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Meet Justin Timberlake, film composer of 'The Book of Love'

Meet Justin Timberlake, film composer of 'The Book of Love'

To learn that Justin Timberlake, the multi-platinum pop star, actor and owner of handfuls of Grammys and Emmys, composed an orchestral film score feels very, shall we say, left field. But the seed was actually planted at a young age.

“I think when I was a kid I would hear movies more than I would watch them,” said Timberlake, 35. “I saw ‘E.T.’ at a drive-in with my father, and hearing that main theme to the movie, and how it’s used when the bikes take off and they fly over the police barricade, and you hear that sweeping melody — I’ll never forget that moment.”

The Tennessee native’s scoring debut is for the new indie drama, “The Book of Love,” now in theaters and...

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