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Clue Music (Score)

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Music (Score)

By the time he was tapped to compose the film score for Clue, John Morris had enjoyed a long career writing music for TV and movies. He worked closely with Mel Brooks and scored lots of movies for him over the years including The Producers, Young Frankenstein, and Blazing Saddles.

Plus, in 1980, he was nominated for an Oscar for his score for The Elephant Man. The guy was good. Real good.

Like the movie, the score to Clue mixes two seemingly contradictory elements—comedy and murder.

The music that plays over the opening titles is specifically sinister with its little stabbing notes and haunting undertones. Compare that to the tune you hear while Wadsworth breathlessly takes the guests through the events of the evening with its zany pace and madcap melodies.

A movie with two sides gets one perfect score.

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