The veteran film composer never took his fistful of dollars for writing music to order for a director’s cut. Here’s what he tells the Guardian:
I learned by observing the use of Mozart and Bach and Mahler in movies. I said, ‘This is solid, it has integrity; I want to do something similar.’ That is why I started writing my music before the film was shot.
He also kept himself informed of the techniques of the Second Vienna School and the innovations of John Cage.
Read the full interview here.