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Lost in Translation: The 'Translational Fallacy' in Analyzing Lyric Writing

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.02.2015 | Arts
Michael Sigman

Translating lyrics can be a noble calling. It's simply not what Carl did. When writing a lyric -- whether or not there was an already existing foreign-language one -- he focused on one thing and one thing alone: creating the perfect "wedding" of words and music.

Apologizing Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

The death last week of Erich Segal reminded the world of Love Story, his 1969 mega-selling book, and the blockbuster 1970 movie of the same name, for which he wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay.

The Best Original Movie Scores By Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Surveying the historical span of filmmaking, the use of original music appears more prevalent from the dawn of sound through the 1970s -- or perhaps it's just that the scores themselves were more memorable over this period.