“There have even been a handful of cases where a soundtrack album’s fame outshines the film itself: I would wager far more people have listened to Saturday Night Fever or The Harder They Come than actually watched. These are films whose stories are so inextricably tied to their musical choices that it is impossible to imagine the movie without the album.

There is another, smaller category: films whose soundtracks are so disproportionately renowned that it is often news to listeners that they are soundtracks in the first place.” – Oscar Goff, Boston Hassle

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