It starts with the contemplative "Truman Sleeps" from The Truman Show, a film about a man who doesn't realize that his whole life is a reality TV program.
Next, cruise into the 1940s with the theme from "Farewell My Lovely - Main Title (Marlowe's Theme)."
Then, listen to two tracks from the FX series, Fargo, by Jeff Russo - "Stavros' Prayer" and "Highway Snow."
Switch gears from Midwestern mystery to the romantic omens of spaghetti Westerns with Ennio Morricone's "L'uomo dell' armonica (The Man with the Harmonica)," followed by "L'Arena" and "Il Tramanto." If you haven't seen the films that they originally appeared, you may recognize them from their appearances in other media, such as Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill films.
Jolt back to the epic, Biblical past (and stay awake) with "In the Beginning, There Was Nothing," "The Fallen Ones" and "Make Thee an Ark" by Clint Mansell, from the film Noah.
Then, return to soft beats with the systematic escalation of "Theme from World War Z" by The Evolved.
Conclude with an epic finish "The Ecstasy of Gold" and "The Trio" from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, also by Morricone.
If you're still working, you know what to do - hit replay.
And if you missed Intersections' first "Studying with Soundtracks" playlist, find it here.