Emmylou Harris tells Jamin Brophy-Warren of the Wall Street Journal that her 2000 album Red Dirt Girl was inspired by the film Boys Don't Cry. "You are affected by everything you see and hear," she says.
Below, Ms. Harris's favorite movie soundtracks.
- The Border (Ry Cooder scored the music for this film.)
- The Last of the Mohicans
- Big Night (Her favorite piece, she says, is "Mo Ve'la Bella Mia Da La Muntagna" by Matteo Salvatore. "It sounds like an old folk song," she says.)
- Amelie ("I'm a sucker for accordion music," says Ms. Harris.)
- The White Diamond (On the soundtrack, "some of the vocal pieces sounded like Southern 'shape note' singing," she says, referring to a type of religious singing commonly found in the South. "It's scary, and there's something about this music and the singing that I had to hear it again.")