Hans Zimmer: In film, you’re working with people who encourage you to failmain
The sought-after film composer and five of his pals sit around a table and chew out the business in a fascinating colloquy for THR.
Thomas Newman says: ‘You have to let people know you’re flexible. If you come in like the guy who knows what he’s doing, and this is what it is, that’s tough.’
Alan Silvestri: ‘I walked into this project being recommended by Bob Zemeckis who, after Romancing the Stone, thought I could do anything. And they played me the temp dub, which was very carefully put together, and it’s temped with the Shostakovich Fifth Symphony.’
(oh, so that’s how its done.)
They grouch, they grumble, they deliver – pretty much like any concert composer. The difference is only the digits on the cheque.
Read the round table and watch the video here.