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Zuiker: Big Apple Big On Music, Emotion

By Caillan
April 24, 2004 - 11:05 AM

See Also: 'MIA/NYC - NonStop' Episode Guide

CSI executive producer Anthony Zuiker yesterday said unique musical themes would help the New York spin-off create its own identity.

"It will be a forensic procedural drama, like the previous two shows," Zuiker told Dan Taylor on WCBS radio in New York (via Elyse's CSI Site). "The big difference is it will be far more character driven, and we're going to use amazing music from the '60s and '70s to underscore the cinema of drama."

To illustrate the effect this would have on the atmosphere of the series, Zuiker cited an example from the crossover CSI: Miami episode, "MIA/NYC - NONSTOP", that will launch the spin-off. Bill Withers' song "In My Heart" will play a key part in "a whole final 9/11 beat with Gary Sinise's wife, who died in one of the towers. It's the back story so it's very emotional and he's a wonderful singer."

Expect music from other big names such as Simon & Garfunkel and James Taylor to pop up in the soundtrack as well. "[It'll be] very serious, very New York, very emotional, very healing. That'll all be a big part of that show," Zuiker said.

To read Elyse's full report on the radio interview, head over to this page. "MIA/NYC - NONSTOP" will air May 17 on CBS.

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