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I was reading these reviews of all the Superman and Batman scores over at http://entjunkie.blogspot.ie/2016/03/a-brief-history-of-batman-and-superman.html.

 

He mentions Elfman's Batman theme is very similar to Herrman's Journey To The Center of The Earth. I never heard this comparison before so I checked it out at 0:47 in the video below, and I was like, holy shit!!!

 

 

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That's a comparison that people have been making for years. It's not terribly similar structurally, IMO, but I wouldn't be surprised if the "tonal similarities" in the build-up stem from Elfman's fascination for Herrmann on a subconscious level. I don't think he's commented on it, though.

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Okay, the album is out (albeit only digitally so far).

 

I love it! Kind of a continuation of Serenada Schizophrana (lots of Prokofiev here too!), unmistakably Elfman from top to bottom. There is plenty to enjoy. Listen to it whenever you can.

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Supposedly a physical CD of Rabbit and Rogue is coming along with a 5.1 DVD release, but that was rumored a while ago and nothing yet

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6 hours ago, Jay said:

 

My favourite Elfman sound these days is the textural stuff for smaller films (I can't take 90% of his big, symphonic blockbuster scores), so in theory this should be right up my alley. However, I was not particularly impressed by the samples. They seemed to meander needlessly. But I'll await final judgement untill I've heard the whole thing.

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Great move from Elfman and Richard Kraft (I've made sure to share it on several social media)! Loved that video and his 'mickey-mousey' horror cue -- like when Trump leans on the chair.

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Here's a nice interview with Elfman about the Nightmare Before Christmas concerts that just took place in LA, and the longevity of the movie.

 

http://time.com/4535789/danny-elfman-nightmare-before-christmas-live/

 

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Besides Jack Skellington, have you ever played another character in a movie you’ve scored?

No, never.

Um, actually Danny

/pushes glasses up on nose

You played the devil in Forbidden Zone and you played Mr. Bonejangles in Corpse Bride.

/snorts

 

 

 

And here's a review - with a mention that, as an encore, Elfman reunited with Oingo Boingo to play Dead Man's Party!!!!

 

http://dailybruin.com/2016/10/30/concert-review-live-screening-of-the-nightmare-before-christmas-at-the-hollywood-bowl/

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Well, depend on your definition of "character."  If I recall correctly, in Corpse Bride, the character was only voiced for "Remains of the Day," and didn't really impact the plot

 

I'm more interested in the fact the Boingo was together onstage for the first time since I was 10 years old.  Can't believe I hadn't heard more about this.  I wonder who was in the lineup.  Hopefully video exists.

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2 hours ago, mstrox said:

And here's a review - with a mention that, as an encore, Elfman reunited with Oingo Boingo to play Dead Man's Party!!!!

 

http://dailybruin.com/2016/10/30/concert-review-live-screening-of-the-nightmare-before-christmas-at-the-hollywood-bowl/

 

He did that on last year's Halloween show too, which was -- in fact -- the 20th anniversary to the day of when he played his final gig with Boingo. But last year was only with Steve Bartek on stage. The article seems to suggest all the band members were joining this time, but according to the videos I've seen on Youtube, it's "only" Steve Bartek again. No Avila, Hernandez etc. So no reunion.

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On 10/14/2016 at 8:57 PM, Selina Kyle said:

That was terrible. Just think, the guy who scored that piece of crap probably got me into film scores when I watched Pee-Wee and Batman as a kid. And he thinks Batman is overrated these days. What an idiot.

 

 

He would do another Batman film if a director he wants to work with asked him.

 

This is the guy that came up with two different Pee-Wee themes, after all.

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On 10/15/2016 at 2:57 AM, Rose Dawson said:

That was terrible. Just think, the guy who scored that piece of crap probably got me into film scores when I watched Pee-Wee and Batman as a kid. And he thinks Batman is overrated these days. What an idiot.

 

Batman is one of the most overrated scores of the 80's. Back To The Future is another.

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Anyone is free to think that anything lauded is overrated. I do it all the time. But in my opinion, both BATMAN and BTTF pass the 'undisputed masterpiece' test with flying colours!

 

Elfman is the recipient of the Max Steiner Award in Vienna later this year, and I really hope I'll be able to go.

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