Minggu, Februari 22, 2015


INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION (IFMCA) telah mengumumkan para pemenang penghargaannya. Danny Elfman mendapat satu nominasi untuk kategori BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DOCUMENTARY melalui The Unknown Known dan ternyata menang. Berikut ini kategorinya:

The Unknown Known - Danny Elfman

Ballet Boys - Henrik Skram
Bears - George Fenton
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey - Alan Silvestri
Hidden Kingdoms - Ben Foster

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Kamis, Februari 19, 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey Original Motion Picture Score

Studio: Focus Features
Sutradara: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Composer: Danny Elfman
Tanggal rilis film: 13 Februari 2015
Tanggal rilis album: 17 Februari 2015
Label: Republic Records

Track list:
1. Shades Of Grey
2. Ana's Theme
3. The Red Room
4. Then Don't!
5. A Spanking
6. Going For Coffee
7. Where Am I?
8. Ana and Christian
9. Clean You Up
10. The Contract
11. The Art Of War
12. Did That Hurt?
13. Bliss
14. Show Me
15. Counting To Six
16. Variations On A Shade

Ini adalah score album-nya yang baru keluar di iTunes Indonesia tanggal 16 Februari. Kalau song album-nya dirilis duluan dari tanggal 10 Februari tapi hanya berisi dua score tracks yaitu track 8 dan track 12 album ini. Cek di iTunes di sini.

Shrunken Heads OMPS Limited Collector's Edition CD

Studio: Full Moon Entertainment
Sutradara: Richard Elfman
Composer: Richard Band, Danny Elfman
Tanggal rilis film: 18 Oktober 1994
Tanggal rilis album: ?
Label: Full Moon

Track list:
1. Main Title / Dad's Shop
2. The Vipers
3. Busting The Vipers / Big Mo's
4. Mr. Sumatra's Wild Ride
5. The Escape / Humanity's End
6. Last and First Rights
7. Head's Night Out
8. The Revenge Begins
9. Sumatra's Powers... Two Less Vipers
10. Tommy's Tale
11. Zombie-Mania
12. Big Mo Pays The Price
13. Finale and End Titles

Shrunken Heads disutradarai oleh Richard Elfman, kakak dari Danny Elfman. Main Title-nya dibuat oleh Danny Elfman sedangkan score-nya oleh Richard Band. Beberapa waktu yang lalu Full Moon merilis limited collector's edition CD dari score film ini. Tidak ada keterangan apa beda edisi terbatas ini dengan CD sebelumnya. Jumlah tracks dan nama tracks-nya sama. Cek CD-nya di sini.

Selasa, Februari 10, 2015

Sundance Redux: The End of the Tour Director James Ponsoldt

Coming Soon mewawancarai sutradara The End of the Tour, James Ponsoldt, berikut kutipannya:
CS: A lot of times when you have movies at Sundance, you’re trying to get it done at the last minute. I don’t know if that was the case with this one.
Ponsoldt: This was the first time that I didn’t have to do that, where every other time, it was sprinting and I was still doing work in early January. In this case, we had finished shooting by the end of March and had it pictured locked by July. I was actually able to really enjoy – I mean, it was slower for me because I had a newborn child, but also, we were lucky. There was these amazing artists I was able to work with like Danny Elfman or our colorist, Bryan McMahan, who worked with Malick.
CS: That’s pretty funny, wow. You mentioned Danny Elfman. He obviously is a great composer, but it seemed like an odd combination of you and him for some reason. He usually does Sam Raimi and Tim Burton movies, much bigger movies.
Ponsoldt: Yeah, I mean, from early on, R.E.M. and Brian Eno were two musicians, a band and a musician that sort of factored into the time that Lipsky and Wallace spent together and they had conversations about what they listened to. So I knew that R.E.M. and Eno would feature in the movie. We end the movie on this Eno song. We have a couple of R.E.M. songs. There was talk of potentially working with Eno, but then the assistant director that I worked with for multiple movies now, Nick Harvard, we spent a fair amount of time working together, he was the A.D. onWhiplash. He’s a great AD. He actually asked me, while we were pretty early in post, he said, “Hey, are you locked in on a composer or anything?” I was like, “No, not yet.” He said, “Well, there’s this family friend I have that is a composer. He’s been asking what I was doing up in Michigan while we were shooting this thing and he’s just really curious about it. Anyway, I feel like I should just mention it.” I was like, “Oh, who is it?” He’s like, “Oh, Danny Elfman.” I was like, “Oh, I’ve heard of Danny.” He’s like, “Yeah, well, he’s really interested. I don’t know what you think.” And the reaction I had was kind of the one you had, right? The truth is that Batman was the first movie that I ever… I never have told Danny. This is such a fanboy thing. Batman is the first thing I ever bought on VHS and when I was a kid I would watch it like, three or four times a week. I learned what a composer was through the Danny Elfman, Tim Burton collaboration, like Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, Batman, everything after that. Then, the work that he’s done in the past few years with David O. Russell, but especially with Gus Van Sant, with both of them, it’s working in a completely different mode, a more minimalist mode, and it’s not the Danny Elfman sound we associate with “The Simpsons” or Burton. So I would love to meet with him because he’s a genius, and even if it works out or not, how can you say no to that? When we sat down, I just realized he was such a patient, kind, open collaborative real artist, and I was like, “Oh God, he could do this in his sleep.” He has gotten famous for doing Sam Raimi and Tim Burton movies, where he does 100 minutes of score with lots of sound effects and the London Philharmonic, but that must get old. I was interested in doing something that would be like 25 minutes of score that’s ultra minimalist, that’s real undertones to the movie.
CS: It’s very subdued, that’s what I’m saying. I would not have realized that he could do that kind of music.
Ponsoldt: Yeah, and I think he was really excited. I mean, the movies, he had done last year, he was working on Fifty Shades of Grey and Big Eyes. I think he was really excited about the challenge of this. Yeah, he was just a wonderful collaborator. He worked so, so, so, so hard on it. I was really blown away. As far as seeing someone who does something different than what I do, but my respect for his craft and artistry, he cared as much as if it was the first movie ever scored, like he was sensitive and vulnerable and self-conscious, like, when he was first playing me cues, he was really nervous. I was like, “How are you nervous?” It was mind-blowing and disarming. He was just a great collaborator.
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Minggu, Oktober 12, 2014



Original Release Date: October 7th, 2014

Music by Shirley Walker, Carlos Rodriguez, Peter Tomashek, Todd Hayden, Harvey R. Cohen, Michael McCuistion, Lars Clutterham, Stuart Balcomb, Mark Koval, Lolita Ritmanis, Richard Bronskill, Tamara Kline, Carl Johnson, Steve Chesne and James Stemple

LA-LA LAND RECORDS, WARNER BROS, WARNER BROS ANIMATION AND DC COMICS travel back to Gotham City for a third time and unleash this massive 4 cd set of BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES. Episodes like ROBIN’S RECKONING, ETERNAL YOUTH, DAY OF THE SAMURAI, MUDSLIDE, THE UNDERDWELLERS and THE CLOCK KING are just a few incredible scores that have been included in this third volume of music. John Takis’ liner notes continue where he left off on Vol 2, digging deeper into the heart and soul of this classic tv series with exclusive interviews of the various composers and how their timeless scores changed the face of television.

CD 1

1. Main Title (Danny Elfman) 1:03

22. Renee Finds Batman/Batman Fights the Mob**/Montoya Cleans Up 5:07

CD 3

1. Main Title Demo (Two Pianos) (Shirley Walker & Danny Elfman) 1:01

CD 4

BLIND AS A BAT (Steve Chesne & James Stemple)
28. Sight, Or No Sight/Tooling Up*/Quoth the Batman, “Nevermore”*/** (J. Stemple) 4:29

41. End Credits (Danny Elfman) 0:45

Main Title dan End Credits sudah pernah dirilis sebelumnya tapi Main Title Demo (Two Pianos) dari Shirley Walker dan Danny Elfman belum pernah dirilis. Dua tracks dari Carlos Rodriguez dan James Stemple menggunakan tema Batman dari Danny Elfman.

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Sabtu, Oktober 11, 2014

Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2014

Musik Danny Elfman untuk Mr. Peabody and Sherman menjadi nominee di Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2014, berikut kategorinya:

Danny Elfman - Mr. Peabody and Sherman
Dario Marianelli - The Boxtrolls
Gustavo Santaolalla - The Book of Life
John Powell - How To Train Your Dragon 2
Kristian Sensini - Rocks in My Pockets
Mark Mothersbaugh - The Lego Movie

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The End of the Tour & Tulip Fever

Ketika Danny Elfman menjadi bintang tamu di acara di Disneyland Resort, California, ia diwawancarai dan bercerita bahwa baru saja selesai membuat musik film The End of the Tour. Film drama ini disutradarai oleh James Ponsoldt dan dibintangi oleh Jason Segel dan Jesse Eisenberg. Film ini dibuat berdasarkan buku Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself karya David Lipsky. The End of the Tour akan dirilis tahun 2015 oleh Sony Pictures, belum ada tanggal pastinya.

Selain itu, Elfman menyebutkan bahwa ia akan membuat musik untuk Tulip Fever. Film drama ini disutradarai oleh Justin Chadwick, dibintangi oleh antara lain Dane DeHaan, Zach Galifianakis, Christoph Waltz, dan Judi Dench. Film ini akan dirilis oleh Weinstein Company tahun 2015.

Dengan demikian film-film Danny Elfman yang akan datang adalah Big Eyes (25 Desember 2014), Fifty Shades of Grey (13 Februari 2015), Somnia (5 Maret 2015), The End of the Tour (2015), Tulip Fever (2015), Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiars (4 Maret 2016), dan Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass (27 Mei 2016). Film-film yang unconfirmed adalah Sea of Trees dan Death Note.

Rabu, April 09, 2014


Studio: The Weinstein Company
Sutradara: Errol Morris
Composer: Danny Elfman
Tanggal rilis film: 4 April 2014
Tanggal rilis album: 8 April 2014
Label: La-La Land Records

La-La Land Records presents the original motion picture score to the new, acclaimed documentary feature film THE UNKNOWN KNOWN, in theaters now, directed by renowned filmmaker Errol Morris (STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE, THE FOG OF WAR, THE THIN BLUE LINE). Morris re-teams with his STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE composer, the masterful Danny Elfman (AMERICAN HUSTLE, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, BATMAN), who provides a thematically rich and emotionally intense orchestral backdrop to this mesmerizing chronicle of former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's career in Washington DC. Produced by Danny Elfman and mastered by Patricia Sullivan this release showcases another notable work from one of contemporary filmdom’s most talented and celebrated composers. Art direction is by Dan Goldwasser.

This album is also available for digital download at online digital music retailers.

Track listing:
1. Theme From Unknown 4:16
2. Two Sides 1:58
3. Marimba Foghorn 7:01
4. Rummy’s Theme 2:42
5. Himself 0:42
6. Drones 4:36
7. Ford Assassination 2:18
8. Snowflakes 2:37
9. Shakespeare 1:35
10. Smokers 2:12
11. The Haynes Memo 3:24
12. What You Know 1:46
13. Reagan 2:01
14. Absence of Evidence 2:58
15. Geneva 1:55
16. Limits 1:14
17. Dora Farms 2:50
18. Full Boil 0:57
19. Abu Ghraib 1:31
20. Detainees 1:36
21. The Resignation 0:48
22. Better to Not Go 2:10
23. Joyce 1:18
24. Main Titles 2:06
25. Unknown–Piano Solo 3:39

Total disc time: 60:15

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