Music from film is diverse as the whole of music. Let's explore it on WFMU.
On Strength Through Failure, Fabio played "Seduction" from Quincy Jones' 1967 score for In Cold Blood--from Truman Capote's non-fiction novel about a brutal home invasion and murder in 1959 Kansas. If you thought Jones was only a master at upbeat jazz and funk, listen to "Seduction." Pure evil!
On My Castle Of Quiet, William Berger played horror-surrealist Dario Argento's 1970s score band Goblin from Blue Omega. Riz Ortolani's' theme from the banned Cannibal Holocaust was played by Scott Williams. Strange: an easy listening theme for one of the most violent films ever made. But Jerry Fielding's murky, fluid orchestrations to Demon Seed, played by Daniel Blumin, fit horror perfectly.
Ever notice how early 1970s rock scores exaggerate the genre they emulate?. Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls is Russ Meyer's 1970 soft-porn about girl band Carrie Nations, co-written by Roger Ebert. Bob Brainen played "Come With The Gentle People," Therese played the fuzz guitar acid of "Find It". Both written by Stu Phillips.
Cyrkle (Paul Simon's "Red Rubber Ball") did the Minx soundtrack. Mike Sin played "Squeeze Play" Minx was rated X in 1969, but so was picture of the year Midnight Cowboy. Minx is probably pretty 2011 tame.
Urban sound scapes: Rix played the 1963 Kenyon Hopkins score to East Side West Side, a TV series with George C. Scott as a social worker. On Stereo Odysey, Yancy played "Copstop" by Don Ellis' from 1971's French Connection.. Ellis' dark orchestral jazz-funk invokes old New York: black fedoras on trench-coated detectives walking through rainy pollution. Get a Real Player for both. "Copshot" starts about half hour into Stereo Odyssey
Blaxploitation: Evan "Funk" Davies shared Roy Ayers' lightening vibes on "Coffy Is The Color", again in Real Audio. Mike Sin played "Easin' In" by Edwin Starr from Hell Up In Harlem. On Are We There Yet, Tamar played "Action In Memphis" by Johnny Pearson from the Black Dynamite Soundtrack, which you would never know came out in 2009.
This is not even a dust speck of the film music played on WFMU. Do your own search and see what you dig up.