October 07 2010
Gustavo Santaolalla, who is the music composer for On The Road, talks about the challenge he faces. Translation below.
Santaolalla: On The Road is an iconic book, it's incredible that this project is being made. The project is property of Francis Ford Coppola. He bought the rights of the book 25 years ago, and there's been several opportunities that have attempted to carry this out, but for one reason or another it's never been done. In fact, we've been trying to make this with Walter for four years now, and now the opportunity has finally arised.I'm very excited. This project is very, it's a challenge. Because every time you work with a well known book, an iconic book, it's difficult to make on a cinematographic level. But this case in particular, is also a musical challenge, because all the beat poets have a very important link to the music, with a certain musical style which is the Bebop, and a period of time that was very important in music. In that time, people like John Cage, Harry Partch, and Charles Parker became known. That's something that makes me very excited and that gives me a challenge, and I love that.