Jumat, November 25, 2011


La-La Land Records merilis batch terakhir mereka untuk tahun 2011 dan salah satunya adalah Scrooged! Musik Scrooged (selain di filmnya) hanya bisa didengar dari album kompilasi Music For A Darkened Theater Volume One, ada suite sepanjang 8:45. Berikut kutipannya:

Music by Danny Elfman
LLLCD 1195
Limited Edition of 3000 units
Retail Price: $19.98

Produced by Dan Goldwasser
Mastered by Mike Matessino
Liner Notes by Jeff Bond
Art Direction by Dan Goldwasser

An important score in Elfman’s cannon, SCROOGED was the composer’s first big-budget Hollywood score – and one that clearly anticipates his next, and most iconic work, BATMAN. For this wickedly funny and inventive update of the immortal Dickens Christmas classic, Elfman fashions a robust, sophisticated musical tapestry that expertly weaves together the film’s varied tones, which runs the gambit from wildly broad comedy and holiday cheer to gothic horror and emotional drama. Produced by Dan Goldwasser and mastered by Mike Matessino, this special release features bonus tracks, source cues and exclusive liner notes from film music writer Jeff Bond, with new comments from Director Richard Donner and others.


Jason Bentley dari Radio KCRW mewawancarai Danny Elfman di acara Morning Becomes Eclectic tanggal 23 November, terutama mengenai Iris. Excellent news! Danny Elfman sedang mengerjakan Men In Black III, kemudian akan segera mengerjakan Dark Shadows, Frankenweenie, terus time-off dan Elfman ingin membuat chamber music dan kemudian film Oz: The Great and Powerful. Dengarkan dari situsnya di sini

Hollywood Dailies - Danny Elfman Interview

Video interview dengan Danny Elfman tentang Elfman-Burton Music Box, lihat di sini.

Film Music Magazine November Soundtrack Picks

Film Music Magazine merekomendasikan soundtrack yang perlu dicek untuk bulan November ini, termasuk Real Steel dari Danny Elfman, berikut kutipannya:

Why Should you buy it?: Don’t expect Elfman’s enraged approach to “Hellboy 2” here, let alone “The Incredible Hulk,” as the composer envisions these behemoths with NASCAR-ready country-western-rock. And that turns out to be just the right, inspired choice for a dad driving his ‘bot from one American rust bowl to the other. While “Steel” starts off with raw, strumming simplicity, Elfman gradually brings in his more recognizable strings lines, heavenly choirs (with a particularly angelic voice provided by Poe) and fighting mad orchestra, with thumping, metal grunge leading to the big moment in the robot ring.

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Interview with composer Danny Elfman

Situs Iris di-update dengan wawancara dengan Danny Elfman, lihat videonya di sini.

Music Composer Danny Elfman Talks About His Long-Time Collaboration with Tim Burton

Situs Mentorless mentranskripsi obrolan Danny Elfman di acara LACMA, berikut kutipannya:

Some time goes by and Tim comes with Batman. That was considerably a different goal because it was my first and his first big budget film and we were no longer like kids left on their own who could do whatever they want. Nobody cared what we did for Pee-Wee or Beetlejuice but people who invested money, the Studio, did care about Batman. That was when I really learned what film scoring is actually about, the politics, the psychology, the personalities, the difficulty and that it’s not just fun. This was a long difficult road and really the beginning of what was, I feel, my education for film’s scoring.

That was the beginning of a whole different thing because now I’ve got to see Tim really stressed and I got to feel what real stress was about. It’s hard to believe that it was 20 years ago but I believe that’s when my scoring education began, withBatman. That’s when I thought ‘Maybe I like this job and I want to stick with it, take it a little bit more seriously.’ That triggered two decades now. And let’s skip around a bit.

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Forbidden Zone 2 Forbidden Galaxy Princess Polly

Berita sebulan yang lalu, uhuk, dari situs Bleeding Cool tentang Forbidden Zone 2: Forbidden Galaxy yang sedang dibuat oleh Richard Elfman, berikut kutipannya:

Daughter-in-law Jenna Elfman will do a surrealistic aerial dance routine (did you know Jenna’s a professional dancer?); I’ll get brother Danny to reprise his Devil role, singing a knockout version of “St. James Infirmary Blues,” and we’ll shoot the “Crenshaw” scenes in Ghana.

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Senin, November 14, 2011

Real Steel by Danny Elfman (Review)

Review dari Film Music Media, rating 3/4, berikut kutipannya:

Ever want to listen to something that is just pure inspiration? Something that is as far away from pretentious scoring as you can get? Well, Real Steel may be for you then. That's what this score is. It's a down to earth story that we've all heard or seen before in some fashion, but that doesn't mean it isn't good. The simple instrumentation makes it feel like a romcom score, but Elfman executes it with such precision that you can't help exposing your heart strings for some tugging. Then we get into the action music. Elfman mixes in strings with some hard electronics to give the score its robotic aggression. The score is all about overcoming the odds and it's an underdog story. So you should go in expecting everything your initial expectations were. The score is good at delivering those great "we did it!" moments, and it gave me some heartwarming chills now and then. I enjoyed it, which is something because I haven't been enjoying non-Burton Danny Elfman lately that much.

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Real Steel

Berita lama ni, uhuk... score review dari situs Movie Wave, rating 3/5, berikut kutipannya:

Elfman is a professional, so everything here is technically proficient, some of the tunes are fun, but it doesn’t go beyond what any reasonably-competent film composer might have written – there’s no personality here, only occasional hints that it was actually the work of a composer whose very strong musical personality is actually one of the strongest reasons he’s been so successful and remains so popular. It’s enjoyable fluff, for sure, but fluff nonetheless.

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