Lalo Schifrin's working score for 1973's The Exorcist
Lalo Schifrin's working score for 1973's The Exorcist was rejected by the film's director, William Friedkin. Lalo Schifrin had written six minutes of difficult and heavy music for the initial film trailer, but audiences were reportedly frightened by the combination of sights and sounds. Warner Bros. executives told Friedkin to instruct Schifrin to tone it down with softer music, but Friedkin did not relay the message. Lalo Schifrin's final score was thrown out into the parking lot.