Senin, Mei 30, 2011

Happy Birthday, Danny Elfman!

Daniel Robert Elfman (lahir di Los Angeles, California, Amerika Serikat, 29 Mei 1953; umur 58 tahun) adalah musisi Amerika Serikat yang terkenal untuk komposisinya "The Simpsons Theme" dan terkenal sebagai pemimpin/penyanyi/penulis lagu rock band Oingo Boingo dari tahun 1976 sampai bubarnya di tahun 1995, dan telah membuat ilustrasi musik film secara ekstensif sejak film Pee-wee's Big Adventure di tahun 1985, terutama untuk sutradara Tim Burton.

Ia telah mendapatkan empat kali nominasi Academy Awards untuk musiknya di Men in Black (1997), Good Will Hunting (1997), Big Fish (2003) dan Milk (2009), mendapatkan Grammy Award untuk musiknya di Batman (1989) serta mendapatkan Emmy Award untuk musik tema film seri Desperate Housewives.

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Tim Burton Talks Frankenweenie at the Opening of His Star-Studded Museum Retrospective in Los Angeles

The Hollywood Reporter meliput Tim Burton exhibition di Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) dan menurunkan laporannya kemarin, berikut kutipannya:

Elfman — who said that the night "really was memory lane" — confirmed that Frankenweenie, which is due for an October 2012 release, is "more than halfway through" production. He'll be scoring the film but has yet to start. "I really don't start until they are in a rough cut. Tim usually cheats it a little bit. He usually brings me in about the middle somewhere and often I will come up with some ideas then. I do read the scripts and get ideas, but none of those ideas have ever survived. When I look at one of his movies, I blank out my mind from anything I thought from the script."

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Sabtu, Mei 28, 2011

Cirque du Soleil: Philippe Decouflé is set for his Cirque debut

Pada tanggal 28 Mei, The Gazette menurunkan tulisan mengenai Philippe Decouflé, berikut kutipannya:

Decouflé chose American composer Danny Elfman. “Two or three (film) composers are like God for me,” Decouflé said. “But only one of them, Elfman, is alive. The Nightmare Before Christmas (by Tim Burton) is one of my favourite movies.”

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LACMA lands Burton

Pada tanggal 28 Mei, Variety menurunkan artikel mengenai Tim Burton exhibition di Los Angeles, berikut kutipannya:

The Burton exhibition, originally organized by New York's MoMA in New York, will continue on to the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris after the L.A. run ends on Halloween.

Danny Elfman, a frequent Burton collaborator on pics including "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas," composed music specifically for the exhibit to help enhance the "Burtonesque" environment.

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Senin, Mei 23, 2011

A Conversation with Danny Elfman

Tanggal 23 Mei, Huffington Post mem-publish wawancara Mike Ragogna dengan Danny Elfman mengenai Elfman-Burton Box dan lain-lainnya, berikut kutipannya:

MR: Are there any composers out there whose work you admire?

DE: Oh, yeah, there are a lot. Right now, his talent makes me miserable because he is even more prolific than me but I can't dislike him because A, he is a great guy and B, he is a great composer, and that is Alexandre Desplat. I think he is the motherf**ker on the street that has to be reckoned with for other composers right now in my mind. Not the most successful, but that doesn't define who the best is.

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Sabtu, Mei 21, 2011


Grammy Museum mengadakan acara diskusi dengan Danny Elfman dan QA dengan peserta pada tanggal 8 Juni 2011 di The Clive Davis Theater, Los Angeles, berikut kutipannya:

As a four-time Oscar nominated and GRAMMY®-award winning composer, Danny Elfman is the mastermind behind some of the world's most memorable movie scores including Spider-Man, Milk, Midnight Run and Mission: Impossible as well as such TV themes as The Simpsons and Desperate Housewives. His work with Tim Burton on films like Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman, Big Fish and Beetlejuice are among his most acclaimed. Elfman and Burton's instant film chemistry led them to a 25-year, 13-film collaboration when Elfman was pulled from his band Oingo Boingo to scorePee-Wee's Big Adventure in 1985. The magic formula most recently struck gold again with the release of the blockbuster Alice in Wonderland.

Join us in The Clive Davis Theater for a rare discussion and audience Q & A with the renowned composer. Moderated by GRAMMY Foundation Vice President Scott Goldman, Elfman will be discussing the release of the new box set:The Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music Box.

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Kamis, Mei 19, 2011

Cannes 2011 Review: Gus Van Sant's Charming Love Story 'Restless'

Situs me-review film terbaru Gus van Sant, Restless, yang diputar perdana di Cannes Film Festival 2011. Musik film ini dibuat oleh Danny Elfman, score pertamanya tahun 2011 walau filmnya baru akan didistribusi secara luas di Amrika tanggal 16 September 2011. Berikut kutipannya:

The best word to describe Restless truly is "quaint" - strange, peculiar, or unusual in a pleasing or amusing way. It can sometimes be a bit depressing, but Danny Elfman's score and Mia Wasikowska's unending charm brings some lightness to the otherwise heavy plot. I enjoyed it and found myself entertained and invested in the characters, at least the two leads. The performances aren't flawless and were a bit too reserved at times, but that didn't detract too much from the film and story overall. It may not have a lot of style, but it's the wonderful story at its heart that makes it such a great film. Van Sant seems to continue growing on me with every new film, and this is one that I know I won't soon be forgetting. Worth watching if you get the chance.

Baca lengkapnya di sini. Kebanyakan mencela tapi, rating di Rotten Tomatoes sampai saat ini adalah 33% (rotten).

On Sale Now! IRIS from Cirque du Soleil

Tanggal 11 Mei yang lalu *uhuk!* situs mengumumkan bahwa tiket untuk IRIS, pertunjukan dari Cirque du Soleil sudah dapat dipesan. Berikut kutipannya:

Cirque du Soleil invites you to experience IRIS, a Journey Through the World of Cinema. This large-scale production - created exclusively for its permanent home at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles - offers a new take on the art of cinema as only Cirque du Soleil could imagine it. IRIS is an inventive spectacle that combines dance, acrobatics, projections, filmed sequences, animation and original music that will take audiences on a mesmerizing journey that blurs the lines between reality and illusion.

IRIS explores the different techniques of cinema, as it evolves from black and white to colour in a world of shadows and light. The story unfolds as our two young heroes venture through a universe that brings to life a succession of cinematic genres, reawakening the limitless potential of this art form. Join acclaimed choreographer/director Philippe Decouflé and Oscar-nominated composer Danny Elfman on this fantastic voyage, breathtakingly unfurled with 72 performers, 200 costumes, 8,300 square feet of performance floor, 174 loudspeakers, 603 lighting features, 20 video projectors and 160,000 watts of sound.

IRIS mulai 21 Juli. Baca lengkapnya di sini.

Kamis, Mei 05, 2011

Danny Elfman to Reunite with Tim Burton on ‘Frankenweenie’

Situs Film Music Reporter baru melaporkan bahwa Danny Elfman akan kembali bekerja sama dengan Tim Burton untuk Frankenweenie, film black & white stop-motion 3D animation yang merupakan remake dari film pendek buatan Tim Burton dulu, berikut kutipannya:

The movie’s voice talent includes Winona Ryder, Martin Landau, Martin Short and Catherine O’Hara. John August (Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride) is writing the screenplay. The project is the 14th collaboration between the composer and the director. The stop-motion animation film will be shot in black and white and rendered in 3D. While Elfman’s involvement was expected given his relationship with Burton, it has been confirmed by Elfman’s agency that the composer has officially joined the project. Frankenweenie is set for a release in digital 3D on October 5, 2012 by Walt Disney Pictures.

Elfman also has the sci-fi action Real Steel coming out this year. The movie directed by Shawn Levy is set in the near-future where 2,000-pound robots that look like humans do battle and stars Hugh Jackman, Kevin Durand, Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie and Hope Davis. The Dreamworks production will be relased by Touchstone Pictures on October 7, 2011. Also coming up for Elfman is Gus van Sant’s Restless and Barry Sonnenfeld’s Men In Black III starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin for a summer 2012 release.

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The Next Three Days - Danny Elfman

Tanggal 2 Mei kemarin, situs Soundtrack Express me-review score The Next Three Days, berikut kutipannya:

The most striking thing is how little of it sounds like Elfman. Even outside of his most obvious mannerisms through the years, he has plenty of other musical fingerprints that give him away, but here I'd be hard pressed to identify the composer aside from on a couple of occasions. Indeed, the percussive suspense/action passages sound more like John Powell (perhaps a touch less percussion and more low key) than the tick-tick rhythms of Mission: Impossible.
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Cirque du Soleil prepares for first L.A. rehearsals of 'Iris' at Kodak Theatre

LA Times mem-publish artikel mengenai persiapan Cirque du Soleil untuk menampilkan Iris yang musiknya dibuat oleh Danny Elfman, berikut kutipannya:

"Iris," which is written and directed by French choreographer Philippe Decouflé, will showcase Cirque's signature acrobatics and aerial stunts. The production is inspired by the invention of cinema and will feature a love story between two fictional characters. The original music is by Danny Elfman, the film composer who has worked frequently with Tim Burton

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