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  • #98450

    ddddeeee
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    #98451

    rkeaveney
    Keymaster

    I think there’s gonna be a song or two here. Awesome news.

    #98452

    ddddeeee
    Participant

    Justice League -> Fifty Shades Freed -> Grinch -> Dumbo

    This is the highest profile Danny’s been for a while, and he’s still managing to do smaller films and side projects.

    I watched an interview with Alan Silvestri recently where he was asked why he was working less these days, and he said that it’s because he’s getting less phone calls.

    On a slightly related note, I really like the score Desplat wrote for the directors’ last film, The Secret Life of Pets.

    #98455

    Thor
    Participant

    I watched an interview with Alan Silvestri recently where he was asked why he was working less these days, and he said that it’s because he’s getting less phone calls.

    Well, yes, but right now he’s working on Spielberg’s READY PLAYER ONE, and it doesn’t get more high profile than that. Hopefully, that will result in more high profile projects for him.

    All that being said, I’m less and less enthused by “high profile” projects these days, especially for Elfman. I’ve said this before, but it’s been several years since I was impressed and actually liked a high profile/blockbuster/action score by him. If it were up to me, he would ONLY do indie films from now on, where he truly shines. But that’s not going to happen. At least the GRINCH thing sounds potentially more interesting than JUSTICE LEAGUE.

    • This reply was modified 12 months ago by  Thor.
    #98457

    boingomusic
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    Well… Grinch = mischievous christmas.

    When I hear “Christmas”, “Mischievous” and “Elfman” in the same project, I become really excited.

    That’s what Nightmare Before Christmas was all about, and some parts of Batman Returns as well.

    Elfman & Christmas go well together. In my opinion, almost better than Elfman & Halloween (if Oingo Boingo doesn’t count).

    No, let’s just hope he goes for a more theme-oriented score approach, instead of a Dark-Christmas-Mood-DNA approach.

    After Justice League, here is another opportunity to go back to his roots. I loved his work on Justice League, technically. But

    not thematically. I really hope it will be all about themes and melodies. After all, even James Horner did some “Elfmanisms” with his Grinch score.

    • This reply was modified 12 months ago by  boingomusic.
    #98459

    ddddeeee
    Participant

    A proper release of Family Man would be a great way to celebrate…

    #98460

    Thor
    Participant

    FAMILY MAN…NOW we’re talking!

    I was never a big fan of Horner’s GRINCH score, to be honest. I also don’t think Elfman has “returned to his roots” at any point since 2005, at the very least (although there have been individual moments). I just don’t think he’s able to do that anymore. There have been MANY projects in the last few years where we thought this would be the ideal platform for this, but it hasn’t happened yet. That’s why I’m hesitant to apply it to the new GRINCH score, even if — on the surface — it looks like another ideal platform.

    Sorry for being all “grinchy” about this myself, but outside the wonderful indie scores in the last few years, my Elfman enthusiasm has been considerably reduced due to the ‘blockbuster’ things he’s done.

    #98461

    boingomusic
    Participant

    Well, Corpse Bride, Alice, and specially OZ were perfect projects that he honored with his beloved style for fairytales and magic.
    He was pretty close to his 90’s roots.

    But I also have been disppointed with some ideal projects which sounded weaker than I had expected. Goosebumps is a good exemple. Perfect score, but not very strong melodic elements except the short main theme.

    I’d say my biggest disappointment was Frankenweenie, which really lacked a melodic and memorable theme approach.
    It was instead closer to “Meet the robinsons” or “Peabody and Sherman”.

    Only time will tell.
    But it’s hard not to expect the perfect score.

    • This reply was modified 12 months ago by  boingomusic.
    #98463

    Thor
    Participant

    I sorta agree on CORPSE BRIDE (that WAS 2005, as was CHARLIE) but I think ALICE very much bears the “Serenada Schizophrana” influence more than old-style Elfman. It’s the last of the “big” genre blockbuster thingies of Elfman’s that I’ve liked, though. OZ sounds like another of those generic “big” genre things he’s done in the last few years, IMO.

    I’ve NOT cared particularly for CHARLOTTE’S WEB, HELLBOY 2, TERMINATOR: SALVATION, WANTED, THE WOLFMAN, REAL STEEL, DARK SHADOWS, FRANKENWEENIE, IRIS, HITCHCOCK, MIB3, MR PEABODY & SHERMAN, EPIC, OZ, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, GOOSEBUMPS, ALICE 2 and JUSTICE LEAGUE (although several of them have had great, individual tracks).

    On the other hand, I’ve REALLY cared for THE KINGDOM, MILK, STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE, TAKING WOODSTOCK, THE NEXT THREE DAYS, RESTLESS, PROMISED LAND, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, THE UNKONWN KNOWN, THE END OF THE TOUR, THE CIRCLE and TULIP FEVER.

    That’s why I won’t allow myself to have any expectations for stuff like THE GRINCH and DUMBO, even though the “thematic palette” might seem right up Elfman’s alley — on paper.

    • This reply was modified 12 months ago by  Thor.
    • This reply was modified 12 months ago by  Thor.
    #98466

    rkeaveney
    Keymaster

    Well that’s the great thing about being a Danny Elfman fan in 2017 — you can be satisfied by JUSTICE LEAGUE or THE CIRCLE. Either way everyone wins. 🙂

    #98467

    Thor
    Participant

    True.

    #98469

    ddddeeee
    Participant

    This is going to be huge. Illumination’s track record at the box office is insane, and it’s a beloved story released at Christmas.

    Definitely going to be one of Elfman’s highest grossing films.

    #98579

    ddddeeee
    Participant

    Not a fan.

    #98580

    DannyBiker
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    To be honest, the only good animated films Elfman was involved with were Burton-related. All the rest is just bland, trash, bland, trash…

    • This reply was modified 8 months, 2 weeks ago by  DannyBiker.
    #98582

    ddddeeee
    Participant

    Mr Peabody was fun. Agreed regarding the other two though.

    #98606

    ddddeeee
    Participant

    Looks like this recorded two weeks ago with an earlier session in March.

    http://noahscotsnyder.com/posts/

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 3 weeks ago by  ddddeeee.
    #98655

    ddddeeee
    Participant

    Danny said this is about to record, but he was recording in March and April – the latter with 9 lead singers…

    Pretty sure we’re getting a song or two.

    #98663

    ddddeeee
    Participant

    Recording today.

    #98667

    ddddeeee
    Participant

    View this post on Instagram

    Recording percussion for #grinchmovie @sidney.hopson

    A post shared by Melisa McGregor (@melisamcgregor77) on

    #98684

    ddddeeee
    Participant

    Elfman collaborated with Tyler, the Creator on a new version of ‘You’re a Mean One, Mr Grinch’.

    #98685

    dr.giggles
    Participant
    #98686

    rkeaveney
    Keymaster

    I hear Elfman vocals at the beginning of that trailer.

    #98695

    ddddeeee
    Participant

    Still nothing on a CD release and the movie is three weeks from release.

    I hope this isn’t a ‘Big Eyes’ situation, where the involvement of a popular artist (Tyler, the Creator) means that their team take control of the release and shove out a half-assed digital release.

    #98698

    ddddeeee
    Participant

    Song soundtrack with two Elfman cuts to be released on the 9th.

    #98699

    Monsterhead
    Participant

    Coraline?

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