Didn't used to be that way, except perhaps for animated features. Now, it's unusual for there to be twenty minutes of footage without music of some kind, be it "incidental" or orchestral score. I love film music (well, good film music), but I am tired of directors who try to manipulate our every emotion through music rather than good writing or acting. I thought, for instance, that there were some lovely themes underscoring THE PERFECT STORM, but James Horner is so omnipresent that it became sensory overload long before the storm even hit. I love contrasts. I love what effects silence can bring to an audience if it's pulled of correctly; and bursts of music when appropriate, but Hollywood's reliance on music is way-y-y out of control!