Soundtracks to work by

There are a few movie soundtracks that I enjoy listening to while working, especially when writing. It was while listening to one of these today that I had a bright idea: Why not poll my Twitter followers on the soundtracks they enjoy while working? The responses I received are below but, first, a few notes and disclaimers…

  1. All of the links are to Amazon and are affiliate links. This means I will get a minuscule and, frankly, laughably low kickback on any of the music purchased though these links.

  2. The response was impressive, to put it mildly. I tried to compile as many as I could for tonight but am sure to have missed a few. I may update this list as time allows.

  3. Most of these links are to the MP3 download version of the album. Some are only available on CD and linked accordingly. Some are only available via import at prices some may deem confiscatory and a clear indication that this entire exercise was my attempt at an affiliate click scam. I suggest those folks buy this camera instead.

Without further delay…

The Passion of The Christ

American Beauty




Cirque du Soleil – Ka

Twilight (The Score)

Free Philip Glass Sampler

The Fountain

Elizabethtown (Original Score)

Rushmore (Original Score)

Master and Commander

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

The Red Violin

The Illusionist

Last of the Mohicans


Once Upon a Time in the West

Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi, and Naqoyqatsi


Anything by John Willliams

There Will Be Blood


The Dark Knight Collectors Edition

Flash Gordon (Queen)


The Replacement Killers

(500) Days of Summer

The Last Samurai

Ocean’s Eleven

Schindler’s List

Pump Up The Volume

Pirates of the Caribbean


The Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring (The Complete Recordings)

Wyatt Earp


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