New Yorkers may think they're on some cutting edge, but that's not especially true. It is, however, the most exciting heterogeneous mess of a town I've ever seen.
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Carter Burwell Quotes
Learning how to improvise really awakened my interest in music.
Carefully execute every instruction given to you by the director, producer, and studio. But that...
I almost never try to make the audience comfortable. I wouldn't want that if I...
I just love the sheer mess of New York.
I don't generally find myself listening to the music of a film unless there's something...
All my music is very simple in that melody is usually clearly stated.
In mainstream romantic comedies, I'm usually tearing my hair out. It's just a devastatingly difficult...
How does my music connect to an audience? That is just a complete mystery to...
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...
The flow of Guiness into the studio was inspirational as well as nutritive.
I prefer a life in which we don't take ourselves too seriously.
If someone suddenly lost their director the day before shooting and wanted me to step...
When the systems we expect to help us actually hurt us, we have tragedy.
Hopefully each film can be given a musical voice of its own, which is not...
I have always loved Scottish music - all sorts of Celtic, Gaelic music.
I write music to please myself. Hopefully the director's enjoying it too.
Death is always around the corner, but often our society gives it inordinate help.
I like the fact that New York looks a bit backwards, toward the Old World,...
Performing written music, even when I've written it, is not very interesting to me.