A Passage to India. It is my favourite movie.
My parents did not have any interest in music.
But, yes, now I wouldn't do some of those soundtracks the way I did them.
When I was 15, I did not know nothing about what concerned the world of music.
For Ryan's Daughter I used a total of eight harps, something that was, at least, weird.
I began to write a kind of waltz and in a little more than an hour I had the theme written.
With Hitchcock I had little relationship. I was called to replace Bernard Herrmann, his favorite composer, in Torn Curtain, after the bitter fight between them.
In that long sequence, when Lawrence enters in the desert to rescue a lost man, Lean listened the music I wrote and wanted to extend the scene to let my work stay completely.
Soon I worked during twelve years in theater works of the prestigious Theatre National Populaire. It was the best time of my life, the most difficult, the most interesting, the most exciting.
Nowadays, if a studio assumes that his film is bad, there is always an executive that gets more nervous than usual and thinks that if they change the music, the film will become a masterpiece.