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If in the past people would listen to music out of love for music, nowadays it roars everywhere and all the time, “regardless whether we want to hear it”, it roars from loudspeakers, in cars, in restaurants, in elevators, in the streets, in waiting rooms, in gyms, in the earpieces of Walkmans, music rewritten, reorchestrated, abridged, and stretched out, fragments of rock, of jazz, of opera, a flood of everything jumbled together so that we don’t know who composed it (music become noise is anonymous), so that we can’t tell beginning from end (music become noise has no form): sewage-water music in which music is dying.

Milan Kundera, Ignorance

We felt we had to know something of his back story. I don’t think people in the cinema would just accept that he’s there. I think we had to learn how he (got there).

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Superstar was made so early in my career I had nothing to do with it at all. The first time I saw it was the opening screening.

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Negative things, and they were all deliberate and I’m not going to say who they were but I know who they were and it was in the business, and that’s not a good sign.

Andrew Lloyd Webber

It doesn’t stand up to huge intellectual scrutiny.

Andrew Lloyd Webber

In Evita I wasn’t really hugely involved with it. I gave a little bit of help but they needed a bit of technical help on the movie and so some of my music people went in at the end of the movie and helped out with it.

Andrew Lloyd Webber

If you know what you want to do, as I always loved musicals, and then to have been lucky enough to be successful with them, I think that’s all you can ask isn’t it? I think I don’t really think too much about it. I am a bit shy socially, yeah, I admit that.

Andrew Lloyd Webber

I’ve got to find something and if I find something that I like, I’ll do it. If I don’t, I won’t.

Andrew Lloyd Webber

I’m going to take the kids away over Christmas but I don’t, I’ve written 14 musicals now, I don’t want to rush into doing something just for the sake of doing it. I want to do it when I find a story.

Andrew Lloyd Webber

I would have gone right ahead but the only thing, the only phenomenon that’s going on now of course, which is different in my experiences, is that you are getting things planted in the Net by people about the Woman in White on the Net. That’s not a nice change.

Andrew Lloyd Webber

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