"I just re-watched the original Halloween a couple of days ago. The music is brilliant and it certainly wouldn’t be the same film - which scarred me more than any film I'd ever seen at that point when it came out - if the music was different.
The interesting thing about inspiration, the important one to me, was what Carpenter did with his inspiration, that's what affected me at a time in my life and culturally, where I was at.
I can't say that I consciously studied films that inspire me when I worked on The Social Network. But certainly subconsciously, with a track like 'In Motion', I needed something to propel the scene forward and give a sense of urgency.
And it struck me just a couple of days ago re-watching Halloween, the way Carpenter was just using stuff like frequence synthesisers, and the pulsing kind of, pensive motion really, that has crept into my subconscious, and I'm sure I was referencing him. But it wasn't a thought-out thing."