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February 06, 2013


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What a great post/essay. It seems films/filmmakers often rely simply on the effects of instrumentals or even just a type of song or genre of music to set mood and tone, but how important the lyric, especially the well-written one, really can be to the film's narrative.

So true, Amy. Thanks! DL

They seem vaguely unreal, lifeless. In contrast, the photograph of his wife that a hung-over March looks at the next morning – another sort of souvenir – has all the meaning in the world for him. And Among My Souvenirs – played on the piano by Hoagy Carmichael,

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman

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