Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Maurice Jarre Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Maurice Jarre Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Variety posted an interesting article about composer MAURICE JARRE receiving the Berlin Film Festival's Honorary Golden Bear for Lifetime Achievement Award (the worlds longest award title). Here are a couple of great quotes:

“I owe him everything,” Jarre said of Lean. “He gave me the best pictures, the opportunity to receive three Oscars for four films — not so bad! — and he gave me his friendship. He was a gentleman. When I lost him, I lost not only a great director, but a great friend.” . . .

“The biggest directors I worked with are gone,” he said sadly. “And the fashion now is very quick-cut, so fast that you don’t even see what is going on. Also, there is no music — it’s a kind of complement of sounds, more like clang-clang-clang. We don’t know if they are sound effects or music.”

Congrats to Mr. Jarre! Another award well-deserved!

You can read the full article here

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