The music in Laura makes the fim.
Composers are underrated.
The Maltese Falcon--Adolf Deutsch
Subtract the musc from each of these and the films are far less engaging.
As Bernard Hermann said about his score for the film Fahrenheit 451, the music takes some dry lines of dialogue and creates the sub-text of repressed emotions beneath them. That is what these great composers have done, covered some areas that would have been outside the frame, highlighted and connected some emotional dots.
Next time concentrate upon the musical sco