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Sunday, July 09, 2006

Ottman: "Don't screw this up."

A Reuters/Billboard interview with John Ottman re: Superman Returns is available online at Yahoo! Movies.

Q: Why did you incorporate John Williams' classic "Superman" theme in "Superman Returns?"

A: It (was) a bittersweet process for me because it's always great when you can write your own theme, and that really gives you the impetus to write the rest of the score. I vacillated between that and "Hey, this is a great opportunity to keep alive one of the greatest themes ever written." My ego squashing the greatest theme ever would be tragic. I completely understand the fan mentality, and I would be one of the rioters in the street if we didn't use his theme.

Read the entire interview.