I almost never try to make the audience comfortable. I wouldn't want that if I were in the audience.
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Carter Burwell Quotes
Los Angeles is an industry town, and it has great facilities and personnel. The disadvantage...
I would like to do a science fiction film some day. Star Wars seems really...
I don't find myself lobbying for projects. Filmmakers almost always come to me.
I had piano lessons when I was a kid, like most people. And hated them,...
Music is the subliminal connecting adhesive in film, or at least in narrative feature films.
On Being John Malkovich and the cinema of the absurd, I do enjoy it. I...
Big Sur is at the end of the continent. It attracts really crazy people.
I like the fact that New York looks a bit backwards, toward the Old World,...
The flow of Guiness into the studio was inspirational as well as nutritive.
Learning how to improvise really awakened my interest in music.
I think being a little nuts is helpful.
There is not much irony when people are being happy on screen.
If not bliss, ignorance can at least be fun.
New Yorkers may think they're on some cutting edge, but that's not especially true. It...
Even if I went off to some other career, I hope I would still be...
Death is always around the corner, but often our society gives it inordinate help.
If someone suddenly lost their director the day before shooting and wanted me to step...
I write music to please myself. Hopefully the director's enjoying it too.
I don't personally see my work as being dark. What interests me is a balance...
In mainstream romantic comedies, I'm usually tearing my hair out. It's just a devastatingly difficult...