Classic FM devote an extraordinary amount of air-time to music from the movies.
Now I'm not suggesting for a moment that the offerings are not sometimes stirring, relaxing or moving. I would however put forward the view that without an image to accompany them they are only half complete. Musical wallpaper. A backdrop for the creative work of a film producer. Their intention surely is to add ambiance and atmosphere to what your eyes are seeing and are not originally conceived as a stand-alone musical works.
One could I suppose, extend this argument to ballet music. This is surely a vehicle for prima donas to tippy toe across the stage to!
What do you reckon?