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How the music uncorked the full artistic potential of William Friedkin’s “To live and die in L.A.”

Counterfeit world, real-life emotions

The eighties were a fruitful time for the fusion of films and pop music. Never was there a time when the pop charts and the weekly box-office complimented one another as often as they did then. It got to the point where a film’s popularity would sometimes depend on the success of its soundtrack. Eighties-era MTV was a willing participant in the crossover promotion of big Hollywood films, as a hit ... more >