Being very famous is not the fun it sounds. It merely means you’re being chased by a lot of people and you lose your privacy.
I had to do this very aggressive, big score in a very short time, and knowing that in the beginning, middle, and end would be this very, very famous theme, but I still had to weave a score around it and make it work as a score was really challenging.
In the sixties, everyone you knew became famous. My flatmate was Terence Stamp. My barber was Vidal Sassoon. David Hockney did the menu in a restaurant I went to. I didn’t know anyone unknown who didn’t become famous.
I felt so painfully isolated that I vowed I would get revenge on the world by becoming a famous cartoonist.