Immediate Family: A Director Stands for His Composer
Immediate Family End Credits:
Director Jonathan Kaplan really fought hard to get me on this picture. For some reason the head of the studio got it in her head that I couldn’t do the job. Maybe because I had done The Accused with Jonathan and that was a darker serious film and this was a poignant comedy? Who knows. But I don’t think I’ve ever had another director go to the wall like he did. After much tribulation, letter writing etc., he got his way and I was hired. In the end after the screening of the finished film the exec stopped Jonathan and said ” well your boy did a great job”. It is often a challenge for composers in Hollywood to get the powers that be to realize that they can write a wide range of scores. Occasionally someone has the personal fortitude to stand up to them. Thanks Jonathan!