Badlands (Malick, 1973)
George Tipton’s score adds a light whimsy to this film, that is very light and dreamy in itself. The score is also complimented by splashy tunes of the era of the film’s setting, such as Love is Strange, heard in this clip.
If the score is familiar it is because it was later paid homage too by Hans Zimmer in Tony Scott’s film True Romance.
The Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppola, 2000)
Air’s score adds to the otherworldly aura. As if the film is taking place in a suburb on a far off planet not unlike our own, but utterly absurd.