Thursday, June 9, 2016

Soundtrack to the Bill Finger film in my head

While researching and writing Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman beginning in the summer of 2006, I regularly did something else solitary: went running. Music is one of my top passions but I can't listen while writing, so running provides a triple win: the chance to listen to music; exercise, of course; and the chance to be in nature (which is not where I keep my computer and desk).

Several songs came to symbolize Bill Finger's story for me, and when they came on my iPod while I was running, I sometimes imagined them running along with the end credits of a feature film about Bill's life:

  "Live in a Hiding Place" by Idlewild
(aptly, the video starts with a man typing)

 "Lousy Reputation" by We Are Scientists

"Try" by Billy Pilgrim (eventually used in the book trailer)

A movie that could happen…

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