Gabriel Yared Quotes
I was fired from "Les Miserables", and from "Wings of the Dove"... and I have never spoken out because this time was not similar to what happened to me the other two times; this time was completely different... on "Les Miserables" for example I understood since first day of recording in the studio that Billie August (the director) didn't understand anything about music nor anything about what I was trying to do musically with his film... so when I was fired it was no surprise for me, because there was no harmony between the two of us. On "Wings of the Dove" it was hard at the beginning, because I had to replace another composer, and it was the first and only time this had happened to me. Edward Shearmur was on the film, but after my Oscar for "The English Patient", Harvey Weinstein from Miramax wanted me to score "Wings of the Dove"... although I told him that Ed's score was wonderful and I didn't understand what he wanted from me... he said 'more tunes, more melodies'... so finally I accepted the job and felt very bad about it and the whole situation of replacing another composer... and I promised myself never to do it again, ever... And so I did all my score, and in the end I was so happy and relieved to know that the director had come back to his first decision and used Ed's music. And as I have told you I promised never ever to do that again...
My first film was done in 1980 with Jean Luc Goddard, and from that film I made the decision of not coming on a film once it's completed. That way it doesn't speak to me, when it really speaks to me is when it does not exist. My imagination works better when the thing I'm working on is foggy and not completely incarnated into pictures yet
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