” so many people hark back so eagerly to the music we composed for the great romantic movies of the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s. for within that music remains the last unexplored treasure of real melody, as we have known it all our lives. And that time may have been the last time when composers dealt openly and affirmatively with the life-sustaining idea of love — in terms comprehensible to the great audience”. David Raksin