Over 40 years and 100+ albums, the legendary German ambient group Tangerine Dream has also composed more than 30 film scores, starting with William Friedkin's legendary 1977 film Sorcerer. In advance of the band's US tour this July, BAMcinématek presents a 10-film primer to celebrate the group's cosmic, ethereal, moving, and often contrapuntal scores.
This cult thriller perfectly captures the end-of-the-world Cold War paranoia.
Tangerine Dream's contrapuntal score perfectly complements this take on slasher films.
Tangerine Dream's modern score for Ridley Scott's special-effects extravaganza.
One of the great masterpieces of the 80s, starring James Caan.
Mann's bold fusion of World War II melodrama and gothic horror.
A Manhattan photojournalist is commissioned to do a story about her roots.
Kathryn Bigelow's vamp-western-biker hybrid that has emerged as a horror classic.
Philippe Garrel's surreal, minimalistic cine-poem.
A cautionary tale transformed into a surprising and perceptive study of loneliness.