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Music from My Movies

Do the Notzilla! I wrote three songs for the closing credits of my new feature film Notzilla, each in a different early 60s pop style, and each devoted to the national craze set off by an escaped kaiju (giant monster) … Continue reading

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Music from My Movies

 Where Have All the Monsters Gone? As I mentioned in the previous Music from My Movies, I wrote three songs for the closing credits of my new feature film Notzilla. Since the music under the credits represents a typical day … Continue reading

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Music from My Movies

Father, I’m on Fire! Father, I’m on Fire, a burst of guileless musical joy, plays under the ending credits of my feature film Over-the-Rhine. Expressing the newborn faith of one of the film’s central characters, it’s exuberant lyrics and light … Continue reading

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Music from My Movies

Impossible Love The song Impossible Love plays a key role in my film Over-the-Rhine, as indeed it does in my life. Early in the movie, seventeen-year-old songwriter and drug addict Alec has a melody stuck in his head. He attempts … Continue reading

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Music from My Movies

The Game Creating music for the films I write and direct has become my principal way of pursuing my “other love.” I embedded Healing River, the song used in the opening of my feature film Over-the-Rhine, in my first Music … Continue reading

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Music from My Movies

Healing River When I was young, it was a toss-up whether music or writing would be the focus of my career. Writing and filmmaking eventually emerged as my creative fulcrum. But, like water seeking the path of least resistance, my … Continue reading

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Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow: The Next Generation

Boldly going where no song has gone before. (Enjoy the Trek!) (How a geek like me begins December.) Live Long and be Merry!

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