In the film-music game, there is BEFORE MARTY and there is AFTER MARTY. While songs have been part of movies since the beginning of movies, everything changed once you saw Mean Streets. Since then, the Scorsese blend of the popular songbook, opera, jazz, and R&B, along with accents of punk rock and that old-time rock ’n’ roll, has made for a notorious cinematic stew. More is more. Here is some.

Randall Poster supervises the music in movies, among them Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman