Music Can Make or Break a Film

A screening of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial featuring music by the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA. Source: Hollywood Bowl.

Growing up, there was a forbidden VHS tape. Two, actually. The “Titanic” boxset taunted my sister and me from the shelves that housed the television and, underneath it, our parents’ movies. And on it went, until one day we convinced the babysitter that we were allowed to watch a PG-13 film in the very same house we moved out of before either of us reached our teens. Our mom came home before we finished the first tape and I didn’t…