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I try to enter directly into the movie's plot and tell the audience something about the story that they can't possibly perceive by just watching the film. For example, if I write for a scene of two people kissing and I write some horrendous music, you know more than just a kiss is happening. I'm always interested in participating that way. Just to write sad music for a sad scene, sure, I'll do it...
Oscar and Emmy award-winning American film composer, a graduate from the University of California, Berkeley. Studied composition under Arnold Schoenberg, Roger Sessions and Luigi Dallapiccola. In addition to his often modernistic film scores (of which a notable example is The Cobweb
(1955)), he wrote a double-bass concerto, two violin concertos and, in 1996, the "Dinosaur" symphony.