Conducting, I tried it once off the cuff, and quickly realized there were subtle aspects that I was missing. There is a lot more to it that I was able to grasp simply by watching conductors.
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If someone suddenly lost their director the day before shooting and wanted me to step...
New Yorkers may think they're on some cutting edge, but that's not especially true. It...
I don't generally find myself listening to the music of a film unless there's something...
I just love the sheer mess of New York.
Even if I went off to some other career, I hope I would still be...
There is not much irony when people are being happy on screen.
I think I've only done one horror movie, Psycho III. That was a walk in...
I think being a little nuts is helpful.
Big Sur is at the end of the continent. It attracts really crazy people.
How does my music connect to an audience? That is just a complete mystery to...
When the systems we expect to help us actually hurt us, we have tragedy.
I would like to do a science fiction film some day. Star Wars seems really...
In mainstream romantic comedies, I'm usually tearing my hair out. It's just a devastatingly difficult...
Death is always around the corner, but often our society gives it inordinate help.
All my music is very simple in that melody is usually clearly stated.
I have always loved Scottish music - all sorts of Celtic, Gaelic music.
John Barry was my hero when I was about 13. His scores to the James...
Learning how to improvise really awakened my interest in music.
If not bliss, ignorance can at least be fun.
I almost never try to make the audience comfortable. I wouldn't want that if I...