Many of the bloggers today, blog about music in addition to movies. Music always has been and always will be an essential part of our lives and what would films be without music? Music and movies inform each other intimately. We say that a particular song seems very “cinematic,” either because it’s grandiose or seems to tell some kind of story; likewise, we refer to films as “lyrical.”
It stands to reason that a blog that combines both could be quite a brilliant read. However, while Movies are universal, music can be very, very subjective.
Looking at this with a different eye, one can say that they could recommend a great movie to anyone who likes movies. The same cannot be said about great music. Because in such a case perceptions may vary vastly. Where one hears brilliance, the other might just hear noise.
Analyzing Which Is Best?
And what this leads us to decide is that films have an absolute value that music does not. Very few people will look at the world’s greatest films and decide that they aren’t at least somewhat good. Whereas, if you don’t like U2, you don’t like U2, and that’s that.
It’s for this reason that the Oscars and golden globes have garnered more audience interests and viewers compared to Grammy’s. Simply put, people are more passionate, per se, about movies than they are about music.
When Slumdog Millionaire wins best picture, it’s because that’s the movie everyone’s talking about. When The Hurt Locker wins best picture, it’s because that’s the movie everyone’s talking about. Those two movies are very different from each other, but the same people can love them equally.
Music and movies do inform each other in more ways than we can even imagine but it’s the movies which get the maximum buzz.