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  • 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)

  • If someone suddenly lost their director the day before shooting and wanted me to step in, I'd be willing to. But I'd do brain surgery the same way. I'm always up for something new.
    (Carter Burwell)

  • The flow of Guiness into the studio was inspirational as well as nutritive.
    (Carter Burwell)

  • 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.
    (Carter Burwell)


  • 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.
    (Carter Burwell)

  • If not bliss, ignorance can at least be fun.
    (Carter Burwell)

  • Performing written music, even when I've written it, is not very interesting to me.
    (Carter Burwell)

  • I almost never try to make the audience comfortable. I wouldn't want that if I were in the audience.
    (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)

  • 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)

  • Connection is what one is after in probably most media, but certainly in film, which is an immersive medium.
    (Carter Burwell)

  • In mainstream romantic comedies, I'm usually tearing my hair out. It's just a devastatingly difficult genre for me.
    (Carter Burwell)

  • Conducting, I tried it once off the cuff, and quickly realized there were subtle aspects that I was missing. There is a lot more to it that I was able to grasp simply by watching conductors.
    (Carter Burwell)

  • John Barry was the first film composer I was aware of. As a teenager I owned several of his Bond soundtracks.
    (Carter Burwell)


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