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    Fri, 11 Sep 2009 08:55:27

    Playlist: <i>Whiteout</i> Creator Greg Rucka - The mastermind behind <i>Whiteout</i> shares his playlist with ARTISTdirect.com in this exclusive feature...

    In order to keep a rhythm, Whiteout creator Greg Rucka spends a lot of time listening to music when putting pen to paper.

    "I'm working on a novel right now, and I've been listening to the Master and Commander soundtrack over and over again," Greg says smiling. "I'm in love with that soundtrack! I've seen the movie three times. The first time, I didn't like it. The second time, I loved it and, the third time, I loved it even more [Laughs]."

    What was he listening to during the creation of Whiteout though?

    He laughs, "Vangelis has an album called Antarctica, and I had that on infinite repeat when I was writing Whiteout."

    Warner Brothers' big screen adaptation of Greg's icy masterpiece hits theaters on September 11, and it's the perfect frost-bitten thrill ride. In order to get us closer to his creative process, Greg shared his playlist with ARTISTdirect.com in this exclusive feature.

    Check out Greg's playlist below and be sure to catch Whiteout in theaters!

    Greg Rucka's Playlist:

    1. Master and Commander — Soundtrack

    2. Vangelis — Antarctica

    3. Warren Zevon

    When I was younger and wilder, I used to be able to write to Warren Zevon really well, but I can't do that anymore [Laughs].

    4. Miles Davis

    5. Stan Getz

    6. Charlie Parker

    7. Lester Boone

    I tend to do jazz. I like my standards—Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Stan Getz and when I'm feeling more adventures Lester Boone and guys like that. I actually find that the older I get the less I can work to lyrics. I have to work to music.

    —Rick Florino

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