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Composer Theodore Shapiro scored the new Ghostbusters movie like a gothic horror film, with church organ and full choir. Hopper Stone, SMPSP/Courtesy of Sony Pictures hide caption

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What Makes A Comedy Funnier? Music With A Straight Face

When tapped to write the score for the Ghostbusters reboot, composer Theodore Shapiro knew the trick to getting laughs: a soundtrack of serious music.

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Daydream Tycho
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I Will Possess Your Heart Death Cab for Cutie

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What Makes A Comedy Funnier? Music With A Straight Face

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DESPITE THE WEATHER KAYTRANADA