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Lights! Camera! Music!

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Without music, most movie would be downright drab. No one would be singing in the rain. The guys in "Chariots of Fire" would be running INEXPLICABLY IN SLOW MOTION. And in "Casablanca," Sam would have nothing to play... much less play again.

This week, we're talking about movie music with three great guests: NPR film critic Bob Mondello, jazz great Terence Blanchard, and director Benh Zeitlin, whose "Beasts of the Southern Wild" earned him awards the world over.

So, as they say, save us the aisle seat and we'll share our popcorn.

There's more on this week's show and guests on the Music Inside Out website. Pay us a visit and explore.

WEB EXTRA: Elvis & Porgy & Bess

Gwen and Bob Mondello explore the echoes in the soundtrack to "King Creole."

PLAYLIST

Quite a bit of the music heard in this week's show is available for you to stream to your computer or mobile device. We've also put together a complete playlist of all the music heard in the show.

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Gwen Thompkins is a New Orleans native, NPR veteran and host of WWNO's Music Inside Out, where she brings to bear the knowledge and experience she amassed as senior editor of Weekend Edition, an East Africa correspondent, the holder of Nieman and Watson Fellowships, and as a longtime student of music from around the world.