How Composer Brian Reitzell Became Hollywoods Recluse Whisperer

Reitzell admits now that when he began working with Coppola, he barely knew what a music supervisor did. One of his first professional hurdles was figuring out how to get Jeff Lynne from ELO to license a song for the soundtrack. Lynnes fee to place a song on the Boogie Nights soundtrack was six figures, a sum Reitzell didnt have for the small indie film. “But I got Jeff Lynne into the screening room,” he says, “and he walked up to me after and said, You can have my song for 50 cents.” It was an early instance where Reitzell displayed a talent just as important as his compositional chops: the ability to get that impossible sound or that stubborn artist into his film work.

via SPIN.

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