If you’ve ever composed for a movie or video, you’ve found the natural tension between being true to the song and serving the needs of the visuals. How do you handle that tension? How far do you go to customize your art to fit into the movie or video art?
It turns out that’s a question recently faced by none other than Paul McCartney. Paul composed a ballad, “(I Want To) Come Home,” for the new movie “Everybody’s Fine,” directed by Kirk Jones.
As reported by the AP and repeated by the MACCA-central.com blog, Jones made some “editing suggestions” on Paul’s first draft of the song. The Beatles legend followed some, but not all of them.
Makes you feel a little better about cutting that guitar solo on your masterpiece to suit the visuals, doesn’t it?