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My Life In Soundtracks: Rupert Wyatt
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My Life In Soundtracks: Rupert Wyatt

The first soundtrack I bought...

Don't Look Now by Pino Donaggio. John's Theme was a piece of music that was integral to that film's identity, as well as a beautifully simple piano and flute composition in its own right. I remember watching the film and falling under its incredible spell and then immediately hunting it down in HMV (back in the CD stone age)

The soundtrack that most inspired me...
There are three and I can’t split them up as they’re so different but all brilliant and unique in their own way:


1. Amélie by Yann Tiersen. I've used music from that score in more temp mixes than any other. It has an incredible life to it, and covers every range of human emotion with quite a small selection of instruments. It never gets old for me.


2. The Thin Red Line by Hans Zimmer. It builds like no other score I know. Each piece is its own world. There are no reprises. For me, far and away Zimmer's best work.


3. Birth by Alexandre Desplat. He gives New York its identity. And creates an incredible mood of melancholy with a pulse that throbs like a heart beat. Which is kind of perfect for a film that starts with a man's heart attack and what comes next.

Soundtrack currently on heavy rotation...

Right now, it's Tron by Daft Punk and Harry Gregson-Williams. It's big and bombastic but I love its use of electronica and strings.

My soundtrack guilty pleasure...

Teddy Shapiro's You, Me And Dupree. I haven't seen the film, don't plan to, but I love the summer-day feelgood vibe of this soundtrack.

Favourite song from a musical

No contest. Oom-Pah-Pah – Shania Wallis & The Three Cripples Crowd from Oliver! My three year-old son’s favourite too.

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