Maybe soundtracks don’t have much to do with writing in general, but for me, movie soundtracks and my writing habits are best friends. Why? Because when I need inspiration for that key emotional climax or to power through a bout of writer’s block, or to reveal something about a character I’m profiling, I turn to movie music. Here’s my
TOP 10 Movie Soundtracks!!
strictly in the order they popped in my head
I ❤ Hans Zimmer
Pride and Prejudice
What can I say? Pianos, violins, and romance. Doesn’t get much better for this chick.
The Chaos Theory
Current favorite band, The Damnwells, discovered here.
Epic! Didn’t really catch it til the second viewing, after my brain recovered from being nebulized the first time.
Ask my boss, I often break out singing “Nir, nir, nir , ni-ni-ni-ni-ni-nir, ni-ni-nir, ni-ni-nir, ni-ni-nir, nir, nir” Here, this is what I’m talking about:
The Breakfast Club
For every emo moment one could want.
Lord of the Rings
You can’t NOT feel part of something important listening to this.
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Just makes me smile 🙂
The Last of the Mohicans
Trevor Jones is brilliant and otherworldly
Confession: I am sincerely jealous of Whitney Houston’s voice
So there’s my Top 10…or “a” Top 10. I’m sure I could think of a completely different 10 if you ask me tomorrow, but these are the movies and soundtracks I turn to for inspiration or leisure again and again. What’s on your Top 10?