The five best film soundtracks of 2017
By Townhouse presenter and host of the Soundtracking UK podcast, Edith Bowman
Take away the soundscape and soundtrack from the film, and you disconnect from the experience. Christopher Nolan is a genius, and Hans
Zimmer is not just a composer but a film-maker who nails it once again.
Blade Runner 2049
Denis Villeneuve moved away from his regular composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, opting for the
talents of Benjamin Wallfisch and Hans Zimmer, because the score had to be so precise and ultimately characteristic of the original.
This is what cinema should be.
A Ghost Story
Written and directed by David Lowery who again teams up with composer Daniel Hart for a spellbinding soundtrack. Even if you only listen to “I Get Overwhelmed” by Hart’s band
Dark Rooms, you will be hypnotised.
Call Me by Your Name
Director Luca Guadagnino has made one of the most beautiful films I’ve ever seen. Music
is part of the narrative through central character Elio’s studies, and in the discovery of Oliver’s character with the perfect use of The Psychedelic Furs’ track “Love My Way”.
One of two sequels this year that lived up
to every expectation. Danny Boyle’s relationship with music through all his films is sensational. Having to match that original soundtrack was going to be a tough call: step
forward Young Fathers and take a bow.