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Synesthesia and the mystery of great film music

By Ray Bennett “Give me music,” says Shakespeare’s Cleopatra. “Music, moody food for us that trade in love.” Moody food, too, for those who trade in movies. Whether it’s Rupert Everett leading a rousing chorus of “I Say a Little … Continue reading

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Ry Cooder at home in the California desert

There are nearly 100 Ry Cooder tracks on my iPod, just ahead of Randy Newman, including songs, film scores and his last three releases, the superb trilogy “Chávez Ravine” (2005), “My Name Is Buddy” (2007 ) and “I, Flathead” (2008), … Continue reading

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