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All Quotes by author - Carter Burwell
" All my music is very simple in that melody is usually clearly stated. "
" Any film which views the darker side of life, which is death with a sense of humor, is very much to my taste. "
" Carefully execute every instruction given to you by the director, producer, and studio. But that would be a life not worth living. "
" Connection is what one is after in probably most media, but certainly in film, which is an immersive medium. "
" Death is always around the corner, but often our society gives it inordinate help. "
" Hopefully each film can be given a musical voice of its own, which is not to say that the instrumentation is always unique, but that the relationship between the sound and the image is unique. "
" How does my music connect to an audience? That is just a complete mystery to me. "
" I almost never try to make the audience comfortable. I wouldn't want that if I were in the audience. "
" I don't find myself lobbying for projects. Filmmakers almost always come to me. "
" I don't personally see my work as being dark. What interests me is a balance between light and dark. "
" If not bliss, ignorance can at least be fun. "
" I like business and personal life to be distinct. "
" I like the fact that New York looks a bit backwards, toward the Old World, rather than resolutely forwards. "
" I'm one of those people who is actually inspired by a deadline. I might not sleep for many days on end, it may not be good for my health, but it definitely helps. "
" I prefer a life in which we don't take ourselves too seriously. "
" I think I've only done one horror movie, Psycho III. That was a walk in the park compared to a romantic comedy. "
" I would like to do a science fiction film some day. Star Wars seems really to have destroyed the genre, which at one time offered great musical opportunities. "
" I write music to please myself. Hopefully the director's enjoying it too. "
" John Barry was the first film composer I was aware of. As a teenager I owned several of his Bond soundtracks. "
" Los Angeles is an industry town, and it has great facilities and personnel. The disadvantage is that everyone there seems to talk about the same subject matter. "
" Music is the subliminal connecting adhesive in film, or at least in narrative feature films. "
" 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. "
" On Being John Malkovich and the cinema of the absurd, I do enjoy it. I wish there were more like it. The very fact that there can't be more like it is one of the reasons it's admirable. "
" The flow of Guiness into the studio was inspirational as well as nutritive. "
" There is not much irony when people are being happy on screen. "
" When the systems we expect to help us actually hurt us, we have tragedy. "
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