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Sound Of Images

Sound Of Images
Sound Of Images
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A casual Twitter discussion on Carol Reed’s The Third Man reminded me of Anton Karas’s spry background score in the film. Would Harry Lime’s war-torn, degraded and cynical Vienna come alive as compellingly without the strings of the zither?

 Would Maggie Cheung’s hypnotic walk and deep-seated loneliness in Wong Kar Wai’s In The Mood For Love feel as sensual and painfully exquisite without Shigeru Umebayashi poignant Yumeji's Theme?

Would Marion Crane’s stabbing in the shower in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho make you leap as much in fear without Bernard Herrmann’s screeching violins in the background?

Can Krzysztof Kieslowski’s The Three Colours trilogy be as profound and moving without Zbigniew Preisner's immensely reflective soundtrack?

What would images be without the support of sound? So here’s a personal favourite to end with. Henry Mancini’s delightfully mysterious theme for the opening credits of Stanley Donen’s comic-thriller Charade. Did it inspire Gumnaam hai koi?

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