Aldo Shllaku- Film Composer, Canadian, Expat
Think of a movie that truly moved you. Try to remember the scenes that had an significant impact on you. Recall the emotional response you experienced during those sections of the film. Although you may not remember the soundtrack specifically, without a doubt, if you were to sit in a room and watch those scenes again without any music, you would be disappointed. On the other hand, if you were to play that soundtrack by itself without images, the emotions felt at the time you watched the film would come flooding back. Such is the power of the soundtrack. It does far more than accompany the actors on screen, it enhances or even creates the emotion the director is attempting to convey to the audience. So vital is the music of a film that without it, everything lays flat, two dimensional and empty.