This week’s Watercooler Musical Interlude is the opening track to Masaru Sato’s score for Akira Kurosawa’s Yojimbo. I like the mixture of Japanese styles and jazz. Sato studied under Kurosawa composer Fumio Hayasaka. When Hayasaka died of tuberculosis at age 41 while scoring Kurosawa’s 1955 film Record of a Living Being, the studio tapped Sato to replace him. Sato would go on to score 7 more Kurosawa films.
I meant to finally get off my ass and get to a theater this weekend to catch Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects, but stayed home to make sweet sweet love to my new TV instead. So, that’s all from me this week. Now it’s your turn. Did anyone see anything worth talking about since last weekend? Lay it on me.
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