Maurice Jarre and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

The English release of the sound­track album to MAD MAX: BEYOND THUNDERDOME undoubt­edly caused a few raised eyebrows amongst col­lect­ors by the sleeve's inclusion of the mythical track, "Apocalyptic Prelude." This music was Maurice Jarre's cue for the main title credits and was in fact recorded for the film but later dropped in favor...

Maurice Jarre

This interview with Maurice Jarre took place at his apartment in London on April 12th 1984, just after he had finished writing and recording the score for TOP SECRET. I had first met Jarre a few years earlier on the recording sessions for LION OF THE DESERT and had kept in touch over the years. He is now (mid-September 1984) starting to write the score for the new David Lean film, PASSAGE TO INDIA, and later this year will score the new Peter Weir...