Music and cinema

The most beautiful movie soundtracks


Music and cinema share a world together. At the start, when films were still silent, musicians used to play live in the dark rooms of the movie theatres. Since then, classical music has settled in the movie soundtracks of the greatest blockbusters. The evocative power of music is so strong that even a few notes can bring back an entire scene to the spectator's mind. A lot of famous cinematographic moments are inseparable from the melodies heard in the background. Indeed, it is hard to imagine Death in Venice without Mahler's Adagietto, or the flying helicopters in Apocalypse Now without Wagner's Ride of the Vakyries...

On the occasion of the opening of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and in order to celebrate this union between classical music and cinema, offers you to discover a selection of the best movie soundtracks which have left a mark on the history of cinema.