Never felt a "need" to feel angry about anything. It usually happens naturally. Sorry, couldn't let that one go!Using some film music as a substitute for the contemporary classical music that you are failing to find is a common reason, I think, for people wanting to term orchestral film music as "classical". I am not sure why, though, it is so difficult for you to just say "I like some orchestral film music as much as I like the classical music of the past".
It is fair enough that you don't like much real contemporary classical music. You don't have to. You are not alone in it. But it is strange to say so when there is such a huge variety of it. Something for everyone I would have thought. But the way you go on to typify contemporary music suggests you prefer to focus your attention on music that you don't like (and possibly don't understand - hence your reference to "chaos"). Maybe you need to feel angry about something?
Well, fair enough. I don't need to justify my taste because I know it's no more valid than anyone else's. However, there does seem a need to explain something you mentioned further. It's the age old question: Do some people actually believe some of the things coming out of their mouths or what they do? It took me decades to finally come to the realization that yes, they do. I should have come to this realization sooner having one very close family member who is a pathological liar and another who is so delusional about what's happened to her in the past (and present). Einstein is credited saying once that, "there are two things that are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, but I'm not sure about the universe." If he did say it, he got it wrong. It's not so much human stupidity rather than the human ability to self delude that seems to be infinite.However it is, and while I acknowledge that you are entitled to your own taste, I really don't think you should dismiss composers and their music as "talentless" and "sham", especially while claiming objectivity. Why would someone spend their life pretending and struggling for their pretences to be heard? It just doesn't ring true. Also, you must be aware that many people actually enjoy and like - and claim to be uplifted and moved by - the music you are dismissing. So you must also feel they are deluded or feigning it ... or what? You dismiss a lot of people's integrity in your need to justify a taste that is just that: a taste that is no more valid than theirs.
There are talentless hacks in every field and in every profession. I went to high school with a guy who is now a medical Dr. He is licensed and has his official bona fides. He's a fun guy to hang out with with a very quick wit, but I wouldn't let him give me an aspirin. I don't think some of these composers (or artists) pull the covers up to their chin at night, close their eyes, and say to themselves, "I'm a fraud." Just like Stalin, Mao, or Pol Pot never said the themselves at night, "I'm an evil, monstrous, SOB." But that's exactly what they were. They were convinced they were doing "good." Hard for some people like us to believe that, but it's true. If we can't say the emperor is naked when he is, we have lost our way. Every system can be gamed. Maybe it's perhaps those who kept pushing the artistic parameters further and further out to absurdity for legitimate reasons, and then other's found a way to game the systems. No one was ever there to say wait a minute, you might want to think about the potential consequences.
I don't have the energy to go into this now (one thing I hate about discussing complex things like this on the internet is it takes too long to type all of this stuff - how I wish we could have discussions via phone or something like skype), but there is a whole other philosophy here of post modernism that has deeply infiltrated the art world (and many other worlds unfortunately - particularly as of late). It is a philosophy that is anti-beauty, anti-structure, and seeks to tear down all the old structures and institutions. To deny this is to be woefully naive and/or ignorant. That's all I'm saying. How so many people can see this happening in other areas of our world, yet not in their own is part of the self delusion. You like atonal, contemporary, avant-garde music? Great. I say rock on! Good for you. Keep listening, keep exploring, keep enjoying. There is some Bartok, Stravinsky, Frederic Rzewski, Tristan Murail, etc that I listen to when my wife's not around because she can't stand the stuff. I get it and I understand why she doesn't like it. I'm certainly not putting any of it on at a party. That's being objective: Understanding that just because I like it or enjoy it, doesn't necessarily mean it must be good.
VSome film music could absolutely be called "classical" music and some can not. I believe the greatest contemporary "classical" music written today is in movies. I believe many contemporary and modern composers and fans of "classical" music reject film music as being classified as "classical" for a variety of reasons. Not least of all because much of the film music that could be considered classical and could stand on it's own also reveals how pathetic and awful some contemporary classical music is. There is some great 20th century and modern classical music out there, .