This is a very short post that poses a very serious artistic question; is the use of the temp track an artistic dead end for film scoring?
During an seminar at USC, John Williams was asked about temp tracks. He was very cautious in his answer, saying that, for better or for worse, temp tracks appeared to be here to stay.
The most interesting comment from Mr. Williams, though, was during a discussion on the score for Jaws.
– Would there have been that famous Jaws theme if there had been a temp track?