Director Peter Weir talks about working with the famous composer

Sept. 13, 1924-March 28, 2009

I see him turning to me, studying my face. He’d just played the barn-raising cue in Witness and mistook my silence for disapproval. Far from it — he’d transformed the scene into something transcendent. Quite apart from the music he composed for five of my films, I miss him as a friend.

Jarre died of undisclosed causes in Malibu, Calif.