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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2011
    Elfman talks about a lot in this great new interview, here. Including JOHAN SODERQVIST's "LET THE RIGHT ONE IN", gorgeous score. Now compare this with Giacchino's snoozefest.

    Please list your top five scores of the decade and why?
    [I could tell you] my favorite film scores of the last decade.
    Let the Right One In — Johan Soderqvist. It was haunting and it stayed with me enough to go and buy the soundtrack, which I rarely do.
    Birth — Alexandre Desplat. It caught me really off guard and felt so fresh.
    Atonement — Dario Marianelli. It was really so perfectly suited for the film and managed some very tricky balancing acts between the different elements.
    The Hours — Philip Glass. Why? Simple: It’s Philip Glass. He’s the greatest. End of story!
    Requiem for a Dream — Clint Mansell. This has to be my favorite of this last decade. Perfectly suited to the film. Completely original, and I couldn’t get it out of my head. In fact, I still think it’s stuck there.


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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2011 edited
    Indeed. Cool picks! Can't imagine the honour Söderqvist must feel, knowing that Danny Elfman himself bought one of his scores!

    Thanks for the heads-up, D. I missed this interview last year.
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    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2011
    Very good choices there from Danny.
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2011
    Danny Elfman to Write Music for Disneyland Hong Kong’s ‘Mystic Manor’ ride

    Danny Elfman has signed on to compose music for the ride Mystic Manor at Disneyland Hong Kong. The attraction is a new version based on the classic Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland in California and is due to make its debut in early 2013.

    More here:
    http://filmmusicreporter.wordpress.com/ … anor-ride/
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2011 edited
    Yeah, I heard about that a few weeks ago.

    Should be interesting, and just adds to the incredible range of media and venues for which Elfman has written music. Hope it gets a release somehow.
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    • CommentAuthorKevinSmith
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2011
    First John Debney, then Mark Mancina, now Danny Elfman.

    Could be quite good as Thor said.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2011
    The Elfman box is starting to arrive on people's doorsteps.

    It's kinda heartbreaking that I was never able to dish out the $700 for this set, especially since I'm also thanked in the credits section:

    http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq21 … Thanks.jpg

    sad
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2011
    Thor wrote
    ...especially since I'm also thanked in the credits section.


    Oh shit... he has his foot in the door. wink

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  1. It'll only be open for 30 minutes.
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2011
    Thor wrote
    The Elfman box is starting to arrive on people's doorsteps.

    It's kinda heartbreaking that I was never able to dish out the $700 for this set, especially since I'm also thanked in the credits section:

    http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq21 … Thanks.jpg

    sad


    Cool! What did you do?
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2011
    Southall wrote
    Thor wrote
    The Elfman box is starting to arrive on people's doorsteps.

    It's kinda heartbreaking that I was never able to dish out the $700 for this set, especially since I'm also thanked in the credits section:

    http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq21 … Thanks.jpg

    sad


    Cool! What did you do?


    I danced around with a funny hat while singing Bulgarian folk songs.


    Seriously, because I'm very much into all things obscure re: Elfman, I alerted them to some things they should consider releasing, like the music for the MOMA exhibition or the Stainboy internet flicks. They did.
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2011
    Thor wrote
    Southall wrote
    Thor wrote
    The Elfman box is starting to arrive on people's doorsteps.

    It's kinda heartbreaking that I was never able to dish out the $700 for this set, especially since I'm also thanked in the credits section:

    http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq21 … Thanks.jpg

    sad


    Cool! What did you do?


    I danced around with a funny hat while singing Bulgarian folk songs.


    passé. Horner already did that in Troy.
    Love Maintitles. It's full of Wanders.
  2. Was anybody aware Elfman is actualyl credited with an episode score for "Pee Wee's Playhouse"? I thought he just did the movies, but upon checking the composers credited to the series (half the Mothersaubhg credits on IMDB are WRONG, so far), low & behold:

    "Monsters" (this is the last part of the episode):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-eG9JkY … re=related


    EDIT: Make that now two episodes:
    "Cowboy and Cowntess":
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bh90pLH … re=related

    And "Store" (2.3)
    "Pee-Wee Catches a Cold" (2.4)
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2011
    justin boggan wrote
    Was anybody aware Elfman is actualyl credited with an episode score for "Pee Wee's Playhouse"? I thought he just did the movies, but upon checking the composers credited to the series (half the Mothersaubhg credits on IMDB are WRONG, so far), low & behold:

    "Monsters" (this is the last part of the episode):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-eG9JkY … re=related


    Yes, I'm aware of that. He did some bits and pieces, some of which are available on the MUSIC FOR A DARKENED THEATRE, VOL. 2 compilation.
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      CommentAuthorBobdH
    • CommentTimeAug 21st 2011 edited
    Although it's not much of a reveal, at this years D23 (Disney convention) it was confirmed that Danny Elfman will be doing Tim Burton's Frankenweenie, a project that's very much in development right now.

    http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=31836

    Most remarkable about this? It's stop-motion... and black/white. Pretty much intrigued.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeAug 21st 2011
    BobdH wrote
    Although it's not much of a reveal, at this years D23 (Disney convention) it was confirmed that Danny Elfman will be doing Tim Burton's Frankenweenie, a project that's very much in development right now.

    http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=31836

    Most remarkable about this? It's stop-motion... and black/white. Pretty much intrigued.


    Cool, but not wholly unexpected! wink

    Elfman wasn't around Burton when the latter did his FRANKENWEENIE short (boasting a nice David Newman score instead) many years ago. Should be interesting to hear Danny's take on the feature film version.
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      CommentAuthorBobdH
    • CommentTimeAug 21st 2011
    I also wonder if it could be a musical, since all Burton's stop-motion films have been musicals so far...
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      CommentAuthorDemonStar
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2011
    Any Elfman-Burton project automatically earns my interest. lick

    I'm also interested to know what happened to that Maleficent movie Burton was rumoured to direct.
  3. He's not going to direct it. They said that David Yates or David O' Russell would be replacing him.
  4. http://www.filmmusicmag.com/?p=8577

    From circus music to breathing fire (litterally). You only think you know le Elfman.
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeOct 11th 2011 edited
    REAL STEEL

    http://scoremagacine.blogspot.com/2011/ … 11-cd.html
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2011
    MUSIC INTERVIEW: DANNY ELFMAN The Composer Finally Gets to Run Away & Join the Big Top for Cirque du Soleil's 'Iris' -

    http://www.buzzinemusic.com/interviews/ … s-09252011
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  5. Sounds like a really great project for him! I didn't get through the whole article. Is there going to be a CD release for this?
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2011
    Yeah, for Iris, look it up on amazon.com
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      CommentAuthorNautilus
    • CommentTimeOct 16th 2011
    Where is steve bartek on real Steel? sad
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeOct 16th 2011
    Nautilus wrote
    Where is steve bartek on real Steel? sad


    He's the supervising orchestrator.
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  6. Review of Real Steel
    waaaaaahhhhhhhh!!! Where's my nut? arrrghhhhhhh
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      CommentAuthorBobdH
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2012 edited
    Quite lengthy soundclips (over 25 min. worth of music to be heard) from Danny Elfman's score to Tim Burton's latest, DARK SHADOWS, are now up on WaterTower's official site.

    http://www.watertower-music.com/release … h=WTM39283

    Interesting! Certainly not as colorful and comically cheesy as the marketing campaign for the film suggests, this is more old-fashioned horror. The 'uncut' annotations do seem to suggest not all score was used, or edited for the film.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2012
    A bit too old-fashioned horror music for my taste, but I'll postpone final evaluation untill I've heard the whole thing. As an Elfman completist, I need to get this whether I like it or not.
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      CommentAuthorBobdH
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2012 edited
    Thor wrote
    I need to get this whether I like it or not.


    biggrin

    I don't know if I'll get this, will have to see the film first, but the marketing makes the film look like it derails in easy comedy and cheesy retro stylings, rather than what Tim Burton keeps promising in his interviews. Even though Helena Bonham Carter is also stressing that Warners simply doesn't know how to market the film and is thus misrepresenting it, this is another clue the film is not what it seems to be.