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Old 09-08-2009, 12:21 PM
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Default The Bourne Supremacy

Hi John:

First of all thanks for taking the time to do this Q&A. Much appreciated by everyone around here.

Question: in a YouTube video about you scoring The Bourne Ultimatum (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGCSQYYZA5Y), about half way down (2:41 and ff), you talk about the music where Jason is mourning over the loss of his girlfriend - and which is then merged with the action oriented drum beats, alluding to his state of mind which is slowly changing from mourning to taking action.

That was a pretty clever thing - do you typically suggest something like this to the director / music supervisor, or it is something you'd jointly come up with during the spotting session? How did that work here?

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Praxis is king. When something musical works really well in a film, 99.99% of the time it's because of the director of editor.

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