[Christopher Young interview]
quoted by Ryan K on MFADP board
[Q:] You recently wrote additional music for Spider-Man 2.
Would you like to tell us how that came about? One of the tracks you wrote for
the film had a distinct similarity to one of your all time classics, the Second
Sight Séance from Hellbound. Honestly, were you asked to
write something as close as possible to that cue?
[Young:] You better believe it! They had used the Second
Sight Séance while editing and there was nothing else that had
the same quality. That is what they wanted. But they werent able to license
the music, so what do they do? They call the guy who composed the piece and
ask him to write something similar! And if that is what they want, thats
what you gotta give them. It was really tough. At the scoring stage, the music
department was worried about the piece being too close to the original so I
actually had to make some minor changes there during the recording of the cue.
I had to change the cello part; it was too close to the original. I have to
say that I feel sorry for Danny Elfman because the score he did was absolutely
fantastic. In the parts I rescored, and there were other composers brought in
as well, I guess there was a difference of opinion.