Music: By definition its the universal language, the connection of cultures, and even the guiding light of a beautiful emotional turning point. Some people watch a movie such as “Sunshine”, “28 Days Later”, “Passengers”, “The Departed”, or “Miracle at St. Anna”, and believe that they are great only because of the acting, direction, or writing. The rules are as simple as this: If you have bad music, chances are that the movie is going to be shit or is going to rely on the direction and writing (this doesn’t apply to comedy movies).
The music in films is the best type of music, for it is made simply for that movie, being special and only in THAT movie. If people like that song(s), then they’ll head over to Wal-Mart or itunes and buy the song off of it. Music is the key to anything that involves viewing entertainment. In the olden days, music wasn’t needed. But, that was MANY years ago, and therefore, the music and sound in a film is a must for the new generation of people in this country and around the world who grew up with movies in the style that they are in now.
Movies are good, but music is that key ingredient, that pinch of emotion needed to clench the hearts of the audience and never, ever let go.
I will end this note/review by thanking the following composers for allowing me to listen and learn:

Edward Shearmur, John Murphy, The Vitamin String Quartet, Tyler Bates, Jeff Danna, Ira Newborn, and of course the Newmans (Randy and Thomas).