Music is the subliminal connecting adhesive in film, or at least in narrative feature films.
Quote by Carter Burwell
Carter Burwell Quotes
I had piano lessons when I was a kid, like most people. And hated them,...
The flow of Guiness into the studio was inspirational as well as nutritive.
If someone suddenly lost their director the day before shooting and wanted me to step...
Learning how to improvise really awakened my interest in music.
Performing written music, even when I've written it, is not very interesting to me.
Death is always around the corner, but often our society gives it inordinate help.
A carefree quality is a whole aspect of life that I will never understand. I...
All my music is very simple in that melody is usually clearly stated.
Carefully execute every instruction given to you by the director, producer, and studio. But that...
I don't find myself lobbying for projects. Filmmakers almost always come to me.
When the systems we expect to help us actually hurt us, we have tragedy.
On Being John Malkovich and the cinema of the absurd, I do enjoy it. I...
John Barry was my hero when I was about 13. His scores to the James...
I like business and personal life to be distinct.
I have always loved Scottish music - all sorts of Celtic, Gaelic music.
I don't personally see my work as being dark. What interests me is a balance...
I'm one of those people who is actually inspired by a deadline. I might not...
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.
I would like to do a science fiction film some day. Star Wars seems really...