There’s a very cool feature on music supervisor Blake Leyh over on HBO:
… music supervisor Blake Leyh – who, on another show, might compose sweeping themes and clever montages – has to fight the instinct to draw sentimental connections through song choice. “I want to make the scene less emotional, less melodramatic,” he says. “We put music in there as a device to push you away from the people a little bit. It’s something you would so rarely do in a Hollywood movie; you would want to pump up the emotion. But on ‘The Wire,’ so often we’re trying to go against that.”
See also the sidebar (be sure and click on the song titles) featuring songs “you never heard on the The Wire” and why.
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