"I'm only the composer but I'm gonna spend long long long hours in my studio locked in watching up people on my screen and I want to be with good people. Even if I don't know them and they don't know me I'm gonna spend time with them."
"John Williams Catch Me If You Can which should have won everything I think.... his opening titles is forever, just for that he should have had the Oscar."
Q: How has film composing changed in the past decade?
A: It seems sometimes that after more than 600 years of sophisticated, extremely scientific and incredible music, there's a kind of a laziness in what I hear in many movies now. Don't get me wrong. It doesn't have to be a big score. It can be very minimal. ... But it's just a matter of sophistication and craft. I would say for the last 10 years it's lost that a bit. There's always a wave like this. When synthesizers appeared everyone was a composer suddenly ... It kind of went away but now it's coming back because of (computer programs) Garage Band and Logic. And so now anyone can be a composer because you can buy a keyboard and a computer and just put things together. But putting things together doesn't give you a mind and a storyline and something that's interesting.