Soundtrack

Alf Clausen on Scoring The Simpsons

What was the musical philosophy behind THE SIMPSONS when you began working on the series? Matt Groening is a big supporter of acoustic music. He feels that using an acoustic orchestra to score the show smoothes out the animation, which can be occasionally rough due to the short amount of turnaround time. He also feels…

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Bill Conti

Named William after his grandfather, Bill Conti was born on April 13, 1942 in Providence, Rhode Island. He joined an Italian-American family whose interests included sculpture, music and painting, but it was the second of those arts which played a major role in the young man’s development: there was a radio on the table at…

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George Antheil

Early this year the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation commissioned Lawrence Morton to record in Hollywood fourteen interviews with film composers for subsequent broadcast on the CBC series entitled MUSIC FROM THE FILMS. Morton’s interviews had been preceded by a series in which Muir Mathieson had discussed film music with British composers; a new British series is…

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In The Tracks of Gabriel Yared

Gabriel Yared composed the original score of numerous films like “Betty Blue” by Jean-Jacques Beineix, “Camille Claudel” by Bruno Nuytten, “The Lover” by Jean-Jacques Annaud, “The English Patient”, “Cold Mountain”, “The Talented Mister Ripley” and “Breaking and Entering” by Anthony Minghella.Through interviews with collaborative personalities like Jean-Hugues Anglade, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Anthony Minghella, Carolyn Carlson, Karl…

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In The Tracks of Georges Delerue

This film aims to revive the memory of this great composer from the French School, who was driven by the music. He dedicated the major part of his art and of his work to the film score. He was the author of more than 200 film scores. Very few composers expressed themselves like him through…

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In The Tracks of Maurice Jarre

60 years of successful career, 200 film scores, 70 years of theater … From the most beautiful hours of TNP to the Academy Awards of “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Doctor Zhivago”, Maurice Jarre is a film legend. He lived between Switzerland and Los Angeles where he invited the audience to a private interview in the…

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John Williams on The Phantom Menace

The following interview was recorded on April 9, 1999, at Universal Studios and was made available to the media by 20th Century Fox. What was it like the first time you met George Lucas? What were you impressions of him and of the first STAR WARS movie? I met George approximately in 1976, when he…

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