Re: RARA-AVIS: JAZZ as soundtrack

From: Patrick King (
Date: 26 Jul 2007

What about the jazz score for 1999's The Talented Mr. Ripley, spinning Matt Damon in a Chet Baker Mode. I heard that Anthony Minghella, the director, actually believed that the trumpet player, Chet Baker, was a Ripley-like personality. That he used Baker's persona as a guide to how the Ripley character thinks. Baker certainly was a man with problems, but I never heard that he was homocidal. He sure was a great trumpet player, thought. The perfect choice for a noir sound track.

Patrick King
--- Karin Montin <> wrote:

> I watched Bob le Flambeur this week and it has a
> pretty jazzy score. There's music in every scene, I
> think. I've started watch The Naked City, which by
> contrast has not a single note of music, at least in
> the first forty minutes.
> Karin

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