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Tue., March 15
Paramount Pictures Presents: The Berklee Composer Project

Paramount Pictures has been making films for 99 years and counting: from its first silent films in 1912, all the way up to Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never". And for as long as the Hollywood studio has made films, it's made iconic soundtracks: "Indiana Jones", "Forrest Gump", "Iron Man", "The Godfather", and those terrifying violin shrieks for Alfred Hitchock's "Psycho". To help catalog all that music from almost a century of filmmaking, Paramount has enlisted the help of student composers from the Berklee College of Music. Berklee students listen to, break down, describe, and catalog legendary music from composers like Danny Elfman, John Williams, and Bernard Herrmann.

For their troubles, Berklee students get industry contacts, and the chance to score a Paramount short film of their very own. Richard Davis is the director of the Paramount project, and a professor of composition at the Berklee College of Music. He joins us in studio, along with Berklee student and composer, Pablo Trujillo.
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*Originally aired 11/02/12
Walter Mosley on The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey


Walter MosleyLate last year, Walter Mosley joined us to talk about his latest novel, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. Mosley’s protagonist, Ptolemy Grey, is an old, ailing recluse living in a dump of a cluttered apartment. His mind, on a downward spiral of dementia, is equally cluttered with a mashup of memories: the death of his wife, the lynching of a friend, his service in World War II. Then everything changes when he’s offered a Faustian bargain—a drug that will restore his brain in exchange for a shorter life. He takes the plunge, hoping mental clarity will help him solve a murder. Though Mosley may be best known for detective novels, his writing spans all genres: literary fiction, science fiction, crime and social commentary. In The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Mosely uses threads from all of these styles to tell the story of mortality and morality. 

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