Tomas Alfredson says some interesting things about music and filmmaking:  Someone said a very good thing about Frank Sinatra: as a singer, he is one of the best drummers in the world. I am a better drummer with film. An artist just has to find the right voice. Music is the strongest of the arts; nothing moves an infant more than music. I like any kind of music that provokes strong emotions and images when I listen to it. Whenever I am doubtful, I listen to the song like a mantra. You can throw yourself into one specific song, and listen to the drums, or be with the horn section. So you can be in different places with the same music. I go to music to help me with my film: how do I want this scene to breathe? I ask this song for an answer. I follow the clarinet in this scene; it has some mellow feeling in this scene. And in another scene, I follow something else in the song. I ask other questions as well: how does this scene smell, what temperature is it . . .

Tomas Alfredson says some interesting things about music and filmmaking: 

Someone said a very good thing about Frank Sinatra: as a singer, he is one of the best drummers in the world. I am a better drummer with film. An artist just has to find the right voice. Music is the strongest of the arts; nothing moves an infant more than music. I like any kind of music that provokes strong emotions and images when I listen to it. Whenever I am doubtful, I listen to the song like a mantra. You can throw yourself into one specific song, and listen to the drums, or be with the horn section. So you can be in different places with the same music. I go to music to help me with my film: how do I want this scene to breathe? I ask this song for an answer. I follow the clarinet in this scene; it has some mellow feeling in this scene. And in another scene, I follow something else in the song. I ask other questions as well: how does this scene smell, what temperature is it . . .