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Composer Bear McCreary is known for scoring popular television shows like Battlestar Galactica and The Walking Dead. His first film score is for 10 Cloverfield Lane. Kevin Porter & Anton Seim/Tim Greiving hide caption

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From Television To '10 Cloverfield Lane,' A Composer Plays With Surprise — And Luck

When a film starts, "you have anywhere from two to 10 seconds to get the audience's attention," score writer Bear McCreary says. He gained this and other advice from his mentor, whom he met by chance.

Let's Call the Whole Thing Off Ella Fitzgerald
It's a War Blackbird Blackbird

Sheikh Hassan Lachheb conducts the Portrait of a Prophet course in Lanham, Md. The course is based on the stories of the Hadith, personal recollections of the Prophet Muhammad put down in writing about two centuries after his death. Courtesy of CelebrateMercy hide caption

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Fighting Extremism With Knowledge: Learning The Lessons Of Muhammad

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Akiko Guitar
Step Right Up (Pour Yourself Some Wine) Alex Bleeker & the Freaks
Around the World/Harder Better Faster Stronger Daft Punk
My Only Swerving El Ten Eleven
Wally Wilder Delicate Steve

A Tokyo Electric Power Co. staffer measures the radiation level as others work on the construction of an ice wall at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant on July 9, 2014. Kimmimasa Mayama/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Water, Soil And Radiation: Why Fukushima Will Take Decades To Clean Up

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Faith George Michael
Daydream Youth Lagoon

Ted Cruz on Capitol Hill in September 2013, the day he conducted a more than 21-hour-long speech against Obamacare on the Senate floor. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Ted Cruz And The Senate: Now We've Got Bad Blood

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Find Enjoyment Ray Barbee
Awake Tycho
Vessel Jon Hopkins
Wakin on a Pretty Day Kurt Vile
Long Second
Goldrush The Herbaliser
Rumble Link Wray

Composer Bear McCreary is known for scoring popular television shows like Battlestar Galactica and The Walking Dead. His first film score is for 10 Cloverfield Lane. Kevin Porter & Anton Seim/Tim Greiving hide caption

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From Television To '10 Cloverfield Lane,' A Composer Plays With Surprise — And Luck

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Go!Amigo TF Boys
Music Is My Occupation Tommy McCook

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