Okay, Tarkovsky said this stuff a while ago, but it seems to still summarize / pertain to the current film landscape. It ties well to our brief discussion in class about why orchestral music is used in film--does the filmic world, or the ideas within, call for it? Or is orchestral music just a convention? I think that film+orchestra has been an opportunistic marriage, one that has created a lot of great cinematic moments. But most film music indeed just seems to amplify emotions in the image, or to cover up bad edits or acting.