The Needle Drop — What Fuels the Best Movie Soundtracks?

In this filmmaking video essay, StudioBinder looks at some of the best movie soundtracks to see how filmmakers’ music cues — or “needle drops” — create iconic cinema. The term “needle drop” refers to when a popular song is placed strategically in a scene. Here, our case studies of epic movie soundtracks are American Psycho, Thor: Ragnarok, and Almost Famous.


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Music & Score

StudioBinder | Creator Spotlight

Black Comedy

Slasher Horror

Mary Harron

American Psycho