely on their own. But such is...click here to read the rest of the article.