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You make sure that there’s a structure that’s interesting for them to play on top of, then do temp versions and try it on the…
You can do really slow movements with it, like zooming in for a minute and a half. The audience isn’t aware that the camera has…
It’s difficult working with very rich actors, because inevitably they become a little spoilt, and the managers and agents tend to control things more than…
I’ve held onto little musical sketches that I thought could be useful, and the more time that I spend doing them for each film, then…
I would certainly say that films like Time Code and the Loss of Sexual Innocence were far more rewarding to me in terms of being…
I am intrigued enough to want to continue, and also to try and work with companies like Sony on modifying the cameras and making them…
Each film is different. Time Code was very quick – a matter of months. Miss Julie has been on my shelf as a script for…
When I do the music, I make the musicians listen to what’s happening in the film. That way they treat the dialogue as if it…
There’s nothing I’ve done which I’m ashamed of or I thought was actually bad.
I’ve spent my life hearing people trying to apologize for music.
One of the things I love about cinema is the range.
I want the score to have a really big voice.
I’m a huge fan of world cinema, because each country uses cinema in a very individual way.
I started using film as part of live theatre performance – what used to be called performance art – and I became intrigued by film.
I play piano and trumpet. I studied classical guitar.
I might have a guitar or a piano on set to play something for the actors.
I had no plans to be a director.
But I don’t have such a strong desire to need to get away from filmmaking.
Then I became interested in drama, and almost by accident, I drifted into film.
There’s a sadness to the human condition that I think music is good for. It gives a counterpoint to the visual beauty, and adds depth…
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