Originally, rather than “in my line of work”, I tend to watch movies (including films, ads, TV dramas, documentaries, whatever) focusing on how music/sound is related to/synchronized with them. Which is not limited to technical point of view but includes emotional effect or contextual significance.
Having said that, basically I am just interested in what draws me into their world intuitively/emotionally, sometimes even speechlessly. I won’t be impressed however intelligently critics advocate its importance or however many other “likes” are put on it. Even if you don’t struggle or go along with others so as to get more than what you can see (hear), sometimes you could encounter with great combination of music and movie which allows you to push the envelope of the way you feel, in a very natural way.
I’d like to share such great experiences of my own with you, by introducing some of them under the title of “Great Sound on Great Motion”. The first choice is a famous bank robbery scene from Michael Mann‘s movie “Heat (1995).” While the whole movie is great (which means “badass”!), I especially like the way music was used on each scene. The track embedded on this cut (Brian Eno “Force Maker”) is pretty minimalistic and even sparse (some audience might not have noticed the music), but the quiet repetitiveness makes you hold your breath, pay more attention to how each character moves, and gradually concentrate on what will happen to this unpredictable situation, with anxiety in your heart.
Including this scene, if massive Hollywood type orchestra score had been blatantly used, this movie would have been much less significant and remembered.