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  1. Composer Roundtable: 5 Music Masters Talk Anxiety, Demanding Directors and When No Sound Is Better

    9:55 am 11/20/2015

    Hollywood's leading film scorers — Harry Gregson-Williams ('The Martian'), Daniel Pemberton ('Steve Jobs'), Johann Johannsson ('Sicario'), Michael Giacchino ('Inside Out') and Carter Burwell ('Carol') — discuss the perils of talking to filmmakers and why ignoring meddling studio execs is a fantastic idea.Read more

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  2. Johann Johannsson, Harry Gregson-Williams and more Join THR's Composer Oscar Roundtable - Composer Oscar Roundtable

    9:30 am 11/20/2015

    "'Vertigo' by Bernard Herrmann, one of the most amazing collaborations between a director and a composer ever. [Herrmann's scores] are the reason I got interested in film music."Read more

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  3. Trent Reznor, Danny Elfman and Top Composers Reveal Insecurities, Power of Procrastination and the Real Story Behind 'Interstellar's' Controversial Sound Mix

    9:00 am 12/23/2014

    Five sleep-deprived film music maestros — including Marco Beltrami, John Powell and Hans Zimmer — open up about their biggest challenges, what happens when a director doesn't like their work and where they get their inspirationRead more

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  4. Roundtable: 6 Composers on Dealing With Delusional Directors and 'Fake Praise Rejection'

    7:00 pm 12/16/2013

    Five veteran composers, along with one relative newcomer who recently graduated from music editor to potential Oscar contender, discuss their biggest challenges, whether they look at box-office numbers and how they'd handle getting fired (one word: "drugs").Read more

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  5. THR's Oscar Roundtable Season in 3 Minutes (Video)

    4:07 pm 1/10/2013

    They came, they talked, they conquered: This highlight reel showcases snippets of the season's top talent as 24 of THR's roundtable participants walked away with at least one nomination Thursday morning from the Academy.Read more

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  6. THR’s Composer Roundtable: Movie Maestros Reveal What They Listen To (Video)

    10:00 am 12/20/2012

    Danny Elfman said he's "screwed" if he doesn't end the day with Radiohead or other music that is the anthesis of what he’s working on.Read more

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  7. THR’s Composer Roundtable: Film Scoring is Like a Drug (Video)

    10:00 am 12/20/2012

    Danny Elfman jokingly compared the rush to hearing one’s score to heroin, while Alexandre Desplat said “Star Wars” loomed large in his development.Read more

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  8. THR's Composer Roundtable: Danny Elfman Reveals He Doesn't Like Working (Video)

    10:00 am 12/20/2012

    The "Frankenweenie" scorer says a deadline can "take away all your time" and "suck you up."Read more

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  9. THR's Composer Roundtable: 6 Movie Maestros on Severed Heads, Stubborn Directors and Feeling 'Like Frankenstein'

    10:00 am 12/20/2012

    The scorers of "Life of Pi," "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Silver Linings Playbook" convene for a candid glimpse inside the creative process of bringing movies to life through music.Read more

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  10. Awards Watch: Composers Roundtable

    4:12 pm 12/2/2009

    Six of the year's busiest composers weigh in on the importance of deadlines, going back to the creative well and the lost art of the theme.Read more

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