"William "Bill" Conti" is an American composer and conductor best known for his film scores, including Rocky (and all but one of the five sequels), For Your Eyes Only (film)/For Your Eyes Only, Dynasty (TV series) and The Right Stuff (film)/The Right Stuff, the latter of which earned him an Academy Award for Best Original Score. He also received nominations in the Best Original Song category for "Gonna Fly Now" from Rocky and for the title song of For Your Eyes Only (film)/For Your Eyes Only. He has served as musical director at the Academy Awards a record nineteen times.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous directors! More Bill Conti on Wikipedia.
All you have to do is open up a little bit and then you'll be experiencing a part of that person's soul. It's just there -- in the presence of a beautiful painting, a creation, something created by someone else. This is insight into not who they are physically, but who they are on this other plane, so, what makes it magic, always, is to hear music performed live.Bill Conti
Mozart's job classification was to write music, which he did for ballets and operas. He got paid to do that, and taught on the side. He wasn't a waiter. He didn't sell mutual funds. Those are all noble professions, but if you want to be a professional composer, then you're writing dramatic music for film and television.Bill Conti