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Old 09-10-2009, 04:57 PM
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John,

Lots of respect for your work, I really dig your scores. Here's my two questions:

When deciding the tempo of a cue, what are the elements that influence your decision and in which ways?

Which pop/rock singers/groups were you listening as a teenager and still listening to?
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Hi Mr. Powell,
congratulations for The ice age 3 the music was very cool and reflects the soul of that movie...
I know...is your job ...but i think like someone do it better than others...this someone are you!
I want to ask you if in a lot of kinds of movies what is a very difficult kind for you to compose?
I know you are professional but how you it faces your weakness to trare some advantage to obtain a perfect soundtrack?

Have you never refused work because you don't like that kind of movie?

Thank you to entertain all of us with your greats soundtracks!

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Old 09-22-2009, 12:32 PM
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When deciding the tempo of a cue, what are the elements that influence your decision and in which ways? Where it is in the film as a whole and the rhythms of the dialogue and the edits.

Which pop/rock singers/groups were you listening as a teenager and still listening to? I still find myself listening to the first 3 Ricky Lee Jones albums a lot.

I know you are professional but how you it faces your weakness to trare some advantage to obtain a perfect soundtrack? I suppose I try and study other music that I normally would not be listening to. To play it and get it under my fingers.

Have you never refused work because you don't like that kind of movie? Yes, a lot, and it drives my agent nuts.
 

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