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This bit of film score from the movie about Veronica Guerin (scored by Harry-Gregson Williams) has an awesome story behind it. Williams was in Dublin and heard a young boy singing in the streets for money, and really wanted to record his voice for his film score but didn’t have anything to record with. He had to come home, but asked his brother’s assistant to fly to Dublin and find the little boy because he wanted this one kid’s voice in the movie. The assistant couldn’t find him and flew back. Williams begged him to go back again, so he did, and he found the boy and recorded this bit of “Fields of Athenry” in a sketchy alleyway in the middle of Dublin. Goes to show how seriously film composers take their jobs- they know that one small detail can completely change the way the movie affects the emotions of the audience members.

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