By Edgar Treiguts, CNN
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(CNN) – The latest Superman movie, Man of Steel, is now in theatres. Its soundtrack music was scored by Hans Zimmer, one of the top movie composers in Hollywood. He's one of the busiest, honored, and well-known in the business. Zimmer has scored music for more than 100 movies. That list includes Inception, Gladiator, Crimson Tide, Pearl Harbor, The Lion King, and the three most recent Batman movies – two of which he co-composed with James Newton Howard. But it's not just the high-octane action movies – Zimmer's also written music for romantic comedies, like As Good As It Gets and Something's Gotta Give. .
Zimmer says before he starts a new movie, he has to fight through the same process: .
[3:14] "The blinding fear of the blank page. There was a lot of procrastination and re-evaluating one's self worth and all that." FULL POST
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(CNN) – Happy Friday and welcome to today's CNN Radio News Day. On today's show:
The law that allows that monitoring was actually put in place to limit the government’s ability to spy on its citizens. CNN’s Lisa Desjardins looks at how FISA was born as well as how, and why, it changed to grant more sweeping secret powers.
The White House says it will increase the "scale and scope" of its support for the Syrian opposition after concluding that Syria has crossed a "red line" with its use of chemical weapons against its own people. What does that mean? Host Tommy Andres finds out from Andrew Parasiliti, Editor of Al-Monitor and member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Ahead of CNN's news morning show "New Day," CNN's Steve Kastenbaum explores why morning TV news show are what they are, and why they're so popular.
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(CNN) – Do you remember when Google predicted the spread of the H1N1 flu throughout the U.S. more accurately and more quickly than the Centers for Disease Control did? Neither did I, until I started reading the new book, "Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think."
“Like the CDC,” write the authors, “they could tell where the flu had spread, but unlike the CDC they could tell it in near real time, not a week or two after the fact.”
Now that we have a great example of how much good internet giants can do – monitoring and storing our every click, our every phone call – we can get to the issue of the day: the leaks by a young computer analyst named Edward Snowden that revealed the U.S. government’s National Security Agency was gathering and storing far more of our online behavior and cell phone calls than we ever imagined. FULL POST