Daniel Robert Elfman (born May 29, 1953) is an American film composer, singer, and songwriter. He came to prominence as the singer-songwriter for the new wave band Oingo Boingo in the early 1980s. Since the 1990s, Elfman has garnered international recognition for composing over 100 feature film scores, as well as compositions for television, stage productions, and the concert hall.
Ep. 162 - Danny Elfman's 'Alice in Wonderland'
Elfman's score to Tim Burton's 2010 film is one of our favorites. Interestingly, the film generated over $1.025 billion in ticket sales and became the fifth highest-grossing film of all time during its theatrical run!
This scene in particular is especially fun - Alice refuses a marriage proposa...
Ep. 159 - Danny Elfman's 'Batman'
Tim Burton's 1989 masterpiece is considered one of the best films ever made, which includes Keaton and Nicholson's performance in addition to Elfman's incredible score. Elfman enlisted the help of Oingo Boingo lead guitarist Steve Bartek and Shirley Walker to arrange compositions for the orchestr...
Ep. 150 - Danny Elfman's 'Batman The Animated Series'
We think Shirley Walker's score is insanely good for this awesome animated series that ran from 1992-1995, but the main title track is composed by the incredible Danny Elfman. Anyone who knows this animated series would agree that the show overall was excellent for its thematic complexity, film n...
Ep. 147 - Danny Elfman's 'The Family Man'
If you want to watch a feel-good Christmas family movie, 'Family Man' takes the cake as one of our favorites. Of course, the icing on the cake is the incredibly warm and heartfelt score by Danny Elfman which almost heightens nearly every scene in the film.
With an all-star cast including gCage,...
Ep. 110 - Danny Elfman's 'Sleepy Hollow'
Halloween wouldn't be complete without featuring a score by Danny Elfman, especially in a film directed by Tim Burton! Winning the Golden Satellite Award, the score is a masterful mix of swelling choral and orchestral cues combined with everything one would expect from a suspenseful score. It is ...
Ep. 19 - Danny Elfman's 'Edward Scissorhands' (4K HDR)
Enjoy this beautiful cue by Danny Elfman from Tim Burton's 1990 film 'Edward Scissorhands'. There is something magical about the working relationship between these two creative masters, and for us, 'Ice Dance' is a wonderful example of them both in impeccable form.
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Ep. 08 - Danny Elfman's 'Beetlejuice'
The 8th episode of Film Music Fridays, narrated by CineConcerts President, Producer & Conductor Justin Freer! In this week’s episode, Justin talks about Tim Burton’s iconic film Beetlejuice, the 1988 fantasy comedy with the unique and wonderful score by Danny Elfman, which would be his second col...