My Music is Not in the Film at All


Composers, ourselves included find ourselves wondering “my music is not in the film at all.” We wonder what has happend to it, how it could happen and if it is “fair”. Fair has little or nothing to do with it. The feeling of directors and composers is that the film is “theirs”, the music is “theirs”. There is no middle ground, no explanation. Just the end result. Check out what happened to Harry Gregson Willams recently with his material and ask yourself if it is really worth it to pour your heart and soul into something only to have it dashed to the rocks by a producer, director or other hamfisted individual who thinks they are “right.” Shortly after posting this to facebook, Harry pulled it down, but what he had to say here should be preserved for posterity.