Carter Burwell

Carter Burwell reveals his favorite Coen Brothers score

While it has been impossible to pigeonhole the work of the Coen Brothers, there has been one constant throughout their careers. OK, three constants if you include each of the brothers themselves, as Carter Burwell has composed 15 out of their 17 films. Earlier this year I had the opportunity to...

Friday, December 29, 2017 - 12:06pm

Legendary film composer Carter Burwell breaks down his approach

Fall is always a busy period for Carter Burwell. It’s not just that the legendary movie composer is always in demand, it’s that filmmakers with awards season aspirations turn to him to bring their vision to life. Burwell has worked with Bill Condon, David Mamet, Toddy Haynes, Stephen...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:01am

Why movie composers are always suing each other

Earlier this year it was suddenly announced that Johann Johansson had been replaced as the composer on Blade Runner 2049 by Hans Zimmer. If this had happened to any other member of the film’s cast and crew then there would have been endless uproar and speculation. But it is just par for the...

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 12:23pm