Daniel Mangodt

Barrington Pheloung

Some of Nostradamus’s prophecies must have rubbed off on me. I just knew that the music for this new film was going to be marvelous. NOSTRADAMUS could have easily been destroyed by an inappropriate score, but thanks to Barrington’s musical expertise my great expectations were fulfilled. This interview took place on October 8 after a…

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Bruce Broughton

In a previous interview published a while ago, you mentioned there were 2 films you would have liked to have done. One was HOWARD THE DUCK. Which was the other one? I wanted to do HOWARD THE DUCK until I saw what it was. I don’t remember the other one. I was being considered for…

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David Raksin

At the age of 81, David Raksin appears to be a remarkably vital and busy man; he’s the president of The Society for the Preservation of Film Music and a teacher of film music theory and technique at USC. He took time off in October to come to Belgium as a guest of the International…

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Fred Karlin

Music is Fred Karlin’s life: from jazz to symphonic music, from ethnic to electronic music, from composing to writing about it and finally teaching it. Very little of Karlin’s music is available on disc. However, a series of CD’s, focusing mainly on Karlin’s television scores, will be released during the next 2 years. The first…

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John Barry

You have scored 11 out of the 18 James Bond films. Looking back on that period in your career, how do you feel about it? I enjoyed doing it. If you do one movie you get one shot at it. It’s like having 11 shots at the same movie. So it was interesting, developing the…

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Leslie Bricusse

You have worked with John Barry on several occasions… I’ve done 4 or 5 things with him in the early days, when we were first starting. I did songs for three of the Bond films and another little film called THE KNACK in the sixties when we were all living in London. You said three…

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Michael Kamen

This interview took place in a recording studio in Kensington. London, not far from the Portobello Road, on the 27th of June. Having watched Michael Kamen during the rehearsals and during the concert he had given at the Royal Academy of Music the week before, I knew I was in for a treat. Michael was…

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