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The Informant!

Strangely overlooked in this year’s Oscar nominations – even for Marvin Hamlisch’s kinetic score – “The Informant!” gets inside the highly unreliable thoughts of Mark Whitacre (Matt Damon), a biochemist turned whistleblower for Archer Daniels Midland.  Amid beige cubicles, the story unravels in surprising and funny ways, complete with bad disguises and James Bond-style tactics gone wrong.

Hamlisch is also the composer behind the musical “A Chorus Line” and the movie “The Sting.”  In a recent visit to Studio 360, Hamlisch sat behind the piano and conjured up the melodies from his long list of musical credits.

– Cary Barbor

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