During one scene in Shinji Higuchi’s recent film “Attack on Titan,” soldiers leap from building to building battling a carnivorous giant with nothing but swords. The horror is heightened by the music: razor sharp synthesizers accentuate a foreboding orchestral melody. It’s hard to imagine the action being as intense with only the grunts of the actors to listen to.

When it comes to the basics of making a movie, the director, producer and actors are all essential. The person that takes the experience to a higher level of quality, however, is the soundtrack composer — and Shiro Sagisu is one of the best in the business.

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