Monday, October 17, 2011

Interview with a legend: Harry Manfredini

Kill, kill, kill . . . ma, ma, ma! By taking the line of dialogue "Kill her, mommy. Kill her" and integrating it into the score for Friday the 13th, composer Harry Manfredini made cinematic history. He also coined one of the most spoken phrases in the movie nerd vocabulary, and we love him for it.

Last night Shawn and I spent about 40 glorious minutes chatting with the composer about movies, music and movie music (duh). And we wish we had more time. But the 30-or-so-minute interview born from that conversation is Basement gold, which is actually better than I just made it sound.

You'll be able to hear our interview with Harry, who's composed scores for 100 or so features and counting, on our Dec. 2 episode. Think of it as an early Christmas present for Basement Dwellers. Sorry to tease you so early, but that's what we are in The Basement . . . teases . . . ish.

And a big shout out to the lovely Brooke Lewis for helping make the interview happen. As you know, she's the main attraction of our Interview With A Scream Queen Halloween Edition on Oct. 28.

Speaking of Brooke, The Toilet Paper men's site has named her The Dames We Dig For October, a no-brainer in our collective books. You can check out the article here.

And, because we can, here's Harry's Friday the 13th theme!

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