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Owen Pallett

Owen Pallett is a composer and actor, known for The Box (2009), Her (2013) and Life (2015). See full bio »
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Known For

The Box
The Box Composer
Her Music Department
Life Composer
The Wait
The Wait Composer


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 2016 Suited (Documentary)
 2015/I Life
 2013/I The Wait
 2011 Good Night, Doll (Short)
 2010 14 Actors Acting (Video short)
 2009/I The Box
 2007 Loudly, Death Unties (Short)
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 2013 Light Fires: Dependent (Short)
 2009 Dinner with the Band (TV Series)
Final Fantasy
- Final Fantasy (2009) ... Final Fantasy
 2007 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
- Board Room Meeting Member
- Rainn Wilson/Arcade Fire (2007) ... - Board Room Meeting Member (uncredited)
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 2013 Her (composer: additional music)
 2009/I The Box (conductor) / (orchestrator)
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 2012/II Honor (Short) (writer: "The CN Tower Belongs to the Dead (Many Ives Version)")
 2006 Everything's Gone Green (writer: "The CN Tower Belongs to the Dead")
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 2010 Rabbit Hole (Mr. Mitchell wishes to thank)
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 2017 Superconnected (Documentary)
 2014 Lennon or McCartney (Documentary short)
 2014 The 86th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Nominee: Best Original Score

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There's a part of myself always resisting the urge to make pretty violin music, not that I have that urge. I don't. I'm so glad there are other people out there making that music so I don't have to. See more »


Two songs he composed sampled their melodies from two Super Mario Bros. games. The first one, "Hey Dad", samples the Coin Heaven theme from Super Mario Bros. 3 while "An Arrow in the Side of Final Fantasy" samples the Star Maze theme from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.

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