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That selection of music makes the film

American Graffiti, Quadrophenia, Pulp Fiction, Trainspotting, Licorice Pizza, and numerous MCU films. Pop music has colored many classic films, and as an integral part of these films, it can sometimes be said to have "made" them. Not only films with music as a direct subject, but also films "made" by pop music range from human dramas, coming-of-age films, suspense, action, science fiction, and sometimes horror films.

Yuji Shibasaki, music director and critic, introduces pop music in notable films of the time, and explains how the music works and devotes itself to the film.

Yuji Shibasaki


Born in Saitama, Japan in 1983. Music director and critic, involved in promotion and production in the record industry since 2006, and A&R for many artists. He is the author of "Music Goes On: The Latest Music Life Thoughts" (Music Magazine, 2021) and editor of "What is City Pop" (Kawade Shobo Shinsha, 2022).

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