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Carter Burwell – 11 Quotes

 

11 Quotes by Carter Burwell

 

Any film which views the darker side of life, which is death with a sense of humor, is very much to my taste.

– Carter Burwell


Death is always around the corner, but often our society gives it inordinate help.

– Carter Burwell


I’m one of those people who is actually inspired by a deadline. I might not sleep for many days on end, it may not be good for my health, but it definitely helps.

– Carter Burwell


Even if I went off to some other career, I hope I would still be doing Coen films.

– Carter Burwell


The flow of Guiness into the studio was inspirational as well as nutritive.

– Carter Burwell


Learning how to improvise really awakened my interest in music.

– Carter Burwell


John Barry was my hero when I was about 13. His scores to the James Bond movies were the scores of my life back then.

– Carter Burwell


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.

– Carter Burwell


I think I’ve only done one horror movie, Psycho III. That was a walk in the park compared to a romantic comedy.

– Carter Burwell


In mainstream romantic comedies, I’m usually tearing my hair out. It’s just a devastatingly difficult genre for me.

– Carter Burwell


I would like to do a science fiction film some day. Star Wars seems really to have destroyed the genre, which at one time offered great musical opportunities.

– Carter Burwell