To add to the thousands and thousands of ringtones in circulation right now both from internet portals over the web or from community carriers, are movie original sound tracks transformed into mobile phone ringers. The resulting movie was an exhilarating fusion of the backstage musical and postmodern absurdism. They mime along to a prerecorded music, results and narration track that may sound as if it was lifted from a movie, or might sound as if it had been overly dramatized for impact.

Due to the funk-laden beats, wah-wah guitars and horns and brass, Lalo Schifrin’s score for Bruce Lee’s remaining film is definitely of its time. Much like the movie from which it hails, The Blues Brothers soundtrack is a riotous blues-infused romp. However, the style during which they soundtracked Rudyard Kipling’s evergreen story – imbued it with a way of child-like wonder and naiveté – cemented their status.

In comics, Daniel Clowes’ graphic novel Like a Velvet Glove Forged in Iron had an official soundtrack album. The contraction soundtrack came into public consciousness with the arrival of so-referred to as “soundtrack albums” in the late Forties. After his work on the movie – in particular his haunting and beautiful piano-led title theme – the erstwhile member of Japanese electronic avatars Yellow Magic Orchestra crossed over into mainstream circles.

A textbook case of a soundtrack that artistically dwarfs the film that spawned it, Curtis Mayfield’s opus is a testomony to the powers of a musician at the top of his recreation. Fortunately, as well as a collection of songs that stand up against any ever recorded, the movie was particular too.

The soundtrack to Reservoir Canine edged the door open, however Pulp Fiction blew it off its hinges. He loves it a lot that he owns about a dozen totally different iPods for different moods,” and he can only pull off a heist if he has the suitable tune queued up. That’s not a foul thought for a film, however it’s a clear one.