I feel very fortunate to have done the film, but I still worry a lot about it. Tony is certainly one of a kind. I didn’t really feel the force of it on Enemy of the State, since there were two of us composing, and we came in pretty late. I think I was a pretty poor substitute for “the Z“, and I think Tony felt a bit let down. And since that time, Hans has been with Tony’s brother, Ridley. So I was fortunate on Spy Game – I don’t think the producers were that keen on me at first, but Tony went out on a limb for me – I didn’t do a demo or anything.
Zo erg zelfs dat hij zich bij de premiere van de film ongemakkelijk voelde.
Sitting at the premiere the other night I found it almost unbearable because there’s so much music, and in your face. I knew it was going to be that way – I was at the dub so none of it surprised me. […] I have to shoulder some of that blame myself, I did spot the movie with Tony – but he’s so very clear about the amount of music. To be honest, his visuals do lend themselves to a lot of underscore. Frequently the old equation that “if a movie needs a lot of music, it’s probably lacking somewhere” is a truism – but I didn’t feel that on Spy Game. It’s just that there were few places where music wouldn’t have helped. I think I’ve learned a lot from that. If we did it all again, I would probably try to be more assertive – and take a “less is more” approach.
Ik heb het wel een beetje met hem te doen.