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“Purple Rain,” which celebrates its 35th anniversary, starred the late musician Prince who made his acting debut in the film. Prince plays The Kid, a musician loosely based on himself. The Kid is a troubled rock band frontman who tries escaping his abusive home life and, in process, falls for another singer named Apollonia (Apollonia Kotero). This musical drama was a box office smash, grossing over $70 million worldwide, and won the Oscar for the now defunct Best Original Song Score (also known as Best Adaptation Score).
Speaking of semi-autobiographical musical dramas, “Almost Famous” serves as another example of this quasi-subgenre. The film is based on writer/director Cameron Crowe and follows his time as an aspiring teenage journalist. In addition, its soundtrack offers tunes by the fictional band Stillwater and songs from artists like Elton John and Led Zeppelin. The film’s eclectic soundtrack allows it to be a nearly wondrous nostalgia trip.
The soundtrack on “Guardians of the Galaxy” offers a fair amount of nostalgia as well. With songs ranging from “Hooked on a Feeling” to “I Want You Back.” It’s a soundtrack that delivers a varied blast from the past, making the old sound new again. And it’s as much fun as the picture itself.
Who would believe the Queen of France would rock out too? Well, Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette” smothers its audience with a decadent movie soundtrack fit for a Queen. Despite taking place in the 1770s, this costume drama is accompanied by songs from bands like New Order and Siouxsie and the Banshees. Thanks to its unorthodox song choices, “Marie Antoinette” helps rewrite the rules of making a biopic.
Now, it’s your turn. We’re curious as to which movie soundtracks have you hooked on a feeling.