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Handcarved Credits

"...whittled like a toy whistle from the stick that is the movie."

Every time film score enthusiast Erin Murray sees a movie, she writes a song for the end credits. She's outfitted 'Hellboy 2' with a soul theme, 'Doubt' with an organ hymn, 'Lost in Translation' with an Indie tune, and even made a 80s sitcom theme for Battlestar Galactica. Some of them are silly, some of them are serious, but they're all crafted to fit with the subject. She also takes requests for films and for styles.

Her latest one is for the film 'Coraline'.

[on the Coraline score]Bruno Coulais leads the Hungarian Symphony Orchestra and the Children's Choir of Nice, among others, in this eerie and enchanting score. There were two things I wanted to duplicate in my piece: the choral works, and the sounds of the words. The lyrics, in French I believe, are fantastic, simply in the sounds they make. It was like a consonant rhythm section!

Link to website.

Link to song La Belle Dame Sans Merci.

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I just wanted to say that makes total sense! I was so impressed by how well the words worked in the score, and now I know why. Thanks for posting the interview, that's insanely neat.
-Erin, from the website in question
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"The lyrics, in French I believe, are fantastic, simply in the sounds they make. It was like a consonant rhythm section!"

The lyrics are actually in a nonsense language that the composer concocts solely for their sounds!

... from an interview with the director...
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This writer has tremendously eclectic talents in her writing. You really have to listen to a number of the songs to get an understanding of her amazing range, from the haunting and moody piece she wrote for Coraline, to the playful "Simple Things" and heartbreaking "Whisper."

And the "If Battlestar was and 80's sitcom" theme is frakkin' inspired... think Larry and Balki meet the Cylons...

Definitely worth the time to listen to a number of the writer's compositions.
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