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 Posted:   Aug 13, 2014 - 7:24 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

http://www.classicfm.com/discover/film-music/best-quotes-film-composer

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2014 - 10:35 AM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

Thanks for sharing this, Henry! Maybe I'm not the only one who missed this when you first posted it, so I herewith bump it...

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2014 - 2:32 PM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

Yes, a very interesting collection that I was pleased to revisit here. Thanks for the reminder, Preston. To counterbalance the modern bias, I would like to offer a few gems from earlier times:

"Out here [in Hollywood] everybody knows his own job -- plus music." [Attributed to Alfred Newman, though I've never seen it definitively sourced.]

"A film composer's immortality lasts from the recording stage to the dubbing room." [E. W. Korngold -- happily proved wrong in later decades.]

"You ask Mr. Hitchcock where the camera comes from and I'll tell him where the music comes from." [Attributed to Hugo Friedhofer, responding to the director's instruction (on LIFEBOAT) that music would be illogical in the middle of the ocean.]

"Film music is like a candle held beneath the screen to warm it." [Aaron Copland]

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2014 - 5:31 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

Thanks John, you're correct, of course, about the bias, and you've redressed it beautifully.

FWIW, I may be misremembering, but I think the quote attributed to Friedhofer has also been attributed to David Raksin -- by David Raksin, possibly on one of his radio programs.

 
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