Skip to comments.Roundtable: 6 Composers on Dealing With Delusional Directors and 'Fake Praise Rejection'
Posted on 12/23/2013 12:35:55 PM PST by EveningStar
Put six film composers in a room with a bottle of wine and camaraderie is sure to develop quickly. Thats exactly what happened on Dec. 5 at Acabar in Los Angeles when THRs composer roundtable got underway. While actors, directors and producers routinely get all the filmmaking glory, composers are, as one prominent agent said before the roundtable, the red- headed stepchild of Hollywood. Frequently working in isolation, facing punishing deadlines and often tasked with fixing problematic material, film composers certainly have their fair share of angst but they also love to discuss the minutiae of a craft that is not for the faint of heart...
Candid, articulate and often hilariously self-deprecating (of course, the wine helped), the six composers Hans Zimmer (12 Years a Slave, Rush), Thomas Newman (Saving Mr. Banks), Christophe Beck (Frozen), Henry Jackman (Captain Phillips), Steven Price (Gravity) and Alan Silvestri (The Croods) appeared to relish the opportunity to share war stories and offer a glimpse into one of the most important, yet least understood, jobs in Hollywood...
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I quit listening when he said that he had to take out all the “religious overtones.”
So what? That’s just one film composer speaking. Not all film composers have the same philosophies or practices.
my favorite is Danny Elfman- He did the music for “The Simpsons” and a LOT of other stuff you would know.
He used to be the lead singer and songwriter in the band “Oingo Boingo”
Wish Ry Cooder had been involved.
Oops! Isn't that what close-minded liberals do?
Missing Eliot Goldenthal
I go to youtube to locate music from movies. Last time was A Christmas Carol from 1951, I wanted to hear the background music. Had it in a few minutes.
The music can drive the story. Replace with music not as good and the movie changes.
Wow. And I thought my work was hard!