I've never had this sort of associations with this one. Probably the only similarity for me would be with Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries and the German's Nazi (must be pretty common) but actually, I think it was taken over after some time and now I more associate it with Apocalypse Now.JR8 wrote:That Prokofiev piece always conjoured for me images of a 'lumbering relentless Soviet war machine'. It still does, that menace. Ironic (as you title it) it's part of a suite titled Romeo and Juliet.
And this was made for the Hunt For Red October and I think it is pretty close to my mental image of the Soviet era (partly for the reason I understand the words).
I think it is not a separate genre but for a substantial part of the soundtracks a common factor would be what some people call epic. I believe it is not that frequent to see it not associated anyhow with a movie (or a video game).JR8 wrote:That theme to 'The Fire Truck' reminds me of a cross between Rambo and the Magnificent Seven.
'The Englishman'. Sounds like a string quartet/+. Rope in the Americans with some Gaelic sounding pipes.
I'd never considered 'film theme' music as a genre... it's really very different and quite strange on the ear. Some of it makes Prokofiev seem a pretty straight-forward proposition