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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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Jingle Bells

“Jingle Bells” is one of the most sung Christmas tunes in the world, although its lyrics vary from country to country (it’s also one of the most spoofed). It was written by James Lord Pierpont–for Thanksgiving–in remembrance of the sleigh … Continue reading

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