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Tim Greiving

Tim Greiving is a film music journalist in Los Angeles, with regular bylines in the Los Angeles Times, NPR, and the Washington Post. Find him at

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Under the Sign of Sadness: Zbigniew Preisner’s Three Colors Scores

One of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s closest collaborators, the Polish composer suffuses the quotidian images that appear throughout Blue, White, and Red with deep poetry and sacred meaning.

By Tim Greiving

The Rule-Breaking Maestro Behind Noir’s Trademark Sound

With his love of dissonance and bold use of dramatic motifs, the Hungarian-born composer Miklós Rózsa popularized a whole new style of film music.

By Tim Greiving


Twisted Nostalgia: Chris Isaak in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Gifted with the looks and suavity of a young Elvis, the “Wicked Game” crooner shares with David Lynch an obsession with 1950s Americana—and a knowledge of the darkness at its heart.

By Tim Greiving

Michael Small, Film Music’s Prince of Paranoia

During the 1970s, an incredibly fertile decade for unorthodox approaches to film scoring, the composer of The Parallax View and Klute came into prominence with an out-of-the-box sound that captured the dread of the era.

By Tim Greiving