Marco Beltrami — American Musician born on October 07, 1966,

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I don't really have a preferred genre. It's more up to the individual project itself and if I feel compelled by it.
I sort of enjoy being able to hear what other composers are doing and how they might score something differently than me. I enjoy that part.
I think of each movie as a puzzle. The fun is in solving the puzzle: finding a musical identity for the picture, however that can be summed up.
If it's a real bad score, then it can ruin a movie for me, or, at least, it will draw a lot of my attention to the score.
I had come from an orchestral background, but I didn't really have any orchestral pieces for film.