Big Sur is at the end of the continent. It attracts really crazy people.
I had piano lessons when I was a kid, like most people. And hated them, like most people. And quit, like most people.
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.
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.
There is not much irony when people are being happy on screen.
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.
Any film which views the darker side of life, which is death with a sense of humor, is very much to my taste.
Carefully execute every instruction given to you by the director, producer, and studio. But that would be a life not worth living.
I like business and personal life to be distinct.
I prefer a life in which we don't take ourselves too seriously.
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.
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.
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.
Death is always around the corner, but often our society gives it inordinate help.
When the systems we expect to help us actually hurt us, we have tragedy.