- September 27, 2017 at 7:07 pm #98307
Elfman’s currently n Vienna where they are preparing a tribute concert for him. He did a little talk and here’s a recap from someone who attending at FilmScoreMonthly.
‘And finally there was Danny Elfman talking with journalist Melinda Newman about his career and his approach to scoring. There were great stories about his beginnings as a film composer (being in totally over his head), about director’s love for their temp track (I love what you did there but I was so moved by that piece on the temp…). He also talked a little bit about Justice League which was recorded last week in London. He talked about the work doing the mock-up and that the samples for a particularly moving sequence just didn’t do justice for what he intended so he persuaded the producers to hire a string orchestra to embellish the mock-up. Let’s just say that I am really looking forward to that score.’September 28, 2017 at 6:39 pm #98309September 28, 2017 at 9:00 pm #98310Ryan KeaveneyKeymaster
“Batman the shit out of it.”
Yes please.September 29, 2017 at 8:07 am #98311
Oh my, I can’t wait.
Edit : oops, it’s just a shorter version of Ryan’s link, my bad.September 30, 2017 at 2:14 pm #98318
I see a few sources claiming that Danny Elfman hired a string orchestra to sweeten a certain cue for a certain scene, but if I recall the Billboard interview he did this for a demo cue only. Am I misremembering?September 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm #98320
It’s a separate interview: Elfman demoed a cue for the producers and they weren’t sold, he then was able to convince them to hire a string orchestra to show them what he had intended (the demo didn’t do the cue justice) and they were then sold.October 8, 2017 at 1:20 pm #98342
New trailer is a lot better than the others.October 8, 2017 at 5:50 pm #98343
Visually, it’s still atrocious…October 8, 2017 at 7:34 pm #98344
There’s at least a bit of heart in this one. The characters look fun too.
I wonder if Elfman’s now in the running to score Aquaman?October 24, 2017 at 12:45 am #98354
2CD album due December 8 from Watertower.October 24, 2017 at 8:47 am #98355
>>due December 8
NOOOOOOO !October 24, 2017 at 6:11 pm #98357
Three additional composers listed on IMDB so far.
Hope this isn’t another Goosebumps/AoU situation were every other cue had another composer involved. I appreciate that the deadlines are tough but it makes Elfman seem like a brand as opposed to one composer. He, along with Beltrami, seems to need help more than any other non-RC composer, actually.October 24, 2017 at 8:42 pm #98360
No offence to these additional composers but something tells me it’s kind of smoothing over the cracks rather than major set pieces.October 24, 2017 at 9:37 pm #98361
If that were the case, wouldn’t they be credited with ‘Additional Arrangements’ instead? They’re almost always credited with 50% of the cue on the BMI repertoire (apart from Alice) which suggests they had quite a bit to do. T.J. Lindgren posts all of the music he writes for Elfman on his soundcloud and they’re sometimes quite substantial.October 26, 2017 at 4:58 pm #98363
First cueOctober 26, 2017 at 6:06 pm #98364ThorParticipant
God, what a totally insipid cue.October 26, 2017 at 6:17 pm #98365
It’s really disappointing; I hope it’s not indicative of the rest of the score.October 26, 2017 at 8:29 pm #98366
Okay, that was just…bad. :/
And this is not better : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hLKtI4yYqw&feature=youtu.beOctober 26, 2017 at 8:38 pm #98368
Elfman’s action music is always excellent…what’s going on?
These cues sound like demos too.October 27, 2017 at 9:18 am #98369dag0nParticipant
Been listening to it and I like it more and more each time, but I’m afraid it’s no longer the right place to say it.
🙁October 27, 2017 at 10:24 am #98370
Yeah, it’s growing on me as well but honestly, anything can grow with time. It’s still not a great theme no matter how you listen to it. It’s better with a headset but it’s very poor in terms of orchestrations and rhythmic, at least for Elfman’s standard. I do actually think that the theme as a potential when played in a more organic way, with the pictures, but it’s closer to his minimalist POTA and T4 themes than say Spider-Man or Hulk.
And come to think of it, it’s normal : that kind of theme fits better the really monolithic DC musical universe. It does sound that he wasn’t given too much freedom. Or that he chose to stick with what was already existing.
I’m sure it will have its moments but the hype is gone for me…October 27, 2017 at 11:12 am #98371
I like the rhythm but it really is so disappointing to hear Elfman go RC. He often makes a big deal about trying to avoid it.
The other cue is better but I can’t get past the recording.October 27, 2017 at 11:46 am #98372
The editing of the officially released track is terrible as well.
Also, the first phrase of the Hero theme is reminiscent of Giacchino’s theme for the Vulture from the latest Spider-Man movie…October 27, 2017 at 8:42 pm #98374
Sound quality for the ‘Friends and Foes’ cue is better in this video.October 28, 2017 at 12:01 am #98375
What’s wrong with everyone? Kind of loving this, especially the big Batman Theme moment around 3:33.
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