Carter Burwell

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    A carefree quality is a whole aspect of life that I will never understand. I don't think I have ever been carefree and can't see the pleasure of it.
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    Carefully execute every instruction given to you by the director, producer, and studio. But that would be a life not worth living.
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    Conducting, I tried it once off the cuff, and quickly realized there were subtle aspects that I was missing. There is a lot more to it that I was able to grasp simply by watching conductors.
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    Connection is what one is after in probably most media, but certainly in film, which is an immersive medium.
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    Death is always around the corner, but often our society gives it inordinate help.
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    Even if I went off to some other career, I hope I would still be doing Coen films.
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    Hopefully each film can be given a musical voice of its own, which is not to say that the instrumentation is always unique, but that the relationship between the sound and the image is unique.
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    John Barry was the first film composer I was aware of. As a teenager I owned several of his Bond soundtracks.
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    Los Angeles is an industry town, and it has great facilities and personnel. The disadvantage is that everyone there seems to talk about the same subject matter.
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    Most films I work on, the people making the film are constantly second-guessing the executives of the studio, the producer, and the audience. It is very hard to accomplish anything in that situation.
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    Music is the subliminal connecting adhesive in film, or at least in narrative feature films.
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    New Yorkers may think they're on some cutting edge, but that's not especially true. It is, however, the most exciting heterogeneous mess of a town I've ever seen.
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    On Being John Malkovich and the cinema of the absurd, I do enjoy it. I wish there were more like it. The very fact that there can't be more like it is one of the reasons it's admirable.
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    Performing written music, even when I've written it, is not very interesting to me.
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    The jarring change going from an urban environment to an extremely remote natural environment is extremely inspiring. It's constantly stimulating, it's like a slap in the face.
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