In Perfect Movie Music, Filling Space Is An Art

"I remember the moment. I was working with VHS tapes and a turntable, and I had Psychocandy, The Jesus and Mary Chain, on vinyl. Sofia was over at the house, and I just dropped the needle."

— Hollywood music supervisor Brian Reitzell says the climax of Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation and the song "Just Like Honey" seemed made for each other. He tells NPR's Rachel Martin that he takes an authorial role picking music for films, sometimes starting before shooting even begins. Hear their conversation at the audio link.

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