Director Danny Boyle's movies are memorable for many reasons, not least of which is the music he uses. Whether collaborating with trusted composers or choosing specific songs to underscore key scenes, the man obviously puts a lot of thought into what his films sound like.
For his latest, '127 Hours,' he again enlisted A.R. Rahman, the Indian composer/producer/musician responsible for the propulsive score to 'Slumdog Millionaire,' which so aptly captured the energy of Mumbai. Rahman's music to Boyle's new movie is more eclectic and atmospheric, reflecting both the expansiveness of its Utah setting and the psyche of James Franco's character, who must do the unthinkable to survive. Typically, it plays a huge part in the film.
Thinking back on the director's previous work, we recall equally compelling music. Here are seven examples of Boyle scenes buoyed by great music. (Spoiler warning for those who haven't yet seen 'Sunshine,' 'Shallow Grave' or 'Slumdog Millionaire.')