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I like to walk. A lot. I like to hike in the woods but also explore the cityscapes on long urban walkabouts. I used to always have headphones on when walking but these days I mix it up— sometimes with headphones, sometimes without simply enjoying the environmental soundtrack.

What do I listen to while I walk? All sorts of things. It really depends on my mood or the weather or what I’m working on and trying to think about. What does all of this have to do with your weekly installment of music to be shared and enjoyed? While on my walks, I sometimes like to listen to this piece to help me think.

This week’s selection comes from Thomas Newman, perhaps best know for his film soundtracks. This music was used for the end titles of 2004’s Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Enjoy!

Kite Runner

05/09/2013 — Leave a comment

Clearly I’ve missed out until recently when I saw the movie Kite Runner (based on the book of the same title by Khaled Hosseini). What drew me into the movie initially (since I will admit I’ve not read the book) were the titles by MK12 and their flowing whirl of dreamy watercolored calligraphy.

Lovely, right? So, what have you been watching lately guys? Seen any good movies?

A while ago, I was traveling in New Orleans and stopped for brunch. It was a hot sunny day and we ended up in one of the French Quarter‘s hidden courtyards with flowering trees and a jazz trio. After a leisurely meal in the shade, I noticed the scratched walls of the passageways on the way back out into the sun.

Layers and layers of paint…
Scratched Wall

Scratched Wall

Scratched Wall

love notes..
Scratched Wall

As I was taking these photos, I couldn’t help but think of Saul Bass’ end titles for West Side Story.

I will admit I’m not the biggest fan of the movie or production in general, but I really appreciate the beautifully executed titles.

Have you seen Danny Yount’s titles for Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes? Wow!


Read Art of the Title’s interview with Yount here and see the evolution of his work on this project as well as the full credits themselves.

Image: Art of the Title