Thomas Newman Quotes
I think the idea of hearing ten seconds of a song so we can put it on an album is a real eye-roller for me after a while. I do feel like I'm being manipulated and I do sense the marketing behind it and that's never fun. The other side of it, if it's good, it's great. There are some great songs and they certainly work great in movies. Woody Allen has always used source music very well and you get a sense that it's a comfortable kind of musical backdrop for the territory that he wants to occupy.
I like the idea that music can be dimensional, that it's not necessarily playing what's there. And that's fun. Like Jack Nitzche's music for 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' where it's just a weird kind of lifted space, those wine glasses - the glass harmonica - and it just lifts you, you think whoa. It's not beating you over the head and saying this is a weird psycho place, but it's just a kind of lifting, whistling kind of place, and what a neat thing.
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