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  • #98791

    boingomusic
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    Does anyone know if Elfman is part of the new MIB reboot that’s coming out this summer?
    Apparently, no one appears as a composer yet…

    #98792

    DannyBiker
    Participant

    I doubt it honestly. I even doubt they will bring back any of his themes…

    #98793

    lonzoe
    Participant

    Actually Men In Black International is more of a spin off than a reboot. Emma Thompson even returns as Agent O. Anyways I don’t think Elfman will return as composer because I’ve heard Rick Baker didn’t return to do the make up either. Don’t know if it was either because Baker wasn’t approached or interested. So it wouldn’t surprise me if Gray avoids hiring Elfman as well.

    #98794

    ddddeeee
    Participant

    Hasn’t Rick Baker retired?

    The first trailer used a bit of Elfman’s theme. His next (announced) movie isn’t due out until 2020 as Dumbo was recorded in October. I think it’s possible that he’s back.

    #98795

    lonzoe
    Participant

    Correct Baker announced his retirement about four years ago, but I’m still skeptical about Sony and Gray bringing Elfman on board.

    #98823

    Ryan Keaveney
    Keymaster
    #98824

    Ryan Keaveney
    Keymaster

    Oh, and:

    Co-composed with Chris Bacon!

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by  Ryan Keaveney.
    #98826

    ddddeeee
    Participant

    Interesting.

    I hope Elfman’s actively involved and it’s not the ‘Here’s my music for the other movies – off you go’ situation that seemed to happen with Jason Bourne.

    #98827

    DannyBiker
    Participant

    My guess is that it will mostly be a Bacon score with some light Elfman contributions to maintain his legacy on the franchise.

    Following my opening statement above, watch me being proven wrong in 4 months.

    #98841

    lonzoe
    Participant

    So I guess this means Elfman probably won’t be heavily involved with the score. Elfman will probably come up with the themes, while Bacon will be utilizing ’em as he’s taking over scoring duties. I hope that isn’t the case and that Elfman is more involved, but I don’t know with the & between both names most likely means Bacon will be contributing quite a bit for MIB:I.

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by  lonzoe.
    #98843

    ddddeeee
    Participant

    I imagine/hope that the pitch was that Elfman would do what he can and oversee the rest. Can’t imagine Sony approaching Elfman and then being happy with getting Chris Bacon instead (no offence intended).

    #98931

    ddddeeee
    Participant

    Music department consists of Elfman regulars so far. Fingers crossed.

    #98932

    ddddeeee
    Participant

    #98946

    Apparently, he worked with Chris Bacon on Why We Rise.

    #98950

    ddddeeee
    Participant

    CD on the 14th.

    #98953

    ddddeeee
    Participant
    #98957

    lonzoe
    Participant

    Well the album art is already an improvement over MIB3’s. https://i.imgur.com/YpTo1an.jpg

    #98958

    ddddeeee
    Participant

    http://filmmusicreporter.com/2019/06/04/men-in-black-international-score-album-details/

    1. Logos (1:28)
    2. L Train (2:49)
    3. Seeing Is Believing (4:45)
    4. Job Interview (0:55)
    5. I Found You (1:59)
    6. Viper Room (1:56)
    7. Twins (1:09)
    8. Who’s That Guy? (1:23)
    9. VR Room (1:37)
    10. Too Much (1:31)
    11. Vungus Aftermath (1:50)
    12. Here Comes Trouble (1:45)
    13. Riding a Bike (2:57)
    14. Blue Giant (2:04)
    15. Pink Trousers (3:58)
    16. Flying Fists (3:36)
    17. Kabla (2:26)
    18. Demise (1:31)
    19. Where’s The Weapon? (2:32)
    20. Ah, Paris (1:29)
    21. The Truth (2:36)
    22. Portal (2:09)
    23. Like a Son (0:59)
    24. Promotions (2:56)
    25. Red Button (1:12)
    26. End Credits (1:04)

    #98959

    9fingeredElf
    Participant

    Any guesses on which cues are Danny’s?

    #98960

    ddddeeee
    Participant

    Samples

    https://music.apple.com/nz/album/men-in-black-international-original-motion-picture-score/1466783981

    Elfman will have a credit on any cue which uses his theme(s), so we’re unlikely to know who wrote what unless one of them mentions it in an interview.

    #98961

    Monsterhead
    Participant

    I already like it more than MI3

    #98962

    Monsterhead
    Participant

    I already like more than MIB3

    #98963

    ddddeeee
    Participant

    MIB3 is my overall favourite score of the trilogy. The action music is a lot stronger than in the other two IMO.

    This does sound fun though. I’ll be darned if ‘Red Button’ isn’t an Elfman cue – Christian Grey’s theme strikes again (as it did in Real Steel, Oz, Avengers, Justice League…). If any of that is Bacon (and a lot of it almost certainly is), it’s Bacon imitating Elfman; there are Elfmanisms galore in most samples.

    K’s theme popping up in that one cue is interesting.

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 5 days ago by  ddddeeee.
    #98965

    ddddeeee
    Participant
    #98966

    ddddeeee
    Participant

    Score is out there. Lots of new sounds and quirks around the main theme – the way it’s used reminded me of how Elfman/Buckley played with the main theme in Fifty Shades Freed (Makeover and Blueprints). Probably closest to MIB2 out of all the scores, but it doesn’t feel quite as repetitive to me. Return of K’s theme is jarring (Elfman doesn’t play with it like he did in the other sequel scores either). My ears picked up two new themes, but I’ve no idea what/who they’re for.

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