There is a magic and psychology to
The soundtrack cues the audience as to their emotional reaction, of course.
John Williams score makes the Millennium Falcon's flight through the asteroids much more exciting than viewing the scene without it.
Have you noticed how much the Darth Vader theme resembles the traditional Death March?
The psychological impact was intended by John Williams.
And it worked, didn't it?
Consider the foley and sound effects.
We all know what breaking glass sounds like, how tires sound when a car careens around a tight corner, and so forth.
This is also the reason for the huge, rumbling explosions in space -
as unrealistic as it is to hear an explosion in space, we're so accustomed to hearing them in real life
that the lack of Big Boom would violate our necessary suspension of disbelief.
The Halloween theme sends shivers down the spine the second it begins; mysticism, frenzy, impending doom.
Something about the fast-paced percussive nature of the music creeps into your brain, thumps around in your heart. This is fear.
Another Soundtrack Master is Hans Zimmer. Just listen to his evocative "Time" and feel what his music does to you.
Do you have any favorite musical moments in movies or favorite soundtrack composers?